ICT Security Engineer

Job details

Location: Sunshine
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: 108321
Posted: 19 days ago

Job description

  • Permanent position with local council in the west of Melbourne
  • $100k to $110k plus super (based on experience)
  • Must be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Great development opportunities within the field


About the Company

Local Council based in the Western suburbs with over 1000 employees, with an inclusive and collaborative work environment after a recent restructure, they are now looking to build out the IT team and support to local community the best they can.


About the Role

The purpose of ICT Security Engineer is to provide ICT security advice and response assistance to the organisation, including policy creation, project advice and research, spanning assessment of vulnerabilities, applicable responses, appropriate mitigation strategies to cyber threats in accordance with any legislative and organisational obligations and fulfil all security related reporting requirements. There will be a focus on the more technical side of firewall management, SIEM incident & vendor management etc.

This role would suit someone who has a couple of years experience within the field and is looking to develop and grow within an environment that will set this person up for success.


What you will focus on:

Digital Forensics

  • Conducts investigations to correctly gather, analyse and present the totality


Information Assurance

  • Interprets information assurance and security policies and applies these in order to manage risks.
  • Provides advice and guidance to ensure adoption of and adherence to information assurance architectures, strategies, policies, standards and guidelines.
  • Uses testing to support information assurance.


Information Security

  • Provides advice and guidance on security strategies to manage identified risks and ensure adoption and adherence to standards.
  • Obtains and acts on vulnerability information and conducts security risk assessments, business impact analysis and accreditation on complex information systems.
  • Investigates major breaches of security and recommends appropriate control improvements.


Penetration Testing

  • Coordinates and manages planning of penetration tests, within a defined area of business activity.
  • Delivers objective insights into the existence of vulnerabilities, the effectiveness of defences and mitigating controls - both those already in place and those planned for future implementation.
  • Takes responsibility for integrity of testing activities and coordinates the execution of these activities.


Emerging Technology Monitoring

  • Monitors the external environment to gather intelligence on emerging technologies.
  • Assesses and documents the impacts, threats and opportunities to the organisation.


Conformance Review

  • Conducts formal reviews of activities, processes, products or services.
  • Collects, collates and examines records as part of specified testing strategies for evidence of compliance with management directives, or the identification of abnormal occurrences.


Problem Management

  • Initiates and monitors actions to investigate and resolve problems in systems, processes and services.
  • Determines problem fixes/remedies.
  • Assists with the implementation of agreed remedies and preventative measures.


Skills & Experience

  • At least 1-3 years’ experience in an ICT, cyber or data security role.
  • Extensive experience detecting, assessing and mitigating ICT security vulnerabilities and managing incidents aligned with legislative requirements and industry leading practices.
  • Experience advising or contributing to efficient, compliant and productive ICT security and support service policies, practices and processes in accordance with any state and federal regulatory legislation or guidelines.
  • Experience developing and implementing effective cyber security monitoring, detection and defence strategies and tools.
  • Local government ICT experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or related technology/ICT/cyber security discipline.
  • Suitable Information Security certifications, such as CISA, CISSP, CCSP, CCFP, CISM.
  • Suitable Infrastructure/Network certifications.
  • ITIL Certification.



  • A progressive and inclusive council dedicated to support employees achieve the best for themselves so they can provide for the constituents. Concentrating on building the right team culture



  • 1 RDO a month outside of normal holiday allowance
  • 20 days annual leave
  • Support Local Government to assist the community.
  • Develop and learn in a great environment with internal opportunities.


How to Apply

Click APPLY or contact Phillip on 0413 398 124 or for a confidential discussion.


At Charterhouse, we embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation, and gender identity. On behalf of our client, we promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people; to embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contributions to the workplace.