First listed on: 28 October 2021

Executive Level 2, Cyber Security Director, Information Services Branch (ref 120-2021)

About the Role

As the Cyber Security Director you will be responsible for leading the information security strategy, driving governance and delivering cyber operations, threat intelligence, risk mitigation, security architecture and incident response. As the primary cyber security expert you will be responsible for advising the business on risk and security aspects of the Treasury IT environment, ensuring security measures are conducted in a coordinated manner and play a key role in ensuring the continuity and security of information in the department.

You will be responsible for:

  • managing cyber operations, policies, delivery, and projects
  • leading the cyber team and developing the cyber capability of the department, ensuring contemporary practices and technology are utilised
  • providing expert advice to the Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Security Officer to form, apply and promote a strong and cogent security posture and culture across Treasury
  • actively managing and briefing senior executive on cyber security risks
  • building and maintaining strong relationships with staff at all levels, external stakeholders, and service providers
  • acting as the principal liaison on cyber security matters to Treasury, APS, and external stakeholders
  • representing Treasury at whole of government and/or industry forums.

What we are looking for

The successful applicant will have:

  • demonstrated experience managing a cyber-security function in a complex IT environment
  • deep understanding of risk and controls, with technical skills across cyber security frameworks and practices
  • excellent communication skills (both written and spoken)
  • outstanding stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • ability to make sound decisions that are congruent with best practice cyber security principles and agency risk framework
  • high level negotiation skills and the ability to maintain positive, close working relationships with other support teams and service providers
  • ability to build and maintain strong relationships with peers in portfolio agencies and across the APS
  • demonstrated experience leading and managing technical staff, and
  • an appreciation and understanding for IT as a whole, but also for wider business issues and considerations.

Desirable Qualifications / Experience

  1. Previous experience in managing cyber security or as an IT Security Adviser is highly desirable.
  2. CISM, CISSP and/or CISA certification is highly desirable.
  3. A degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Information Management Systems, or related field is desirable.


Employees of the Treasury are required to be Australian citizens and must hold a current security clearance or successfully complete a clearance prior to commencement.

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, please click Apply for further information about the role.

Applications close at 11:30pm AEDT on Sunday 7 November 2021.

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