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Principal Psychometric Analyst - Clerk Grade 11/12 - 228428

Department of Education - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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Full-time temporary appointment up to 30 June 2022

CESE is Australia’s first dedicated hub of education data and evaluation. We work across early childhood, schooling, training and higher education. Our core responsibilities are to:

  • provide data analysis, information and evaluation that improve effectiveness, efficiency and accountability
  • collect essential education data and provide a one-stop shop for information needs
  • build capacity across the whole education sector so that everyone can make better use of data and evidence.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for an expert psychometrician or statistician to help make a concrete difference to the lives of children and young people. The position will undertake psychometric and statistical analyses including the validation of the assessment tools and linking/scaling of education measurement scales, provide education measurement advice and ensure the technical quality of assessment and analysis activities within the school education sector. You will manage analysis projects from inception through to presentation of results to senior executives and other key stakeholders.

The analysis you are involved in will be used to shape education programs and policies within the department and will contribute to schools understanding the progress of students in key areas of the curriculum.

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.

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 http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/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

1. Describe your approach in managing projects and working with other team members, including how you overcome challenges to achieve the project goals (300 word maximum)
2. Provide an example of a complex psychometric analysis you have carried out in the past year. What models and techniques did you use, what were the major findings, and how did you communicate these findings to stakeholders? (300 word maximum)


  • Bachelor degree or above and/or relevant experience in statistical/psychomemtric analysis and modelling.
  • Demonstrated experience using psychometric software (e.g. RUMM, Conquest, Winsteps) and statistical software packages (e.g. Stata, R, SPSS).
  • 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.

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.