About AIMS

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is Australia’s tropical marine research agency.

Our research into some of Australia’s iconic marine ecosystems guides their management and that of similar systems around the world. We do marine science that has practical benefit to the real world, providing high quality, large-scale and long-term research that is used by governments, industry and the wider community to make informed decisions about the Great Barrier Reef, North-West Shelf and Arafura and Timor Seas.

AIMS researchers at our locations in Townsville, Darwin and Perth have access to the best tools and equipment like the National Sea Simulator, cutting edge laboratories and our fleet of research vessels.

At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members’ on their collective journey towards the successful delivery of our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

About this Opportunity

The Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Services team provides computing and telephony resources, systems and infrastructure to enable our science experts to build Australia’s national marine science capability so that together we can meet the challenges facing our marine estate. Our capability and capacity for ongoing internal and external stakeholder connectivity over our geographical footprint is fundamental to our ability to securely communicate including the sharing of scientific data and information.

As the Systems Administrator you will provide ICT support to more than 300 active users across our geographical footprint. Each day you will undertake ICT operational tasks including systems monitoring, backups and patching, workstation provisioning and asset disposal, and will monitor and maintain endpoint anti-virus, firewall and application whitelisting solutions. You will be responsible for providing systems support to clients who use workstations and servers, Microsoft Office applications, mobile and desk telephones, and voicemail, and AIMS’ video conferencing facilities.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions. The successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 3 Salary ($35.16 per hour to $39.62 per hour)
  • 15.4% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Full-time Temporary opportunity available via our labour hire arrangement for up to 3.5 months
  • Located in Townsville, Queensland

About You

Underpinning your suitability for this position will be your tertiary qualification/s in computing or related field, or equivalent experience and proven success in dealing with clients in an ICT support role. You will also be able to demonstrate your:

  • experience in the support and diagnosis of x86 based workstation problems, and expertise in supporting Windows based PC’s, particularly Windows 10 and the Microsoft Office Suite of products;
  • skills and knowledge managing centralized systems backups and understanding of backup and archive strategies and technologies; and
  • expertise managing and supporting H.323 and SIP based room video conference systems, and various desktop-based video conferencing applications (e.g., Zoom, Skype, Teams etc).

Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS for the term of the appointment, depending on the relevant Department of Home Affairs policies.

Next Step

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the position description which is available to download below. If, after reviewing the position description, you believe that your qualifications, experience and capabilities will enable you to successfully the deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Below you will also find our Recruitment Application Guide which provides further information on the application process.

Position enquiries can be directed to James Smith at j.smith@aims.gov.au

Applications close: 9.00am AEST Tuesday 15 June 2021.

The Australian Institute of Marine Science acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and sea on which we work. We recognise the unique relationships and enduring cultural and spiritual connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to land and sea, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

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