Systems Administrator - (HR & Payroll)

Reference Number: 20230563/1442Applications Close:
Position Description:


Warrnambool is about 250km west of Melbourne. You can take the Princes Highway or if you prefer the scenic route, we are located at the end of the world-renowned Great Ocean Road, home of the Twelve Apostles.

Warrnambool is one of the fastest growing centres in Regional Victoria - A city of commerce, social, health, education, arts and recreation services, Warrnambool offers a vibrant culture, set in a stunning landscape; with growing business, employment and educational opportunities – A lifestyle city.


About the role

An exciting opportunity exists for a progressive & motivated professional to join the Organisation Development Branch at Warrnambool City Council as the Systems Administrator – (HR & Payroll).

The Systems Administrator – (HR & Payroll) has a portfolio of responsibilities spanning a mix of technical and analytical duties, including the support and maintenance of Councils enterprise HR and payroll systems, collection and analysis of workforce data and deriving the maximum return from Council’s investment in the enterprise systems

You can make an impact in the organisation by producing valuable insights and reports which paint a picture of workforce trends.

This newly reimagined role exists to support business leaders in making data-informed people decisions. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the configuration changes and improvements within the Technology One Payroll module and associated systems.
  • Provide “Power User” support to other members of the Organisation Development Branch utilising the Technology One Payroll & Organisation management modules.
  • Support and maintenance of enterprise HR systems,
  • The collection and analysis of workforce data to support reporting requirements
  • Supporting annual cycle of HR processes including performance and remuneration

The ideal candidate will possess.

  • Experience in roles comprising enterprise payroll systems, HR reporting, or people data. 
  • The ability to derive maximum benefit from Council’s Human Resource and payroll systems
  • A high level of interpersonal skills
  • While tech-savvy and analytically-minded, you will also be comfortable working closely with others and communicating data insights in plain language.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills will also be critical to your success.

More broadly, we are looking for someone who is detail-oriented, great at problem-solving, and happy to roll up their sleeves and help out the wider team as necessary. Prior experience using Technology 1 will be an advantage but not a must have.

About Council

Working with Council offers the opportunity to work with one of the largest service providers in the region. Our strong service culture is a hallmark of our organisation, underpinned by a diverse and talented group of staff.  We take a community first, whole of organisation approach in managing our services by working collaboratively and strategically when planning and delivering services for our community.


Flexible work hours can be negotiated for the right candidate.


Applications close:              5.00pm Friday 26 May 2023

Salary Range:                        $83,626 to $90,815 p.a (exclusive of superannuation)

Position status:                    Full Time Ongoing

Further Enquiries:                Simon Fleming, Manager Organisation Development on 03 5559 4469 or  



Warrnambool City Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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