Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE602516
This is an eighteen (18) month fixed term, full-time position commencing ASAP
Please be advised that on Wednesday, 4 December 2019 at 9.15am, the classification/award of this position was amended.
The Schools Curriculum and Standards Division is seeking to recruit a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed Principal Project Officer - NAPLAN Online Program in the Kindergarten to Year 10 (K-10) Testing Branch.
The Principal Project Officer will utilise their knowledge of NAPLAN assessment processes and protocols, and information technology in Western Australian schools to develop, coordinate and implement training programs to establish and maintain school readiness for the transition to NAPLAN Online.
The successful applicant will have the required project management skills to effectively liaise with a wide range of internal and external stakeholder to ensure that policies, procedures and initiatives related to the NAPLAN Online project are implemented across the state in a consistent and timely manner.
The K-10 Testing branch operates in a busy, stimulating and challenging area. The work environment is a collaborative one. The School Curriculum and Standards Division provides quality curriculum, assessment and standards to enable all Western Australian students to become confident, creative learners and active, informed citizens who contribute positively to society.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our branch for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Substantial knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues and trends related to using information technology at a school and system/sector level.
- High-level interpersonal and negotiation skills, including the ability to work with professional organisations and peak bodies in a consultative and collaborative manner to secure program outcomes and foster strategic relationships.
- High-level written communication and presentation skills, including experience in preparing briefings, research papers, and discussion papers as well as delivering training to large groups.
- Highly developed conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills, including the ability to provide innovative solutions to strategic and complex problems and issues.
- Highly developed project management skills, including proven ability to implement processes to facilitate monitoring, reviewing, reporting and successful delivery.
Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).
Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements of the position. The business needs of the branch may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
For further job related information:
Please contact Gabrielle Bastow, Manager K-10 Testing by telephoning (08) 9442 9460 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Eligibility and training requirements
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement education.wa.edu.au
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 11 December 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED