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Treasury Vacancy N.N. 10746563
Australian Bureau of Statistics Closing date: Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Job Title: Various Cyber Security roles
Division: Tecnhology & Security Division
Branch: Information and Security Branch
Section: IT Security Section & Security Operations Centre
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $62,996 - $89,898
Location: Belconnen - ACT; Sydney - NSW; Docklands - VIC
Classification: APS Level 4, APS Level 5, APS Level 6
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 19/Cyb456 | Several Positions

Job Description


The Australian Bureau of Statistics has multiple Cyber Security positions in our Technology & Security Division in either the Canberra, Melbourne or Sydney offices.

The Technology & Security Division (TSD) provides information and communication technology (ICT) applications support, technology capability, information security, and develops and maintains ICT infrastructure.

The following positions are available:

- Senior Cyber Security Specialist (APS Level 6)
- Cyber Security Specialist (APS Level 5)
- Cyber Security Officer (APS Level 4)

We are seeking motivated people with skills in technology and security. The roles are suited to someone who can work well in a team environment, who has strong analytical skills, and are able to work flexibly to agreed priorities and deadlines.

For these roles we are seeking people experienced in security aspects of the design, implementation and maintenance of technology and security solutions including:

• Application security - including secure coding, DevSecOps practices, security testing applications, and penetration testing.
• Infrastructure security - including server and desktop operating system security, and endpoint security products.
• Network security - including switching, routing, firewalls, web application firewalls, load balancers, and proxies.
• Identity and access management (IAM) – including user account management, access management, and auditing.
• Operational security – including monitoring systems, security information and event management.
• Cloud security - including AWS and Azure security controls.

These positions may involve tasks such as:

• assessment of risks in new platforms and applications
• coordinating IT access systems for user account and access management
• providing advice and guidance on ICT security to ABS staff
• developing monitoring, alerting and dashboards within the SIEM platform
• responding to security incidents
• identification and mitigation of system vulnerabilities
• producing and publishing security education and awareness
• supporting IT Security and Security Operations executive level staff to run and operate the section.

Ideally, candidates will have experience with some of the following security tools:

• Splunk (Security Information & Event Management – SIEM)
• Dtex (user behaviour analytics)
• ObserveIT (user behaviour analytics)
• Rapid7 Nexpose (vulnerability management)
• Checkmarx (static application code scanning)
• SonarQube (static application code scanning)
• IBM AppScan (application security testing)
• PortSwigger Burp Suite (web application security testing)
• Varonis (data access monitoring)
• McAfee Endpoint Protection (anti-virus and endpoint security)
• McAfee SkyHigh (cloud access security broker)

These positions offer flexible working arrangements (in terms of hours and/or doing some work from home).



Australian citizenship is a requirement for these position.

The successful applicants must currently hold or be able to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting 1 (NV1) level security clearance.


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

Position Contact: Craig Lindenmayer, 02 6252 6944
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 PS11-Thu - 14 Mar 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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