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The State Laboratory is seeking an ICT Specialist (Executive Officer) to join a multidisciplinary team in the ICT Section. The ICT Specialist will report to the Senior ICT Specialist (HEO) and will support and develop the existing infrastructure, applications and cyber security practices to achieve goals, targets and standards as set out in the ICT development plan. The ICT Specialist role is both technical and business orientated and the candidate must demonstrate strong technical capabilities and ability to manage and deliver ICT projects. The role requires a proactive approach to operational issues to ensure minimal disruption to the organisation's core business functions. The ICT Specialist will also work closely with the ICT Manager in maintaining and developing cyber security practices and must demonstrate experience in this area. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone seeking to develop their career in ICT as the role encompasses all elements of a modern enterprise ICT environment while also focusing on continuous development and innovation. Training and support for technical and professional development will be provided in line with the ICT Section learning and development plan.
Further information on the role and responsibilities is available in the information booklet
To apply for this role, you must meet one of the following sets of criteria by 29th May 2023:
Your application must showcase the experience you have gained so far.
Examples of experience relevant to an Infrastructure and Operations role should include, but are not limited to, areas such as:
Industry Certifications considered appropriate for candidates for this recruitment competition include, but are not limited to:
You will be assigned to one of the six analytical sections where you will work in a team to meet the objectives of the State Laboratory. (Sections – Animal Feedingstuffs; Contaminants; Customs and Excise; Health; Human Toxicology; Veterinary Toxicology) The Key Duties of a Chemist Grade II are outlined below (page 3 of the candidate information booklet has this laid out better) Manage and / or carry out chemical analysis to international standards on client samples, conforming to the laboratory's quality system and maintaining a strong focus on meeting the needs of clients at all times;
1. On or before closing date of competition, hold a qualification of at least Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications in Science with chemistry/analytical chemistry being the major component of the final year programme, or, a relevant qualification which is acceptable to the State Laboratory as being at least equivalent with either:
(i) a minimum 2.2. Honours result (i.e. Grade Point Average equivalent to or greater than 2.48 out of 4.2 in their level 8 degree)
(ii) an additional and higher qualification (level 9 or 10 on the National Framework of Qualifications) in Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry (where chemistry/analytical chemistry is the major component of the qualification).
have recent (in the last 3 years) relevant laboratory experience of at least 12 months' duration (12 months experience is also acceptable from a postgraduate taught/ research programme);
have practical chemistry laboratory skills;
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