The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has advertised for a new chief information officer (CIO), indicating that its previous tech chief has left the organisation.
The consumer watchdog could neither confirm nor deny whether previous CIO appointee Joseph Stablum had in fact vacated his post.
When contacted by ZDNet Australia the ACCC said that the organisation "does not comment on staffing matters".
Stablum had only held the CIO post at the ACCC since last year. Prior to that, he carried the IT torch for the Australian Crime Commission (ACC), where he implemented new document management systems, strengthening the Australian Criminal Intelligence Database.
Stablum was the first CIO to hold the ACCC role, which was created to deal with the fast-growing Commission. Stablum had also been the inaugural CIO at the ACC.
The new advertisement, published last week via job site Seek, highlights a salary of $188,000 for the high-profile position and demands an executive capable of enhancing the competition watchdog's technological capability.
By comparison, Stablum's base salary had been reported at $170,000 in 2009, in addition to performance-based bonuses.
Applications for the position close on 5 December.