Location Canberra
Job type Contract
Salary Negotiable
Specialisation ICT, Technical, TSPV
Contact person Cindace Prasad
Reference TR/060612
Call Email Cindace

ICT Security Specialist - RFQ-ASD-10-2023 - SOW 1 - Rereleased

Due to the nature of clients we work with here at Kinexus and the projects these roles will be based on, an Australian Government Top Secret Positive Vetting (TSPV) clearance is essential.

These opportunities do not have the ability to obtain sponsorship for a security clearance (including applicants who currently hold a security clearance seeking to upgrade).

ABOUT THIS ROLE

The ICT Security Specialist is responsible under broad direction to protect ASD systems and information, meet domestic and international policies and standards, and mitigate risks.

The Specified Person will be expected to demonstrate attributes of SFIA Level of Responsibility 5.

Current Top-Secret Positive Vetting (TSPV) security clearance is strongly preferred, however candidates who have held a TSPV in the previous 12-month period (which has since been downgraded) may be considered.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is the federal agency responsible for foreign signals intelligence, cyber warfare and information security. ASD's purpose is to defend Australia from global threats and help advance our national interests.

Situated in Canberra, ASD employs over 2000 TSPV cleared workers. ASD's workforce is growing rapidly. Areas of growth include PMO, cyber security, systems administration and engineering, software development and network engineering.

A top-security, complex and highly technical environment, ASD plays a vital role in the defence of Australia. Long contracts (12 months+) available.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Liaise with multiple project and capability stakeholders to assist in design and documentation of ICT system security controls
  • Design ICT Security policy and documentation, and implement practices, technologies and governance.
  • Analyse and assess ICT system security documentation and configuration, including the use of vulnerability assessment tools.
  • Undertake ICT security threat and risk assessment.
  • Support the operation of the IT security team by providing the following services:

- IT security education and outreach
- Professional leadership on IT security related matters and issues
- Continuous improvement processes
- Stakeholder engagement on security-related matters
- Operational IT Security including device inspections and monitoring service desk queues
- Protective Monitoring duties for the Level 1 SOC


SKILLS & EXPERIENCE NEEDED

  • Experience identifying and applying security controls to large scale, complex capabilities and/or developing ICT Security analytics (Essential)
  • Experience architecting complex systems (Desirable)
  • Experience in the provisioning of security controls to cloud computing systems (Desirable)
  • Australian Citizenship and a TSPV security clearance is essential.


BENEFITS

Why work for ASD?

  • Work on interesting and prestigious projects vital to the ongoing defence of Australia.
  • Flexible work environment; work the hours that suit you between 7am and 7pm.
  • Low attrition rate: the great variety of projects and opportunities across different business areas ensure few workers leave ASD.
  • 12 or 18 month contracts available.
  • Fantastic growth opportunities available at any stage of your career.


Why Kinexus?

  • Kinexus has been supplying TSPV contractors to ASD since 2004 and have a strong relationship with them. We are one of just 9 suppliers Australia-wide.
  • Our experience in managing contractors in defence/national security industries means we understand the requirements from the Commonwealth, insurances and clearances.
  • DISP accredited; we can hold clearances and manage renewals.
  • Dedicated account manager (me!) who is your dedicated POC and offer continuous contractor care.
  • Rate negotiation guidance in line with the SFIA framework.
  • Dedicated payroll assistant who facilitates your taxes and super.
  • We proactively chase timesheet approvers to ensure you get paid on-time and error free.
  • Regular visits to Canberra for coffee, lunches and quarterly drinks events.
  • We can facilitate novated car leases, LAFHA or salary sacrifice.
  • We'll keep you up to date with the most appropriate, interesting opportunities in your field.
  • Community matters. Kinexus supports women in Defence through our female mentoring program and rewards referrers through our Referral Rewards scheme.
  • Support for your health and wellness through counselling support (EAP) available for all contractors and their families.

Kinexus is the leading recruitment partner to the defence industry in Australia. We support our community in making intelligent connections and create opportunities to help grow careers.

All applications should include your resume as a word document. For more information, visit our website, www.kinexus.com.au or contact Cindace Prasad at 0449 511 324. #LI-CP