Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE712269
The Curriculum, Assessment and Strategic Policy Division is seeking to recruit highly motivated and committed Principal Consultants in the Examination Development branch for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during 2021 and up to the end of August, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within 2021, up to the end of August, 2022.
Applicants found suitable for vacancy DOE687116 need not reapply
Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:
- 10 percent employer contributions to superannuation
- More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave.
Suitable applicants will provide advice on the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and Externally Set Tasks (EST) policies and practices, along with assisting in the strategic planning and formulation of processes for the development of ATAR course examination materials and EST materials. As Principal Consultants, you will manage appointments and briefings of examiners, independent reviewers and external checkers for designated ATAR courses and briefings of writers and checkers for designated EST courses.
Suitable applicants will also plan, manage and monitor the development and evaluation of designated ATAR course examination materials, as required by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority), and check the analyses of these examinations to ensure reliability and validity. You will also plan, manage and monitor the development and evaluation of designated ESTs, as required by the Authority. In this role, you will be expected to provide advice to the School Curriculum and Standards Division Executive, committees and working parties on the development of ATAR course examination materials and ESTs and assist with the post-examination statistical process carried out by the Information Systems Branch.
Principal Consultants liaise with schools and other external stakeholders to provide information on Authority policies and procedures pertaining to the ATAR course examinations and ESTs. You will be required to develop reports, maintain effective records and course information databases in accordance with the Department of Education’s record keeping policy and in relation to examination development.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
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.
Your written application will be assessed against the following Selection Criteria:
- Substantial knowledge of curriculum and assessment in the context of the WACE, ATAR course examinations and the ESTs.
- Highly developed organisational skills with a proven ability to deliver outcomes on schedule in a demanding environment and under tight timeframes.
- Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including experience in undertaking high-level consultation, collaborations and negotiations.
- Highly developed written communication skills with the ability to edit and ensure documents are error-free.
- Ability to provide leadership and work collaboratively to manage a range of complex projects.
For a full outline of the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the JDF.
It is recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
All inquiries are welcomed
Please contact Gabby Raggio, Manager - Examination Development, by telephoning (08) 9273 6787 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 all instructions. It is recommended you have relevant documents completed and ready to attach with your online application. Please allow enough time to complete this process as applications must be received prior to the closing date and time.
Your application should include:
- A two (2) page statement addressing the selection criteria listed above, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please phone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please phone (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 before commencing employment
- the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- training specific to this role required by Department policy; and
- 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 day, Wednesday, 1 December 2021.
Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions at, or after, 4:30pm will not be accepted.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED