Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE584283
This is a seven (7) month fixed term, full-time position commencing July, 2019 with possible extension and/or permanency
The School Curriculum and Standards Division is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and committed Manager of Kindergarten - Year 10 (K-10) Testing in the Examinations, Certification and Testing Directorate.
The successful applicant will be responsible for leading and managing the K-10 Testing team and is responsible for the implementation of all agreed local, national and international population and sample assessment programs for both public and private schools within Western Australia. The successful applicant will also give advice regarding policy issues arising from performance monitoring at the state and national levels.
The School Curriculum and Standards Division provides administrative and secretariat services for, and implements the decisions of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority). The Authority 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.
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:
Implements and manages strategy
- translates strategy into operational goals and creates a shared sense of purpose within the business unit
- engages others in the strategic direction of the work area, encourages their contribution, and communicates expected outcomes
- considers the ramifications of a wide range of issues, anticipates priorities and develops long term plans for the work area
- understands objective, critical analysis and distils the core issues
- evaluates ongoing project and program performance and identifies critical success factors
- establishes clear plans and timeframes for project implementation and outlines specific activities
- strives to achieve and encourages others to do the same
- monitors progress and identifies risks that may impact outcome and adjusts plans as required
Builds productive relationships
- builds and sustains relationships with a network of key people internally and externally
- recognises shared agendas and works toward mutually beneficial outcomes
- brings people together and encourages input from key stakeholders
Exemplifies personal integrity and self-awareness
- acts professionally and impartially at all times and operates within the boundaries of organisational processes and legal and public policy constraints
- takes personal responsibility for meeting objectives and progressing work and commits energy and drive to see that goals are achieved
- persists and focuses on achieving objectives even in difficult circumstances
Communicates and influences effectively
- confidently presents information in a clear, concise and articulate manner and translates information for others
- approaches negotiations with a strong grasp of key issues, having prepared well in advance
- anticipates the position of the other party and adapts approach accordingly
- encourages the support of relevant stakeholders.
Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).
Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements 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 Russell Dyer, Assistant Executive Director, by telephoning (08) 9273 6347 or emailing Russell.Dyer@scsa.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 Work Related Requirements, in context of the role (as per the JDF) and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to five (5) 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.
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
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Department policy; and
- complete 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 Thursday, 13 June 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED