Engagement Manager Government Communications Security Bureau - Wellington

Closing Date: July 11, 2021

Our work is secret, but the reason for our success isn’t. It’s our people. And we’re just like you. We’re ordinary people. But together, we’re doing extraordinary things to protect New Zealand and New Zealanders.

While we’re ordinary people, we’re not all the same. We welcome diversity, in all its forms, in fact we consider it a strength.

Join us and become part of a Community where your skills, experiences and ideas are valued and you’re encouraged to be curious, to share your ideas and of course, have fun along the way.

If you’re up for the challenge, become Beyond Ordinary with us.

Are you a relationship expert with a background in ICT and/or Information Security looking to take that next step in your career? This could be a great opportunity for you to come into a growing directorate and really make your mark.

The Information Assurance and Cyber Security Directorate (IACD) creates a safer digital world for New Zealand to prosper. In a constantly evolving threat environment, IACD provides specialist cyber security services to defend national security, raise cyber resilience, facilitate digital transformation, support economic recovery and improve New Zealand’s wellbeing. It engages with a diverse public and private customer base across New Zealand in order to fulfil its essential purpose. IACD houses the National Cyber Security Centre and the Government Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO) function.

In this exciting role you will lead the Unit’s GCISO engagement plan. You will play a pivotal role in promoting information security standards, and providing policy advice and guidance to the NZIC and other government agencies to implement best practice information security practices.  You will also have the opportunity to participate in interagency projects and build your relationship management skills as you liaise with a variety of security professionals on information security policy issues of significance.

You will ideally have a sound foundation in Information Security work and environments, understand risk management, and have experience working with a wide range of customers to quickly build productive relationships.

The role will include managing key stakeholders across government and working with technical security and policy teams within the Directorate.

To be successful in this role you will be enthusiastic and self-motivated. You will be able to work both independently and in a team, and display sound judgement. You will also have:

  • Highly developed negotiation and influencing skills, at all levels
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Sound problem solving abilities
  • Knowledge of policy development and process
  • Experience in the Information Technology or Information Assurance and Cyber Security sectors

While experience and training within the Information Security industry would be ideal, we also welcome applications from individuals working in a field that necessitates strong interpersonal skills and the aptitude to pick up complex issues and distil them.

We want our people to succeed, whatever success looks like for them. Join us and we’ll give you significant professional development opportunities aimed at taking your career in the direction you want it to go. You won’t stand still with us as we’re committed to ongoing learning and continuous improvement. We’re also committed to your wellbeing. We want our people to be the best they can be, both at work and at home. We offer our people comprehensive benefits, access to staff networking groups, flexible working and great work-life balance.

If you want to love coming to work each day, let us help you become Beyond Ordinary.

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and ideally have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Special (TSS) security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a TSS security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process: http://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/eligibility-tool

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

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