IT officer job description and profile

The scope of the job of an IT Officer is very vast. While in some companies, the job is restricted to overseeing installation, maintenance, upgrading and security all information technology aspect, other companies require an IT officer to take more administrative responsibilities such as making decisions about purchase of new IT infrastructure and staff, consultation services and training. The job can be best described as the one where the technical concepts of information technology have to be blended with business for completion of projects and smooth running of the company.

IT officer duties and responsibilities

  • Analyze the requirements of the company and organize IT the resources of the company accordingly
  • Evaluating the needs of the company amd choosing the most suitable software, hardware and other IT requirements such as networking
  • Managing junior employees in the IT department of the company
  • Provide troubleshooting solutions
  • Ensure that all IT requirements of a company are fulfilled
  • Ensure the smooth functioning of all IT infrastructure such as servers and network connections, besides hardware and software
  • Hiring new staff and taking care of their training
  • Ensuring security of the physical and virtual components of Information Technology such as security of the server rooms and installing virus protections and firewalls
  • Organizing data, storing them securely and creating backups
  • Monitor budget of the IT department

IT officer skills and specifications

  • Sound technical knowledge about IT, security of systems and latest developments in the field
  • Excellent management, organization and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent observation and analytical skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong accounting and mathematical abilities

IT officer education and qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology is the basic requirement

IT officer salary

  • Salary of IT officer ranges between $50,000 and $90,000 per annum