Leisha Armstrong has been a security guard at Parliament House for five years and loves the job so much she reckons she will be "a lifer".
She loves the variety of the job and the teams she works with and feels it is a privilege to work in the Parliament House building.
A highlight was working during the 2015 visit of United States President Barack Obama to Parliament House. Does she have a favourite politician?
"We all have our favourites but we're impartial when it comes to our jobs," she said, with a laugh.
Now a team leader, with a toddler and a baby on the way, Leisha said her job fit in with her home life, with shift work part of it.
Parliament House is looking to recruit 20 new security guards and wants to increase the female representation among the ranks.
Department of Parliamentary Services director of organisational capability Cathy Zemas said attractive more female security guards was about creating a more diverse workforce.
She said the ideal candidate would be good with people, have excellent communication skills, understood the job was "customer service based", enjoyed working in a team and had reasonable fitness.
The positions included on-the-job training.
"The pay is great," she said. "It really is above any other security industry."
Applications with the Department of Parliamentary Services close on November 30. Apply here.