12 Mar 2021

Full Time Electronic Security Systems (ESS) Systems Administrator

for The Department of Parliamentary Services – Canberra

Job Description

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Who we are looking for?

The Digital Customer Services Branch within the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting for a Systems Administrator at the Parliamentary Service Level 5 (PSL5) classification. We are seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to contribute to the management of Electronic Security Systems (ESS) at Australian Parliament House.

The role involves supporting DPS across a range of disciplines, including, but not limited to:

  • Supporting and administering end-user computing, enterprise messaging systems, infrastructure platforms and associated data storage sub-systems within the ESS technical environment; and,
  • Provision of customer support to key stakeholders.

The successful applicant will have extensive experience or demonstrated capacity in supporting the design, development, testing and maintenance of electronic security ICT environments.

Eligibility and/or Job Specific Requirements

The following is essential:

  • Demonstrated experience with electronic security systems, such as CCTV and EACS technologies
  • Tertiary technical qualifications, such as Electronics, Communications or Engineering
  • A General Construction Induction Card (White Card).

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 disability.

How to apply

Please upload a one page response of no more than 700 words describing how your skills, knowledge and experience make you the best person for this job, based on the duties and qualities outlined below.

Your application is a chance to tell us why you are the right person for the job. We want to know why you want to work at DPS, why you are interested in the role, what you can offer us, and how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role.

If proof of qualifications, licences or certificates are required as part of the application process, please incoporate these documents into your resume or within your applicant response before you submit your application.

Closing Date

Applications must be submitted by 11:30pm AEDT, 28 March 2021.


An attractive salary, which could be negotiated with the successful candidate, is on offer.

Duty Statement

Classification: PSL 5
Employment Type: Ongoing
Position No.: 139452
Local Title: Electronic Security Systems (ESS) Systems Administrator ___________

Branch: Digital Customer Services Branch
Section: ESS Support Services
Immediate supervisor: Technical Lead, ESS Operations
Security assessment: Negative Vetting 1 (Confidential/Highly Protected/Secret) ___________

Under general direction, the successful applicant will undertake duties of moderate complexity in accordance with the agreed standards for the Parliamentary Service Level 5 (PSL5) classification. The duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Positively support the efficient functioning and operation of a team responsible for Electronic Security System (ESS) operations

2. Contribute to the installation of electronic security equipment and infrastructure at Parliament House

3. Provide technical advice for planned maintenance and enhancement activities

4. Provide preventative maintenance tasks on electronic security systems

5. Triage and respond to service requests, incidents and issues, coordinating access permits, assigning tasks to appropriate staff and/or service providers, ensuring timely rectification

6. Contribute to the production of technical and user documentation

7. Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external key stakeholders ensuring appropriate engagement at all levels.

Employees of DPS are required to be able, and to be seen to be able, to provide professional advice and services to all Senators and Members without favour or prejudice.

Contact Person

Name: Nathan Sutton
Phone Number: (02) 6277 5493
Email: nathan.sutton@aph.gov.au

Working at Department of Parliamentary Services

DPS recognises and values the contribution that our diverse workforce makes and in return offers great benefits. These include a competitive salary, onsite free parking and gym facilities, a wide range of professional development opportunities so you can take your career further, and all of this in a friendly and supportive environment. Conditions of service are in accordance with the DPS Enterprise Agreement (available here ).

If you think this role sounds like you and you’d like to work in a friendly, high quality team then DPS welcomes your application.

Conditions of Employment

The Parliamentary Service Act 1999 provides for mobility between the Australian Public Service and the Parliamentary Service. Employment opportunities in the Parliamentary Service may be subject to a range of conditions of engagement including:

a) Australian citizenship
b) criminal history check and security clearances
c) possession of mandatory qualifications for certain jobs
d) health clearance, and
e) probation period of 6 months

Australian Citizenship
Section 22 of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 requires that employees of the Parliamentary Service are generally required to be Australian citizens. If you are not an Australian citizen, you may still be considered for engagement on the condition that you are able to gain Australian Citizenship within a specified time. Failure to obtain citizenship within the timeframe could lead to termination of engagement.

If you have accepted a redundancy benefit, within the previous twelve months, from a Commonwealth employer (including the Parliamentary Service and the Australian Public Service), you cannot be employed by DPS until your exclusion period (the number of weeks for which you received a redundancy benefit) has expired. If you would like to discuss your eligibility, please contact HR Services on telephone (02) 6277 5200.

Advice to Applicants

Your application is a chance to tell us why you are the right person for the job. We want to know why you want to work at DPS, why you are interested in the role, what you can offer us, and how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role. In a nutshell – why should we hire you?

Try not to duplicate information that can already be found in your resume, but do highlight any specific examples or achievements that will demonstrate your ability to perform the role.

If you are unfamiliar with applying for APS jobs, the Australian Public Service Commission’s fact sheet on applying for jobs may be useful: Applying for an APS Job: Cracking the Code

Some of DPS’s selection criteria are generic and are based on the Australian Public Service Commission’s Integrated Leadership System (ILS). Applicants will be expected to demonstrate how they would apply these skills to the requirements of the job as described. The Australian Public Service Commission’s ILS Leadership Pathway identifies and describes leadership capabilities at all classification levels

How to Apply

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Job Locations: Canberra.
Job Categories: Federal (Government - Federal), Government, and Security Service.
Job Types: Full Time.
Job Tags: full time jobs for 50+, jobs for 50+, jobs for mature age, jobs for mature age workers, jobs for older workers, mature age jobs, older workers, and older workers jobs.
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