Cloud Security Consultant

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Technology
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/D01420
Closing Date: 09-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: 12 Months from commencement
Attachments: D01420 - PD - CGaS - DDI - TS - Cloud Security Consultant - VPS 6 (2022).docx (Word, 541KB)

Contact: John Stevens on 0418526349

Position Details

  • A fixed term, 12-month role available for immediate filling
  • Attractive VPS 6 salary between $127,467 - $170,579 + superannuation


What does the business unit do?

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) delivers a justice and community safety system that works to build a safer, fairer and stronger Victoria.

Data, Digital and Insights (DDI) focuses on meeting the departments data and digital needs by providing responsive and sustainable services focused on supporting departmental outcomes. The specialist groups within DDI consist of Technology Solutions and Evidence and Insights.

Technology Solutions explores and employs modern technology to enable the department's business to function via the use of modern, appropriate platforms, products and services.

Evidence and Insights leads the DJCS data reporting, analytics and modelling program, outcomes measurement and evaluation services. It includes the Crime Statistics Agency and National Coronial Information System.


What will the role do?

The Cloud Security Consultant role is part of the Cloud Centre of Excellence (COE) and is responsible for ensuring the secure design and delivery of Cloud solutions to the Application team (internal customer), based on customer requirements.

A Security Specialist is responsible for delivering architecture guidance and educating the Cloud COE team to design and implement secure coding and continuous security practices for the infrastructure and applications.

This role will specialize in all aspects of information security management as well as business and regulatory compliance using Cloud services in large-scale computing environments.


What skills should a Cloud Security Consultant have?

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Expert knowledge of, and demonstrated experience within a large ICT environment, of secure cloud-based platform and application architecture practice, leading to successful ICT improvement or transformation. 
  • Significant, up-to-date knowledge and understanding of cloud-based platform and application security best practices and knowledge of new or emerging technologies and their potential value to the organisation. 
  • Experience of working in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Specialist in Cloud computing technologies and workload transition challenges with a focus on cyber security
  • Knowledge of AWS Well Architected Framework, the ACSC ISM, VPDSF/S, and Cloud migration industry standards and best practices
  • Technical writing skills for documenting environments and procedures
  • Extensive experience with industry compliance and security standards such as ACSC ISM, PCI DSS, SOC-1&2, ISO 27001, NIST/DoD, SAS70, FISMA, HIPAA, and NIST
  • Extensive experience with continuous security practices, including threat modelling, threat and vulnerability management, secure coding practices, and automated penetration testing.
  • Extensive experience with IT compliance and risk management requirements (e.g. security, privacy, SOX etc.).
  • Experience with network / perimeter security platforms.
  • Extensive experience with encryption in-flight and at-rest practices, as well as certificate and secrets


  • Experience performing security assessments.
  • Relevant tertiary or post graduate qualifications are highly desirable.
  • One of the following certifications is highly desirable: CISSP, CISA, CISM, ISO27001 LA/LI, SANS
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate is highly desirable.
  • AWS Security – Specialty is highly desirable.
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional is highly desirable.

To learn more about the type of skills you will need to thrive in this role, please read the position description.


What's in it for you?

You will be working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, which is one arm of the Victorian State Government, a recognised top employer of choice nationally. All our staff work to the vision of a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

There are many advantages in working for the department, including:

  • A fair salary– enjoy great work conditions and salary sacrificing options.
  • Transparent performance framework– approach your work with confidence in how you're tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your manager.
  • Generous leave entitlements– provisions for many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate, and sick leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program support – you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service if you're experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. It is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning.

If you have any queries, please contact John Stevens, Manager, IT Security Architecture and Operations on 0418 526 349 or via email at  

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. One of the ways we do this is by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.

We're proud of our individual differences. We're proud of the many languages we speak and the stories we can share with each other. We hope you will share your story too.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 11.59pm on Thursday 9 February 2023.


How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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