Please note that the closing date has been amended as of 6 October 2020
Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE641892
This is a six (6) month fixed term, full-time position commencing ASAP with possible extension
The Standards and Integrity Directorate is seeking a highly motivated individual to the role of Principal Assessment Officer.
The successful applicant will provide professional leadership by co-ordinating the assessment and triaging of cases to the investigation team and ensuring the Directorate’s database of complaints allegations and investigations are professionally recorded, classified, allocated, assessed, monitored and resolved in an efficient, fair and prompt manner and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
The Principal Assessment Officer will provide timely high-level advice to the Director, Standards and Integrity and to the Senior Executive, Director General and Minister on complaint and investigation issues and management. You will also liaise with external stakeholders including the Corruption and Crime Commission, WA Police Force, the Department of Communities, the Public Sector Commission, the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia and the Ombudsman.
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:
- Extensive skills and experience in managing a complaints function within a public sector context.
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of complaints and investigation policy within a public sector environment.
- Highly developed oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with individuals at all levels and work collaboratively within a team environment.
- Highly developed conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills to achieve outcomes.
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of the structure and regulatory frameworks.
Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).
Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria 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 Nick Wells, Acting Director by telephoning (08) 9264 4211 or emailing Nick.Wells@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 selection criteria, 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.
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 and yearly thereafter
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- hold a current C class drivers licence
- travel intrastate as required
- complete a declaration prior to employment and annually thereafter disclosing any previous disciplinary findings, criminal charges or convictions, and ongoing conflicts of interest
- provide a statement from previous employer/s with regard to any disciplinary findings
- 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 Monday, 12 October 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED