by Chloe Herrick

APSC on the lookout for CIO

May 25, 20112 mins

The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) is on the lookout for a new CIO to lead its ICT team and provide management and governance.

The Canberra-based position, advertised on Seek, involves a central role in the business areas of the agency to implement a sustainable and supportive approach to projects around the APS reform agenda.

The new CIO, working in collaboration with the corporate team, will be responsible leading the current projects of the ICT team and for delivering daily operational and strategic outcomes while aligning these with the business activities of the commission.

“[The successful candidate] will have broad experience in a range of ICT functions and business areas and ideally, have relevant tertiary qualifications that have developed your strong conceptual and analytical skills,” the advertisement reads.

“You will have high level leadership and senior stakeholder management capability, and a reputation for building professional, high-trust relationships at all levels within an organisation… You will have the capacity to drive a strategic change agenda as well as manage the day to day operational requirements of the role.”

The organisation has offered a salary of $107,836-$120,075 for the role, placing it in the second lowest remuneration bracket ($100,000-$125,000) for a CIO as according to the 2010 Australian State of the CIO survey.

Just 7.7 per cent of respondents to the survey indicated a total annual compensation in this range.

A slew of organisations have been offering salaries on the lower end of the spectrum of late, with the Department of Defence recently advertising a CIO role paying an annual salary of $88,019-$99,285, plus super.

The Queensland Government agency, Public Trustee, also recently advertised for a CIO and cited a salary of $109,674 to $120,324 per annum for the role.

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