Information Security Specialist (VPSG6.2)

Job posted: 10/11/2020
Applications close: 25/01/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Environment Protection Authority

Salary: $145,010 - $165,983

Occupation: IT and Telecommunications

Reference: VG/600811

Reference: VG/600811

Occupation: IT and Telecommunications

Salary Range: $145,010 - $165,983

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

For nearly 50 years, EPA Victoria (EPA) has helped make our state a healthier, more liveable place.

As Victoria’s environmental regulator, we set and enforce environmental standards to help ensure all Victorians can enjoy clean air, healthy waterways and pollutant-free land.

To achieve the best possible environmental outcomes for Victoria, we’re increasingly shifting our focus from minimising the effects of environmental harm, to preventing it from happening in the first place.

To help us achieve this, we’re now recruiting. By working at EPA you can enjoy a meaningful career with great work-life balance, while building a better future for our environment.

About the role:

The Information Security Specialist role will contribute their professional, specialist and technical skills to ensure agreed EPA Information security program, operations and initiatives are successfully delivered.

This role will report to the CISO and will be primary responsibilities for delivering the Information Security Program, IT Security Operations and Governance, Risk and Compliance activities associated with the information security function.

Both EPA as a whole and the IT unit, are currently undertaking multi-year transformation programs. The Information Security Specialist will work closely with transformation project teams, solution architects and teams within IT to propose and validate systems security design to EPA's security requirements. The role will ensure compliance with the Victorian Protective Data Security Standards (VPDSS).  The role also provides technical direction for the performance of security-related activities in existing operational systems managed by several teams. 

This role will need ad-hoc out-of-business hours and weekend work engagement on needed basis 

About You:

To be successful in this role you will need the following qualifications and/or experience.

  • Tertiary qualifications in information technology, computer science, information systems and/or equivalent work experience
  • Can obtain a security clearance to the required classification
  • One or more of industry certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA), ISO 27001/2 standard etc.
  • A good understanding of Victorian and Federal government regulations and guidelines relating to information and cyber security. (e-g VPDSS, Australian Government ISM)
  • Proven track record and experience in leading information security function, security program, or security operations for an enterprise business
  • Minimum of five years' experience in information security specific roles.
  • Demonstrated experience in execution of programs that meet the objectives of information and cyber security
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in managing security platforms and tools, including experience in SOC and security incident response
  • Proven experience in security solution design for large and complex enterprise projects 

How to Apply:

Applicants are invited to apply online via EPA Career Services. Please click the apply button at the bottom of the page. Attachments can be uploaded in doc. Docx. Pdf, txt or rtf. Forms.

Applicants, please attend to the following:

  • Cover letter: not required 
  • Resume (attach): including contact details of two referees

Applications close midnight on 25 January 2021. For further information on this role, please refer to the attached position description.

All queries in relation to this role should be directed to Vijay Narayan on vijay.narayan@epa.vic.gov.au / (03) 9194 5391 .

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

Individual responses to key selection criteria listed on the Position Description are not required.