Senior Information Security Adviser
Ministry for Primary Industries
Wellington City, NZ
5d ago

Job Description

Want to be part of a vibrant an inclusive security team protecting those that are Growing and Protecting New Zealand?

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

The Information Technology Senior Security Advisor (ITSSA) will focus on carrying out security risk assessments and other certification and assurance activities on a range of projects and initiatives being delivered throughout the Ministry ensuring appropriate information security measures are in place.

You will work with the IT Security Manager (ITSM) to develop and improve the C&A process so that it continues to support the Ministry's needs.

You will also support and assist the Information Security Advisors and Analysts within the team as well as developing and delivering staff security education and awareness, responding to information security incidents, staff requests and queries, and supporting our detection and response capability.

Key responsibilities :

You will be responsible for carrying out certification activities as part of MPI's wider Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process which includes :

  • Working with business and system owners to understand what risks their system may pose and how these may be managed or mitigated.
  • Reviewing supporting documentation to ensure it is complete and correct.
  • Advising on any changes to risk or threat profiles and making recommendations on remedial activities to manage any changes.
  • Supporting the continuous development of internal C&A processes as well as supporting information security advisors and analysts.
  • Supporting key organisational information security practices (such as Detect and Respond, Endpoint Security Enhancements and Secure by Design,)
  • Monitoring and providing advice on local and global information security threats and risks
  • Promotion of information security awareness to create and support a security aware culture'
  • Mōu - About You

    Our ideal candidate will have a strong background and experience in information security and system assurance practices.

    You will need to be agile, adaptable and quick to pick things up. We need you to have a can do attitude, be a team player, strong on systems and processes, pragmatic and able to deal with ambiguity.

    You will also be customer centric with great communication skills and enjoy working as part of a fun and dynamic team.

    It would be beneficial if you hold a recognised Information Security certification such as CISSP, CISM, or CISA, but this is not essential.

    Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua : - Benefits of working at MPI

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Benefit from flexible working arrangements
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Workstation assessment
  • Free annual flu vaccination
  • Bi-annual MPI-paid eye test and contribution to the costs of corrective lenses / frames
  • The role is banded range D - $102,588 to $120,692 depending on skills and experience.

    Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

    Please note : Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ), click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options, and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for.

    The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for this role are as follows :

    Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably an NZ citizen, who has resided continuously in NZ for at least the last five (5) years , OR
  • a citizen of, and / or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five (5) years : either Australia, Canada, New Zealand (NZ), the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA);
  • and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

  • click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-check tool.
  • If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

    To view the position description and / or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click APPLY NOW or visit the MPI Careers Site.

    For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

    For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact Carly Apps Senior Recruitment Adviser on carly.apps mpi.govt.nz

    Applications close on Sunday 27th September.

    The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity.

    Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally.

    We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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