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494549/ID - IT Security Officer - APS Level 4

Job no: 494549
Work type: Full time
Location: Barton, ACT
Classification: APS Level 4


The Information Technology Security Officer (ITSO) is responsible for assisting in management of security measures to ensure:

  • The Attorney-General’s Department ICT systems are protected against unauthorized access or compromise.
  • Information in electronic form is stored, processed and/or communicated in accordance with the law, Australian Government policies and the information security requirements prescribed by the Attorney-General’s Department Security policies and frameworks.
  • The ITSO provides support to the IT security Manager.  The ITSO is also responsible for managing workflow for the security team via the service desk tool and shared mailboxes.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist in maintaining an ICT security framework including, policies, plans and procedures and raise awareness of information security issues with systems users and owners.
  • Provide regular reports on cyber security and meet internal and external reporting obligations including input into the Archives’ annual Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) compliance report.
  • Assist in identifying appropriate security risk mitigation measures in the development and delivery of ICT projects.
  • Assist in conducting ICT vulnerability assessments, take actions to mitigate threats, remediate vulnerabilities and escalate to the Director and Executive as appropriate.
  • Monitor security for systems, including the application of Australian Signals Directorate’s essential eight, respond to and investigate sensitive and complex cyber security incidents.
  • Deliver information security awareness training programs to all staff, when required.


We are seeking applicants with the following attributes to join us in a challenging and exciting environment, working together to achieve a just and secure society.

  • An understanding or developed knowledge of the Australian Government Information Security Manual and PSPF and current and emerging ICT security technologies.
  • Ability to work in a team environment delivering a high level of customer service, with the ability to build strong working relationships and trust with clients, stakeholders and senior management.
  • Demonstrated high level of communication skills with effective presentation and representation skills.
  • An understanding of risk management principles and practices.
  • An understanding of ISM controls.
  • A broad understanding of multiple technologies and system architecture is desirable.
  • Audit and investigation skills required.
  • Be able to support the ongoing development and delivery of the information security awareness and training programs run by the department.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to the APS Code of Conduct and Values, the principles and practices of workplace diversity, work, health and safety, workplace consultation and an ability to manage, promote and apply them in the workplace.
  • Relevant qualifications in IT Security or a security field are desirable.


  • Applicants must be Australian citizens to be eligible for employment at the Attorney-General’s Department.
  • The preferred applicant will be required to successfully undergo a police record check and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at a specified clearance level. The preferred applicant must be willing to disclose all relevant and required information.
  • Successful applicants engaged into the APS will be subject to a Probationary period.

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