Security and IT Officer (HEO 6)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 28 Oct 2021

  • Open to Australian Aboriginal peoples and UniSA employees only
  • Full-time, fixed term contract until 31 December 2022 based in Clinical and Health Sciences at the City East campus
  • Commencement Salary: $82,077 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

Home to the University of South Australia Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre (QUMPRC) and key research concentrations in the areas of mental health and suicide prevention, nursing and midwifery workforce development, drug discovery, pharmaceutical innovation, health and disease biology, and food nutrition and health, we continue to meet community health needs and contribute to a healthier society.

Established by the Australian Government Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), the Veterans MATES program has improved the health of veterans by providing up to date health and medicines information specifically tailored for veterans and their general practitioners. The activities of the Veterans’ MATES program are underpinned by the guiding principles of Australia’s National Strategy for Quality Use of Medicines. Utilising DVA’s health claims data, Veterans’ MATES provides direct patient-based feedback to general practitioners. This is supported with educational materials developed by a clinical panel, which are peer reviewed and overseen by a national representative editorial committee. Pharmacists and veterans also receive supporting educational material. The program is funded by DVA.

About the Role

This position is responsible for managing the security and IT environment requirements of the Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre’s (QUMPRC) secure data facility in compliance with the Attorney-General’s Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) and the specific requirements of Australian Government Departments and data custodians. This specifically relates to the Veterans Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Services (Veterans MATES) project and includes the development and maintenance of physical and logical environments to ensure the secure transfer, storage and analysis of data, as well as conformance with the OMOP data model.

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage the physical and IT security mechanisms and assess the impact of configuration changes on the security of IT
  • Develop and maintain procedures for the use of designated information technologies, services and applications
  • Identify, assess and manage all IT and physical environment security risks
  • Manage regular maintenance and upgrades of computer facilities, hardware and software within the QUMPRC
  • Develop and maintain all security-related personnel and physical environment principles including policies, plans and procedures

Essential Skills and Experience
  • A tertiary qualification in information management or demonstrated equivalent knowledge, skills and experience, or previous experience in an IT security position
  • Experience with, or an understanding of the OMOP data model, security and IT requirements for managing large data sets of identified medical/health data
  • Demonstrated experience in the establishment and support of systems running a Windows desktop operating environment and a wide range of applications
  • Demonstrated high level of knowledge and experience with IT risk management
  • High level organisational and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities with competing deadlines


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Staff study support
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership

How to Apply

Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume only.

Please address your cover letter to Eleanor Onorato, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 3570.

Applications close: 11.30pm Thursday 28 October 2021

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory National Police Check (NPC) being obtained and maintained.

To be eligible to apply for internal positions, you must either be an Australian Aboriginal peoples, or a current UniSA continuing, fixed-term or casual staff member at the time the position is advertised and have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.


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