Contact person Cindace Prasad
Reference TR/061492
Call Email Cindace

Project Support Officer - RFQ-ASD-02-2024 - 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).


Mission Capability Division within the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), are responsible for delivering cutting edge capabilities to support ASD's Signals Intelligence, Cyber and Enterprise Capabilities.

These capabilities consist of a combination of:

  • Delivery of new capability under the REDSPICE program;
  • Delivery of ASD's major capability programs and;
  • Enhancing and modernising existing capabilities.

To facilitate this ASD has a requirement for multiple Project Support Officers.

ASD seeks a Project Support Officer that has a proven history of working in complex projects and contributing to the organisational capability within the project.

The Project Support Officer is accountable under general direction to assist several team leads in the delivery of the Project to provide effective administration, procurement and finance support to technical projects.

The Project Support Officer will work independently to undertake a range of administrative tasks including maintaining Risk Registers, Stakeholder Matrix, and management of Program and Project artefacts within the team.

The Project Support Officer will take responsibility for the provision of support services to projects, use and recommends project control solutions for planning, scheduling and tracking projects whilst supporting programme or project control boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings.

The successful candidate will be required to work cohesively and communicate effectively with other project team staff and stakeholder groups.

The Specified Person will be expected to demonstrate attributes of SFIA Level of Responsibility 4.

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.


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.


  • Maintain program and project Risk Registers; including regular reviews and updates; advising team members if they have been nominated to execute risk treatment; and facilitating project risk workshops.
  • Maintain project documentation including establishment of a document library and control methods for finalised project documents. Ensure that all final documents meet audit requirements and are easily retrievable.
  • Implement stakeholder communication plans, enhancing customer and stakeholder relationships.
  • Provide administration support including schedule maintenance, monthly reporting, and resource management.
  • Provide general administrative support including management of project record keeping requirements and systems; secretariat support for project meetings and forums and other communications.
  • Provide complex office and administrative support to the Program Office.


  • Knowledge of the Project Management methodologies.
  • Demonstrated administration and organisational skills within Defence's Desktop Environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of project governance board engagements.
  • Australian Citizenship and a TSPV security clearance is essential.


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.
  • Long term 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.

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 them grow their careers.

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