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Cyber Security Specialist

Apply before 6PM (AEDT) on: Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Australian Capital Territory,Offsite


Agency / Department

Australian Electoral Commission

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$135 per hour***

Overview and Responsibilities

This is a fixed term appointment to 30 June 2022 (with possible extension for a further 12 month period) for an experienced cyber security practitioner to provide cyber security services to the agency. A specific deliverable during the initial engagement will be to complete remediation activities surrounding the governance and compliance of the agency’s external technology service providers. Key position responsibilities include
•Providing specialist cyber security advice to agency projects
•Providing advice agency-wide to enhance security operations and practices in accordance with the Protective Security Policy Framework, Information Security Manual and Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) Essential Eight Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Incidents.
•Creating governance documentation as required.
•Assisting with implementing cyber security work packages to produce an environment that supports the secure and effective delivery of projects.
•Assisting the Cyber Security team as needed This is a Canberra based position, however, outside the election period, split attendance between Canberra and an interstate AEC office may be facilitated for the right candidate. During the election period (typically 8 weeks), full-time attendance in the Canberra office is required.

Essential Criteria

1. Understanding and application of the Information Security Manual, Protective Security Policy Framework and Essential Eight
2. Experience in a GRC capacity, particularly for within a Commonwealth government entity
3. Experience in developing GRC documentation

Desired Criteria

Not Applicable for this opportunity

Security Clearance

Must Have current negative vetting level 1 clearancecurrent nv1 clearance

Contract Extensions

12 months

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