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Apply By: 12/18/2019

Internal Services

Senior Systems Manager (Computer Services Officer 4), Permanent, HALIFAX

Competition # 21863

About Us The Information, Communication, and Technology Services branch (ICT Services) of the Department of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services is a leader in client focused service delivery. We are responsible for all NS Government departments, agencies, boards and commissions' technology services and support as well as supporting the NS Health Authority and IWK.

The scale and scope of what ICT Services does may surprise you. The rapid pace of change makes it a business imperative for us to be smart and open-minded in the way we think about technology. The Province's technology and business teams collaborate to take advantage of new opportunities and deliver outcomes.

Think "ICT Services" if you crave meaningful work, like making a positive difference and want to create change like we do. Tell us your story. Don t go unnoticed. Explain why you re a winning candidate.

About Our Opportunity As the Senior System Manager (CSO 4), you will provide technical leadership to the infrastructure support team. You will have overall responsibility for the design, development and implementation of mission critical infrastructure projects. You are also responsible to coach, mentor and develop staff.

Being one of the system architects, you will lead the support team to:

- Analyze, clarify and transfer business requirements into technical requirements.
- Architect and implement infrastructure solutions based on the Government's technology, security and architecture standards.
- Configure and troubleshoot operating system, application and network issues.
- Configure websites, applications, servers, and processes to keep them in service.
- Work with IT vendors on server orders.
- Lead/manage infrastructure projects from start to end.
- Configure and troubleshoot Powerschool and TIENet systems.
- Work with other IT groups to meet their technical needs.
- Solve problems and issues reported by business clients.
- Set priorities in cooperation with the manager.
- Meet project deadlines.

About You You have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science plus 5 years related experience in the infrastructure architecture, or graduation from a recognized Information Technology Program plus 5 years and 6 months related experience in the infrastructure architecture. An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered.

Ideally, you must have a proven record and ability to develop, maintain, and support a complex server infrastructure. You will be flexible and adaptable to ever changing priorities and Legacy & new technologies. You should be extensively knowledgeable and highly skilled in Windows, and VMware. You will have experience in Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle databases. Your knowledge and experience with Powerschool, and TIENet will be considered definite assets.

You must demonstrate a high degree of logical problem-solving ability with well-developed oral and written communication skills. You should have extensive experience in project management and change management and working on ticketing systems. You must also demonstrate that you can lead and contribute to an IT support team and work well with people while working on multiple tasks at the same time.

Pay Grade: PR 17

Salary Range: $2,842.04 - $3,337.95 Bi-Weekly

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU).

If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer .

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For questions or concerns, please contact (see below) .

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