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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10715282
Australian Financial Security Authority Closing date: Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Job Title: Agency Security Adviser
Division: ICT Services
Section: Security and Property
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $95,688 - $112,640
Location: Canberra - ACT
Classification: Executive Level 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 30586 | NP
Agency Website:

Job Description


AFSA actively promotes flexibility with working options in this role. We encourage flexible work options to support your family commitments and personal interests.

• Develop an integrated and proactive protective security function for AFSA
• Lead engagement on matters of physical, personnel and information security
• Canberra location + environment that promotes flexibility/work life balance

About Us
The Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) is an executive agency in the Attorney General’s portfolio. As a federal government department we are responsible for the administration and regulation of the personal insolvency system, trustee services and the administration of the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR). We support the flow of capital into the Australian economy and promote transparency and predictability of outcomes within the financial sector.

About the role
The Agency Security Adviser will lead a risk-based and proactive physical, personnel and information security function as part of AFSA’s Security and Property Team. By working closely with ICT Security and Property functions, you will develop a robust security culture that ensures an agile and intuitive security posture.

• Ensure development and maintenance of policy and operational documents comprising AFSA’s Protective Security Governance Framework.
• Maintain currency and accuracy of the AFSA Security Risk Management Framework
• Manage the delivery of AFSA Security Awareness and Training Plan:
­ • Develop, review and deliver new and established training programs (online and face-to-face);
­ • Draft and publish regular awareness articles;
­ • Conduct specialist security briefings; and
­ • Design and procure security merchandise and track staff engagement.
• Conduct regular protective security risk reviews of all AFSA tenancies and facilities ensuring risk-based physical security solutions and relevant site accreditation
• Oversee personnel security (vetting) requirements for the organisation and its people

About You
• Demonstrated experience in broad ranging protective security functions
• Experience developing and implementing high quality written policies and staff guidance
• Minimum Certificate IV in Government (Investigations), or equivalent
• Minimum Diploma in Government Security (or equivalent)
• Minimum Certificate IV in Risk Management (or equivalent)

Why apply?
AFSA has effectively integrated broader protective security functions, including ICT Security and Physical Security, into the one team. Rather than simply viewing security in terms of compliance. AFSA’s security team has driven a holistic and risk-based approach to security, and provided new and exciting career paths for the team-members.

Come and work in a modern and agile environment that seeks to promote flexibility and work life balance. We are a workplace committed to providing an environment that values diversity and supports staff to reach their full potential. You will also be supported to pursue learning and development opportunities, such as formal training and attending conferences, as well as membership to professional networks.


Please note that this opportunity is open only to Australian Citizens.

The successful applicant must have, or be willing to undergo a security clearance to the level of Negative Vetting 1 as a condition of employment.

To satisfy character requirements all AFSA employees must undergo a police records check.

Where a person has received a redundancy benefit from APS agency employment and their corresponding redundancy benefit period has not expired, they may be ineligible for employment.


Email applications should clearly state your name, the position title and location in the subject line.

Your application will be assessed against work related qualities and essential capabilities of the position and must include:
• A completed application cover sheet
• A current resume
• A covering letter (2 pages max) stating why you are interested in the position, how your skills and experience make you the best person for the position and what value you can add to AFSA and the ICT Services / Security and Property division.

Candidates may be required to undergo psychometric and/or work sample testing as part of this selection process.

To Apply

Position Contact: Paul Alaimo, 02 6270 3486
Apply Address:
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 PS44-Wed - 01 Nov 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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