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Post of Manager I (Security Management)

Date: Oct 04, 2019
 
1. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security invites applications for the post of
Manager I (Security Management) in the Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security.

​Terms And Conditions

2.1 This appointment is subject to a probationary period of twelve (12) months.

2.2 During the probationary/trial period, appointees must successfully complete appropriate induction
programmes organised by the Institute for Public Service to be eligible for confirmation of appointment

2.3 The salary for the post of Manager I (Security Management) is Salary Scale 10, which in year 2019 is
€19,958 per annum, rising by annual increments of €407.67 up to a maximum of €22,404.

2.4 A Manager I (Security Management) will progress to Salary Scale 9 (€21,252 x €447.33 - €23,936 in 2019)
on completion of two (2) years’ service in the grade in Salary Scale 10, subject to satisfactory performance.

2.5 A Manager I (Security Management) will progress to Salary Scale 8 (€22,645 x €486.83 - €25,566 in 2019)
on completion of five (5) years’ service in the grade in Salary Scale 9, subject to satisfactory performance.

2.6 A Manager I (Security Management) will progress to Salary Scale 7 (€24,153 x €531.17 - €27,340 in 2019)
on completion of three (3) years’ service in the grade in Salary Scale 8, subject to satisfactory performance.

2.7 Selected candidates will also be entitled to the payment of an annual performance bonus of up to a maximum
of 10% of his/her basic salary, subject to satisfactory performance and subject to Central Administration’s
policies in force from time to time.

2.8 On being appointed, a successful candidate would be requested to renounce to other applications currently
in process within the Public Service which is/are pending at the time of this appointment, without prejudice to
SAAC calls (including Assistant Directors).

2.9 Lateral applications by public officers who already hold an appointment in the same grade being advertised
are allowed only if the area of specialisation of the vacancy is different to the one held by the applicant and
requires a specific related qualification as an eligibility requirement, which the applicant must satisfy.
(a) Successful candidates are to serve in this post for a minimum of two (2) years, without prejudice to
applications for SAAC calls (including Assistant Directors).

2.10 It will not be possible to request a transfer before a two (2) year period from date of appointment. On the
lapse of a two (2) year period, appointees may only be transferred at own request to carry out duties elsewhere
in the area of Security Management, subject to availability of vacancies and the exigencies of management.

2.11 The result will be valid for a period of two (2) years from the date of publication.

Duties

3. The duties of Manager I (Security Management) include:
i. facilitating operations of the CIP, CIIP and CSIRT Malta, coordinating day-to-day work and representing
the teams within and outside the Department;

ii. acting as the main motivator and planner during national simulation exercises and representing the
directorate during Pan-European exercises as well as being the first person to be contacted during national
/ international cyber security threats that require escalation and distribution to third-parties;
iii. promoting and overseeing that the set goals and objectives of the various teams within the Department are
met;

iv. coordinating the Security Management programme, procedures, projects and tasks related to CIP (Critical
Infrastructure Protection), CIIP (Critical Information Infrastructure Protection) and CSIRT (Computer
Security Incident Response Team);

v. tackling Security Management and administrative issues related to internet protocols, Windows,
UNIX/LINUX and mobile operating systems and environments;

vi. managing systems and networks backed by knowledge of DNS, DMZ, TCP/IP, Cisco Routing and firewall,
network infrastructure components, applications, services, protocols, virtualisation and malware maintaining
a cyber-hygiene environment within the Department;

vii. substituting for the Infosec Analyst/s and assisting IROs (Incident Response Officer/s) in performing their
functions and in particular Security Management functions related to CIP, CIIP and CSIRT;

viii. developing monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual performance Security Management reports;

ix. participating in critical-infrastructure operational and IT risks, threats, hazards and vulnerability
assessments, as required;

x. producing incident reports providing accurate Security Management description of the identified threat
landscape, associated risks and the required treatment and contingency actions and plans as may be
required;

xi. attending and participating in Security Management working groups, training programmes, meetings and
projects locally and overseas;

xii. researching hacker techniques, vulnerabilities, exploits and providing detailed briefings to relevant parties;

xiii. coordinating and driving the Security Management dialogue among CIP/CIIP/CSIRT stakeholders;

xiv. implementing Security Management platforms related to the CIP, CIIP and CSIRT;

xv. performing such related and consequential duties as the Permanent Secretary, the Chief Information
Officer or the Head of Department may delegate from time to time;

xvi. performing any other duties according to the exigencies of the Public Service as directed by the Principal
Permanent Secretary.

Eligibility Requirements

4.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:
(i) (a) citizens of Malta; or
(b) citizens of other Member States of the European Union who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese
citizens in matters of employment by virtue of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free
movement of workers; or
(c) citizens of any other country who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to
employment by virtue of the application to that country of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with
the free movement of workers; or
(d) any other persons who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to
employment in terms of the law or the above-mentioned EU legislation and treaty provisions, on account of
their family relationship with persons mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c); or
(e) third country nationals who have been granted long-term resident status in Malta under regulation 4 of
the “Status of Long-Term Residents (Third Country Nationals) Regulations, 2006” or who have been
granted a residence permit under regulation 18 (3) thereof, together with family members of such third
country nationals who have been granted a residence permit under the “Family Reunification Regulations,
2007”.
The advice of the Department of Citizenship and Expatriate Affairs within the Identity Malta Agency should be
sought as necessary in the interpretation of the above provisions.
Eligibility Requirements
The appointment of candidates referred to at (b), (c), (d) and (e) above would necessitate the issue of an
employment licence in so far as this is required by the Immigration Act and subsidiary legislation. Jobsplus
should be consulted as necessary on this issue.
(ii) must be proficient in the Maltese and English Language ;
AND
iii) in possession of a recognised Bachelor’s qualification at MQF Level 6 (subject to a minimum of 180
ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent, with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2003) in ICT,
Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics or a comparable professional qualification. .
Public Officers applying for the post must be confirmed in their current appointment.
4.2 Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided
they meet any specified subject requirements. A Master's qualification at MQF Level 7, or equivalent, must
comprise a minimum of 60 ECTSD/ECVET credits with regard to programmes commencing as from October
2008.
Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above-mentioned qualifications will still be
considered, provided that they submit evidence that they have obtained the qualifications in question, or
successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent, taken as part of a higher recognized
MQF level program of study, as required in the afore-mentioned eligibility criteria, by the closing time and date
of the call for applications.
4.3 Furthermore, candidates who have not yet formally obtained or have been approved for the qualification
specified in paragraph 4.1 (iii) or else as indicated in paragraph 4.2 will still be considered provided that they
submit evidence that they would obtain or be approved for such qualification by the 31st October 2019. If
selected, such candidates must produce the qualification indicated before appointment. If the deadline is not
met, the selected candidates will be disqualified from the result.
4.4 Applicants must be of conduct which is appropriate to the post applied for (applicants who are already in the
Malta Public Service must produce a Service and Leave Record Form (GP 47); those applying from outside the
Service must produce a Certificate of Conduct issued by the Police or other competent authority not earlier than
one (1) month from the date of application and state whether they have ever been in Government Service, giving
details).
4.5 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 4.1 to 4.4 above, not only by the
closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.
4.6 Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MQRIC recognition statements in respect of
their qualifications from MQRIC, or other designated authorities, as applicable, as per provisions applicable to
this call for applications (see link below).

Submission of supporting Documentation

5.1 Qualifications and experience claimed must be supported by certificates and/or testimonials, copies of which
are to be scanned and sent through the Recruitment Portal on https://recruitment.gov.mt. The applicant is to be
informed of any missing documents immediately after the closing date of the call for applications and notified
that consequently his application will not be considered further, unless justifiable reasons are given by the
applicant, to the satisfaction of the Public Service Commission on psc@gov.mt, for any omission or late
submission. Such justification should be sent to the PSC within five working days from the date of the
aforementioned notification.
5.2 Original certificates and/or testimonials are to be invariably produced for verification at the interview.
Submission of Supporting Documentation

Selection Procedure

6.1 Eligible applicants will be assessed by a Selection Board to determine their suitability for the post. The
maximum mark for this selection process is 100% and the pass mark is 50%.
6.2 Due consideration will be given to applicants who, besides the requisites indicated in paragraphs 4.1 - 4.4,
have proven relevant work experience.

Submissions of applications

7. Applications are to be submitted, for the attention of the Human Resources Section, Ministry for Home Affairs
and National Security, through the Recruitment Portal only at the following address: https://recruitment.gov.mt.
Applications are to include a curriculum vitae (which should include a list of qualifications held by applicant), and
an updated Service and Leave Record Form (GP47) / Certificate of Conduct as applicable, in pdf format, which
are to be uploaded through the Portal. The closing date of the receipt of applications is noon (Central European
Time) of Friday, 18 October 2019. A computer-generated e-mail will be sent as an acknowledgement of the
application. Further details concerning the submission of applications are contained in the general provisions
referred to below.

Other General Provisions

8. Other general provisions concerning this call for applications, with particular reference to:
- applicable benefits, conditions and rules/regulations;
- reasonable accommodation for registered persons with disability;
- submission of recognition statements in respect of qualifications;
- publication of the result;
- medical examination;
- the process for the submission of petitions concerning the result;
- access to application forms and related details;
- retention of documents;

may be viewed by accessing the website of the People & Standards Division at the address
https://publicservice.gov.mt/en/people/Pages/PeopleResourcingandCompliance/FormsandTemplates.aspx or
may be obtained from the Human Resources Section, Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security, 201,
Strait Street, Valletta. These general provisions are to be regarded as an integral part of this call for
applications.

The website address and e-mail address of the receiving Ministry are www.homeaffairs.gov.mt and
recruitment.mhas@gov.mt .