Deputy Chief Information Officer - Operations

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Department: Parliament of Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: IT and Telecommunications
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/872024
Closing Date: 24-Jul-2024
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 026409C Deputy CIO - Operations PD.pdf (PDF, 339KB)

Contact: Corey Tonkin

Position Details

Deputy Chief Information Officer - Operations

  • Department of Parliamentary Services
  • Ongoing, full time role
  • PoV STS: $177,488 - $241,387

* A new Parliamentary Officer Enterprise Agreement will be negotiated during 2024. It is anticipated that the salary range for this role will increase potentially to $182,813 to $248,629.

About the Role

This is an exciting leadership opportunity for a passionate IT professional to play a pivotal role in developing and implementing a multi-year Technology Roadmap, ensuring the Parliament of Victoria and the parliamentary departments have a highly reliable, secure, and efficient IT infrastructure.

Key responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with senior management to develop and deliver a strategic multi-year Technology Roadmap.
  • Lead, motivate, and develop a high-performing IT team.
  • Provide expert guidance on resource allocation, ensuring the team has the right skills to meet evolving needs.
  • Oversee the procurement and management of ICT services, maximising value for money.
  • Implement and maintain processes and policies that improve system management and service delivery.
  • Drive the development of cybersecurity practices and disaster recovery plans.
  • Proactively identify and manage IT operational risks.

About you

Are you a seasoned IT leader with a proven track record of building and empowering successful teams? Do you possess a passion for customer service and excel at collaborating with stakeholders?

We're looking for a highly motivated individual with:

  • Outstanding people and resource management skills and a proven track record of developing high performing teams in a multidisciplinary ICT environment.
  • Proven knowledge of contemporary ICT and experience in the management and optimisation of infrastructure, applications, services and contractual arrangements.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing process and metrics frameworks to support evidence-based decision making and a culture of continuous improvements to operations and services.
  • Demonstrable understanding of risk and issue management methodologies and privacy and data protection legislation and regulations including the Victorian Protective Data Security Framework (VPDSF).
  • Demonstrated capabilities in well-honed relationship management, diplomacy and interpersonal skills including ability to communicate technical material to non-technical stakeholders.

A relevant postgraduate qualification would be highly regarded.

Why join us?

We offer hybrid work and are working in the office three days per week to capitalise on our collaborative working environment.

Your professional development is important to us, that's why we have a dedicated learning and development framework, along with leadership development programs and targeted in-house training.

When you excel at your work and initiate innovative solutions or go above and beyond to demonstrate our values, you will be recognised for your efforts through our reward and recognition program.

For more information about a career at Parliament visit our website.

How to apply

Using the "Apply Now" button, please include your resume and a brief cover letter (1-2 pages) broadly outlining your experience and how it directly relates to the position.

The process from here

We are accepting applications until 24 July 2024.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview conducted by a selection panel, which may take place in our offices located in the Melbourne CBD or online.


If you require assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process for this role, please contact Parliament's Recruitment Team via email  or on (03) 8682 2675.

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COVID-19 compliance

Successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption prior to commencing employment.

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