Senior Technical Consultant

Full time on-going
VPS Grade 5.2
$103,721 - $113,572 per annum plus superannuation


The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducts State and local council elections and is responsible for promoting public awareness and understanding of electoral issues in the Victorian community.

About the Team

The VEC IT Branch, comprising approximately 25 team members, is responsible for the delivery of all the technology required by the VEC including software development and maintenance of all the applications required by the organisation to conduct and administer its electoral responsibilities. Also, the team manages a portfolio of applications used during an election which are critical to the success of the electoral events the VEC conduct.

Job Details
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Department: Victorian Electoral Commission
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: IT and Telecommunications
Classification: VPSG5.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/120
Closing Date: 22-Jan-2018
Salary Range: $103,721 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Technical Consultant - Position Description.pdf (PDF, 240KB)
Job Specification

Disclosure of Political Activities Factsheet.pdf (PDF, 213KB)


Template - Disclosure of Political Activities Form.docx (Word, 40KB)


Read Before Applying - Important Information.pdf (PDF, 163KB)


Contact: Shripad Joshi
Shripad.Joshi@vec.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the Role

Reporting directly to the IT Operations Manager, the Senior Technical Consultant works as part of the IT Operations Team developing and maintaining this infrastructure, and ensuring the VEC has an IT environment that is stable, secure, responsive and fault-tolerant. Your contribution, along with your team members at VEC, will ensure that all Victorians actively participate in their democracy.

Day to day, the Senior Technical Consultant will be responsible for:
• Developing, managing and administering the VEC's on-premise infrastructure
• Leading the technical contribution to the VEC's Cloud strategic plan by providing technical expertise based on application service, operational delivery, platform security and stability within a rapidly changing technological landscape
• Developing strategies to drive continuous improvements in the functionality and resilience of the VECs technological appliances and systems
• Managing and maintaining a secure and stable Intranet environment for the VEC

The successful applicant

VEC is a great place to work, diverse and high performance team, mission critical, positive friendly environment, working with latest technology to deliver the critical outcomes and we are looking for someone to jump on board, be enthusiastic, and make it happen!

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience in-
• Administering Cisco networking devices,edge security applicances such as F5, Firewalls, WAF, Applications Gateways, Public DNS tenancies
• Managing cloud based technologies and how to apply best practice methodologies to implementing a secure and resilient cloud environment. (NSGs/ Firewalls/ WAF/ Availability Sets/ ASE/ AppService/ Gateways)
• Managing day to day operations by leveragling on system centre suite on premise and OMS in Azure

How to apply

Applicants MUST submit the following, or your application cannot be considered:
• A separate written document addressing the Key Selection Criteria contained in the position description in the job details section above. (Please visit this link for tips on how to prepare your responses to the Key Selection Criteria.)
• a current CV

Applications should be lodged online via the Apply Now button (below).

The VEC has extended the advertising period for this role and applications will now close on 22 January 2018.

The VEC is an equal opportunity employer*.
* In accordance with Section 17A of the Electoral Act 2002, the VEC may ask applicants for disclosure of specific political activities that could compromise the perceived independence of the organisation. Please read the Disclosure of Political Activities Fact Sheet before applying.


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