Senior Analyst, Performance and Assurance, Clerk Grade 9/10 - 214174

NSW Government

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 15/04/2019

Job Category:

Government / Defence / Government State

Job description:

Full-time Ongoing Appointment

Location: Parramatta


About this role

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Analyst Performance and Assurance to join our team.   The role is responsible for providing support, advice and operation of performance and accountability functions for education funding programs, as well as a range of other grant programs across the External Affairs and Regulation division.

This is a unique opportunity to make a positive difference to education in NSW in an innovative and dynamic environment.


Where you'll be working

The role is within the Strategic Resource Management Directorate which delivers strategic advice to the External Affairs and Regulation Division on all aspects of resource management and delivers the Department’s major external funding programs covering non-government schooling and early childhood education.


What you'll be doing

Reporting to the Manager Performance and Assurance you will be responsible for delivering assurance, risk management, reporting, acquittal and audit functions for early childhood education grant funding programs, as well as a range of other grant programs across the External Affairs and Regulation division.


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 Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check to determine your suitability for employment.


Proof of Identity information

Informed Consent Form

Declaration for non-child work



  1. Describe a situation where you have developed an innovative approach to solving a complex problem. (up to 300 words)
  2. Provide an example of when you have led a complex/ contentious project impacting diverse stakeholders. How did you ensure that the project was delivered and benefits were both achieved and sustainable? (up to 300 words)



  • Relevant qualification in Commerce, Accounting or Business, and/ or relevant years’ experience.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies. (Please find Aboriginal Education Review – Information)


Closing date: 13 May 2019


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.