Gaz - el1 - act - network tech lead

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The Department of Home Affairs is a central policy agency, providing coordinated strategy and policy leadership for Australia's national and transport security, federal law enforcement, criminal justice, cyber security, border, immigration, multicultural affairs, emergency management and trade related functions.

The Department of Home Affairs includes the entirety of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. It also includes national security, emergency management and criminal justice functions from the Attorney-General's Department; the Office of Transport Security from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development; multicultural affairs from the Department of Social Services; and the counter-terrorism coordination and cyber security policy functions from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Overview of the Branch and Section:

The Classified Systems Delivery (CSD) section is responsible for the delivery and support of classified ICT systems to the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) and a range of external stakeholders, including the States and Territories and other Commonwealth agencies. CSD supports a range of critical government capabilities including support of Counter Terrorism, law enforcement activities and supports the ICT environment on the Home Affairs maritime platforms. The CSD Section is a multidisciplinary team comprised of resources with skills across the cryptographic, network communications, storage, compute, and desktop disciplines working together to support the classified environments.

About the role:

The Network and Gateway Tech Lead provides subject matter expertise a number of areas in the network and secure gateway stack. The role will share this expertise, leveraging and developing their colleagues while reporting upwards to the Director.

Our ideal candidate:

The successful candidate will have a proven record of managing large, complex network and/or gateway environments. You will mentor others, uplifting the capabilities of the team, leveraging the expertise of those around them. Strong time management and people skills are essential to thrive in this high tempo environment with numerous internal and external stakeholders. A history of working in support of highly classified systems is beneficial. Whilst working for the Department, you will lead by example, supporting the network and gateway technologies, producing documentation and contributing to the strategic direction of the area.

Specific duties/responsibilities:

  • Management and configuration of the network and gateway technologies with expertise in several of the following
    • CISCO equipment, switching and routing protocols, Unified Communications including voice and video, Quality of Service policy, DMVPN, Firewalls, Wan optimisation and secure gateways.
  • Monitoring of network and gateway infrastructure using various toolsets
  • Documentation, including design and review of new and existing environments
  • Providing leadership and mentorship to the team.

Role requirements/qualifications:

The successful applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting 2 and internal Employee Suitability Clearance. The ability to travel for work would be beneficial.

How to apply:
You are required to submit your application in Home Affairs’ online recruitment system (ourPeople). Prior to preparing your response it is recommended you review the Work Level Standards relevant to the classification you are applying to. It may also be useful to refer to the Integrated Leadership System information relevant to the classification.
As part of your application you will need to provide:

  • Your CV
  • Details of two referees
  • Your Applicant Response document.

Applicant response:

As part of your application, you will be required to prepare a response document (minimum 11pt font in MSWord or PDF format), which you will upload in the next section.

Please ensure you read the instructions carefully, noting failure to address identified requirements may lead to your application being deemed ineligible.

Please prepare a one-page Applicant Response in relation to the advertised role, outlining:

  • How your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role
  • Why you are interested in the role and what you can offer us
  • Any specific examples or achievements that demonstrate your ability to perform the role.

Eligibility: To be eligible to work with the Department of Home Affairs you must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Fulfil the Department’s minimum requirements by satisfactorily answering all screening questions during the application process
  • Obtain and maintain the required AGSVA clearance
  • Obtain and maintain a current Employment Suitability Clearance
  • Undergo a health assessment (where applicable).

Mandatory (and where applicable, role specific) screening questions are used within the application to ensure all successful applicants meet these minimum requirements of the Department.

Notes: Remuneration: The Department offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position.

If you are experiencing problems submitting your application online, please email the nature of the issues you are experiencing to recruitment at *********** A response will be sent during business hours.

If you have identified as having a disability, please indicate whether you require any support throughout the selection process. For further information please contact Recruitment: ***********

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service


Posted: 04 December 2019

Location:  Parramatta, NSW

Salary:  $96513 - $113186