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                            ABOUT THE JOB
Job Title:             IT Security Adviser
                       Assistant Director, Information Systems Section

Details:               Executive Level 1
                       Information Systems Section
                       Corporate Services Branch
                       Ongoing vacancy

Immediate Supervisor: Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Position Number:       00954 (New Position)

Remuneration EL1:      $87,000 plus 15.4% superannuation and access to
                       performance pay

Other Conditions:      The successful applicant will have to undertake a security
                       clearance to the Secret Level. Comcare will arrange and pay
                       for this clearance.

Location:              14 Moore Street, Canberra

Contact Officer:       Sylvain Lersch on 1300 366 979

PS Gazette 27:         10 July 2008

Applications Close:    24 July 2008

Canberra Times:        5 and 12 July 2008

Seek.com:              5 July 2008

The Corporate Services Branch is led by the General Manager, who is a member of
Comcare’s Executive. It is made up of four sections:

      Human Resources Section
      Financial Services Section
      Property & Services Section
      Information Systems Section
      IT Business Engagement & Solutions

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Led by the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Information Systems Section (ISS)
provides high quality client focused ICT services to Comcare.

Delivery of Services
Comcare is the Australian Government’s workers’ compensation and occupational
health and safety authority with a vision of “Australia’s Safest Workplaces”. It works
in partnership with its customers to reduce the human and financial costs of
workplace injuries and disease. Comcare upholds the APS Values and Code of
Conduct and its people accept responsibility and accountability for their actions at
work, contribute to their full extent and continue to improve the quality and service of
all their activities.

The Information Systems Section (ISS) provides high quality client focussed ICT
services to Comcare.

Who Comcare is looking for?

Comcare is looking for an IT Security Advisor (ITSA). This position will be an
integral part of the Information Systems Section which provides effective delivery of
information technology support, solutions and services to Comcare.

To be successful in this position you will need to have a strong customer focus, well
developed interpersonal and communication skills and will enjoy working within a
team structure. The successful applicant will also have to have the capacity to work
independently and as part of a team.

Other conditions:

The successful applicant for this position will be required to obtain a security
clearance to the Secret level. Comcare will arrange and pay for this clearance.

This position is open to Australian citizens. In some circumstances, applicants who
have Permanent Resident status may be offered employment pending the granting of
citizenship. To be eligible for engagement applicants must meet conditions, such as
probation, security and character clearances and health clearances.



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                            ABOUT COMCARE
Comcare is the Commonwealth’s occupational health and safety regulator and
workers’ compensation manager. Comcare works in partnership with employers and
employees to achieve Australia’s Safest Workplaces, supported by early and safe
return to work for injured employees and by timely and appropriate compensation

Comcare’s Vision

Australia’s Safest Workplaces

Comcare’s Mission

To work in partnership with our customers to reduce the human and financial costs of
workplace injuries and disease in the jurisdiction.

Our principal roles are:

   to promote best practice in workplace health and safety, rehabilitation and the
    return to work of injured employees;
   to ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act)
    and the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act (SRC Act);
   to determine claims and pay workers’ compensation to Australian Government
    and ACT Government employees in accordance with the SRC Act;
   assist the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (the SRC
    Commission) in the performance of its statutory functions; and
   manage the Commonwealth’s common law liabilities for asbestos-related disease.

Comcare’s Priorities

Comcare has identified three key result areas as part of its Corporate Plan.

       safe and healthy workplaces;
       early and safe return to work; and
       equitable and sustainable compensation.

Current and emerging challenges

 Working collaboratively with employers and employees to maintain the trend
  towards decreased incidence and severity of workplace injury;
 Ensuring continued innovation to maintain a high level of successful
  rehabilitation and sustainable return to work for injured employees;
 Maintaining Australia’s safest workplaces following expansion of the Comcare
  scheme to a range of private sector employers;
 Responding to pressures on public expenditure through efficient service delivery,
  sound financial management and strong accountability for resources.

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The acting Chief Executive Officer of Comcare is Mr Martin Dolan. He is assisted in
the strategic leadership of the agency by a Deputy CEO, five General Managers and
the position of General Counsel. Comcare is structured around the following

   Claims Services
   Prevention & Rehabilitation
   Assurance
   Research & Policy
   Legal Services
   Corporate Services

Comcare’s Values and Behaviours

Comcare expects everyone within the organisation to uphold the APS Values and the
Code of Conduct (included in this document). Within that framework, Comcare
expects its people to:

   accept responsibility and accountability for their actions at work;
   communicate with our customers in an open and transparent way;
   behave in a fair and professional manner in their dealings with each other and
    their customers;
   contribute to the full extent of their knowledge, skills and abilities and
    acknowledge the effort of others; and
   continuously improve the quality of the services they provide.

Comcare’s Leadership Values

As a senior public servant, committed to upholding the APS Values and the ethical
standards set out in the Code of Conduct, I am committed to modelling leadership
behaviour in Comcare. In particular, I will show personal courage in:

       Displaying energy and enthusiasm for Comcare and its goals
              o       Championing the interests of Comcare as a whole
              o       Playing the issue not the person
              o       Identifying and resolving issues constructively.

       Being committed to an open and trusting workplace
                  o Setting a high priority to people management
                  o Supporting my colleagues
                  o Providing strong encouragement and constructive feedback on
                    performance and career development
                  o Acting as a coach and mentor to those who value my experience
                  o Taking personal responsibility for sharing information.

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      Challenging the way we do our business (why and how)
                o   Being open to new information and ideas

                o Encouraging a diversity of perspectives
                o Suggesting ways of improving how things are done
                o Sensibly managing and taking risks - learning from unsatisfactory
                o Keeping on learning.
Comcare employs around 495 people based in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney,
Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. It has an annual recurrent budget in excess of $300
million and manages outstanding workers’ compensation claims liabilities of
approximately $2.5 billion.

Where Comcare is located?
Comcare’s main office is in Canberra situated at 1st Floor, 14 Moore Street Canberra
ACT 2601.

Melbourne Office
Level 2
121 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Sydney Office
Level 30
Sydney Central
477 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Brisbane Office
Level 8
410 Queen Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

Adelaide Office
Level 22
22, 25 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Perth Office
Suite 324, Level 3
Legal & General Building
267St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000

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We apply the Australian Public Service (APS) Values and Code of conduct to
everything we do.

    The APS is apolitical, performing its functions in an impartial and
     professional manner.
    The APS is a public service in which employment decisions are based on
    The APS provides a workplace that is free from discrimination and recognises
     and utilises the diversity of the Australian community it serves.
    The APS has the highest ethical standards.
    The APS is openly accountable for its actions, within the framework of
     Ministerial responsibility to the government, the Parliament and the Australian
    The APS is responsive to the Government in providing frank, honest,
     comprehensive, accurate and timely advice and in implementing the
     government’s policies and programs.
    The APS delivers services fairly, effectively, impartially and courteously to
     the Australian public and is sensitive to the diversity of the Australian public.
    The APS has leadership of the highest quality.
    The APS establishes workplace relations that value communication,
     consultation, co-operation and input from employees on matters that affect
     their workplace.
    The APS provides a fair, flexible, safe and rewarding workplace.
    The APS focuses on achieving results and managing performance.
    The APS promotes equity in employment.
    The APS provides a reasonable opportunity to all eligible members of the
     community to apply for APS employment.
    The APS is a career-based service to enhance the effectiveness and cohesion
     of Australian’s democratic system of government.
    The APS provides a fair system of review of decisions taken in respect of APS

   Public Service Act 1999 Part 3, Section 13.



 An APS employee must behave honestly and with integrity in the course of
  APS employment
 An APS employee must act with care and diligence in the course of APS
 An APS employee, when acting in the course of APS employment, must treat
  everyone with respect and courtesy, and without harassment.
 An APS employee, when acting in the course of APS employment, must
  comply with all applicable Australian laws. For this purpose, Australian law
  means any Act or an instrument made under an Act or any law of a State or
  Territory, including any instrument made under such law.
 An APS employee must comply with any lawful and reasonable direction
  given by someone in the employee’s Agency who has authority to give the
 An APS employee must maintain appropriate confidentiality about dealings
  that the employee has with any Minister or Minister’s member of staff.
 An APS employee must disclose, and take reasonable steps to avoid, any
  conflict of interest (real or apparent) in connection with APS employment.
 An APS employee must not provide false or misleading information in
  response to a request for information that is made for official purposes in
  connection with the employee’s APS employment.
 An APS employee must not make improper use of inside information or the
  employee’s duties, status, power or authority in order to gain, or seek to gain,
  a benefit or advantage for the employee or for ay other person.
 An APS employee must at all times behave in a way that upholds the APS
  Values and the integrity and good reputation of the APS.
 An APS employee on duty overseas must at all times behave in a way that
  upholds the good reputation of Australia.
 An APS employee must comply with any other conduct requirement that is
  prescribed by the regulations.

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                         APPLYING FOR A JOB

The Selection Process

Comcare uses a fair and competitive selection process. The standard process involves
assessing a person against the selection criteria for the relevant position. Comcare’s
processes are likely to take approximately eight weeks for short listing, interviewing,
reference checking and offers to be made.

Your statement of claims addressing the selection criteria:

Your application provides a first point of contact with the Selection Panel. Submit a
brief covering letter and include your Resume and a Statement of Claims against the
selection criteria for the position. Your claims against each criterion should be no
longer than a page.

To address the selection criteria please respond using examples from work. If you do
not have work examples, please provide relevant examples from your school,
university or other experience. Please focus on your own involvement in the various
situations (use ‘I’ rather than ‘we’) and provide examples that have occurred within
the last two years wherever possible.

STAR scenario approach
In order to provide the most information about your capabilities for the role, please
provide examples which have a clear beginning, middle and end. You may use the
STAR approach to assist you when responding to the criteria

      Situation              Brief outline of the situation or setting?
                             Who was involved?
                             What was your role?
      Task                   What did you do?
                             What happened next?
      Approach               What action did you take?
                             How did you do it?
      Result                 What was the outcome?
                             What feedback did you receive?
                             How was the organisation able to benefit from it?

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                   APPLICATION COVER SHEET

Ensure that you complete and attach the Application Cover Sheet (included in this
pack) to your application.

Applications should be submitted in word 2003 format by 5 pm on the day shown
in the advertisement. If you are unable to submit it on this day, you need to talk to
the contact officer and get approval to submit a late application.

Your application may be emailed to recruitment@comcare.gov.au, (this is
preferable) or posted to:

      The Recruitment Adviser
      Human Resource Section
      GPO Box 9905
      Canberra ACT 2600

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Vacancy Details:                                              AGS Number
 Job Title/ Position   IT Security Adviser                    Actual APS Classification
                                                              Acting Level
 Classification        EL1 (PN: 00954)
 Branch                Information Systems Section
                       Corporate Services Branch              Status     Permanent      Fixed Term      Non-Ongoing

 Where did you see the job advertised?                        Length of time in APS (yrs)
 Eg. Press (please specify), Seek, Gazette
                                                             Workplace Diversity (statistical purposes only)
                                                             Highest Education Level?
Personal Details
                                                             Are you indigenous Australian?
 Title                        DOB
                                                             First Language?

 Given Name(s)                                               A person with a disability?

                                                             If selected for interview please specify any assistance you
                                                             may require:
 Gender (M/F)

 Are you an Australian Citizen?
                                                             Security clearance
 If NO, have you applied for citizenship?
                                                             Do you have a valid security clearance?
                                                             If so, what level?
 Have you received a redundancy Benefit
                                                             Referee Details
 from an APS Agency within the last 12
 Months?                                                     Please provide two (2) current referees who have supervised
                                                             and assessed your performance within the workplace.
APS Code of Conduct
                                                             Name Referee 1
Have you ever been found to have
breached, the APS Code of Conduct                            Relationship
 If, yes which department or agency?                         Contact Number

Postal Address                                               Name Referee 2

                                                             Contact Number
E-mail Address                                               E-mail

                                                             Attachments (Please check you have included the
Daytime contact phone numbers                                following attachments in your application)

                                                             Application Coversheet

                                                             Your Statement of Claims against the selection
Current Employment Details
If you are not currently employed by the Australian Public   Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Service (APS), some of the following may not be relevant.    Please submit your application to
 Name of Employer                                            Recruitment@comcare.gov.au

                                                             Applicants Declaration
                                                             I DECLARE THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS APPLICATION IS
 Your Position/Title                                         TRUE AND CORRECT.
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                             DUTY STATEMENT
Classification          IT Security Advisor (EL1)
Position number         00954
Duty No.                                       Duties

            Provide, as the IT Security Advisor (ITSA), a high level of professional and
    1.      specialist advice to a range of internal and external stakeholders.

    2.      Provide a high level of technical expertise to assist in the delivery of well
            managed ICT systems and services.

            Foster and maintain effective relationships with staff, clients and the
    3.      contractors for the provision of ICT services.

    4.      Promote the APS Values, APS Code of Conduct and Comcare Leadership
            Values and model behaviours that demonstrate commitment to these

    5.      Represent the organisation to client agencies and other external forums.
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                           SELECTION CRITERIA
The following selection criteria are based on Comcare’s Career and Capability
Framework and the APS Senior Executive Leadership Capability Framework. Further
information on the framework is available on the Australian Public Service
Commission’s internet site at: http://www.apsc.gov.au/selc/index.html

Classification            IT Security Advisor (EL1)
Position number           00954
Criteria                                   Selection Criteria
            Demonstrated ability to:
                    manage activities that support ICT infrastructure, with the ability to
                     interpret and implement Commonwealth ICT Security requirements
                     and Australian standards.

            Strategic and analytical skills, in particular the ability to:
                  contribute to the development of innovative and creative approaches
                   to addressing issues and challenges in the work group/business
                   unit/organisation; and
                provide a high level of professional/specialist/technical expertise
                   and knowledge.
            Manages self, in particular the ability to:
    3.          under limited direction, develop innovative and creative approaches
                   to addressing issues and challenges in the work group/business
                   unit/organisation; and
                manage own ongoing learning and development.
            Builds and maintains relationships, in particular, skills in:
    4.          managing the delivery of quality client service, under limited
                developing and maintaining productive internal and external
                   relationships, partnerships and networks; and
                working as a senior team member, assisting with managing the
                   performance of individuals.
            Leads effectively, including demonstrated:
                ability to contribute to formulating business/operational strategy
                   consistent with Comcare’s vision, purpose and business objectives;
                ability to lead change and innovation; and
                commitment to and ability to model the behaviours required by the
                   APS Values, APS Code of Conduct and the Comcare Leadership
    6.      Desirable
            Relevant IT Tertiary and or industry qualifications.

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