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Senior Security Risk Specialist

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Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: QLD, Various
Categories: Safety, Aviation

  • Full time position with flexible working arrangements.
  • Senior Aviation Security position based in Brisbane.
  • A collaborative and supportive environment that values professionalism, objectivity, and integrity.

The Organisation:

Airservices Australia is a government-owned organisation responsible for the safe and efficient management of 11% of the world’s airspace and provision of aviation rescue fire fighting services at Australia’s busiest airports.

Our people are our greatest asset with a dynamic and diverse team operating from locations across the country - from bustling cities to regional and remote locations, including an island. This team keep Australia’s aviation industry safe every day of the year, both in the air and on the ground.

We connect people with their world safely – linking family and friends, generating economic activity, creating jobs, and facilitating trade and tourism.

Airservices is committed to fostering a culture that is diverse, inclusive, and respectful. We encourage motivated individuals who love what they do, value a service first mindset, and embrace a challenge to explore a career with Airservices. In return you will be a valued team member, be offered flexibility and experience a meaningful career in an exciting, ever-evolving aviation industry.

The Role & The Team:

As the Senior Security Risk Specialist, you will be part of a team of security professionals who contribute to the security management for Airservices assets and sites, including conducting security risk and threat assessments, certification and accreditation of physical security zones and security incident management. Additionally, you will be required to provide timely and accurate security advice and develop practical and achievable solutions to ensure Airservices meets its Commonwealth protective security function and obligations. 

You will be required to provide advice to Airservices staff on all aspects of protective security and be prepared to support the regionally based Facilities Security Officers, and commercially contracted security staff who are engaged by the Enterprise Shared Services.

Reporting to the Head of Security & Resilience, your responsibilities shall include:

  • Advise and implement security arrangements for Airservices.
  • Provide security threat and risk assessments.
  • Ensure Airservices maintains compliance with the Transport Security Program
  • Participate in certification and accreditation of security zones in accordance with government requirements.
  • Assist with the development strategies to ensure successful implementation of the Protective Security Policy Framework
  • Provide security representation on project teams and engage with internal and external security stakeholders, including security contractors and facilities design teams.
  • Provide security advice and support to the national Facilities Security Officer network.
  • Assist with or conduct investigations of security incidents.
  • Develop security business continuity plans.
  • Provide expert advice to infrastructure project teams in relation to security requirements, including undertaking assurance activity, the production and/or review of security design briefs, in line with the standards defined in Australian Government physical security requirements documents.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Security Risk Specialist to join us in delivering high quality services whilst working in a high performing and dynamic team.

Please see the link below to view the full Position Description: 

Download File Position Description - Senior Security Risk Specialist.docx

The Person:

To be successful in this role, you will be a proactive self-starter and have extensive industry experience with relevant security qualifications.

It is essential you possess significant protective security experience and have the ability to manage relationships and represent Airservices to a variety of internal and external aviation and security stakeholders. You will require a comprehensive understanding of the Protective Security Policy Framework, and how it is applied within government and other organisations. Experience in the application of Certification and Accreditation of security zoned spaces would also be desirable. 

The successful applicant will have:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a security operations and risk management role, with a proven record in the delivery of protective security services, especially in an aviation, critical infrastructure, project management or government context.
  • Demonstrable experience in the Certification and Accreditation process of security zones that comply with the PSPF and other relevant government policy.
  • Strong influencing, stakeholder management experience.
  • Certificate IV in Security Risk Management or equivalent.
  • Experience (at least 5 years) delivering outcomes in protective security projects, including major infrastructure projects or a Certificate IV in Project Management.
  • Experience in security investigations. Certificate IV in Government (Investigations) or equivalent (Desirable)
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced competency skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Office 365).
  • Delivery of Australian Government security awareness programs.

Airservices Australia is a diverse and inclusive employer that recognises the benefits of having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. We encourage applications from diverse groups including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Security Clearance:

To be eligible to apply, you must be an Australian Citizen. Hold or be eligible to obtain a minimum of a Security Clearance of Negative Vetting Level 1.

Should you require any further information please contact Greg Kroll, Talent Acquisition Advisor via email at

How to Apply: 

To apply for this position please lodge an application online via the “apply link” attaching your resume and a cover letter outlining your skills and experience and how they relate to this role.

Applications close 29th September 2023 @ 5.00 pm EST.

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