First listed on: 16 November 2018

First Assistant Director-General Protect, Assure and Enable

As the First Assistant Director-General Protect, Assure and Enable you will lead the Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) Protect, Assure and Enable Division to deliver the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) vision to make Australia the safest place to connect online.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Head ACSC (a Deputy Director-General within ASD) to steer the division responsible for the ACSC’s technical and program leadership in the ACSC. The position will establish the ACSC as the peak technical cyber security authority for Australia, and proactively reduce cyber security risk for internal and external stakeholders through capability, programs, advice and assistance.

The role requires a demonstrated ability to build future organisational capability and anticipate and respond to external drivers which will impact ASD business. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience leading an operational and technical workforce, and the sound judgment to manage competing requirements in an evolving strategic environment. A time of great change and increasing demand for cyber security services, the successful candidate will also have a strong delivery focus with the ability to effectively manage internal and external relationships and expectations of others to achieve outcomes.

The successful applicant will also have the demonstrated ability to operate in accordance with, and actively promote ASD’s values and the Defence Leadership Behaviours, which will continue to be adopted and implemented within ASD. To be a strong contender, you will be self-aware, positive in considering and respecting a diversity of ideas and perspectives, and have the courage to challenge the status quo when it does not serve the required outcome. You will be innovative, consultative, resilient and personally accountable for the quality of advice and the delivery of results.

Engagement may be negotiated on an ongoing basis or for a specified term. To be eligible for engagement, an applicant must be a permanent Australian citizen. This is a security-designated position. The successful applicant will be required to undergo security assessments to the highest level and must be able to be cleared to Top Secret Positive Vetting.

To discuss the requirements of this position, after first obtaining the selection documentation, please telephone Daniel Nicholls or Claire Crawford at Watermark Search International on (02) 9233 1200 or email:, quoting Ref No 68611.

Applicant information packs, including selection criteria and application instructions, can be obtained by visiting Applications close at 11:30pm (AEST) Sunday, 2 December 2018.

For Senior Executive Service administrative recruitment enquiries please contact the Directorate of Senior Officer Management on (02) 6265 1742 or via email at


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