SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR - INFORMATION SECURITY
New Zealand Government Jobs
Wellington, Wairarapa, New Zealand
9d ago

Job Description

Are you interested in using your security knowledge and skills to get into a unique role developing information security policy at a national level?

The Information Assurance and Cyber Security Directorate (IACD), is seeking talented individuals with sound knowledge and experience to work as senior policy advisors.

You may be an experienced policy advisor looking for a new challenge or an ICT professional looking to broaden your career,

You will ideally have a foundation in ICT security work and environments, understand risk management, and have experienced working through complex issues.

We are offering a new challenge and / or the opportunity to build upon your knowledge and skills within the dynamic field of information security / cyber security.

The role will include interacting with technical and policy teams within the directorate, as well as key stakeholders across government to develop robust policy and guidance.

Some areas with require extensive research to support the formation of this policy and guidance.

This work will underpin GCSB's broader mandate to protect New Zealand's significant national information infrastructure from advanced cyber security threats.

To be successful in this role you will be enthusiastic and self-motivated. You will be able to work both independently and in a team, and display sound judgement. You will also have :

  • Well-developed stakeholder management skills
  • Policy and guidance development experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Sound problem solving abilities
  • Experience in the Information Technology or Informational Assurance and Cyber Security sectors
  • While experience and training within the ICT security industry is desirable, we also welcome applications from candidates working in fields that necessitate strong policy development silks and aptitude to pick up and distil complex issues.

    Salary from $77,711 - $116,567 per annum

    A position description can be found attached here.

    How to apply

    Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter. These should be sent to careers nzic.

    govt.nz quoting reference number C2 / 18 / 96 in the subject line of the email. Only completed applications will be progressed.

    Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to careers nzic.govt.nz

    To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

    You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken.

    Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

    Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 16 September 2018.

    The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality.

    You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

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