Security Assurance Analyst

Security Assurance Analyst - VPSG5 - Ongoing, Full-Time
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: IT and Telecommunications
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/IFSG/20011600
Closing Date: 26-Sep-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Security Assurance Analyst.doc (Word, 231KB)
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Contact: Robert Munoz

Position Details

Security Assurance Analyst - VPSG5 - Ongoing, Full-Time

About the opportunity

The department is offering an ongoing opportunity for a Security Assurance Analyst to join the Information Security Servicesteam and make a meaningful impact to the Victorian community.Youwill be responsible for verifying and supporting security and regulatory activities regarding the Department's information security governance program, and play an integral part in the team's security assurance services offerings.

This is a hands-on role required to design and undertake process and control audits against users, applications and network assets - both manual and automated to demonstrate compliance and identify exceptions. The role will utilise a variety of testing tools to find gaps in processes and identify methods by which users could exploit control weakness that result in vulnerabilities. Your findings will help strengthen existing security controls, drive changes in policy, and ultimately improve overall posture for the department and its Victorian government schools.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Proven ability to develop a variety of assurance tests across different controls to support an overall security assurance function affecting ICT technical services, personnel policies and facilities management
  • Demonstrated experience developing results, reports and presentations that support audit programmes, compliance performance, and posture assessments
  • Knowledge of information security technologies (i.e. network defensive controls, access controls, risk and vulnerability assessment, investigative techniques, and authentication systems)
  • Proven ability to analyse issues from different perspectives and draws sound inferences from information available
  • Sound understanding of security frameworks and standards
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Computer Science, Risk Management, or related field
  • Security testing certifications: GIAC, ISACA (desirable)

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

The Department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website , HRWeb and our Diversity and Inclusion page

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is committed to, so far as is reasonably practicable, providing and maintaining a working environment for its employees that is safe and without risks to health and that other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the Department's activities. The Department COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Policy) requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Department's Policy outlines the requirements for all employees, prospective employees who (or may need to) work outside of their ordinary place of residence and attend a workplace of the Department or workplace of another Employer on behalf of the Department and its portfolio agencies. Subject to exceptions, only employees, and prospective employees with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of full vaccination as part of the recruitment process and prior to commencement employment. Please refer to the above link for more information. This role requires onsite attendance at one or more Department work locations.

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: and

Applications close 26/09/2022

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