Sydney’s Randwick Council is on the hunt for a new IT manager to oversee a $2.5 million ICT budget and develop a 10 year ICT plan.
The council, which has approximately 120,000 residents and covers 36.5 square kilometres, is seeking a candidate to oversee a 17-strong team of business applications, technical support, geographic information system and helpdesk professionals.
In addition, the new IT manager will establish and maintain a strategic IT, business continuity, disaster recovery, information security, and policies plans.
The successful candidate will succeed Graham Curly who leaves the position on the 28 January after some five years as the council's IT manager.
Cost-effectiveness and efficiency will be major focuses of the role, as will recommendations on implementing e-business, mobile workforce, automation and online services projects.
“The person we are looking for demonstrates excellent communication and negotiating skills as well as extensive experience in information technology management,” the advertisement read.
A formal project risk management program for individual technology projects, and a risk management plan for dealing with essential IT skills required to maintain council services, are also challenges.
The council offers a range of online services to its community including online service requests, online rates payments, development enquiries, a register of heritage sites, council job applications and library catalogues.
The council also intends to offer building certificate, tree and heritage tree applications, change of details and other document services online.