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Senior Project Officer - Clerk 9/10 -197464

NSW Government

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 13/07/2018

Job Category:

Government / Defence / Government State

Job description:
Temporary full time appointment for a period up to: 28 June 2019
Location: Mascot
 
About the role
The role will manage projects associated with the establishment phase of the NSW Aboriginal Languages Act 2017 and assist governance groups to establish the Aboriginal Languages Trust.
 
Aboriginal Affairs works with Aboriginal communities to promote social, economic and cultural well-being through Opportunity, Choice, Healing, Responsibility and Empowerment (OCHRE). We implement OCHRE, the NSW Government’s community focused plan for Aboriginal affairs, establish partnerships for economic development, support effective Aboriginal governance and strengthen cultural identity and language.
 
Aboriginal Affairs has four key functions:
Governance and capacity building: To strengthen Aboriginal community leadership and governance to drive improved service delivery and greater local accountability.
Economic prosperity: To realise future opportunities for improved economic and social prosperity for Aboriginal communities.
Culture and healing: To support cohesive Aboriginal communities which have confidence in their own cultures.
Leadership in government on Aboriginal Affairs: To lead policy debate and reform to address complex cross-cluster issues. 
 
About the Department of Education
The NSW Department of Education provides, funds and regulates education services for NSW students from early childhood to secondary school, delivering world-class education through its public schools and providing funding support to non-government schools. We employ, develop and support teachers, leaders and other staff to deliver the best outcomes for students and to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.
 
 How to apply
The NSW Department of Education is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We encourage diverse applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply for roles in the department.
 
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.
 
If you are called to interview you will need to provide the following documents and your employment may be subject to the Department’s National Criminal Records Check to determine your suitability for employment.
 
 
PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONS:
  1. Provide an example of where you have led a team in the development and implementation of a service delivery project/s. What was your role and what was the outcome of the project? (300 or 400 words).
  2. How do you set priorities when managing multiple tasks or projects? What strategies/considerations do you take into account and can you provide an example? (300 or 400 words).
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Drivers Licence
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with, and understand issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. (Please find Aboriginal Education Review – Information)
 
Closing date: 29 July 2018
 
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 or similar roles, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 12 months.