Job Details
  • ReferenceBH-145402
  • LocationPort Macquarie
  • SalaryIn the range of $84,633.00 to $95,249
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted13 days ago
  • ConsultantJo Ellerman
Do you have a solid background in system administration, strong problem-solving skills, and a proactive approach to managing your workload.? Is so we want to hear from you!

Why work anywhere else!

Port Macquarie Hastings Council is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales where Birpai the traditional owners of the Port Macquarie region have occupied the region for thousands of years. It is one of the largest urban centres on the North Coast, with an estimated population over 86,792.Our community is characterised by its welcoming attitude, growing economy, and natural beauty such as rainforests and estuaries to white sandy beaches to world heritage mountain wilderness, the Port Macquarie region offers an attractive lifestyle for everyone.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Systems Administrator expert.  As a key member of the  team, you'll have the opportunity to put your skills to the test, helping to design, implement, and maintain complex server infrastructures across multiple departments and offices with a view to a cloud migration in the near future.

Why the team needs you

From troubleshooting critical system issues to automating routine tasks, you'll play a vital role in ensuring our IT infrastructure remains secure, reliable, and effective.

You will be accountable for the delivery of specialist ICT consultancy services, including the provision of expert technical advice and support and assistance on issues relating to the delivery and maintenance of Council’s ICT infrastructure.

You will take the lead in providing holistic technical advice on the establishment and maintenance of a robust and scalable ICT architecture and provide detailed technical support for delivering new ICT infrastructure requirements for PMHC.

On a typical day, this role will
  • Administration, monitoring and management of Council’s Microsoft environment including MS O365 as well as Azure and Server platforms
  • Maintenance of infrastructure
  • Monitoring and rectifying issues remotely and on site
  • Provide an escalation point for complex user hardware/software issues following initial diagnosis by other team members.
  • Contribute to the design, planning and execution of major ICT projects to ensure smooth execution and deployment

What you’ll bring to the team.

The successful applicant will have effective analytical and problem-solving skills with the capacity to think creatively, act strategically and manage change. You will possess a bachelor’s degree or other certification in Computer Science, Information Technology or System Administration as well as:
  • Strong working experience with Windows Client; Network administration; Windows Server; Microsoft Office 365; Data management (on premise and cloud environments); MS Azure, MFA,
  • High level knowledge and experience with on-premises Microsoft Server 2012 - 2019, Exchange Online (Hybrid).
  • Experience in support and maintenance of backup and replication software.
  • Proven experience in virtual desktop infrastructure (preferable vmware horizon)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts in business terminology
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

 Why you’ll want to join the team

This is an exciting time to be part of a forward-thinking organisation. Candidates with the energy and passion to deliver quality outcomes for Council and the Community will be rewarded with this sought-after role.
  • Full Time, 35 hours per week 
  • Salary (exclusive of super):  In the range of $84,633.00 to $95,249 
  • Flexible work arrangements, hybrid working and flexitime
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Career development opportunities Annual salary increase set as per the Local Government (State) Award 2020 plus annual salary review
  • Long service leave after 5 years
  • Employee assistance program     
Please note: All PMHC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid Medical Contraindication Certificate.

The Next Step
If this position will enhance your career and you would like further details on the role, or a copy of the position description, please call Jo Ellerman for a confidential discussion on (02) 66919106 or email