APS 6 - ICT Security Specialist (COMSEC)


  • $80,669 - $92,150 (plus super)
  • Harman - ACT


The Role
Communications Security (COMSEC) staff are responsible for the receipt, custody, handling, accounting, distribution, safeguarding and destruction of all COMSEC material held on charge. All COMSEC accounts are required to be maintained in accordance with policy issued by Defence Cryptographic Controlling Authority (DCCA) and Australian Signals Directorate (ASD). COMSEC staff are required to engage with relevant stakeholders to identify expectations and concerns and develop a clear understanding of the issues to achieve outcomes. The position is responsible for such activities as:
  • Support CIOG High Assurance Cryptographic infrastructure;
  • Equipment installation, maintenance, repair and removal;
  • Perform cryptographic accounting; re-key duties, checks and destructions;
  • Manage material & equipment spares and future holdings;
  • Conduct Annual Audits, inspections, and group activities;
  • Provide Support to COMSEC Security Investigations;
  • Perform accounting processes, procedures and audits associated with COMSEC devices and material; and
  • Administer an Accountable Non-Cryptographic Publication account.

About our Team
The team consists of uniform, APS and contracted ICT specialists whose primary function is to support Enterprise ICT Operations and deliver critical services to key military elements. Enabling functions of the team is to provide COMSEC support to those elements, coordinate the management of accountable cryptographic materials, and communicating with Defence agencies on COMSEC capabilities. The team is highly focused and committed to supporting users and maintaining Defence capability to a high standard, all whilst fostering a supportive environment and a team mentality.

Our Ideal Candidate
Ideal candidates will have:
  • Initiative and experience to analyse, plan, review and adjust priorities and work activities to meet business outcomes;
  • Ability to undertake objective, systematic analysis and draw accurate conclusions based on evidence providing detailed technical, operational, professional and procedural advice in relation to complex service level agreement and supplier management activities;
  • High-level stakeholder engagement and will be required to support the delivery of services in an outsourced environment to achieve outcomes;
  • Continually improving the delivery of COMSEC Services to the end user though changing and adapting processes;
  • Ensuring that the delivery of services meets agreed service quality levels; and
  • Building and sustaining relationships, liaise with a range of stakeholders including other teams, peers and colleagues across Defence and other organisations.