Hardware Engineer (MIS/IT 5)

Accountant General Department

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Hardware Engineer (MIS/IT 5)

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Job Purpose


Reporting to the Manager Infrastructure Operations, the Hardware Engineer is responsible for the maintenance  and support  of  all  Computer  Hardware  withithe  Treasurys  operations.    The incumbent oversees the configuration and installation of the relevant computer systems, servers, Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), Power Distribution Units (PDU), rack management, as well as peripherals  including  keyboards,  mouse  and printers  anthe  troubleshooting  antesting  of computer hardware.


The incumbent is responsible for day-to-day maintenance and support of the hardware and power aspects of the computing environment to ensure consistency in the safety, reliability, performance and quality of hardware and power systems.


The incumbent evaluates existing computer systems and improves models and designs hardware

and infrastructure solutions to meet the AGD’s and other stakeholders’ emerging needs.



Key Responsibilities


         Understands User requirements;

    Designs, develops and implements safe, effective and reliable hardware and infrastructure solutions;

     Updates  systems  by improving  the  components,  layout  and  desigof  computerfor increased efficiency, increasing speed and function;

     Updates  existing  computer  equipment  so  that  Computer  Hardware  components  work together with the latest software developments, in collaboration with software developers;

     Conducts research on technology trends and submits reports and recommendations on significant findings for follow-up evaluation;

         Researches and documents on the technical specification, security and environmental

implications of devices to be included in the Treasurys computing environment;

         Assesses various Information Technology systems in determining their suitability;

     Assists in the technical evaluation of tenders/bids from vendors/contractors for the supply and/or installation of products and/or services;

     Monitors and manages the implementation activities of contracted vendors/suppliers for the proper installation and servicing of hardware and power systems;

         Tests hardware and power systems to ensure that a quality solution is accepted;

         Establishes security levels and ensures they are adhered to;

         Monitors and captures relevant environment statistics using available tools;

         Tracks and analyzes resource utilization for capacity planning;

         Ensures Hardware and power availability for application systems;

     Ensures availability of all sufficient resources to assure system availability (spares, support agreement, power supply);

     Monitors hardware and power infrastructure performance and troubleshoot problem areas as needed;

         Carries out the regular preventative maintenance activities for supported equipment;

         Effects the necessary repairs, replacement and relocation of hardware;

         Monitors and tests Power System Performance and provides Power System Performance

Statistics and Reports;

     Identifies and implements Industry standards, best practices and emerging technologies to manage and monitor access to and use of hardware and infrastructure and to create/promote new directions/advances in computer hardware/systems for the Treasury and stakeholders;

         Maintains knowledge of Computer Engineering Trends and new technologies.



Required knowledge, Skills and Competencies


         Demonstrated ability to apply technology solutions to business problems

      deep   understanding   o the   interdependent   relationshi betwee infrastructure, information security and the applications/services they enable as well as the criticality of

maintaining strong connections between the respective teams within IT

         Excellent understanding of multi-disciplinary nature of IT solutions

     Ability  to  see  the  "big  picture"  across  such  areas  as  private  and  public  hosted infrastructure and services, identity management, security, telecommunications, enterprise

storage and End User experience

         Functional  understanding  of  Project  Management  Principles  and  their  application  to

Infrastructure projects

     Analytical Thinking, Decision Making and Problem Solving: The capacity to analyze problems promptly, choose between alternatives and effect meaningful solutions

     Managing the Client Interface:  Ability to work effectively with others, both internal and external to the Department, to deliver acceptable, customer-oriented and high quality service

         Customer and Quality Focus:  The ability to  continuously ensure  higstandards of

quality and service delivery to meet customers’ expectations

     Collaboration and Team Work: The ability to be a collaborative business leader and an inspiring IT professional who shows a genuine intention to participate and work

co-operatively with others in pursuit of team goals

     Strategic Vision: The ability to develop a clear vision of the desired future state of the Department,  demonstrates  awareness  of  and  or  anticipates  changing  environmental trends, industry opportunities and threats/risks

         Strategic  Planning:     The  ability  to  develop  effective  plans  in  keeping  with  the

Department’s objectives, including to effectively review policy issues, determine priorities and set medium and long term goals

     Interpersonal   skills The   abilit t displa sensitivit towards   others interact collaboratively with colleagues and to build long term internal and external relationships

and gain support to achieve desired objectives.

     Performance  Management:  The  ability  to  align  resources,  systems,  standards  and activities to effectively, efficiently and consistently meet the goals and strategic objectives of the Department are met in a consistent, effective and efficient manner

         Leadership  and  Team  Building:  The  ability  to  provide  vision,  direction,  allocate

responsibilities, delegate and motivate staff in ones team, to include leading by example

     Change Management:  The ability to maintain effectiveness in a changing environment and the willingness to respond quickly and positively to change and to lead others through

change and manage their concerns

     Emotiona Intelligence Possession   o self-awareness,   self-management social awareness and social skills. The ability to display behaviours appropriate to the AGD’s business and social environment.

     Integrity The ability to consistently demonstrate sound ethical standards, observe the codes of conduct for employees and codes of professional practice and show consistency

between established values and behaviours, in order to build trust and credibility

     Oral and Written Communication:     The ability to communicate proficiently orally, in writing and in one-on-one face-to-face, with excellent public speaking skills



Minimum Required Qualification and Experience


         Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution in Computer Engineering or equivalent;

         Six (6) years’ experience in a related technical IT position;

         Experience in hardware and power system design, configuration and maintenance;

     Experience  in  related  IT  disciplines  such  as  Data  Processing,  Hardware  Platforms, Enterprise Software Applications, Database Administration and Outsourced Systems.



Special Conditions Associated with the Job


         Required to travel locally (This position requires up to 60% travel);

         Pressured working conditions with numerous critical deadlines.



Applications   accompanied   by   résumés   shoul be   submitted    no   later   tha Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 to:


The AGD Transition Team

Accountant General's Department

2-4 Church Street



Email:  agdhrtransition@mof.gov.jm



Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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Hardware Engineer (MIS/IT 5) from Accountant General Department Take home pay calculations

Description     Amount   Description   Amount
Monthly Basic Salary     $147,340.52
  NIS:   $3,125.00
        Income Tax   $4,801.88
      NHT   $2,946.81
          Education Tax   $3,244.85
    Total Earnings: $147,340.52   Total Deductions   $14,118.54
  Net Pay:   $133,221.98

Hardware Engineer (MIS/IT 5) Monthly Payslip

Gross Salary:  $147,340.52
-Income Tax:  $4,801.88
-NIS:  $3,125.00
-Education Tax:  $3,244.85
-NHT:  $2,946.81
Total Deductions:  $14,118.54
=Net Salary:  $133,221.98
Work Week:  40 Hours/w
Gross Hourly Rate:  $920.88 /hr
Net Hourly Rate:  $832.64 /hr
Statutory Income  $144,215.52
Taxable Income:  $19,207.52
Income Tax Threshold:  1500096.00
Income Tax Threshold (monthly):  $125,008.00

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