Cyber Security Specialist

Cyber Security Specialist

Job Title: Cyber Security Specialist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2021-12-05
Reference: V-40432
Contact Name: Joanne Finchett
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 06, 2021 14:46

Job Description

Seeking a Cyber Security Specialist with a strong understanding of ICT security policy in government, and a background in large and complex projects 

The Role
The Security Specialist is responsible for undertaking technically complex work, under limited direction, utilising expertise in IT security analysis and compliance assessment. The Security Specialist will be responsible for documenting the risks and security controls for target-state solutions that help drive the modernisation agenda of the department . This role will work closely with program architects, solution architect, business analysts, procurement specialists, system integrators, ICT, and vendors to shape and inform the direction of modernisation activities. The Security Specialist will be expected to develop a firm understanding of the department risk appetite, as such the ability to identify, shape and describe opportunities and risks within the context of business outcomes and business problems will be essential.The Security Specialist will need to engage and communicate widely across the key stakeholder groups, including business, ICT, system integrators and vendors. As such, strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills are essential. The Security Specialist reports to the Cyber Security Program Lead (Indigo Program) and will be required to integrate with a cross-functional program team who have an innovative, enjoyable, and productive culture. This role is different. We are looking for Security Specialists who have a desire to define and deliver real outcomes, are comfortable working with ambiguity and are not held hostage by methodology. We are looking for people who want to have an impact and contribute to a program that is making real change. We need people to contribute to our culture and who are committed to making the program a great place to work. We expect to challenge our recruits with new thinking and to be challenged ourselves. Success for this role will rely on the individual’s ability to deliver in a fast paced and highly dynamic environment, a good cultural fit and an ability to challenge and drive thinking in new directions. 

Skills and Experience Required:
Essential criteria
  • 3-5+ years of demonstrated Experience working as a Security Specialist inside complex and large-scale ICT projects/programs within Federal Government or private sector.
  • Expert knowledge and experience in undertaking ICT security compliance and cyber security risk assessments.
  • Proven ability to deliver information security solutions that meet business requirements and align with risk appetite and compliance obligations.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to translate between business and technical terminology.
  • Proven ability to communicate with influence, negotiate outcomes and manage complex stakeholder relationships.
  • Sound working knowledge of Federal Government security policy.
  • Demonstrated personal drive and integrity whilst achieving results within legislative and budget parameters.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Cyber Security, ICT or a related field.
  • Professional certifications in ICT security.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Commonwealth frameworks, including ICT frameworks.
  • Previous experience with Essential Eight and ISM

Location and Contract Term:
Canberra or Queensland Based – 6 Month Contract with 2 X 12 possible contract extension
Security Clearance:
Must be an Australian Citizen. NV1 Security Clearance is required
How to Apply:
Applications close 9 December 2021
Please upload your resume to apply. Please note you may need to complete selection criteria to complete this application process. We will be in touch with instructions for suitably skilled candidates
Call Jo Finchett 1300 944 936 for any further information.