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Application Administrator (APS level 6) | National Archives of Australia |

National Archives

Application Administrator (APS level 6) | National Archives of Australia | Government & Defence

$84,949 - $94,255 ACT - Mitchell

The Information and Technology branch supports the National Archives in meeting its vision and reaching its strategic goals through services, technology, infrastructure, software, security and governance of its information assets to secure and protect against cybersecurity threats.

The Applications Integration section is responsible for the development, integration and support of the National Archives collection management and digital presence applications. We work closely with business areas and I&T sections to deliver products and services.

The Application Administrator is responsible for maintaining and developing the National Archives digital archives applications and environments. The position will work under limited supervision and collaborate with a skilled vendor support team and colleagues to enhance digital application suite capability.

Free onsite parking is available.


The key duties of the position include:

Under limited direction, the main duties of the role are to:

  • Maintain, configure, administer and develop the digital archives applications and environments.
  • Investigate improvements and identify issues and improvements through critical analysis, reporting and database queries.
  • Develop and maintain effective professional relationships with internal stakeholders and vendor support team.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of digital archives application version upgrades, cyber security and digital archive tools.
  • Apply the principles of APS Values, Code of Conduct, workplace diversity, work health and safety and participative management within a work and team environment.
  • Promote and apply the National Archives’ Vision, Mission and Commitments as expressed in The Archives Way.

Qualifications or demonstrated high-level technical application development and knowledge of the following areas would be desirable:

  • Substantial experience and tertiary qualifications in an ICT related field;
  • The ability to work with limited supervision;
  • Demonstrated experience working across a range of vendor technologies (eg. Java, .NET, https://ASP.NET, Apache Solr, Jasper Reports, code repositories such as GIT, SQL, web services and restful APIs);
  • Good communication skills;
  • The ability to gain knowledge in a range of technologies.


Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian citizens and be able to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting Level 1 security clearance.


How to apply: Those interested in the position of Application Administrator must submit their applications through APS Jobs’s online e-recruitment system. Applications must be in 1000 words or less, outlining the skills and relevant experience you would bring to this role.


Contact: Sara Farrell at sara.farrell@naa.gov.au or (02) 6212 3776.


A merit pool may be established to fill similar ongoing and non-ongoing APS Level 6 vacancies should they become available within 12 months from the date advertised. Non-ongoing opportunities may be offered for an initial period of up to 18 months with the possibility of extension (maximum 3 years).


RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability and meet the minimum requirements for the job.

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