Please note this job advertisement has now been extended until 24 January 2020 for applications
Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE606949
This is a permanent full-time position commencing January 2020
The Teaching and Learning Services – Statewide Services Division is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and committed Principal Consultant Contracts in the Teaching and Learning Services – Statewide Services branch.
The Principal Consultant Contracts will facilitate, develop and manage complex and/or high-risk whole-of-Department and school-facing contracts, including arrangements regarding provision of chaplaincy and similar services to public schools, procurement planning, contract formation, contract documentation and evaluation, in consultation and negotiation with Departmental stakeholders. The successful applicant will undertake probity, compliance and quality assessment of contract documents and submissions and complete quality assurance of contract and procurement approval procedures and processes.
The successful applicant will undertake research to identify Departmental contracting needs to support schools, regional and central office and establish contracting strategies and frameworks. You will establish whole-of-Department contracts to manage procurement risks and deliver value for money outcomes to the Department whilst developing and managing procurement policies, standards, process improvements and guidelines, including continuous review of contract forms, guides, templates and communications. The successful applicant will provide expert advice on complex contract planning development and management issues.
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 the public sector contracting framework and experience in developing and managing complex, high-risk contracts.
- Highly developed written communication skills with experience in preparing complex procurement and technical documents.
- Highly developed oral and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to negotiate and consult effectively at senior levels in the private and public sectors.
- Highly developed conceptual and analytical skills with the ability to provide innovative solutions to complex problems and issues.
- Highly developed skills in providing leadership and working collaboratively to manage a range of complex projects.
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 Peter Scaife, Manager – Teacher Development by telephoning (08) 9402 6130 or emailing Peter.Scaife@education.wa.edu.au
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 of up to three (3) pages 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.
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 before commencing employment
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Department policy; and
- complete the Department’s training in Accountability 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 Friday, 24 January 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED