Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS644467
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2020.
Mount Lawley Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a dedicated and knowledgeable Technical Support Officer to join their team.
In this role the Technical Support Officer will be responsible for the installation, troubleshooting and ongoing maintenance of information systems and information technology (IT) equipment in accordance with the school’s needs and Department of Education policies and guidelines. The successful applicant will possess effective communication skills and a thorough understanding of major operating systems and mobile devices with their associated software.
Ideally, the desired applicant will have the ability to work as part of a team, liaise with other Department of Education personnel and to communicate with external service providers. We are looking for an applicant who is a diligent professional, able to strategise and prioritise to ensure the timely completion of major IT projects, while continually providing high quality support to students, as well as a large group of employees with varying levels of IT knowledge.
The successful applicant will assist in the management of student and school data and will develop solutions to improve data management systems. The successful applicant will assist in maintaining equipment and technologies throughout the school including developing solutions to identified problems. The successful applicant will assist teachers with maintaining technical equipment and resources in line with occupational, safety and health practices and maintain accurate records of Information Technology assets and resources.
Founded in 1955, Mount Lawley SHS is located within a residential suburb 5 kilometres north of the Perth CBD. It comprises three sub-schools; Years 7 & 8, Years 9 & 10 and Years 11 & 12. It hosts one of two Gifted and Talented Languages programs in the state, an approved Specialist Visual and Performing Arts program, a Jazz Music program and the innovative Aboriginal Excellence Program. A premier school in Western Australia, Mount Lawley SHS offers a breadth of curriculum choices and has a rich history of student success and achievement.
A major strength of the school is its strong links and partnerships with parents, alumni and the broader community. Parents continue to play a key role in planning for the future and participate in all aspects of school life. All staff at Mount Lawley SHS are committed to the provision of learning programs that cater for all post-school destinations including university, TAFE and employment.
With the school vision of Inspire to Aspire and a motto of Truth and Courtesy, there is an expectation that staff and students commit to the attainment of personal best and excellence in all aspects of school life.
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 school 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 (selection criteria):
- Verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with staff at all levels.
- Conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to develop innovative solutions to information technology problems.
- Ability to install and maintain network systems incorporating the Internet and Electronic Mail.
- Organisational skills to develop effective administrative practices and the initiative to work with minimum supervision.
Applications will be assessed against these work related (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school 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.
Further information about Mount Lawley SHS can be found by visiting www.lawley.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Julie Moxey, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9265 1503 or emailing Julie.Moxey@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 two (2) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school;
- 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.
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;
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- 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 Friday, 25 September 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.