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Department of Parliamentary Services
Position Level: 
Executive Level 1
Capital Hill ACT
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Closing date: 
21 June 2021
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The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is seeking a highly motivated and innovative individual to fill the role of Network Engineer within the Network and Identity Systems Section, Cyber Security Branch.

The Cyber Security Branch is responsible for the effective and secure operation of Parliament House’s state-of-the-art digital network and computing environment, which underpins the operation of the Australian Parliament. Recent events demonstrate the increasing prevalence of malicious cyber activity targeted at the political and democratic process; in a number of countries. 

In support of the Australian Parliament, we regularly defend against, and prepare for, a range of cyber threats; including hacktivism, cybercrimes, cyber-attacks, cyber espionage and cyber warfare. To bolster our cyber capability, we are seeking talented and motivated individuals to join our growing team to protect this critical national institution. The successful applicant will work to uphold the integrity of Parliament House’s digital network and computing environment, and collaborate with a range of domestic cyber agencies as well as international partners representing the parliaments of the Five-Eyes intelligence alliance.

The Network Engineer contributes to the design, integration, testing and maintenance of network infrastructure to support the Department’s cyber security strategy and business outcomes.

Our ideal candidate will have technical knowledge and an understanding of network information systems including the ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to deliver and maintain a secure network infrastructure.

Key duties

Please click the 'apply now' button to go to the DPS Careers Webpage where you can find more information about the position and relevant duty statement.


The successful applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Information Technology or a related discipline and/or industry-based qualifications.
  • 5 + years’ experience managing and monitoring Networks in an enterprise environment including but not limited to Gateway, LAN/WAN, Security, Load-Balancing and Wireless solutions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various aspects of Networks, predominately across Cisco.
  • An understanding of current Networking technologies and the ability to map to future/emerging technologies/industry trends and organisational outcomes.
  • The ability to participate in network operations after-hour support and on-call roster arrangements.
  • The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting 1 (Confidential/Highly Protected/Secret) security clearance.


DPS welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait people.

For more information: 
Gary Aisbitt
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