Senior Project Officer, Special Education

$147,592 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Sydney NSW, Australia
  • 23 Dec, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Workplace Training & Assessment 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: 00008PFW
Work type: Full-Time
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: $147592 plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 9367 8036 - Marina Laing
Closing date: 23/01/2022 - 11:59 PM


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 a Senior Project Officer, Special Education to be responsible for providing curriculum planning, programming and assessment development, support and advice in all key learning areas K – 12, with particular emphasis on special education.

Essential requirements

  • Recognised and relevant tertiary teaching qualifications.
  • Extensive experience in special education implementation in government or non-government schools.
  • Sound knowledge of current research, state and national directions, policy, practice and issues relating to special education.
  • Working with children check clearance.

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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.

This assessment will determine your suitability for appointment and may assist in identifying any learning and development needs for you to reach your full potential in this role.

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 welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from diverse cultures and people with disability.

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.

Applying for the role:

To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via

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.

Q1: In your most recent role, describe an example of how you have led an initiative in Special Education at your school and/or the wider education community. How did you consider and manage a range of views? What challenges did you face? What was the final outcome?

Q2: Outline an example of how you have managed, reported on and evaluated a project. What processes did you implement to meet milestones and timelines? How did you work collaboratively with others to deliver the project? What did you learn from the experience?

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.

Location: 117 Clarence Street, Sydney
Work type: Temporary Fulltime (31 Janaury 2023)
Closing date: 23 January 2022
Total Remuneration: $147,592 p.a.(plus superannuation and leave loading)
Contact: Kalashree Wakhare
Phone: 02 9367 8508


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School Type


Job Closing Date

23 Jan, 2022