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February

Employee Performance Officer, Clerk Grade 7/8

Department of Education - Sydney, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Full Time Ongoing Appointment

Location: Parramatta


About the role

The Employee Performance Officer (EPO) is responsible for providing timely advice and support to Departmental senior officers and school leaders to effectively manage employee performance.

The EPO oversights performance improvement programs by developing and coordinating performance management processes and resources across the department and provides professional learning and advice to DoE senior officers and school leaders to develop leadership capability in managing underperformance of staff.


About the Department of Education

The NSW Department of Education serves the community by providing world-class education for students of all ages.

We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education 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. We are committed to fostering vibrant, sustainable and high-performing vocational and higher education sectors.

We are responsible for enacting NSW Government policy, driving improvement in education, and overseeing policy, funding and compliance issues relating to non-government schools. We respect and value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as First Peoples of Australia.

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.


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 https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check

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:


Proof of Identity information

Informed Consent Form

Declaration for child-related work


PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONS

  • Outline an example of when you were required to provide information to colleagues so that they were able to adopt mandated changes to existing practices or ways of working. How did you approach the situation? What was the final outcome? (400 words maximum)

  • Please give an example of your success working both as part of a team and as an individual to contribute to the achievement of a team goal or deliverable. In your response, outline the key challenges that the team faced and how you contributed to the team to overcome these challenges. (400 words maximum)



KEY KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Appropriate knowledge, experience or tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or equivalent
  • Excellent understanding of staff performance matters and the inherent industrial issues

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Hold a valid clearance to work with children (Working with Children Check) for paid employment.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies

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.