Principal IT Security Advisor (VPSG6)

Job posted: 21/07/2021
Applications close: 04/08/2021 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / until 30 June 2022

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $124,033 - $165,983

Occupation: IT and Telecommunications

Reference: VG/DFFH/FSV/528387A

Reference: VG/DFFH/FSV/528387A

Occupation: IT and Telecommunications

Salary Range: $124,033 - $165,983

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Family Safety Victoria is the first government agency dedicated to ending family violence. It will deliver key initiatives to help protect, support and identify risk for those impacted by family violence and hold perpetrators to account. We also coordinate access to services that support vulnerable children and families. We are working across government and with our partners in the family violence, family services and broader social services sectors to transform services and introduce new practices to make it easier for people to get the help, protection, and support they need. By leading collaboration and engagement for Victoria’s family violence response we will make sure victim survivors remain at the heart of these changes, and that services are safe, accessible and culturally appropriate. At Family Safety Victoria, everything we do begins with a deep understanding of people’s lived experiences and the specialist expertise of the family violence, family services and broader social services sectors. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au


The Principal IT Security Advisor is responsible for overseeing IT security and the design and implementation of fit-for-purpose IT security solutions, policies, procedures and controls, in line with relevant frameworks, standards and obligations. The Principal IT Security Advisor is also responsible for the assessment of security risks and determining necessary security arrangements. Implementing and managing the security reporting framework, issues or incident management and regularly reports to senior and executive management at Family Safety Victoria is also a critical aspect of this role. Uplifting the organisation's security capability and capacity is an ongoing priority and proven technical skills along with strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary.

Are you

  • An IT security specialist who can provide high level IT security advice and guidance?
  • Experienced in conducting security threat and risk assessments to identify risks that can be managed better?
  • A great communicator with highly developed stakeholder relationship skills?
  • Able to manage competing priorities in a complex environment?
  • Adaptable, resilient, calm, and determined – ready to navigate the complex family violence sector landscape and remain focused on improving safety for all Victorian families?


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.  

For further information please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-families-fairness-and-housing>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Principal IT Security Advisor (VPSG6)

Job type:

Full time / until 30 June 2022

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Jane Hingston | 0408 351 246

Principal IT Security Advisor (VPSG6)