Attorney-General's Department seeks CIO

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Attorney-General's Department seeks CIO

Updated: $310,000 a year up for grabs.

The Federal Attorney-General’s Department is looking to recruit a chief information officer to oversee 150 technology staff in Canberra.

The role offered a remuneration package of up to $310,000 a year to a results-oriented individual with stakeholder engagement, strategic management and leadership skills.

It was a new position, created by the department's decision to split up Hilary Russell's People, Information and Technology division into two groups - one in charge of people, and one in charge of IT.

The CIO would report to Elizabeth Kelly, deputy secretary of the Strategic Policy and Coordination Group and take charge of "design and delivery of a contemporary IT enterprise approach and systems", a departmental spokesman said.

Recruitment documents called for applicants with “relevant tertiary qualifications, extensive knowledge of and experience in … information systems, communications technology and information management”.

Besides overseeing and coordinating the department’s ICT, the CIO was expected to provide high-level advice to the department’s senior leadership group and ensure it met relevant Government policies and obligations.

The division was also responsible for building, delivering and sustaining infrastructure for the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) Personal Property Security Reform.

This would be undertaken in partnership with “an external agency and private enterprise”, recruitment documents indicated.

Applications close on 17 October.

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Updated at 10am on 6 October to include information from the Attorney-General's department about the COAG initiative and restructure of the People, Information and Technology division.

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