First listed on: 16 February 2018

Deputy Secretary Signals Intelligence and Network Operations

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is seeking a highly motivated, outcome driven senior executive to fill the newly created position of Deputy Secretary Signals Intelligence and Network Operations, based in Canberra ACT. This position will become Deputy Director-General Signals Intelligence and Network Operations when the Directorate becomes a statutory authority in 2018.

The Deputy Secretary will report directly to the Director (Director-General) and will be responsible for signals intelligence collection, analysis and production, and ASD’s network based access and effects operations. This role will lead the new group through a far-reaching transformation and evolution of ASD over the next three years while continuing to deliver on the operational requirements of the position. The Deputy Secretary will be involved in the Directorate’s transition to a statutory agency in the Defence portfolio. The anticipated initial structure for the Signals Intelligence and Network Operations Group will include the Intelligence and Network Operations and Access Divisions.

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated ability to deliver organisational outcomes across signals intelligence, network operations and access, and engage with high order operational risks. The Deputy Secretary will also be the Government’s authority on signals intelligence and network operations with the responsibility to act on highly sensitive, time critical and complex matters with whole of Government significance. The successful applicant will also have the demonstrated ability to manage productive working relations across the Australian Defence Force, National Intelligence Community, international and domestic partners and industry. The ability to operate in accordance with, and actively promote, the Directorate’s values is essential.

In accordance with the Defence Leadership Behaviours, which will continue to be adopted and implemented within ASD, to be a strong contender, you will be self-aware, positive in considering and respecting a diversity of ideas and perspectives, and have the courage to challenge the status quo when it does not serve the required outcome. You will be innovative, consultative, resilient and personally accountable for the quality of advice and the delivery of results.

The remuneration package includes superannuation, an Executive Vehicle allowance and, where applicable, relocation expenses. The salary component for this position may be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Engagement may be negotiated on an ongoing basis or for a specified term. To be eligible for engagement, an applicant must be, or intend to become, a permanent Australian citizen. This is a security-designated position. The successful applicant will be required to undergo security assessments to the highest level.

To discuss the requirements of this position, after first reviewing the selection documentation, please telephone Mike Burgess, on (02) 6265 0334.

Applicant information packs, including selection criteria and application instructions, can be obtained by visiting Applications close at 11:30pm (AEST) Sunday, 4 March 2018.

For Senior Executive Service administrative recruitment enquiries please contact the Directorate of Senior Officer Management on 02 6265 2024.


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