Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE848358
Previous suitable applicants from recently advertised process DOE807609 need not apply
Standards and Integrity is seeking to establish a pool of Senior Investigators for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time vacancies which may arise during 2023 and up to the end of March 2024. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within 2023, up to the end of March 2024.
The Standards and Integrity Directorate, within the Professional Standards and Conduct Division is responsible for the delivery of a range of integrated functions including:
- the administration of complaints regarding alleged breaches of discipline and misconduct by staff
- investigation of misconduct complaints and allegations against staff, including public interest disclosures, serious misconduct and breaches of discipline
- conducting reviews of critical incidents and making recommendations for improvement
- delivery of professional learning related to professional standards and conduct.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Senior Investigator will manage and provide advice on complaints involving misconduct, breaches of discipline and reportable conduct. The role will involve the identification of opportunities for service improvement through investigations, undertakings, recommendations, and coaching and advice to Department employees and schools. The Senior Investigator will have expertise in administrative investigations conducted in accordance with the Public Sector Management Act 1994 and Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1971 and will provide advice to key internal and external stakeholders as an investigative specialist.
Success in this role will be contingent upon your highly proficient interpersonal skills, organisation and report writing skills, ability to persuasively consult, and negotiate, as well as your ability to develop an effective team relationships, and collaborate successfully with individuals at all levels.
Join us in our commitment to ensuring transparency, accountability, and integrity within the Department of Education.
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:
2. Demonstrated considerable knowledge and understanding of investigations within a regulatory Public Sector context.
4. Demonstrated highly developed written communication skills, including experience in the preparation of complex and/or sensitive reports.
5. Demonstrated highly developed research, conceptual and analytical skills.
Shortlisted applicants will have their skills and experiences in relation to the remaining selection criteria assessed in the further stages of the recruitment process. Remaining selection criteria can be found on the attached Job Description Form (JDF).
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 Tom Daly, Director – Standards and Integrity by telephoning (08) 9264 5781 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 three (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
- 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
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance before commencing employment
- 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’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 11 October 2023.
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