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Senior ICT Specialist - Cork - to €52K+

Job Category:
Software Developer/Engineer, LAN/WAN Network Engineer
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
1-5 Years, 5-10 Years
Clonakilty Co. Cork
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered - see below
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority
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Senior ICT Specialist 

The Senior ICT Specialist will help support the delivery and operation of ICT in a more efficient, shared, and integrated manner across the SFPA. S/he will focus on improved sharing and integration of technology infrastructure; continued and improved digitisation of services and development of appropriate systems to harness data as a regulatory tool; improving ICT governance; and supporting the improvement of ICT resource levels and skillsets in the SFPA.

About the SFPA

The SFPA is an independent statutory body responsible for the regulation of the sea-fisheries and the seafood production sectors. The SFPA promotes compliance with the EU Common Fisheries Policy, sea-fisheries law and food safety law relating to fish and fish products.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

·         Support the maintenance and enhancement of the portfolio of operational and administrative information systems. Ensuring 24x7 support for mission critical systems and infrastructure.

·         Support the development and delivery of ICT security strategies and the organisation’s response to data and cyber security threats in accordance with appropriate regulatory and  legislative requirements.

·         Experience with scripting/programming languages to support network/infrastructure/cloud  service best practices and automation (i.e. PowerShell, Python).

·         Administration of Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Print & File Server

·         Administration of Windows 10 Laptops and Toughbook’s, MDM/MAM, IT Service Desk.

·         Support legacy solutions and contribute to their migration to modern tooling and services, including public cloud.

·         Proactively engage with a wide variety of stakeholders, from DAFM/OGCIO ICT infrastructure, cyber security, and applications teams to wider operational staff to develop and maintain a technical environment that secure, highly available and fit for purpose

Essential Requirements:

·         Possess a qualification (minimum Level 7 NFQ) in a relevant area, with an ICT component.

·         4 years directly relevant ICT experience.

·         Strong hands-on infrastructure technical skills and experience in an ICT environment

·         Experience in management of network and virtual server infrastructures and associated.

·         technical teams.

·         Experience of ICT service delivery and a commitment to customer service within an industry standard service delivery framework, e.g., ITIL.

·         Administration of O365 environment (OneDrive, Exchange Online, Teams, SharePoint Online), Intune/MDM/MAM, Windows 10 Autopilot.

What’s on Offer?

  • Starting Salary: €52,897 with annual increments
  • Attractive Pension scheme
  • 30 annual leave days per annum
  • Permanent position based in Clonakilty, Co. Cork.
  • Hybrid working

What’s Next?

To apply, candidates must submit an Application Form via the online application portal.

To apply, please visit or for further information, please contact Sigmar Recruitment

Closing date is 12 noon on Monday the 13th of February 2023.

The SFPA is an equal opportunities employer. 

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Contact Details:
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority
Tel: 01
Contact: Shane Mullen

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