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Chief Information Security Officer

Organisation/Entity:  Transport For NSW
Job Category:  Information & Communication Technology
Job Location: 

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2000

Job Ref No:  39962
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-Time
Salary Range:  An attractive remuneration package

About us


Transport for NSW (TfNSW) is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions. We work with several government agencies to coordinate metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail, road and maritime services, always keeping the safety and comfort of our customers at the heart of what we do.



About the team


The role is a key member of the IT Team, one of the largest IT functions in Australian Government.



The opportunity


Responsible for leading and coordinating the Transport Cluster cyber security capability, this role provides strategic advice to the Cluster agencies to support greater resilience to cyber security threats. It includes driving policies and minimum standards for cyber security, developing and managing a panel of Information Security Services and driving across the Cluster a culture of risk management and awareness. The role also includes responsibility for managing and tracking IT Risk, Audit, and Compliance functions.

The role will be responsible for communicating and coordinating efforts to protect the Transport Cluster in conjunction with the portfolio Chief Information Officers (CIOs) within each cluster-agency. Responsibilities extend into coordination with the state whole of government cyber security function (Cyber Security NSW) as well as with the relevant federal and state government agencies.


Please click here to view a copy of the position description.



About you


You are a tertiary qualified, experienced information security officer looking for an opportunity to build a world class cyber security within an organisation that is subject to high levels of public scrutiny:


  • You will have demonstrated experience at a high reliability organisation developing, leading, and driving cyber security across a diverse, complex organisation.

  • You are an influencer and thought leader in delivering cyber security advice.

  • You will have demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of building security governance, security controls and cyber security policies within complex organisations.

  • You are experienced in creating, delivering and maintaining clear outcomes focused cyber security and governance frameworks across a large scale organisation.

  • You will understand the balance of addressing customer requirements whilst adhering to other regulatory, policy, government and operational conditions.

  • You have strong experience reporting cyber security matters to Board level.

  • You have the ability to articulate complex concepts and put forward compelling arguments and rationales to all levels and types of audiences.

  • You are experienced in building, developing and leading high performing teams.

  • You embrace a delivery mindset as the cluster continues to transform.



Salary and benefits


This is a Transport Senior Service role (TSSE 2B) offering an attractive remuneration package.


For more information on Employee Benefits at TfNSW please click here.





Joining Transport for NSW, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!



How to apply


To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process.



Applications close: 11.59pm, Sunday 24th October 2021



We are the community we serve

We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued. We welcome people of all backgrounds, experience and abilities.

We enable our people to work in ways that work for them and their teams. Working virtually and from different locations including regional locations, staggering work hours and job sharing are just some of the ways our people can work flexibly.

Please contact the Talent Specialist below if you require any adjustments to be made to how you interact with us throughout the recruitment process or would like to discuss flexible work options.

For any enquiries, please email Alexander Burr at ALEX.BURR@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU.

Find out more about Transport for NSW at https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/about-us ​


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