Who we are looking for?The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is looking for highly motivated and experienced individuals to fill the role of Security Policy and Governance Advisor within the Security Policy & Governance Section, Security Branch. Security Branch is responsible for broader security functions to support the business of DPS protective security including security planning, capability, risk, policy, and reporting. The Branch works with many different Australian Parliament House security stakeholders, including the Australian Federal Police, the Department of the House of Representatives, the Department of the Senate, the Ministerial Wing Support, and other entities within the Parliamentary precincts. The Security Policy and Governance Advisor will provide security policy advice and recommendations to DPS executives and assist in developing security frameworks and policies/plans and procedures to maintain security governance. They will contribute to the management of security projects and work to promote positive security culture within DPS through the management of assurance programs and effective engagement. As a Security Advisor you will represent DPS at meetings and forums and therefore is it essential that you have the ability to build and maintain professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of security policy, as well as knowledge of the Protective Security Policy Framework and relevant legislation. They will have well developed written and verbal communication skills in order to put forward findings and recommendations.Eligibility and/or Job Specific Requirements The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting 1 (Confidential/Highly Protected/Secret) security clearance. DPS welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with disability. How to apply Please upload your response to the selection criteria, noting an overall word limit of 500 words. Closing Date Applications must be submitted by 11:30pm AEST, Wednesday 12 May 2021.Salary An attractive salary, which could be negotiated with the successful candidate, is on offer.Duty Statement Classification: PSL 5Employment Type: Ongoing Position No.: 139053Local Title: Security Policy and Governance Advisor________________________________________________________________ Branch: SecuritySection: Security Policy & GovernanceImmediate supervisor: VariousSecurity assessment: Negative Vetting 1 (Confidential/Highly Protected/Secret)________________________________________________________________ Work under limited direction to undertake work that is complex in nature, exercising initiative and sound judgement to deliver professional outcomes against established priorities. The duties of the role are in accordance with the agreed standards for Parliamentary Service Level 5, which may include, but are not limited to the following: 1. Provide professional and specialised advice to DPS executive on technical and operational security and governance matters, and formulate balanced recommendations in relation to protective security activities. 2. Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic frameworks and policy that support effective protective security governance. 3. Build and maintain effective professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and represent the branch and DPS at relevant meetings and forums. 4. Perform research, analyse and interpret overarching security policy to inform policy development and the provision of policy advice. 5. Actively contribute to team culture and promoting a positive security culture at APH. 6. Contribute to threat based protective security risk assessment and risk management activities. 7. Maintain an in-depth understanding of relevant legislation and policy frameworks including the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework. 8. Contribute to the coordination and support of security governance activities, including: • security risk management• compliance, performance monitoring and reporting• identify and implement improved work practices• support oversight committees and DPS executive• develop reports, briefs, project documentation and other correspondence, and• other duties as required. Duties representing highest function: All Selection Criteria 1. Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing high-quality policy and procedures, preferably within a security context. 2. Analytical and problem-solving skills including the ability to undertake research and evaluation across a variety of technical sources. 3. Well-developed written and verbal communication skills and the ability to clearly communicate findings and recommendations in a security environment. 4. Well-developed stakeholder engagement skills including the ability to proactively develop productive working relationships with colleagues and external groups. 5. Knowledge of the Protective Security Policy Framework, APH Security Policy and Governance Framework, or the ability to quickly acquire this understanding. Employees of DPS are required to be able, and to be seen to be able, to provide professional advice and services to all Senators and Members without favour or prejudice. Contact Person Name: Tina TilleyPhone Number: 02 6277 5029Email: email@example.com Working at Department of Parliamentary Services DPS recognises and values the contribution that our diverse workforce makes and in return offers great benefits. These include a competitive salary, onsite free parking and gym facilities, a wide range of professional development opportunities so you can take your career further, and all of this in a friendly and supportive environment. Conditions of service are in accordance with the DPS Enterprise Agreement (available here). If you think this role sounds like you and you’d like to work in a friendly, high quality team then DPS welcomes your application. Conditions of Employment The Parliamentary Service Act 1999 provides for mobility between the Australian Public Service and the Parliamentary Service. Employment opportunities in the Parliamentary Service may be subject to a range of conditions of engagement including: a) Australian citizenshipb) criminal history check and security clearancesc) possession of mandatory qualifications for certain jobsd) health clearance, ande) probation period of 6 months Australian CitizenshipSection 22 of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 requires that employees of the Parliamentary Service are generally required to be Australian citizens. If you are not an Australian citizen, you may still be considered for engagement on the condition that you are able to gain Australian Citizenship within a specified time. Failure to obtain citizenship within the timeframe could lead to termination of engagement. RedundancyIf you have accepted a redundancy benefit, within the previous twelve months, from a Commonwealth employer (including the Parliamentary Service and the Australian Public Service), you cannot be employed by DPS until your exclusion period (the number of weeks for which you received a redundancy benefit) has expired. If you would like to discuss your eligibility, please contact HR Services on telephone (02) 6277 5200. Advice to Applicants Your application is a chance to tell us why you are the right person for the job. We want to know why you want to work at DPS, why you are interested in the role, what you can offer us, and how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role. In a nutshell – why should we hire you? Try not to duplicate information that can already be found in your resume, but do highlight any specific examples or achievements that will demonstrate your ability to perform the role. If you are unfamiliar with applying for APS jobs, the Australian Public Service Commission’s fact sheet on applying for jobs may be useful: Applying for an APS Job: Cracking the Code Some of DPS’s selection criteria are generic and are based on the Australian Public Service Commission’s Integrated Leadership System (ILS). Applicants will be expected to demonstrate how they would apply these skills to the requirements of the job as described. The Australian Public Service Commission’s ILS Leadership Pathway identifies and describes leadership capabilities at all classification levels
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