Application closing date: Sunday, 19 June 2022 • 11:59pm, Canberra time (in Canberra)

Estimated start date: Friday, 01 July 2022

Location of work: ACT

Length of contract: 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023

Contract extensions: 12 months

Security clearance: Must have Negative Vetting Level 1

Rates: $100 - $130 per hour (inc. super)

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC) require an experienced Cyber Security Engineer to join the Infrastructure Support team.

The Infrastructure Support team are responsible for the design, delivery and maintenance of PMC managed infrastructure platforms, and provide infrastructure services to a range of internal and external stakeholders. 

The Cyber Security Engineer will be responsible for contributing to the operations of the Infrastructure Support team, including; maintenance and support of existing infrastructure, delivery of technical projects and improvements to departmental ICT systems, with a particular focus on supporting the Infrastructure Support team and the IT Security Advisor, to meet our cyber security requirements.

Duties include:

  • Management and maintenance of security platforms across a range of environments.
  • Undertake reporting, investigations, assessment and remediation of security threats for the IT Security Advisor.
  • Contribute to solution design, in conjunction with Information Services Branch Architects and the CTO.
  • Producing and reviewing project/services delivery documentation including Architecture, Designs, ‘As built documentation’ and Operating Procedures.
  • Building and Maintaining Stakeholder relationships (Including Executives, Business Representatives, project Managers and staff across government).
  • Coordination of projects under the direction of the CTO and Infrastructure Manager
  • Complete a diverse range of technical tasks within a secure environment.  
  • Work as part of a high functioning multi-skilled team.
  • Other duties as directed by PM&C Representatives.

The successful candidate will also have a range of generalist skills, and will be able to work collaboratively with business, other system owners and administrators to progress initiatives. 

The position is expected to be full time – an average of 40 hours per week, and will be based at 1 National Circuit Barton.  Minimal but occasional out of hours work may be required.


    Essential Criteria

    1. Demonstrated capability to scope, plan and execute on small projects – including managing, risks and issues, approvals and the balancing of multiple competing priorities.
    2. A strong working knowledge of the Information Security Manual (ISM), the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF), and other International Standards (ISO’s). • Experience working as a security engineer for medium/large enterprise or federal government • Understanding of system hardening solutions and configurations required to protect sensitive information
    3. The resource will demonstrate advanced skills in the following technologies: o Windows Server technologies o Implementation and management of SIEM technologies o Web Proxy and Secure Email Gateway o Multi Factor Authentication technologies o Conditional Access and Security Policy Implementation o Anti-Malware platforms
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