IT Security Manager
Ministry for Primary Industries
Wellington City, NZ
23h ago

Job Description

Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

MPI has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

It's no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen.

Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world.

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team

We are looking for the right person to join our vibrant, diverse, committed, and passionate information security team to help Grow and Protect New Zealand.

If you are driven, adaptable collaborative and committed, then this is the role for you. Your success will be your ability to engage across all areas of the Ministry, wider government, and the primary sector community.

You will be adept in understanding complex technical systems and be able to demonstrate security leadership. You will lead the Ministries certification and accreditation processes and provide timely pragmatic advice to decision makers ensuring the organisation is protected against modern cyber threats.

There are no cookie cutter solutions here.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

The Information Technology Security Manager (ITSM) is responsible for providing functional information technology (IT) security leadership within MPI.

As MPI's principal advisor for IT security, a core aspect of the role is providing expert advice and assurance to ensure a safe and secure IT environment.

The key responsibilities in this role are to :

  • Ensure a safe and secure IT environment for MPI through the provision of expert advice and regular assurance monitoring and reporting with the results used to drive improvement.
  • Contribute to MPI's vision by collaborating with the CISO on the development of the strategic direction and structure for delivery of the information security work programme.
  • Ensure that the delivery of contracted security and related services provision is to agreed outcomes, is fit for purpose, and aligns with MPI's vision and protective security outcomes through effective leadership and management.
  • Ensure that information security and secure by design' by is incorporated into system architectures, evaluation, selection, installation, configuration, and operation (including system guidelines, assurance processes, and standard operating procedures).
  • Ensure that information security incidents are effectively managed by overseeing and contributing to MPI's information security incident management processes.
  • This is a Wellington based, permanent full-time role with an indicative salary of 120-140k per annum, depending on skills and experience.

    Mōu - About you

    Our ideal candidate will have a proven information security and technical background as well as experience in system assurance practices.

    You will need to be open, agile, proactive, and engaging.

    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.

    You will need the following skills and experience to be successful :

  • A minimum of 5 years in a seniorrole within information and technology security
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic and intellectual leadership for information & technology security
  • Experience in developing and implementing policies, processes, project and risk management, solutions delivery, and assurance services within large and complex organisations
  • Demonstrated ability to act as a primary coach and mentor for other staff
  • Communicate effectively and build collaborative working relationships with people at all levels.
  • We're also committed to your wellbeing. We want our people to be the best they can be, both at work and at home and offer flexible working to support a great work-life balance .

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