Administration Officer, Clerk Grade 5/6 - 174951

Full time ongoing opportunity

Administration Officer, Clerk Grade 5/6

Location: Forster

About the Department of Education

We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education and care sector. We are the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.

About the Directorate

School Operations and Performance Division leads and directs the operations of more than 2200 NSW public schools to maximise the academic achievements of all students and create a culture of success, learning and a desire to achieve, underpinned by innovative, adaptive and supportive strategies that also supports the quality of teaching and educational leadership at the school level. The division is responsible for managing policy, strategies and operations that support principals, teachers and students in preschools, infants, primary, secondary, central and community schools, specialist and comprehensive schools, specific purpose schools, intensive English and environmental education centres. The overarching goal of School Operations and Performance Division is to achieve the best possible outcomes for the students in our public schools from preschool to Year 12.


About the role

The role provides high level executive and administrative support to senior officers in School Operations and Performance Division to ensure that public schools are supported in a targeted, timely and effective manner.

The role facilitates professional support by managing both internal and external stakeholder relationships, and delivers business operations to agreed standards.

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 in either Word or PDF format:

  • a cover letter (max. 2 pages)
  • 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 descriptionin your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind.

The selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

Please note: If you are called to interview you will need to provide your proof of identity information and complete an INFORMED CONSENT declaration.

Additional Information

As this is a child-related position, you will also 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,


  • Describe a work example where you demonstrated your capacity to work successfully and effectively managing conflicting priorities. What was the outcome (max 300 words)

Closing date:4 December 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 18 months.

25/11/2019 $0 Port Macquarie & Mid North Coast 1 Administration & Office Support
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