Property Officer - Clerk Grade 7/8 - 221628

  • Full-time, temporary appointment for a period up to four years
  • Competitive remuneration, agile workspaces, flexible working hours
  • This role is located in the Sydney CBD close to transport

About the Directorate

School Infrastructure NSW (SINSW) is delivering new school buildings, major upgrades and maintenance strategies to ensure every school-aged child has access to high quality education facilities at their local public school. This encompasses the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.

About the team

The Property unit manages the department's state-wide property and accommodation portfolio. They seek out opportunities to work with private developers to acquire land, enter into commercially savvy leasing and licencing arrangements and ensure our office accommodation is conducive to us doing business effectively. And why So that ultimately, NSW students and school staff have learning environments that work best for them.

About the role & about you

As the Property Officer you will be responsible for the delivery of the state-wide property portfolio. Through undertaking research and analysis of matters relating to the portfolio you will ensure infrastructure that is commercially acquired and managed while making sure it is continually fit for purpose and serves the needs of the business. You will be responsible for leading negotiations for sites and ensuring the best outcomes which are commercially viable.

Your exceptional knowledge and ability to work to tight timeframes within a fast paced environment and high performing team will ensure the acquisition of the best property portfolio. You will connect and collaborate with relevant stakeholders building solid working relationships with transparent, open communication in order to meet the needs of the business.

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.

For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education

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


1.Briefly describe how you approached a typical project management issue that you have encountered and why you took this approach.

(300 words maximum)

2. Describe one of the best recommendations you have ever made to senior management when reviewing and researching the property industry (300 words maximum)


  • Tertiary qualification in either a property related discipline or project management and a working knowledge or experience of property services management.

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.

27/07/2020 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 CEO & General Management
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