Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE754684
This is a permanent full-time position commencing ASAP
The Role and our Branch
The School Curriculum and Standards Division is seeking to recruit a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed Principal Project Officer - NAPLAN Online Program to the K–10 Testing Branch.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
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 ideally have the 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.
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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
- Demonstrated substantial knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues and trends related to using information technology at a school and system/sector level.
- Demonstrated 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.
- Demonstrated 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.
- Demonstrated highly developed conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills, including the ability to provide innovative solutions to strategic and complex problems and issues.
- Demonstrated highly developed project management skills, including proven ability to implement processes to facilitate monitoring, reviewing, reporting and successful delivery
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 Gabrielle Bastow, Manager K-10 Testing ECT by telephoning (08) 9442 9460 or emailing Gabrielle.Bastow@education.wa.edu.au
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 maximum three (3) page statement addressing the selection criteria listed above, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to two (2) 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
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- 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 Monday, 4 July 2022
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
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 division 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.