DTA to appoint first-ever CIO

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DTA to appoint first-ever CIO

To ensure IT stability, security.

The Digital Transformation Agency has begun searching for its first-ever chief information officer to look after the agency’s rapidly expanding IT estate.

The government’s IT policy and procurement lead has created the position ahead of what it ominously describes as “an exciting period of development and change”.

It is after a “dynamic, motivated and experienced professional” to oversee the agency’s day-to-day tech needs across the agency’s Canberra and Sydney offices.

This includes ensuring the agency has “secure, reliable and stable ICT and business services” as it begins to rollout early versions of government-wide platforms like Notify.com.au.

Earlier this year the DTA began offering federal, state and local government agencies the opportunity to trial the platform for an easy, low cost way to send reminders and messages.

The exec will also need to finding opportunities to deliver solutions that meet the needs of internal stakeholders, and where whole of government IT capabilities require it, external APS stakeholders.

“You will lead the DTA’s ICT capability in a way that enables the DTA to achieve its strategic and operational goals,” the DTA said in a job listing.

“You will also ensure that the DTA’s ICT investments represent value for money.”

However, as an executive level two (EL2) role, the CIO sit outside the agency’s leadership team, which includes chief digital officer Peter Alexander and chief strategy officer Anthony Vlasic.

The DTA us offering the successful applicant up to $146,104 annually.

Last month’s federal budget put the DTA’s average staffing level (ASL) during 2018-19 at just over 200, slightly lower than the year before.

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