Executive Level 1 - Assistant Director Security Governance

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Tenure: Ongoing
Location: Flexible Location, Canberra
Categories: Administration, Regulation, Security
Division: Policy and Corporate Div
Business Group: Finance and People Serv
Section: Business Services Office

Position Description

The Assistant Director, Security Governance is responsible for the development and implementation of personnel, physical and wider protective security requirements, and policies at IP Australia.

The Assistant Director Security Governance will need to have a detailed knowledge of the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) and experience in implementing appropriate policy and procedures proportionate with corporate Government security risk environments.

The specific duties of the Assistant Director Security Governance role include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and coordinate security communications and online training or awareness programs
  • Perform routine assurance activities, complete related reports and action findings or recommendations
  • Provide high quality evidence-based advice and coordinate improvements
  • Assist in the development and implementation of security plans, protective security policies and relevant instructions or processes
  • Manage small team
  • Liaison with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate input to Committee materials and reporting including provision of secretariat services
  • Demonstrate attitudes and behaviours responsive to leading through workplace change (including participates in and encourages others to participate in change and contribute to successful outcomes)
  • Improve organisational performance through effective engagement with and management of risk within relevant sphere of influence
  • Establish clear expectations and creates an environment to achieve stated goals and objectives, takes ownership and honours commitments
  • Maintain an understanding of their/worker responsibilities under the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) and a commitment to promoting a healthy and safe workplace.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrate knowledge to implement/manage Australian Government protective security policy and requirements, security projects, risk management
  • Demonstrate knowledge to obtain and possess contemporary knowledge of the security threat landscape and apply this to IP Australia’s security risk management practices
  • Excellent understanding and provide assurance that our security risk is being effectively managed through relevant and timely reporting mechanisms
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, exercise a high degree of discretion.

The following are desirable skills/capabilities

As this is a Designated Security Assessed Position, the successful applicant must be an Australian Citizen.

The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain an Australian Government security clearance of Negative Vetting Level 1.

Desirable qualifications for the position are:

  • Diploma in Government or equivalent or
  • Certificate III in Government Security or equivalent
  • Experience in implementing/managing Australian Government policy is required for the position.

For additional information please refer to the candidate kit:

Download File 494266 - Position Profile .pdf

To discuss the position in more detail please contact Craig Caldwell on 02 6283 7937

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, you are asked to:

  • Provide a one-page pitch detailing why you are suitable for the position. The pitch should also address the position requirements. Please limit your response to no more than 700 words.
  • Provide a current CV, detailing recent employment history, which is relevant to the advertised position
  • Provide the name and contact details of two referees.

IP Australia acknowledges that those with diverse experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds enhance our workplace and our capability for innovation.  Applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability and LGBTIQA+ people are encouraged to apply for any advertised position, that they may be suitable for, within IP Australia.

This recruitment process will be used to fill current vacancies, as well as future ongoing vacancies that may arise over the next 18 months in various similar roles.

Applications close at 11.55pm on 29 January 2023. 

Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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