As well as records management specialists, the skills which ICT professionals need in formation management and general staff are covered briefly.
NAA might usefully compare their matrix to the Skills Framework for the Information Age, which has a matrix of skills used in Australia and internationally. SFIA has seven levels of responsibility, which is probably too many (compared with NAA's 4). In 2010 I looked at SFIA skills relevant to records management. SFIA's Level 5 (which might equate to APS El1-2), has 8 Skills relevant to records management (plus Procurement and the Quality management skills):
- Information management
- Information policy formation
- Information content publishing
- Methods and tools
- Business analysis
- Data analysis
- Database/repository design
- Usability evaluation
From: Draft of "Digital information and records management capabilities: Skills and knowledge for Australian Government employees", NAA, October 2013.
Agency Chief Information Officer — SES Band 1Champions the agency’s vision to achieve strategic goals through effective management of all business information, wherever it is held, aligning the agency with whole-of-government directions for digital transition. Seeks opportunities to achieve operational efficiencies and improve service through appropriate and effective governance, policy and procedures that reduce risk and drive improvement Resources information management, ensuring the availability of skilled, flexible workforce and efficient and appropriate technologies. Engages with the broadest range of stakeholders using a range of communication channels to build an organisational culture that values information and embraces change as a positive and desirable aspect of agency information management.
Director, Information Technology — EL2Interprets and implements government policies and standards by developing relevant organisational policies and procedures for digital transition, seeking opportunities to integrate information governance throughout operational business processes. Develops and manages strategies, key relationships and high-level work plans including projects, budget, staffing and performance management to deliver efficient and high-quality information and records management services Drives open, flexible, two-way communication to build an agency culture that values information as a corporate asset. Identifies and mitigates business risks associated with digital information and records management, including legacy information, wherever it is stored Promotes the relevance and value of information ownership and stewardship as essential for information and records management.
Project Officer, ICT — APS5–6Understands information and records management requirements, assisting with the development of business processes that reflect better practice, demonstrating understanding of the requirements of relevant standards and translating them into policies and procedures. Develops and/or delivers systems training and information and records management advice and skills, tailoring advice and training to meet business units’ needs. Articulates the importance of open, flexible, innovative two-way communication and actively participates in building an agency culture that values information as a corporate asset. Understands the legal and policy issues related to the agency and its information assets, including whole-of-government initiatives, and works with others to achieve good outcomes....