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Vacancy Details - Parliament of Western Australia

Position Title:Information Technology Security Officer
Level and Salary:Level 6 $103,966 - $114,590 per annum plus super, plus benefits
Department:Parliamentary Services
Section:Information Technology
Employment Type:Permanent, Full Time
Primary Responsibilities and Additional Information:Applications are sought from suitably qualified persons for the position of Information Technology Security Officer. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a dynamic organisation with generous employment conditions.

The Information Technology (IT) Unit is responsible for the provision of technology, communication and support services within the Parliamentary Precinct.

This new role will administer Parliament’s information technology cyber security infrastructure, governance framework and associated documentation, processes and procedures; ensure business appropriate and contemporary cyber protection policies are implemented and enforced; ensure the delivery of appropriate cyber awareness and security training; and, be responsible for evaluating and resolving security incidents.

Applicants should note, some after-hours (overtime) work may be required.

The successful applicant will need to meet the following selection criteria:

1. Relevant tertiary and/or professional qualifications (eg CISSP or similar) in an IT or cyber security related discipline or equivalent experience (minimum five years) in an IT environment.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary IT security practices, including relevant industry frameworks, standards, policies and guidelines.
3. Proven experience in a system administration role with practical experience in defining, installation, configuration, of network security systems.
4. Demonstrated knowledge and application of cyber security incident management, risk management and change management practices and strategies, particularly as they pertain to the provision and integration of system security services.
5. Experience in problem determination and resolution, and ability to research complex issues, analyse data and deliver effective solutions that meet IT security requirements and business needs.
6. Well developed communication skills, including: written and verbal communication, negotiation, influencing and interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate across a technical and non-technical audience.
7. Experience working with multidisciplinary and cross functional teams and capacity to understand the organisation’s objectives and align operational activities accordingly.

Highly Desirable
1. Experience with a variety of cyber security software and technologies.
2. Experience with Checkpoint firewall software.
3. Demonstrated experience in a supervisory role.

The Parliamentary Services department offers generous employment conditions and a range of benefits such as access to free parking, health and well-being initiatives and professional development opportunities.
Details:A job description and application form can be obtained below or by emailing

Applications marked “Confidential – IT Security Officer” must include an application for employment form, a copy of your resume and a brief statement addressing the selection criteria (no more than 3 pages) and be emailed to, or posted to the Human Resources Manager, Parliament House, Perth WA 6000 by 4.00pm, Friday, 21 January 2022.

Please Note: you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to apply for this role.
Contact for Further Information:Please contact John Buchanan on telephone: (08) 9222 7331 or e-mail:
Closing Date and Time:Friday 21 January 2022, 4.00pm
(Applications received after the Closing Date will NOT be accepted)
Job Description Form:
(including Selection Criteria)
IT Security Officer JDF.docxIT Security Officer JDF.docxApplication for Employment.docxApplication for Employment.docxPSD Values.pdfPSD Values.pdf