Technical Support Officer

$59,189 - $63,931 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Kelmscott WA 6111, Australia
  • 09 Jun, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Kelmscott Primary School
Technical Support Officer
Level 2, $59,189 - $63,931 per annum (DOE (SSO) CA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS678163

This is a permanent part-time (0.1FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2021

Do you possess excellent communication skills and are ready to take on new challenges?

Kelmscott Primary School (PS) is seeking a dedicated and highly competent Technical Support Officer to join their friendly and collaborative team.

Please note this position is for 1 day per fortnight.

The successful applicant will become a key member of the school’s staff. They will maintain and develop the school’s Information and Technology (IT) systems and equipment in accordance with the schools needs and Department of Education guidelines.

The successful applicant will adopt and promote a collaborative, positive approach to supporting all staff and students to achieve the best possible teaching and learning outcomes that technology can provide. The successful applicant will possess effective communication skills and problem solving capacity, the ability to provide technical training, advice and support on desktop and software applications to staff.

The applicant should also have a high degree of initiative with the ability to maintain confidentiality and strong organisational skills, including the ability to identify priorities and meet deadlines. In addition, applicants should ideally have experience working within a school and the ability to support and maintain the school’s IT equipment including desktops, laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards.

The school values relationships with students, staff, parents/carers and the wider community with all staff and students encouraged to follow the Moral Compass with its values of Respect, Responsibility, Safety and Pride. The school has a strong presence in the community; having a long history as one of the first schools to be established in the suburbs of Perth. At Kelmscott Primary School we strive to create an engaging and welcoming school community with an enrolment of 320 students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  • Verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with staff at all levels.
  • Conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to develop innovative solutions to information technology problems.
  • Ability to install and maintain network systems incorporating the Internet and Electronic Mail.
  • Organisational skills to develop effective administrative practices and the initiative to work with minimum supervision.

Applications will be assessed against these work related (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about can be found by visiting or Schools Online

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For further job related information:

Please contact Sharon Saville, Registrar, by telephoning (08) 6496 9300 or emailing

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

Eligibility and training requirements

Employees will be required to:

  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 25 June 2021




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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.1
LOCATION: Kelmscott
CLOSING DATE: 2021-06-25 4:30 PM