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Operational Security Officer

Department of Premier & Cabinet - Sydney, NSW

Trades & Services
Source: uWorkin


Job Status: Ongoing, Full-time and Casual
Salary: Base wage of $31.89 per annum, plus 9.5% superannuation contributions. Casual employees will receive an additional 23.3% casual loading. 
Position No: SOH1671
Applications Close: Sunday, 9 May 2021, 11:59pm
Role Enquiries:  [email protected] 
Technical Enquiries: Jobs NSW Helpdesk on 1800 562 679

At the Sydney Opera House you will be surrounded by supportive and hardworking teams who are filled with passion and creativity. You will be inspired to create value in everything you do and will be provided with opportunities to grow and achieve while making a positive contribution to our community.

For more information about the Sydney Opera House please refer to our website. 

This position is responsible to ensure compliance with the application of SOH security obligations by all Internal & External stakeholders. The position is responsible for reporting security related issues and incidents to the Emergency Planning and Response Group management via SOH Emergency Planning and Response Group reporting procedures.

This position is responsible to maintain the integrity of the SOH Security Plan to ensure the protection of the Sydney Opera House as a building of particular cultural significance and a national icon.

Further detailed information about the role and its requirements can be obtained from the role description.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Current Class 1 AC Security Licence, a Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate, Traffic Controller and a Senior First Aid Certificate.
  • Minimum Certificate II in Security Operations with a Registered Training Organisation (or able to obtain within 12 months of start date). 
  • Security industry or related experience, including operational security duties, crowd control, search procedures, control room operations.
  • Thorough and comprehensive contemporary operational security or related experience in a high profile and high public visitation site characterised by high levels of constantly changing activity and 24 hour seven days per week coverage. 
  • Experience in delivering security or related services within heightened level of threat and experience of a multitude of security incident types and responses and in liaising with outside security agencies and emergency services, including crowd management experience.
  • Ability to resolve problems requiring interpretation and assessment of complex situations. 
  • Ability to meet physical fitness standards in accordance with SOH EPRG policy.
  • Strong verbal communication, interpersonal, negotiation, persuasive, facilitation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in incident reporting and sound written communication skills.
  • Ability to adhere to, implement and have a sound understanding of policies and procedures relevant to the workplace.
  • Ability to participate in relevant security training.

Being Australia’s premier cultural institution, tourism destination & a celebrated community meeting place, we are commitment to fostering an inclusive and dynamic working environment for all our staff. With values of Safety, Creativity, Excellence, Collaboration & Accountability your professional life is provided with every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession. Working with the Sydney Opera House gives you access to a great range of benefits including:

  • 5 weeks annual leave ( Full-time only)
  • Access to a range of internal and external professional development programs
  • Fitness Passport & complimentary wellbeing programs including pilates, yoga, circuit classes, physiotherapy sessions as well as other wellbeing initiatives 
  • Working for an organisation with a 5 Star Green Star Performance Rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)
  • Working for an organisation who has committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • And many more!

Sydney Opera House welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds, people with disability, refugee status and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

We seek to provide workplace adjustments at all relevant stages of the recruitment process such as interpreters, alternative formats or other access supports. You can specify in the application form if you require any adjustments or please ask us at any stage. If you need to contact us about making workplace adjustments during the recruitment process please send an email to [email protected] or call us on 02 9250 7743. 

Applicants are asked to include the following documents with their applications

  • Up to date resume of no more than five pages
  • Address their suitability in a cover letter of no more than one page

In additional, applicants will be prompted to answer the following two targeted questions in the online application platform.

  1. Describe a time when you had to work within a team to resolve a security or customer service situation
  2. Describe your experience in identifying suspicious behaviour, and your involvement in a threat environment. 

Applicants MUST create a profile and submit their application electronically for this position at https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/. Only applicants who apply online and include the requested documentation will be considered for this position. 

To be eligible to apply for this position, applicants must have existing Australian work rights.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and Pre-Employment Health Assessment . The assessment seeks information only relevant to performing the inherent requirements of the job, it remains strictly confidential and applicants will be informed of the result.

Applications will not be accepted from recruitment agencies.