APS6 / EL1 Senior Advisor - Cyber Security

Location: Canberra
Job Type: Permanent
Posted: 13 days ago
Contact: Carissa Burgos
Reference: 263027

Our Federal Government Client is seeking an APS6/ EL1 Senior Advisor, Cyber Security.

This is an ongoing/permanent engagement (depending on your preference), located at our client's Canberra office with flexible working arrangements.

As the Senior Advisor, Cyber Security, you will play a critical role in managing the Commission's cyber security and Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) capability. You will work closely with the CIO and ICT Service Providers to ensure a safe and secure environment for the Commission's data assets.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Lead, develop, and manage the day-to-day operations of the Commission's cyber security and governance functions.
  • Provide security advice, create policies, and offer project support.
  • Collaborate with the Commission's ICT Service Providers and the PM&C Information Technology Security Advisor (ITSA).
  • Actively contribute to the Commission's strategic direction by developing and implementing cyber security and PSPF services.
  • Deliver cyber and PSPF projects, implement security strategies and roadmaps, and conduct ongoing reviews.
  • Build strong relationships with the Commission's Executive, business areas, and service providers.
  • Identify, manage, and report on cyber security risks and technical issues.
  • Manage key stakeholder and supplier relationships (both internal and external).
  • Conduct risk assessments, prepare risk management plans, and monitor security systems.
  • Participate in ICT-related procurement and contract management related to cyber and PSPF security.
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant legislation, standards, and best practices in ICT and Cyber Security.
  • Prepare complex reports, submissions, and proposals related to the Commission's cyber security activities.

You are the Ideal Candidate if You Have:

  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills with a strong track record of achievement.
  • Strategic thinking and analytical abilities, along with the ability to identify emerging opportunities or threats.
  • Sound commercial and business acumen with a focus on delivering results.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage staff and work independently.
  • A strong commitment to teamwork and building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to act professionally and with integrity, providing impartial and forthright advice.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to explain complex solutions to non-technical audiences.
  • Cyber security experience in a similar role (ITSA, IT Security Advisor, etc.) with a strong understanding of cyber security management and IT environments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in interpreting and implementing government cyber policies and standards (PSPF and Information Security Manual).
  • Experience in identifying, evaluating, and articulating technical risk in an enterprise environment.

A plus if you have:

  • Relevant qualifications in Information Technology and/or Cyber Security disciplines.
  • Industry Certification in Cyber, Security, or other ICT-related roles.

Security Clearance Required:

Due to security clearance requirements for this role, candidates must be Australian citizens with Negative Vetting 1 (NV1) security clearance or the ability to obtain it.

For immediate consideration, contact Carissa Burgos on 02 6268 9778 quoting Job Reference: #263027.

Closing Date: 22 July 2024

Expressions of Interest for other Senior Advisor, Cyber Security roles will remain open until 10 August 2024.

Please note: Only candidates who meet the above criteria will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the position.

Diversity and inclusion are strongly supported at Peoplebank. People of all nationalities, gender identities, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, are encouraged to apply.