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Security/Information Technology Advisor


Job Description

The key duties of the position include
The Role
The APS6 Security/IT Advisor is accountable under broad direction to perform and achieve complex Security work and support ICT service provision within an integrated workforce. They are accountable to ensure they have in-depth knowledge of and compliance with legislative frameworks, government decision-making and Defence's mission and policy requirements.

They are required to exercise both initiative and judgement in the interpretation of policy for Security. They will engage in complex problem solving and issues management pertaining to security that impact on strategic, political or operational outcomes for Defence

They require effective people management skills to lead a small team and be accountable to set work priorities and manage workflows. They are expected to building their team's knowledge and capability. They will be responsible for actively managing key stakeholder relationships and engagement in relation to complex or sensitive security matters. They will be accountable to contribute towards ongoing self-improvement and professional development.

About our Team
The Airborne Early Warning and Control System Program Office (AEWCSPO) is responsible for the acquisition and in-service support of the RAAF six E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft which are highly-modified Boeing 737-700's and associated ground-based support systems. Project AIR5077 Phases 5A and 6 are currently responsible for a number of capability upgrades to radar, communications and air safety systems.

In the future, AEWCSPO will also be responsible for acquisition and in-service support of four MC-55 Peregrine aircraft, which are modified Gulfstream G550 aircraft. The Peregrine will be based in RAAF Edinburgh and will contribute to the RAAF's transition to a fully networked fifth-generation force, better enabling joint combat multiplier effects for naval, air and land forces.

The Security/IT Advisor is part of the Program Support Unit team and is responsible for:
  1. Developing, implementing and maintaining all aspects of security for AEWCSPO; and
  2. Providing IT support Our Ideal Candidate
    The successful candidate will demonstrate:
    • Strong relationship management and engagement skills to build and sustain productive relationships.
    • Well-develop security knowledge to understand security risk context and provide advice on complex security matters.
    • An ability to analyse, interpret and translate legislation and policy to provide quality advice and assistance on complex matters.
    • Well-developed knowledge and skills in the application of risk management.
    • Well-developed organisational skills, as well as an ability to prioritise and deliver outputs in a timely manner.
    • Well-developed communication skills to produce quality reports and deliver training sessions.
    • An understanding of IT systems functionality and hardware and software products.
    • An ability to use initiative and work with limited supervision in the achievement of business management activities and outputs, dealing with multiple stakeholder groups.
    • People management skills to lead and motivate a small team to set work priorities, manage workflows and build their knowledge and capability.