Dairyxox: Wow some of you guys might be shocked. I recently turned down a job with the nz police. I would have been servicing an entire region (many police stations), doing work very similar to the description in the OP.
No website design or development. BUT other stuff (dont know if its 'kosher' to detail too much here).
Applied for the full time position. Was offered the part time position, was much like linuxluver described:
"If it's as-needed, whenever, upgrades on every long weekend and ater-hour callouts....then either get a good overtime rate with days in lieu or $100k. "
They wanted to pay me $20 per hour. Casually. (Im not new, I've got about 10 years experience with this sort of thing)
The 'recruitment agent' put an un-holy amount of pressure on me to accept, telling me this was normal. "What did you expect??"
And now I'm looking to move to Aus.
In many ways it is a difficult question simply because the private sector would be unlikely to structure all these responsibilities as a single role.
You can download the Hudson salary guide from here:
It's a bit tricky to match your role against the descriptions in here, but I would have said you are looking somewhere in the 65K to 80K range.
I expect that secondary education won't be free but on student loans by the time my son is in year 9.
This year 50,000 New Zealanders headed over seas. We grow kiwis and then we export them.
Schools are all about funding and funding is based on numbers.
If you asked my son to choose between a foot ball and his computer it would be a no brainer.
When it comes to choosing a high school, I have no doubt at all that he'll be looking at what technology is in the school.
Schools need to understand that if they want the students then they have to invest in the best resources for them, and that includes system administration, you.
The systems in a school are just as critical as any commerical business.
If you let systems be off line when staff want them then eventually those staff will go looking for a better school to work for.
Schools want to attract good teachers as well. Teachers talk and if a school has a reputation for shocking IT then you'll quickly find they have trouble retaining and hiring staff.
Schools are a business. They're in the business of education and education is a massive global industry.
New Zealanders are sought after and valued over seas because we're known for our good people.
I see no reason why we should be paid less in New Zealand to teach and resource our kids and teachers when those products then head over seas to earn some great incomes by providing some great service to international companies.
nathan: No where in this thread as anyone discussed location
70K in Bluff is different than 70K in Auckland
MrAlan: While I wholeheartedly agree with this, it is unfortunate that the funding is based on the wrong numbers ie decile ratings, and the fact schools have enrolment zones which is more likely to add money into the property market than the school itself. Which is the reason why higher decile rating schools rely so heavily on parental donations and international fee paying students.
In the 10years I've been doing the jobs, the government has been heavily pushing digital learning in schools, but have not provided the funding necessary for it. As an IT Admin I am considered support staff and therefore my salary comes directly out of the schools available resources. This impacts student learning, as the school needs to make the decision on spending that money staff or student resources, I am very aware of the impact my request for additional pay has on the schools resourcing, so I'm not looking for top dollar but just what would be considered fair and reasonable. The job has its perks, the multitude of roles means I have a lot of variation in my workload and since a schools critical hours are 9-3 I also have a fair bit of flexibility with my time outside those hours.
So exactly what resources are you concerned the kids will be missing out on in favour of paying you a market rate that puts us on part with wages paid for information jobs in our region?