First listed on: 04 March 2024
Cyber Security Performance Coordination Officer

$88,175 - $100,724 (APS 6) + Super and 15% BDCP
Reid - ACT

The Role
The Office of Defence CISO supports the Defence Cyber and Information Assurance Branch and Defence CISO with the administration, operation and performance reporting of cyber security services. This includes the delivery and co-ordination of communications, briefs, strategic reporting and business management functions for the Branch.

The role is fast paced and main duties include:

  • Triage, assess and prioritise tasks, and progress work to meet business objectives
  • Develop and/or coordinate the preparation of sensitive information including Committee and Senate Estimates briefs, Ministerial and parliamentary requests, Freedom of Information requests, and media enquiries, ensuring responses are provided at the required standard, and within set timeframes.
  • Work collaboratively in a team-based environment, actively participating in, and contributing to the exchanging of information to support the work area and team objectives.

The additional payment is a Building Defence Capability Payment (BDCP) which enables Defence to provide a premium, in addition to the rate of salary otherwise payable under the Enterprise Agreement (EA) to some or all of the jobs within a critical occupation(s) or discipline within a workplace. Applicants engaged into a BDCP position must consider the following. BDCPs provide remuneration in addition to the Defence Enterprise Agreement (EA). 

This arrangement is subject to meeting eligibility criteria and is subject to annual review. Should your performance fall beyond requirements or the eligibility criteria not be met, your eligibility for the BDCP may be reviewed and ceased. It may also be ceased should you change positions or the requirement for the BDCP is no longer necessary, as determined by Defence. Should the BDCP be ceased you will be advised and your BDCP additional payment will cease.

About our Team
DCIAB is part of the Cyber Warfare Division (CWD) within Joint Capabilities Group (JCG). DCIAB’s two core functions are:

  • Supporting the Defence CISO in providing leadership and governance to Defence’s cyber and information security capabilities.
  • Providing effective cyber and information security advice, guidance and defensive cyber security services to JCG and broader Defence customers. 

Our mission is to secure, assure and defend against the cyber threat posed to Defence in order to provide mission continuity in a contested cyber environment.

The Office of Defence CISO supports the functions of DCIAB and is responsible for the coordination and development of cyber security communications, briefs and reporting on behalf the Branch, within JCG and Defence.

Our Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate will bring the following to the role:

  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills,
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills,
  • Have the ability to work to deadlines and multi-task effectively
  • A high degree of initiative and attention to detail
  • Have knowledge of or an interest in cyber security
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team or autonomously as required,
  • Possess an outcome-focused mindset with an ability to achieve results, and
  • Be resilient; cope with pressure, within a sensitive information environment.

The applicant will need to be assessed as suitable to hold and maintain a Negative Vetting Level 1 security clearance.

Application Closing Date: Monday 18 March, 2024

For further information please review the job information pack, reference JCG/01907/24 on


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