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494999/ID - Director - Executive Level 2

Apply now Job no: 494999
Work type: Full-time and Part-time
Location: Canberra, ACT
Categories: Executive Level 2

Our Opportunity

The Server Storage Operations team provides a challenging and function-critial role in supporting the availability of a secure and stable IT operating environment for the department’s staff. The occupant will provide support to the Chief Information Officer and Deputy CIO in planning for the delivery of a challenging suite of work covering business as usual (BAU) and capital projects.

The successful occupant will need to demonstrate the ability to plan for and implement delivery of major change and support the team through functional and structural adjustment.

The Role manages the departments delivery of compute, data storage, back-up and identity functions including key systems monitoring tools such as Splaunk and Solarwinds.  The department has adopted a hybrid multi-cloud strategy and operates a mixture of on-premise and AWS and Azure cloud environments with a clear direction towards cloud adoption.   

Key responsibilities include:

  • lead and manage a team of technical specialists to ensure the department operates an effective, secure, stable and cost-effective ICT environment which meets business needs and complies with whole of government requirements

  • support the departments cloud adoption strategy through leading the current team’s transition to cloud services

  • support the effective delivery of an annual suite of work, including ICT projects and significant transformational activities

  • help shape the department’s forward ICT strategies and deliver against agreed objectives

  • work with the CIO, Deputy CIO, peers and key stakeholders on the alignment of technical solutions and internal business strategies/requirements

  • work with management and vendors to assist with providing systems and services

  • support effective business continuity and disaster recovery processes and maintain suitable readiness

  • contribute to the forecasting of system costs to ensure effective budget management

  • ensure procedures are followed to minimise risk of system outages, instability, or inconsistencies due to system changes, by enforcing risk mitigation strategies

  • effectively manage contracts to ensure vendors provide critical and cost-effective services to the department

  • contribute to the overall management of the Branch; and

  • develop staff in the Section and contribute to the overall workforce strategy of the Division.

Who are we looking for?

We seek people who bring external ideas, diverse experience, and global perspectives, and are willing to explore innovative ways of working. People who work for us will display leadership at all levels, apply information effectively in order to solve problems, and work collaboratively to achieve outcomes.

Specific requirements of the role:

Applications are sought from individuals with an ability to demonstrate management and technical leadership capability in a system engineering environment.  Candidates should possess good communication, organisational, change management and interpersonal skills, and an ability to develop a sound working knowledge of the department’s IT environments.

The selection criteria for this position are based on the AGD Performance Expectations. Applicants are encouraged to outline their relevant experience specifically as it relates to the stated requirements of this position.

Key skills and attributes required include:

  • demonstrates an ability to plan, develop and execute work plans for the section

  • ability to make recommendations based on rigorous analysis and investigation

  • demonstrates a flexible approach to work, displaying willingness to explore opportunities as they arise

  • communicates effectively within the team and across the Division

  • is accountable for seeing projects and work tasks through to completion as well as for assisting others in own work area.

  • displays sound judgement in responding effectively to stakeholder needs, including demonstrated attention to detail

  • manages own time effectively

  • effectively prioritises Section resources and own work in line with team and departmental objectives

Additional job-specific criteria include:

  • qualifications or experience in the management of technical IT teams and delivery of critical IT services.

Please refer to the AGD Performance Expectations for more detail.

The range and nature of work within the Attorney-General’s Department requires a workforce that reflects our diverse society and the department provides a number of support mechanisms for employees.

As an AGD employee, you will:

  • be part of an inclusive and diverse work environment

  • receive a generous starting salary and work conditions

  • benefit from supportive learning and development

  • be supported by a range of active networks including the Indigenous Employee Network, the Celebrating Ability Network, the

  • Women’s Network, the Pride Network and the Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Network.

To see further information regarding our support for our employees, please see our Workplace Diversity Page.



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