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494900/ID - Information Technology Security Officer - APS Level 6

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Work type: Full-time and Part-time
Location: Barton, ACT
Categories: APS Level 6, APS Level 5-6 (Broadbanded)

Our Opportunities

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

  • the Attorney-General’s Department’s ICT systems are protected against unauthorised 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’s security policies and frameworks
  • high level specialist technical/professional advice is provided to the department’s executive on the security of its ICT systems.

The ITSO is also responsible for developing and updating IT security documentation and providing reports for internal and external stakeholders and conducting reviews and investigations as appropriate.

Key responsibilities include:

  • contributing to ICT security framework including, policies, plans and procedures and raising awareness of information security issues with systems users and owners
  • providing regular reports on cyber security and meeting internal and external reporting obligations, including input into the Archives’ annual Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) compliance report
  • identifying appropriate security risk mitigation measures in the development and delivery of ICT projects
  • contributing to ICT vulnerability assessments, taking actions to mitigate threats, remediate vulnerabilities and escalate to the section’s Director and executive as appropriate
  • managing Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) prosecutions support under NSI (National Security Instructions)
  • monitoring security for systems, including the application of the Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) essential eight, responding to and investigating sensitive and complex cyber security incidents
  • delivering information security awareness training programs to all staff, when required.

Who are we looking for?

We seek people who bring external ideas, diverse experience, and global perspectives, and are willing to explore innovative ways of working. People who work for us will display leadership at all levels, apply information effectively in order to solve problems, and work collaboratively to achieve outcomes.

Specific requirements of the role:

  • A highly developed knowledge of the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) and Protective Security Policy Framework and current and emerging ICT security technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide expert security advice, develop quality ICT security policies, plans and procedures.
  • 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.
  • Highly developed knowledge of risk management principles and practices and project management skills.
  • Strong understanding of technical implementation of ISM controls within a multi classified environment.
  • Strong understanding of gateway technologies such as web and mail proxies.
  • 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.
  • Linux skills are desirable but not essential.
  • A broad understanding of multiple technologies and system architecture is required.
  • Audit and investigation skills are required.

Relevant qualifications in IT Security are highly desirable and a Certificate IV in Government Investigation or Diploma of Government Investigations is preferred.

Please refer to the AGD Performance Expectations for more detail.

The range and nature of work within the Attorney-General’s Department requires a workforce that reflects our diverse society and the department provides a number of support mechanisms for employees.

As an AGD employee, you will:

  • be part of an inclusive and diverse work environment
  • receive a generous starting salary and work conditions
  • benefit from supportive learning and development
  • be supported by a range of active networks including the Indigenous Employee Network, the Celebrating Ability Network, the Women’s Network, the Pride Network and the Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Network.

To see further information regarding our support for our employees, please see our Workplace Diversity Page.

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