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42-2024 - EL1 Assistant Director (Personnel Security), Corporate Division

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ACT, Canberra
Security, Executive Level 1

The Personnel Security Team are seeking an Assistant Director to manage a small team of Security Officers in delivering Personnel Security functions across Treasury.

About the Team

The Treasury Protective Security Unit (Security team) provides security services and risk mitigation advice to assist in the protection of Treasury’s people, information and assets.

The security team provides advice and expertise to the Chief Security Officer to apply the five principles, four outcomes and the core requirements of the 16 policies of the Commonwealth Protective Security Policy Framework, using a security risk managed approach that best suits the department’s security goals and objectives. 

About the Role

Under broad direction, the Assistant Director Personnel Security is responsible for managing a small team of Security Officers, delivering Personnel Security functions across Treasury, and several external agencies, in line with legislative frameworks and departmental processes.

The Assistant Director is the central coordination point for the development, implementation, and ongoing management of the Treasury Insider Program. The role reports to the Director Protective Security and sits in the Protective Security Unit.

The Assistant Director will be required to:

  • Manage a small team of Security Officers, ensuring compliance with Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF), department policies and procedures.
  • Interpret relevant Security policies and procedures to ensure PSPF compliance across the department.
  • Liaise with the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) and other external stakeholders.
  • Build team capability through coaching, feedback and developing the quality of work undertaken by others within the work unit.
  • Manage escalations and complex Security Clearance cases.
  • Promote Security Awareness and maintain and uplift Security culture across the department.
  • Deliver compliant Contract Management and Accounts Payable practices.
  • Undertake Security Governance Reporting activities.
  • Mange the development and implementation of the Treasury Insider program.

Key Skills

  • Demonstrated organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • Proficiency in presenting complex information in plain English via well-structured reports and presentations.
  • Proficiency in sharing and exchanging information and resources in an appropriate manner.
  • Develop strong stakeholder relationships and respond to changes in needs and expectations.
  • Work in and adapt to a fast paced and constantly changing environment.
  • A calm, flexible and professional approach.
  • Ability to manage small teams and supervise staff.

Desirable Qualifications / Experience 

  • Understanding of, or ability to quickly acquire an understanding of the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF).
  • Understanding of, or ability to quickly acquire an understanding of the departmental policies, procedures, and associated business practices.
  • Understanding of, or ability to quickly acquire an understanding of procurement processes.
  • Formal Qualification, or experience in Security related field is desirable.

A minimum NV1 Security Clearance is required for this role.

A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing similar vacancies, should they become available within 18 months from the date advertised. 

Applications close at 11.30pm on Sunday, 19 May 2024.

For further information, please refer to the Position Descriptions below for comprehensive information about the Treasury or contact Stella Spoor on (02) 6263 3443 or

Download File Position Description - EL1 Assistant Director Personnel Security.docx

Download File Position Description - EL1 Assistant Director Personnel Security.pdf

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