Executive Assistant, Clerk Grade 3/4 - 192540

$72,635 - $79,535 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Parramatta NSW, Australia
  • 07 Sep, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Organisation/Entity: Department of Education
Job Category: Education And/Or Training
Job Location: Sydney Region / Sydney - Greater West
Job Reference Number: 00008GJ0
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $88,562 p.a. Package includes salary ($72,635- $79,535), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 02 7814 2684 (amy.birungi@det.nsw.edu.au) - Amy Birungi
Closing Date: 20/09/2021 - 11:59 PM

  • Temporary full-time appointment for a period up to 30 January 2025
  • Start Date: 28 January 2022
  • Location: Parramatta

About the role
The role is responsible for providing high quality administrative and clerical services to support the Director and contribute to the effective and efficient operation of the business unit.

About the Department of Education
The NSW Department of Education serves the community by providing a world-class education for students of all ages.

We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education sector. We are the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population. We are committed to fostering vibrant, sustainable and high-performing vocational and higher education sectors.

We are responsible for enacting NSW Government policy, driving improvement in education, and overseeing policy, funding and compliance issues relating to non-government schools. We respect and value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as First Peoples of Australia.

For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education

How to apply
We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all candidates including people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from all diversity groups, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background or sexual orientation.

To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking “Apply Online” below. To apply, you will need to attach a cover letter (max. 2 pages) and your resume (max. 5 pages) in either Word or PDF format. Please address any pre-screening questions and any essential requirements. We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description in your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind.

Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

This is a child-related role. If you are the successful candidate you will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number as a condition of employment (if you do not already have this). For more information, visit https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check

In addition, your employment may be subject to the Department’s Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check to determine your suitability for employment.

If you are called to interview you will need to provide the following:

  • Proof of Identity information
  • Informed Consent Form
  • Declaration for child-related work


  1. Provide an example of when you have been assigned multiple tasks with competing priorities. What strategies did you employ to achieve successful completion? 300 words maximum.
  2. The ability to deal with executive staff is a key element to the role. What would you do if you received a call from an executive staff member who asks a question you didn’t know the answer to? 300 words maximum


  1. Knowledge of and commitment to implementing the Department’s Aboriginal Education Policy and upholding the Department’s Partnership Agreement with the NSW AECG and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people.


  • Hold a valid clearance to work with Children (Working with Children Check)

Why work with us? Please visit Careers at DOE

Note: A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

20 Sep, 2021