GAZ - APS5 - ACT - Cyber Security Analyst (Shift Postition)

Who can apply:
Please note this opportunity is available to current Australian Public Service employees and all eligible members of the community.

About the Department of Home Affairs:
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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 Cyber Risk Services Branch is part of the Technology and Major Capability Group, and is responsible for providing the Department's technical cyber security functions to ensure that cyber threats to the Department and the Australian Border Force (ABF) are identified and managed. The Branch provides the Identity Management and Access Control, Cyber Security Operations and the ICT Certification and Assurance functions. These positions are available in the Cyber Detection and Response (CDR) Section.

CDR is responsible for managing the Department’s computer network defence and cyber security incident response plan. The section continuously monitors, detects and reports on cybersecurity incidents and vulnerabilities to assess the level of threat posed to the Department. The section is also responsible for executing the appropriate response to confirmed cyber incidents, as well as providing technical expertise and capability to manage the Department’s secure investigations environment, network defence technology and data collection and analysis systems.

About the role:
The Cyber Security Analyst on shift is responsible for the continual monitoring, triage and analysis of security alerts at all hours. They will be required to make decisions to either escalate and/or respond to events and potential incidents based on alerts presented by the system. The role will also require undertaking research, analysis, integration and evaluation of technical information, maintaining knowledge of technology and cyber threats by reading threat intelligence reports, security reports, briefings and self-study.

Please note this position is specifically for shift work on a rotating 24/7 roster.

Specific duties/responsibilities:

  • Provide a tier one/two incident response triage service
  • Document and log all events and incidents
  • Incident Coordination and Response
  • Undertake research, analysis, integration and evaluation of technical information
  • Provide statistical reporting on incident response activities
  • Determine and respond to incidents using playbooks and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Refer complex incidents, and those requiring technical analysis to CSOC Tier 3 Analysts
  • Creation of Use Cases and reports to enable the automatic detection of threats and exploits
  • Provide information to ICT teams to enable the identification and prevention of incidents
  • Proactively research and monitor security related information sources to assist in the identification of threats to networks and systems
  • Experience in engaging with and managing external stakeholders
  • Ability to lead and develop junior team members
  • Ability to apply strong analytical and critical thinking skills to produce robust and evidence-based outcomes

Role Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Considerable experience in ICT related fields
  • Demonstrated experience in a service oriented ICT environment
  • Sound knowledge in at least two ICT fields of expertise, e.g. networks or desktop
  • The ability to work with limited supervision
  • The ability to quickly gain knowledge of in a range of technologies
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Relevant industry qualifications
  • System administration experience on Unix and Windows platforms
  • Unix, Windows and Networking experience
  • An understanding of gateway and ICT security technologies
  • Strong analytical skills

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 idenitified requirements may lead to your application being deemed ineligible.

Please prepare a one-to-two page response (max. 1000 words) detailing:

  • 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; and
  • any specific examples or achievements that demonstrate your ability to perform the role.

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 that details how your skills, knowledge and qualifications make you the best person for the role.

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.

Information about employment in the Department of Home Affairs, and advice on how to apply for vacancies can be obtained from the department’s website at

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.

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