“With over $174 billion in payments processed per year, the CIO for the Department of Human Services is arguably the most significant role of its kind in Australia,” according to the listing for the role recently vacated by Gary Sterrenberg.
The job involves leading a team of 3000, aiming for “optimal use of current and emerging technology” and giving “astute policy advice” to Minister for Human Services Michael Keenan and DHS secretary Renee Leon.
They encourage applications from “private or public sector executives who have held key leadership positions in organisations with large scale, highly complex ICT infrastructure and significant service networks, and transaction volume” — although, as the advertisement notes, they don’t come much bigger or more complex than DHS.
“This position provides unique scope for strategic leadership and innovation.
“Whilst maintaining critical service quality and reliability across the largest service delivery network in the southern hemisphere, you will drive performance improvement and innovation, transforming the way in which technology underpins and facilitates Australian Government service delivery and enhances the customer experience.”