by Byron Connolly

Queensland government seeks CIO to drive IT reforms

Sep 09, 2013 1 min
Careers Government

The Department of Science, Information Technology and the Arts (DSITIA) in Queensland has gone to market for a new CIO to lead the state government’s recently announced ICT reforms.

The DSITIA posted an advertisement on Seek on Friday for a new CIO to drive “significant transformation, creativity and change in partnership with agency CIOs.”

The role is paying between $331,456 and $393,355 per annum, which includes superannuation and a motor vehicle allowance.

On July 5, the Newman government released the Queensland Government ICT Strategy 2013-07, aimed at shifting from wasteful methods of accessing and delivering technology services to more efficient ICT-as-a-service agreements.

Late last month, the government also unveiled an ICT action plan for better managing ICT rollout, in the hope that it will avoid a repeat of QLD Health’s high profile $1.2 billion payroll project disaster.

Under this plan, the progress of the Queensland’s government IT projects is now being made available through an .

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The plan includes a range of new initiatives, which will be rolled out between now and 2014.

Applications for the position close on September 20.