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ASD is seeking a highly qualified and experienced communications professional to fill the Head Strategic Communications position at the SES Band 2 level.

ASD's purpose is to defend Australia against global threats and advance our national interests through the provision of foreign signals intelligence, cyber security and offensive cyber operations as directed by the Australian Government. The role of ASD’s Head Strategic Communications is critical. ASD recognises its business is complex and strategic communications are an important part of ASD’s capability to operate successfully and maintaining a licence to operate.

The successful applicant will report directly to the Director-General and will provide communications and issues management advice associated with all aspects of ASD’s functions:

  • collect foreign signals intelligence
  • communicate foreign signals intelligence
  • prevent and disrupt offshore cyber-enabled crime
  • provide cyber security advice and assistance to Australian governments, businesses and individuals
  • support military operations
  • protect the specialised tools ASD uses to fulfil its functions
  • cooperate with and assist the national security community in the performance of their functions.

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 reviewing the selection documentation, please phone Amanda O’Rourke and Associates on 0452 199 031, referencing #912.

For Senior Executive Service administrative recruitment enquiries, please contact the Directorate of Senior Officer Management on (02) 6265 1742 or via email at DSOM@defence.gov.au.

Applications close 25 February 2019.

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As the Assistant Director-General Cyber Enablement you will lead the ASD’s Cyber Enablement Branch to deliver the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) vision to make Australia the safest place to connect online.

The successful candidate will report to the First Assistant Director-General Protect, Assure and Enable to deliver advanced technical and people capability that supports ACSC services and strategic objectives.

The position is responsible for building a strategic people pipeline for the ACSC as well as a national future capability, including leading and shaping government-related STEM and cyber security initiatives. It will position the ACSC as a world-leading technical authority through leadership of the ACSC Technical Faculty. It leads the delivery of advice and assistance to government on secure mobile solutions and high assurance services, and is responsible for planning, implementing and maintaining the infrastructure and tooling that enables ACSC business lines.

The role requires a demonstrated ability to build future organisational capability and anticipate and respond to external drivers which will impact ASD business. Knowledge and experience in the field of cyber security is highly desirable. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in project, programme and portfolio (P3) management, as well as leading a technical workforce. At a time of great change and increasing demand for cyber security services, the successful candidate will also have sound judgment to manage competing requirements in an evolving strategic environment, and 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.

Eligibility

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.

Notes

To discuss the requirements of this position, after first obtaining the selection documentation, please phone Jonathan Beaumont, Director, Gillian Beaumont, on (02) 6126 4500 quoting reference GBL4998.

For Senior Executive Service administrative recruitment enquiries, please contact the Directorate of Senior Officer Management on (02) 6265 1742 or via email at DSOM@defence.gov.au.

Applications close 15 February 2019.

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As the Assistant Director-General Engagement and Awareness you will lead the ASD’s Engagement and Awareness Branch to deliver the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) vision to make Australia the safest place to connect online.

The successful candidate will report to the First Assistant Director-General Engagement, Operations and Intelligence to steer the branch responsible for managing ACSC customer and partner relationships across Australia’s cyber ecosystem. The position is the lead interface with external stakeholders, domestically and internationally. It works to strengthen national cyber resilience through partnership programs delivered via regional Joint Cyber Security Centres and the national exercise program, and drives international engagement to support national cyber interests. It effects behavioural change through national awareness raising programs and proactively shapes public understanding and action through strategic communications.

The role requires a demonstrated 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 specialisation in media 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. 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. Knowledge or experience in the field of cyber security is desirable.

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.

Eligibility

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.

Notes

To discuss the requirements of this position, after first obtaining the selection documentation, please telephone Jonathan Beaumont, Director, Gillian Beaumont, on (02) 6126 4500 quoting reference GBL4999.

For Senior Executive Service administrative recruitment enquiries, please contact the Directorate of Senior Officer Management on (02) 6265 1742 or via email at DSOM@defence.gov.au.

Applications close 15 February 2019.

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As the Assistant Director-General Enterprise Management and Reform you will lead the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Enterprise Management and Reform Branch to deliver the ACSC’s vision to make Australia the safest place to connect online.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Head ACSC (a Deputy Director-General within ASD) to drive the ACSC’s strategy and ambitious business transformation agenda and ensure the organisation operates effectively.

The position is responsible for ACSC strategy and business planning, performance review and evaluation, and business improvement initiatives, to ensure the ACSC reforms meet its vision, and government requirements. It will establish and manage a formal program to build and maintain a continuous improvement culture and programs within the ACSC to test operational posture, business processes and capability, tackle new policy challenges, and effect adaptive change.

It is responsible for managing the ACSC operational governance framework for business intelligence data collection to maximise operational performance, and for managing the legal instruments associated with ACSC partnerships.

It also coordinates contributions to ASD corporate planning, assessment and reporting processes on behalf of Head ACSC and manages the Head ACSC Executive Office.

The role requires a demonstrated ability to build future organisational capability and anticipate and respond to external drivers which will impact ASD business. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience leading corporate governance processes, facilitating organisational strategy and/or policy, as well as organisational change initiatives. They will have the sound judgment to manage competing requirements in an evolving strategic environment. 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.

Eligibility

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.

Notes

To discuss the requirements of this position, after first obtaining the selection documentation, please telephone Jonathan Beaumont, Director, Gillian Beaumont, on (02) 6126 4500 quoting reference GBL5001.

For Senior Executive Service administrative recruitment enquiries, please contact the Directorate of Senior Officer Management on (02) 6265 1742 or via email at DSOM@defence.gov.au.

Applications close 15 February 2019.

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As the Assistant Director-General Protect and Assure you will lead the ASD’s Protect and Assure Branch to deliver the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) vision to make Australia the safest place to connect online.

The successful candidate will report to the First Assistant Director-General Protect, Assure and Enable to steer the branch responsible for proactively reducing risk and building resilience across Australia’s national cyber security ecosystem. The position will establish the ACSC as Australia’s cyber security ‘centre of excellence‘ through technical advice and assessments, predicting and assessing emerging technology and its impact, and delivering programs that disrupt the adversary and influence stakeholders’ technical cyber security maturity.

The role requires a demonstrated ability to build future organisational capability and anticipate and respond to external drivers which will impact ASD business. Knowledge and experience in the field of cyber security assurance is mandatory. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience leading a technical workforce, and the sound judgment to manage competing requirements in an evolving strategic environment. Project, programme and portfolio management experience is desirable. At 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.

Eligibility

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.

Notes

To discuss the requirements of this position, after first obtaining the selection documentation, please telephone Jonathan Beaumont, Director, Gillian Beaumont, on (02) 6126 4500 quoting reference GBL5000.

For Senior Executive Service administrative recruitment enquiries, please contact the Directorate of Senior Officer Management on (02) 6265 1742 or via email at DSOM@defence.gov.au.

Applications close 15 February 2019.

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ASD is looking for a number of high-performing experienced human resource professionals to join its People, Learning and Development Branch. The People, Learning and Development Branch sets the strategic people direction for the ASD workforce, and implements programs and initiatives that support people capability outcomes for all of ASD.

The People, Learning and Development Branch is a relatively new branch which is in its establishment phase. We are looking for a number of human resource professionals that can bring a diverse range of experience and expertise to the organisation.

As a section head, you will have responsibility for growing and developing your team and building a productive working relationship with the business and our external partners across the Australian Government, the National Intelligence Community (NIC) and 5-eyes partners.

The People, Learning and Development Branch will enable ASD to attract, retain and develop the people who are instrumental in making ASD a world-class cryptologic agency.

Our aim is to create the conditions for organisational innovation and growth by enabling people, culture and tradecraft to thrive.

Applications close 27 February 2019.

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ASD is seeking people to work with us on the cutting edge of radio frequency (RF) and telecommunications. Do you have what it takes to fill roles ranging from operations to complex analysis, problem solving and system design, and signals analysis? Do you want to play a vital role in monitoring and/or analysing modern communications and providing intelligence to support Australian foreign and defence priorities?

Successful applicants will have the ability to think critically and be able to communicate with both technical and non-technical people. Individuals will be motivated to learn and develop their own skills while contributing to the knowledge sharing objectives of the team. We are committed to and will support your professional development with comprehensive on-the-job training and industry courses.

This recruitment activity will be used to fill a wide range of roles. We are seeking people with experience or demonstrated aptitude in one or more of the following to help us provide vital foreign intelligence outcomes in support of Australia's national interest:

  • RF and/or telecommunications engineering
  • communications signals and/or protocols analysis
  • RF systems operations and/or analysis
  • telecommunications systems operations and/or analysis
  • business intelligence and/or data analytics
  • data processing, programming or scripting.

The job offers 15.4% superannuation in addition to a competitive salary.

Applications close 18 February 2019.

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