Database Administrator

Job posted: 11/07/2024
Applications close: 28/07/2024 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victorian Electoral Commission

Salary: $117,718 - $128,897

Occupation: IT and Telecommunications

Reference: VG/VEC/308722296/180692

Reference: VG/VEC/308722296/180692

Occupation: IT and Telecommunications

Salary Range: $117,718 - $128,897

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

  • Full-Time, Ongoing
  • VPS Grade 5.2 ($117,718 - $128,897, plus superannuation)
  • Hybrid working arrangements available

Database Administrator

  • Full-Time, Ongoing
  • VPS Grade 5.2 ($117,718 - $128,897, plus superannuation)
  • Hybrid working arrangements available 

Why join us

At the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) we are not just about elections, we are about enabling all Victorians to actively participate in their democracy.  The VEC conducts State and local council elections and is responsible for promoting public awareness and understanding of electoral issues in the Victorian community. Our goal is to be change ready and responsive to legislative changes and community expectations in a dynamic and complex operating environment.

Our vision is for all Victorians to actively participate in their democracy. Apply now to make a meaningful contribution to the democratic process.

We provide a values driven workplace culture with a passion for excellence and innovation in the services we provide. We offer a supportive environment that encourages professional development and provide opportunities to broaden your experience though internal working groups and committees across VEC branches.

What you will be doing

We are seeking a skilled and motivated Database Administrator to join our team at VEC. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in database design, development, and maintenance. You will be responsible for creating and managing databases that support mission critical VEC systems, ensuring data integrity, and optimizing database performance.

Reporting directly to the IT DevOps Manager, this role will be responsible for:

  • Leading all aspects of SQL upgrades and developments, and providing technical leadership as the subject matter expert
  • Developing and maintaining all database documentation and data models and dictionaries for each application and ensuring that classified data is identified and incorporated into the solution design
  • Supporting the IT DevOps Manager with day-to-day security and maintenance of VEC IT operating environments
  • Providing database and application support during VEC elections

What you will bring to the role

  • Proven expertise and experience in SQL Server management and administration hosted on premise or in public/private cloud, support and programming.
  • Demonstrated experience with the Agile development methodology.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills partnered with effective communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve and prioritise in a fast-paced business environment
  • Commitment to the VEC's core values

How to apply

All applicants must submit:

  • a current CV and
  • a separate document with responses to Key Selection Criteria (KSC) 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.7 as listed in the position description.
  • Applications should be lodged online via the Apply Now button (below). The VEC can only accept applications lodged via Victorian Government Careers website.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 28 July 2024.


We highly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people to apply.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplaces with the people we employ, and at the ballot box with the people we serve. We aim to create a workplace that is inclusive, equitable, and safe for all.

We understand that candidates may need adjustments in the recruitment process and/or workplace. For any questions or request for accommodations, please e-mail PeopleMailbox@vec.vic.gov.au

Successful applicants will be required to satisfy character clearance requirements, including but not limited to national police check and working with children check.

In accordance with Section 17A of the Electoral Act 2002, the VEC may ask applicants to disclose specific political activities that could compromise the perceived independence of the organisation. Learn more about disclosing political activities.

VEC contact details

For further information please contact Can Zhu on can.zhu@vec.vic.gov.au.

Database Administrator

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Can Zhu | can.zhu@vec.vic.gov.au

Database Administrator