Department of Education
Exams, Certification and Testing
Examination Logistics ECT
Principal Consultant - Written Examinations
Level 7, $119,725 - $128,033 per annum (PSCA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE681762

This is a nine (9) month fixed term, full-time position commencing ASAP with possible extension (12 months) and/or permanency

The Principal Consultant - Written Examinations will lead and manage the Senior Consultant – Examination (Written) and Examinations Support Officer, ensuring the efficient and accurate organisation, conduct and marking of designated written ATAR course and interstate language examinations and ESTs. The successful applicant will develop, implement and review policies and procedures for the recruitment, selection, training, performance management and payment of chief markers and markers for designated ATAR course examinations and ESTs.

The successful applicant will initiate and liaise with other Authority staff, such as Examination Logistics Principal Consultants and Senior Consultant, Examination Development Principal Consultants, curriculum specialist and Curriculum, Assessment and Strategic Policy (CASP) Principal Consultants, regarding the selection of markers and the conduct of the marker training process. You will manage the organisation of written ATAR course examinations and ESTs, including the procurement and distribution of all required materials. whilst coordinating the marking process for written ATAR course examinations and liaise with the chief markers on matters relating to the marking.

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:

  1. Extensive knowledge and understanding of assessment and curriculum in the context of the Western Australian Certificate of Education and Year 12 ATAR course examinations.
  2. Highly-developed project management skills, including demonstrated experience in planning, monitoring, reviewing, evaluating and reporting on complex projects.
  3. Highly developed organisational skills with a proven ability to deliver outcomes on schedule in a demanding environment and within tight timeframes.
  4. Ability to provide leadership and work collaboratively to manage a range of complex projects and issues.
  5. Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including experience in undertaking high-level consultations, collaborations and negotiations.

Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria 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 Barclay Jones, Manager, Examination Logistics ECT, by telephoning (08) 9273 6309 or emailing   

Application Instructions

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 four (4) page statement addressing the selection criteria, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV of up to three (3) 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.

Eligibility and training requirements

Employees will be required to:

  • hold a secondary teaching qualification and have teaching experience
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 14 May 2021



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WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Cannington
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-14 4:30 PM