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Treasury Vacancy N.N. 10700792
Australian Bureau of Statistics Closing date: Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Job Title: Chief Information Officer/Chief Information Security Officer
Division: Information and Technology Services Division
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $204,000 - $249,000
Location: Belconnen - ACT; Adelaide - SA; Sydney - NSW; Docklands - VIC; Brisbane - QLD; Perth - WA
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 17/0013 | NP

Job Description


The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is also the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and reports to a Deputy Australian Statistician. The CIO/CISO is responsible for all ICT functions and activities, which includes an increased focus on information security.

The CIO/CISO will strategically lead and manage the Technology Services Division through a significant period of transformational change, delivering its agreed work program on time, on budget and to the specified level of quality, while building people capability and fostering the next generation of ABS Leaders.

The CIO/CISO will:

• Deliver major ICT programs and transformative change
• Lead agile development approaches, innovation and manage risk
• Deliver dependable, secure and effective ICT services
• Manage information security
• Lead people effectively, delegate, drive high performance and build the capability of staff
• Build strategic partnerships and engage with stakeholders across the ABS, in Australia and internationally
• Represent the ABS and communicate with influence.

The CIO/CISO will have an understanding of the statistics and services available from the ABS, an appreciation of the complexities of the ABS environment, and a demonstrated commitment to the Australian Public Service Values.

Senior Executive roles are generally located in the ABS Canberra Office, however our office locations and flexible work arrangements (including part-time) offer a range of prospects for candidates based outside Canberra noting travel to Canberra will be required on a regular basis. Consideration will be given to candidates wishing to move on a temporary basis.



It is a general expectation that employees of the Australian Public Service (APS) are Australian citizens or are intending to apply for citizenship.

You will be required to hold, or have no impediments towards obtaining a NV1 (Secret) security clearance.

You will be required to undergo a number of pre-employment checks, which may include a police records check and health clearance.



This process will create an order of merit that may be used to fill subsequent vacancies, either within the ABS or in other agencies (if you give permission at the application stage).

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

About Australian Bureau of Statistics 

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia’s national statistical agency, providing trusted official statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters of importance to Australia.

The ABS also has an important leadership role, coordinating statistical activities and collaborating with official bodies in the collection, compilation, analysis and distribution of statistics, such as the Department of Health, Department of Industry, as well as national statistical offices in Timor Leste, Fiji and Indonesia. This assists in maximising the value of government investment on these activities, and ensures outputs are fit-for-purpose.

The ABS operates in a dynamic and progressive environment and houses permanent offices in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Darwin and Geelong. We also have a number of field staff working across all parts of Australia. We encourage and value a diverse workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply.

To find out more visit 'Careers' on our website at .

To Apply

Selection Documentation: NGS Global - reference number J15343, 1300 138 863,
Position Contact: Grant Nichol, 03 86260600
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS06-Thu - 09 Feb 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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