Work at QLDC

Senior Systems Administrator

Otago - Queenstown

The Company

Queenstown Lakes District Council is at the very heart of the community, employing over 400 staff; we manage infrastructure development, community recreational facilities, and planning, building and other regulatory services. We also support community arts and events, economic development and emergency management. With an annual operational budget of over $100M and a capital expenditure programme of $550M over ten years, we are a major part of the district’s economy.

The Location

Queenstown | Tahuna is nestled in New Zealand’s Southern Alps | Ka Tiritiri o te Moana on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and is rated as one of the world’s top destinations. Queenstown is renowned for its four distinctive seasons, which offer snow-capped mountains during the winter months for snowboarding and skiing. Long hot days in the summer months are perfect for mountain biking, food and wine tasting or walking along the many trails Queenstown has to offer. Thrill seekers, families and food and wine connoisseurs will all find Queenstown Lakes District the perfect place to call home. The wider district has more to offer in popular towns from Wanaka as the gateway to Mt Aspiring | Tititea National Park to unique Glenorchy and the Routeburn Track beyond.

The Role

10 years from now, on our busiest days, our population will be bigger than the city of Dunedin. This unprecedented growth brings exciting career opportunities within QLDC. The Senior Systems Administrator will sit within our Knowledge Management team who work hard to keep QLDC running.

You will provide senior level system administration and user support to the organisation. You must be able to effectively troubleshoot issues and perform a variety of high-level ICT tasks ranging from tier 3 escalation resolution to investigating semi-complex server and network issues. You will be required to take ownership of technical leadership and identify ICT infrastructure and business improvement projects.

About You

While this role sits squarely in the ICT space, you will bring with you strong customer services and relationship management skills. You will be joining a fun and sociable team who are working in a challenging and demanding environment so time management and prioritisation skills will be crucial.

If you can tick the boxes below, let’s chat!

  • Minimum 6 years professional experience
  • MCSE certification or equivalent technical ability
  • Cisco CCNA or equivalent
  • Current drivers licence
  • Good communication skills
  • Highly motivated and innovative

The Benefits

  • Competitive market remuneration
  • Career progression and training opportunities
  • Regular working hours
  • Subsidised Health Insurance
  • Discounted health and fitness club rates at our great facilities
  • Relocation allowance will be considered for the right candidates


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