Position details: 
• Ongoing Full-Time 

• Location: Parramatta (Hybrid role) 

• Opportunity to make a difference at the Department of Education 

• Flexible work-life balance

• Competitive salary 

• 35 hour week

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to help make a difference to the lives of children and young people. In this role you will lead in-depth statistical, psychometric and data analysis for major projects that are aligned with Departmental priorities. You will manage analysis projects from inception through to presentation of results to senior executives and other key stakeholders. You will be involved in data collection and reform activities to support the continued improvement of student, school, and system measures. You will also liaise with internal and external stakeholders to promote and build capacity in the development and use of statistical and psychometric techniques. The analysis you are involved in will be used to shape education programs and policies within the department.

This role will need someone who is strategic in their thinking. The successful person will influence stakeholders at all levels. If this role sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you! 

For further information please download the role description below.

About the Department of Education

The Department of Education is the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population. For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education.

Key knowledge and experience 

  • 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. 

  • Tertiary qualifications in a quantitative discipline such as statistics, psychometrics, psychology, econometrics

Essential requirements

Valid Working with Children Check for paid employment 

  • Demonstrated experience using statistical software packages (e.g. Stata, R, SPSS). 

About you 

  • Opportunity to make the role your own 

  • Supportive team environment
Strong communication skills and attention to detail

How to apply 

When applying you will need to attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as well as providing answers to the 2 pre-screening questions below: 

  1. This role is responsible for delivering unique and innovative solutions to complex statistical/psychometric problems. Please describe a project you delivered in the last year that required a boutique solution to a complex problem. Describe what the problem was, what your solution was, and how you managed any tensions between the time needed to derive the solution and stakeholder expectations around delivery timelines? Please use technical nomenclature where needed in your response.
This role requires you to actively contribute to the wider organisational and team culture. Please describe how you foster and maintain a positive work environment and how you manage and grow more junior staff and build a culture of continuous professional development? 

Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. Successful candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening for this role which includes a Working with Children Check and National Criminal History Check. 

This is a child-related role. As a condition of employment you will be required to provide a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number and complete a National Criminal Record Check. Visit the website for more information. 

Closing date: 5 February 2023 at 11:59pm

For role enquiries please contact Ian Watkins on 02 7814 1351 or email ian.watkins7@det.nsw.edu.au.
Please apply directly via iworkfornsw - 00009EHG 

We welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability. If we can make some adjustments to our recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Team (dandi@det.nsw.edu.au) or visit NSW Department of Education Diversity and Inclusion. 

A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent 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.

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