I threw my toys a little today and would appreciate it if everyone could perhaps help with some perspective / moderation on the matter
I am officially appointed in the position of IT Officer. I am the sole IT tech in the municipality. We have roughly 98 PC'and 7 "servers' on our network.
There is a wireless linking all the buildings in all 3 towns which I setup, upgrade and maintain myself.
We also have 21 network multi-function printers on the network that I maintain.
There is no virtulization on the network, no thin clients etc.
All in all, with routers etc, about 155 network nodes.
I report directly to the MM and having no real manager or secretary I have to do all budgeting, meetings, audits, questionaires and admin myself as well.
My salary level is 6, that of a chief clerk.
I am very upset in that I never get to take on any of the managers for poor decisions or abuse because I am lower in the food chain. I only get to attend every other management meeting (ie: when I insist that I get an invite to discuss a crisis) so I have little part in the planning side of the year a head and there is now big drama because I didn't budget for the extra required IT for a few upcomming projects (which were discussed at length in management meetings).
I feel that it is impossible for me to operate effectively at this level.
What I would like to know is:
How is the IT structure and salary levels in other municipalities and do you all feel that a level 6 is sufficient?
Thanks in advance
(sorry for the bits of ranting)
ICT structure and salaries