Working for Helen: PM needs consultant

Have you got what it takes to work for Helen Clark and her ministers? The department of the Prime Minister and cabinet is looking for a internal information management consultant to ensure all its IT systems are running smoothly.

Title: Internal information management consultant, The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Wellington.

Function: Develop and manage the depart-ment’s information technology and information management (IM) systems.

Description: Developing and managing IT and IM project plans, maintaining IT and IM systems. Answerable to corporate services manager, handling a budget of $400,000 and a staff of one.

Dosh: Perhaps $60,000.

Have you got what it takes to work for Helen Clark and her ministers? The department of the Prime Minister and cabinet is looking for a internal information management consultant to ensure all its IT systems are running smoothly.

The full-time post, based at Parliament Buildings, Wellington, is vacant as a result of the incumbent moving to an external consultancy in the capital. Primary duties include the development and management of IT and information management project plans; maintaining and enhancing the department’s IT and IM systems; negotiating and managing relationships with external providers and business partners; and contributing to the department’s IT and IM strategic plan.

Brent Anderson, the department’s corporate services manager, says the successful candidate will deal with parliament’s network manager and government agencies such as the State Services Commission.

Keeping the department’s senior management team and systems analysts up to speed with technology changes and managing the support agreement with Axon Computertime are other responsibilities. The successful candidate will also handle the department’s server replacement programme, taking place over the next six to 12 months, as well as deal with software changes.

Anderson says the successful candidate is likely to be working in IT project management, and has “experience at the sharp end, is up to speed at the content end and has been influential in information management-type activity. We are also looking for good business sense, good relationship skills, technical and information ability.”

Microsoft/Novell NetWare qualifications are preferred, but the department can train the successful candidate if they are not certified. Web development skills are expected. No specific language or systems types are specified, though extra skills are a bonus.

For pay, don’t expect a fortune: “It might be $60K,” he says.

Anderton says the role offers “interesting exposure to government activity”.

Applications close on June 6. See NZ Government Jobs Online details.

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