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Statutory Authorities Vacancy N.N. 10750226
Australian Secret Intelligence Service Closing date: Thursday, 23 May 2019
Job Title: Assistant Director-General, Security
Location: Barton - ACT
Agency Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
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Job Description


ASIS is Australia’s overseas secret intelligence collection agency. Its mission is to protect and promote Australia’s vital interests through the provision of intelligence services as directed by the Government. Its work can involve collecting intelligence relating to national security, international relations and economic issues. It also contributes to Australia’s coordinated national efforts against terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and trans-national issues such as people smuggling.

The Assistant Director-General, Security is responsible for providing security assurance for the appropriate management of ASIS’s people, information, operations and capabilities both in Australia and overseas, and providing advice on balancing security risk with organisational outcomes.

The role includes managing a Branch of security professionals with responsibility for:
• Information technology security, including formal government certification of systems;
• Personnel security, security clearance maintenance and insider threat mitigation;
• Physical and technical security across ASIS’s network, in Australia and overseas;
• Security policy education and awareness for all staff; and
• Ensuring compliance with and reporting against Australian government security requirements.

ASIS fosters a highly dynamic working environment. The Branch works closely with business areas to ensure organisational outcomes are enabled, and appropriate security risk mitigations are developed and delivered. The role of the Branch is to be an effective enabler for safe and secure ASIS operations and capability development. As a leader in the Corporate Management and Security Division, and within the Service, the Assistant Director-General, Security will work closely with business stakeholders to understand requirements and tailor innovative solutions, aligned with the directions and priorities of ASIS’s Strategic Plan.

The Assistant Director-General works closely with a range of Australian government agencies, including DFAT and Australian Intelligence Community agencies, as well as with international partners. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively, anticipate opportunities, manage risk, resolve complex issues and provide strategic direction and leadership. The successful applicant will also have the demonstrated ability to operate in accordance with, and actively promote, ASIS’s values and ethical standards.

The position is Canberra based, with conditions of service similar to those in the Australian Public Service, including superannuation.

The following education, qualifications and/or experience will be highly regarded:
• Industry/government experience in executive leadership roles with a proven track record for achieving strategic outcomes;
• Experience in leading and managing broad and complex security requirements and projects for a medium to large organisation, preferably including an overseas footprint;
• Capacity to engage and influence stakeholders;
• Demonstrated ability to manage diverse teams; and
• Formal qualifications in a relevant field, preferably at post graduate level.


Citizenship: To be eligible for engagement, applicants must be Australian citizens.

Security Assessment: The successful applicant will be required to undergo a Security Clearance.


Please Note: ASIS does not provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

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This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS19-Thu - 09 May 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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