Principal Investigator - Clerk Grade 11/12 - 126783

NSW Government

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 08/08/2018

Job Category:

Science & Technology / Research & Development

Job description:
Full time ongoing appointment
Location:  Oxford Street, Sydney – (Relocating to Parramatta May 2019)
About the role
The Principal Investigator engages in planning, managing and undertaking investigations into allegations of improper conduct by a NSW DOE staff members with a major focus on child protection.  The Principal Investigator is also involved in training and development within an investigation team and across the Employee Performance and Conduct Directorate.
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.
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
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:
  • High level skills and experience in leading complex investigations.
  • Sound knowledge and the skills to implement child protection policies and practices
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the department's Aboriginal education policies


Closing date: 29 August 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.