First listed on: 26 July 2019

Assistant Director-General Engagement and Awareness 

The Australian Signals Directorate and its Australian Cyber Security Centre are committed to making Australia the safest place to connect online.

As the Assistant Director-General Engagement and Awareness you will steer the Branch responsible for managing ACSC customer and partner relationships across Australia’s cyber ecosystem. Reporting to the First Assistant Director-General Engagement, Operations and Intelligence, you will lead our interactions with our stakeholders, domestically and internationally. You will work to strengthen national cyber resilience through partnership programs delivered via the ACSC and its regional Joint Cyber Security Centres, drive international engagement, deliver national awareness raising programs, and proactively shape public understanding and action through strategic communications and engagement with the media. 

The role requires an ability to build future organisational capability and anticipate and respond to external drivers which will impact ASD business. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, with a background in media, strategic communications and/or stakeholder engagement. Experience in implementing high profile government initiatives is highly desirable. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience leading a customer-focused workforce, and the sound judgment to manage competing requirements in an evolving strategic environment. During a time of great change and increasing demand for cyber security services, the successful candidate will also have a strong delivery focus with the ability to effectively manage internal and external relationships and expectations of others to achieve outcomes. 

The successful applicant will have demonstrated ability to operate in accordance with, and actively promote, ASD’s values and the Defence Leadership Behaviours which will continue to be adopted and implemented within ASD. To be a strong contender, you will be self-aware, positive in considering and respecting a diversity of ideas and perspectives, and have the courage to challenge the status quo when it does not serve the required outcome. You will be innovative, consultative, resilient and personally accountable for the quality of advice and the delivery of results.

The remuneration package includes superannuation, an Executive Vehicle allowance and, where applicable, relocation expenses. The salary component for this position may be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Engagement may be negotiated on an ongoing basis or for a specified term. To be eligible for engagement, an applicant must be, or intend to become, a permanent Australian citizen. This is a security-designated position. The successful applicant will be required to undergo security assessments to the highest level and must be able to be cleared to Top Secret Positive Vetting.

To discuss the requirements of this position, after first obtaining the selection documentation, please telephone Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, Rachel Noble on 02 6144 8501.

For Senior Executive Service administrative recruitment enquiries please contact the Directorate of Senior Officer Management on (02) 6265 1742 or via email at


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