Chief Information Officer

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability.

The Department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: EO2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/019947
Closing Date: 17-Dec-2017
Salary Range: $206,539 - $330,582
Job Duration: Up to 5 years
Attachments: Chief Information Officer PD - Nov 2017 .doc (Word, 171KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Grant Nichol or Marianne Broadbent at NGS Global
1300 138 863 or 61 3 8626 600

Position Details


  • $206,539 - $330,582 (Total Remuneration Package)
  • Fixed Term (Up to 5 years)
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne, CBD  (flexibility may be available)

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport, and Resources (DEDJTR) is Victorian Governments' lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. DEDJTR has eight Ministers across 14 portfolios: Public Transport; Major Projects; Creative Industries; Small Business; Trade and Investment; Innovation and the Digital Economy; Tourism and Major Events; Architecture; Regional Development; Industrial Relations; Roads and Road Safety; Ports; Industry and Employment; and Resources. Reflecting this diverse portfolio, the Department is located throughout the Melbourne CBD, Metropolitan Melbourne, Regional Victoria, and international offices worldwide.

The Chief Information Officer's role is to provide vision and leadership of the Department's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services. The role will lead the planning and implementation of enterprise ICT systems in support of business operations in order to improve cost-effectiveness, service delivery and business development. The CIO is a member of the Corporate Services executive leadership team and will forge key partnerships across the Department, portfolio entities and other key stakeholders to achieve departmental objectives. The CIO heads the Technology Services Division which oversees the delivery of ICT related investments and services for DEDJTR, and engages with the organization to ensure systems and services are appropriately designed, governed and delivered. The Division also offers a range of end user focused systems and services to the organization, both directly and through third-party providers. The CIO will chair the Department's Information Management and Technology Governance Committee which is responsible for the governance, risk management and strategic oversite of the departmental and portfolio agencies IT systems and security.

With a relevant tertiary degree and, ideally postgraduate qualifications, the appointee will have demonstrated experience in leading the operation of a large and complex ICT function, including project management and delivery in a diverse environment. Sound commercial acumen and experience in managing the development of commercial/contractual arrangements (on behalf of the Department) will be critical as is highly developed communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to build productive relationships with stakeholders. A track record in identifying opportunities to improve cost-effective investment in programs and services whilst balancing stakeholder expectations for enhanced service delivery will also be critical.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

To obtain position documentation or to apply, please email quoting reference numbers J15460 – Chief Information Officer.

If further information is required after reviewing documentation, please contact Grant Nichol or Marianne Broadbent at NGS Global on 1300 138 863 or +61 3 8626 0600.

Applications close 17, December 2017

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