Job Details
  • Reference396379A_1659400992
  • LocationAdelaide CBD
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted6 days ago
  • ConsultantTeresa Zanatta

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a APS5 Regional Security Advisor for 12 month assignment with potential extension in Adelaide CBD.

Position Purpose

The APS5 Regional Security Advisor will contribute to the provision of technical, professional and operational support and advice to complex problems. This role will have responsibility for managing protective security matters and advice for NDIA offices within a specified geographical area, requiring intrastate and occasional interstate travel.

The position is a team membership position and is accountable for organising their workflow and making independent decisions relating to an area of responsibility. The position will provide policy advice within an area of specialisation with advice based on policies and legislation.


The APS5 Regional Security Advisor will have a considerable level of contact with internal and external stakeholders and will be required to communicate with and provide advice on a range of matters to resolve moderately complex to complex enquiries.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Providing protective security advice to the Agency, including strategic partners in the community.
  • Assisting in the development, maintenance and review of protective security policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring and reporting on compliance with mandatory security framework requirements.
  • Preparing, monitoring and reviewing security plans, site security reviews and risk assessments.
  • Assisting in the continuous improvement of Agency security through the development and delivery of training, awareness and education programs.
  • Contributing to the Protective Security Teams (PST) management of Agency security operations, overseeing security maintenance programs, troubleshooting and rectifying security system faults and issues where required.
  • Obtaining metrics and providing reporting in support of managing Agency security risks and identifying and reporting emerging security issues/incidents/trends and providing solutions.
  • Assisting in the management of Security, Emergency Management and Incident reporting protocols for the Agency.
  • Contributing to the development, management and delivery of identified protective security projects.
  • Contributing to responses to operational security matters for the Agency and providing support to PST colleagues.

(NOTE: the key responsibilities of the role are based on current priorities and may change over time)

Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in Australian Government Protective Security environments.
  • Working in and/or developing, implementing and monitoring the completion of assurance programs to ensure compliance with Whole of Government and NDIA security policies.
  • Ability to obtain, hold and maintain a NEGATIVE VETTING 1 (Secret) security clearance.

Desirable Criteria

  • A Certificate IV in Government Security or relevant qualification or job experience in Australian Government Protective Security.
  • Provide authoritative security advice to inform, raise awareness, train, compliance and project designs and planning.
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to liaise with various levels of stakeholders in relation to complex issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining productive relationships with external and internal stakeholders at all levels.

What's on Offer?

  • Position located in Adelaide CBD
  • APS5 $53.63/ph + super
  • Temporary contract for 12 months, with possibility to extend
  • Standard Hours or work - Monday to Friday, 8:30 am till 5:00 pm

****Applications close by 2pm Tuesday 9th of August 2022.****

It is highly desirable that the successful applicant understand or lived experience in the field of disability.

***Mandatory: Australian Citizenship required to work within Federal Government***

If you are interested in the role and you have the right experience for the position, please apply now following the link below. CM123W