Information Technology Security Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 29-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/D2/18/67
  • Job Title: Information Technology Security Advisor
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  • Summary:

Do you want to make a real difference in the protection of Information Technology (IT) services and assets that are important to keep New Zealand safe and secure?

The New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) is currently recruiting for an IT Security Advisor in Wellington. Working across the NZIC, you will play a vital part of a dynamic and agile team responsible for improving the protective security capability. 

In this position you would:

  • balance our IT security compliance with national security information requirements
  • provide advice on projects throughout their delivery lifecycle
  • mitigate security risks and ensure Certification and Accreditation of systems is managed
  • be a trusted advisor to designated security title holders such as IT Security Managers, Chief Information Security Officers and Chief Security Officers

Your experience in this field will ideally be supported by one of the relevant qualifications we are looking for along with proven knowledge and application of AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 risk management principles and guidelines.

To be successful in this role you will have knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • experience in large scale and complex IT systems design, implementation and maintenance
  • developing security policy and standards and providing security awareness
  • undertaking security assessments and/or audits
  • Information Systems or Computer Science degree; or
  • Information Assurance and Security (Level 7) Graduate Diploma

You will also require excellent communication and relationship management skills, ability to multitask, deliver to tight deadlines, and have sound judgement and decision making skills.

The upmost professionalism, integrity and discretion is required.

If this sounds like you and you can demonstrate the above requirements, we are keen to hear from you.

As well as interesting work, we also offer a range of benefits including competitive salary, professional development, free health insurance and on-site gym and fitness facilities. We also promise you will never have to take work home with you!

A copy of the position description can be found on this page.

Salary range:

Level 1 – $58,500 – $87,750

Level 2 – $77,711 – $116,567

Level 3 – $90,366 – $135,548

How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter.  These should be sent to quoting reference number D2/18/67 in the subject line of the email.  Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years.  Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance.  Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken.  Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close Sunday 11 November 2018.

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality.  You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.