Technical Security Advisor (SCTY 4)

MTP Services

Department of parliamentary services is seeking a Technical security advisor that will support effective delivery of certification and accreditation.

  • Negative Vetting level 1 Clearance
  • Long Term Contract
  • Multi-Disciplinary Team
Technical Security Advisors are tasked as security advisors and auditors who assist DPS Project teams with secure-by-design methodology. The role will support effective delivery of certification and accreditation abilities for the department in line with Whole-of-Government security frameworks.

The Technical Security Advisor will have experience in providing security and architectural advice to system developers and project managers across a range of technologies.

The Technical Security Advisor will have a deep understanding of the compliance requirements of the Information Security Manual, and its application to secure-by-design practices.

Technical Security Advisors will develop security documents, system plans and procedures and risk assessments in accordance with departmental and whole-of-government requirements.

The Technical Security Advisor will be expected to collaborate with other Cyber Security staff, key stakeholders and ICT technical staff to ensure that identified gaps in compliance and security requirements are remediated prior to system go-live dates.

The Technical Security Advisor will also assist the Assistant Director, Risk and Assurance in developing certification reports for the review of the Director, ICT Governance, Risk and Compliance.

The position will require communication and collaboration skills and the ability to work effectively with members of multi-disciplinary teams.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Experience in the successful management and delivery of certification of systems within the context of Government security standards
  • Deep knowledge of systems design principles, particularly with knowledge of the application any of the following technologies to those principles:
    • Microsoft Azure Cloud Infrastructure (SQL, WVD, EXO, SPO),
    • Microsoft Office Productivity Suites,
    • SAP,
    • NET Framework, or
    • Cisco networking infrastructure.
  • Experience in preparing a range of written materials including security plans, assurance documentation and reports to key cyber security stakeholders in a Government context, demonstrated by excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to elicit information and/or high-level requirements from customers and stakeholders in order to collaborate desired outcomes and demonstrated ability to translate these requirements into certification scopes and determine applicability of control sets.