The Sydney Morning Herald of 16 June listed a number of senior ICT positions for a ‘large, high profile Government organisation’ that ‘provides critical services to the people of NSW’. While the firm handling the recruitment declined to disclose the name of the agency, Intermedium has identified that these positions are in NSW Police.
Advertised at the General Manager level, the jobs command salaries of $153k to $174k per annum. Given their descriptions, the roles will generate major changes in the way the ICT functions are managed at NSW Police.
The positions are: GM Governance & Architecture, GM Technology Operations, GM Project Management & Delivery, GM Information Reporting & Business Intelligence and Business Manager, Business & Technology Services.
For more details, go to the NSW Government Jobs Site.
These jobs are advertised in the context of other major changes at NSW Police. The Minister for Police, David Campbell was appointed in the April 2007 cabinet changes, and its new Commissioner, Andrew Scipione, was appointed only last week (26 June 2007). Scipione is a career NSW Police Officer, having joined NSW Police in 1980. He has a Masters Degree in Management, a Degree in Security Management and is a graduate of the FBI Academy. He was appointed Deputy Commissioner in February 2002 and took on the key role of Deputy Commissioner Field Operations in October 2005.
The Field Operations role made Scipione responsible for all Regions, including State Crime Command, Traffic Services, APEC Security Command and Crime Prevention. He was also State Emergency Operations Controller. This background will clearly equip him with very strong views on how the NSW Police ICT function should serve his organisation.
A likely further input to the emergence of these new roles is the fact that the NSW Police CIO, Julie Roberts, has been in the job a relatively short period - since September 2006. These new positions therefore will be a reflection of the structure she believes is necessary to allow her to do her job effectively.
NSW Police has a number of major ICT projects on the go, and received $50m in last month's Budget for 'continuing improvements to IT and communications', as well as $10.1m for 'Police IT Systems' such as its Computer Aided Dispatch System and a Forensic Services Digital Imaging System.