Cork City Council is a large urban Local Authority which employs over 1600 staff across over 40 locations within the city. It has an annual operating budget of €268 million for 2023 and provides a wide and diverse range of public services ranging from housing, parking, civic events, water, planning, parks, libraries, emergency services and many others.
The ICT, digital and business services department is a key enabler of digital services within Cork city council and leads the digital transformation agenda supporting the wider residential communities. The strategic and operations plans for the ICT area support the following broad goals:
• Strategic alignment with the corporate plan through ICT business plans.
• Project management, new application development and support,
• Infrastructure and communications management,
• Service Design, Business process Redesign and cost savings initiatives.
• Cyber risk mitigation and awareness initiatives including planning for resilience.
Over 1200 users avail of a wide variety of systems which support their activities from parking inspectors, litter wardens, site engineers, craft workers, librarians etc and include several on-line services and websites and of course the more traditional back-office business applications typical of a large service organisation. These include Agresso financial management and My Pay (Core) suites. The MSOffice 365 suite is used with MFA and Fortinet products to enable a secure hybrid work environment.
The city council is part of the government network and makes extensive use of the MAN (Metropolitan area network). An asset management system KACE is used to manage the network, security, licensing etc Wi-Fi has been rolled out within the City Council site and in designated areas within the city for public use under the Wifi4EU schemes.
A vacancy now exists in Cork City Council for the position of Information Communications Technology Programme Officer.
This is primarily a senior management and leadership position. It requires extensive proven experience of ICT service and change management delivery in a complex service environment operating in a hybrid- cloud environment and many diverse applications.
A full list of the essential requirements for this position is available in the Candidate Information Booklet.
The Public Appointments Service is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.
Closing Date: 3pm Thursday 7th September 2023.