First Assistant Secretary

Department of Home Affairs

Several First Assistant Secretary (FAS) vacancies are available and include, but not limited to the following Groups:

The Cyber and Infrastructure Security (CIS) Group brings together cyber security and critical infrastructure policy, response and coordination functions; the Department’s regulatory functions for critical infrastructure (including aviation and maritime security); identity security and protection; and background checking under the AusCheck scheme. CIS Group also provides support and surge functions to the National Cyber Security Coordinator through the National Office of Cyber Security.

The National Security and Resilience (NSR) Group provides policy development on national security and resilience– with an emphasis on counter terrorism and countering violent extremism; counter foreign interference; national resilience; and strengthening democracy. The Group focuses on the development of a more secure and resilient nation, better able to withstand shocks and adapt to emerging changes in the global, regional and domestic environments.

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