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Cyber Security Operations Officer

NZ Defence Force
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IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do
Our newly established Defence Cyber Security Centre (DCSC) defends and protects the Defence Information Environment against cyber security threats.
As the Cyber Security Operations Officer reporting to the Deputy Director Cyber Security you will make use of your deep understanding of how Cyber operations work to support the operational activities within the DCSC and act as second in command to the Deputy Director.
In this role you will maintain oversight across all functions within the DCSC to ensure each function is effectively and efficiently delivering.  As an integral member of the DCSC leadership team you will ensure the DCSC maintains and develops its capability, by liaising with other cyber security leaders to gauge the skills and technology required to operate in current and future environments.
In addition you will support the response to Cyber Security incidents by liaising internally and with external Cyber Security entities to coordinate the required resources and actions.
This is a communication and coordination focused role requiring you to keep wider NZDF and external Cyber Security entities informed via reporting and verbal briefings to maintain a high level of Cyber Security awareness and encourage a culture of continuous improvement in Cyber Security threat resilience.
What we need
We are keen to hear from you if you have a background in operations management, strategic planning or team management and at least 2-3 years' experience working in Cyber Security.
To be considered you will need:

•             A thorough understanding of the NZ Government requirements for security including the NZISM, PSR, and GCIO requirements.
•             Exceptional knowledge of cyber risks, the current threat landscape, and common attacks used to compromise systems.
•             A strategic outlook and the ability to analyse complex data, draw conclusions and deliver new insights.
•             Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate Cyber Security issues to non-technical staff and to senior and executive levels.
•             Exposure to a range of information security practices, principles, tools, technology, and trends.
Please note: 
You must be able and willing to travel within New Zealand and overseas if required.
This position is required to be on call and may involve out of hours work.
Who we are
CIS Branch provides the core information and communication services that underpin New Zealand Defence operations.  We are entrusted to deliver and support the Defence technology that helps keep New Zealanders safe.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force contributes to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 
Why Us
Let's just say we're not your typical corporate IT department:

•             We provide support to more than 14,000 military and civilian Defence Force personnel who are dispersed on seven continents, often in geographically remote, hostile environments;
•             Our solutions are deployed to personal devices, vehicles, ships and planes;
•             We're here to deliver military outcomes, not just the technology behind them.
Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Karen Stewart on quoting job reference NZDF-1904027.

Applications close on Thursday 25 April 2019.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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