Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE771040
This is an eleven (11) month fixed term, full-time position commencing ASAP
The Role and our Branch
The Exams, Certification and Testing Division is seeking a Principal Consultant – NAPLAN to join their team.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
The successful applicant will manage the development, oversight, monitoring and review of contracts associated with the implementation and delivery of NAPLAN in Western Australia, including those related to agreements the other system/sectors. You will manage the production of NAPLAN support publications such as handbook for principals; test administration handbook for teachers; parent brochures; information for teachers; and administrators guide to reporting booklets for both paper and online assessments.
The Principal Consultant – NAPLAN liaises with schools, systems/sector and contractors regarding the production, distribution, collection and marking of assessment materials, and the operation of websites used for the verification of student registration data and the entry of student participation data. You will provide support and advice to schools on the implementation of the NAPLAN online as well as coordinate the production and distribution of student reports to meet required reporting timelines.
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 highly developed project management skills, including experience in planning, monitoring, reviewing, evaluating and reporting on complex educational measurement projects.
- Demonstrated highly developed interpersonal and negotiation skills with a proven ability to work with professional organisations and peak bodies in a consultative and collaborative manner to secure program outcomes.
- Demonstrated outstanding written and oral communication and presentation skills.
- Demonstrated comprehensive conceptual and analytical skills in the area of student assessment, including the ability to analyse student achievement data using Rasch methodology.
- Demonstrated high-level of understanding of contemporary issues in the assessment, measurement and reporting of student performance, particularly in relation to literacy and numeracy curriculum areas.
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 Ivan Banks, Assistant Executive Director, ECT by telephoning (08) 9273 6370 or emailing Ivan.Banks@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 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
- 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) Friday, 23 September 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.