Policy Officer, Professional Development

$125,856 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Sydney NSW, Australia
  • 16 Jul, 2021
Full time - Permanent Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: NSW Education Standards Authority

Job Category: Education And/Or Training

Job Location: Sydney Region / Sydney City

Job Reference Number: 00008DZC

Work Type: Full-Time

Number of Positions: 2

Total Remuneration Package: $125,856 plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

Contact: 9367 8598 - Karen Pearson

Closing Date: 30/07/2021 - 11:59 PM

Policy Officer Professional Development

The NSW Education Standards Authority (‘NESA’) was formally established on 1 January 2017 to improve quality teaching and student learning across all schools and school sectors. It is responsible for the curriculum, assessment, teacher accreditation and regulatory standards in NSW schools, and accreditation of early childhood teachers.

We are looking for two Policy Officers (SEO1), Professional Development, to work as part of a team to assist in the development, implementation and review of policies, support programs and projects relating to the accreditation of teacher professional development.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate your immediate proficiency in the focus capabilities as highlighted in the Role Description. All the capabilities listed in the role description will be assessed at different stages of the recruitment process.

To view the role description click here.

Applying for the role:

To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au

The application and selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. For the initial application process, you should submit a cover letter (1 page), resume (up to 5 pages), address any essential requirements noted above, and include a short statement in response to two pre-screening questions.

Pre-screening questions:

Answer the two pre-screening questions below - we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability. Answer with concrete examples and in no more than 300 words per question. Briefly describe the context of the situation(s), the actions that you took, the outcome of your efforts and what you learned from the experience.

1.Detail an instance where you developed or supported the delivery of a teacher professional learning activity. Outline how you measured the success of the activity and what improvements you identified to either it’s content or delivery?

2.Describe a situation in your teaching career where you applied skills in communicating and collaborating with others to solve a significant problem. Outline how you took account of different viewpoints but managed to achieve collaboration.

Under new employment legislation all current and new Public Service non-executive employees are employed at a classification level and assigned to a role rather than appointed to a position. Employees may be re-assigned to other roles at the same classification over time, in line with organisation priorities and/or personal development plans. For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here

NESA will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. If you will require this, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also let us know of your preferred means of communication.

At NESA we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible, part- share basis time or job-share basis.

Diverse workforces are more innovative, productive and increase the delivery of high-quality services. NESA is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful and inclusive, valuing the diverse perspectives that our people bring from their homes and communities. We encourage applications from women and people with diverse cultural and personal backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, refugees, people with disability, LGBTQI+ people and other diversity groups.

Location: 117 Clarence Street Sydney

Work type: Ongoing

Total Remuneration: $125,856 per annum plus contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

Contact: Karen Pearson

Phone: 9367 8598

Closing date: July 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm


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Job Closing Date

30 Jul, 2021