• Position Posted: April 15, 2024
  • Cyber Security Assurance / Audit Specialist
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • ACT, Canberra CBD, On-site
  • Number of Positions: One (1)

Job Description:Cyber Security Assurance / Audit Specialist
Australian CitizenshipRequired
Security Clearance Level Required:NV1
Length of Contract:12 months
Contract Extension Options:2 x 12 months


The Cyber Security and Networks Branch within DFAT’s Information
Management and Technology Division, has a requirement for a labour-hire
resource to fill the role of Senior Cyber Assurance Specialist to lead a
complex ICT platform authorisation program while working as part of a team
supporting a global stakeholder network providing expert cyber risk
management advice and support. Leading this important project while working
across other priorities as they arise requires a skilled and experienced
professional with a demonstratable history of positive engagement with project
teams and stakeholders to collaborate, develop and assist with the provision
of expert cyber security advice; completing complex technical cyber security
risk assessments; supporting the effective management of cyber security risk;
and developing accreditation plans, registers and schedules.
The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience and expertise
working within cyber assurance functions performing and documenting ICT
system authorisation processes including conducting cyber security risk
assessments and system security plans leveraging Whole of Australian
Government policies and frameworks including the Information Security
Manual and Protective Security Policy Framework, and industry best practice.
Successful candidates will also be required to engage with a wide variety of

globally dispersed stakeholders when conducting activities required of the
advertised role.
Requirements of the Senior Cyber Security Assurance Specialist role

  • Leading ICT platform authorisation programs over extended periods.
  • Performing cyber security risk assessments on enterprise systems.
  • Developing cyber security authorisation documentation.
  • Maintaining and improving system risk and treatment registers.
  • Monitoring and improving security authorisation processes.
  • Developing and providing robust cyber security risk advice aligned with
    the department’s policies and risk tolerances.
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a collaborative and positive
    manner, engaging information sharing practices.
  • Managing engagements with globally dispersed stakeholder networks.
  • Prioritising workloads to ensure requirements are completed in line with
    agreed timeframes.
  • Attend weekly section and team meetings.
  • Provide weekly reporting for the section Director.
  • Attend project meetings as required.
  • Mentor and support staff within the section

DFAT currently utilises the SFIA global skills and competency framework to
provide a common standard for describing base role requirements and level
classifications. Only candidates that meet the specified relevant Skill Level/s
should be put forward for consideration.
The applicable SFIA role description/skill level/s is as follows noting that the
role has blended skills requirements as outlined below:



: For a full description of the above referenced SFIA skills, please refer to
the weblink SFIA full framework view — English (sfia-online.org)

It is expected that the successful candidate will be available to perform the services on a full-time basis up to a maximum of (1,920) billable hours / annum, which is based on an allowance of 240 working days x 8 hours / day over the initial engagement period. DFAT’s preference is for the services to be provided on-site at DFAT’s office location (51 Allara Street, Canberra). Flexible working arrangements may be considered on a case-by-case basis i.e. (3 days in office + 2 days from home). Interstate candidates may be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on their availability to attend the Canberra office on a regular basis as required, and at their own expense.

Full response will be required by:25 April

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