School Officer

$59,189 - $63,931 yearly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Broome WA 6725, Australia
  • 19 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Independent Public School - Kimberley Education Region
Roebuck Primary School
School Officer
Level 2, $59,189 - $63,931 per annum (DOE (SSO) CA 2019)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS691506

This is a ten (10) month fixed term, part-time (0.52FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2021 with possible extension and/or permanency. Proposed days will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, however there maybe the possibility to negotiate these days.

Roebuck Primary School (PS) is seeking to appoint a committed and dedicated School Officer.

As the School Officer you will be responsible for supporting the Manager Corporate Services in administering the schools financial, physical and human resources whilst upholding confidentiality and security of sensitive material. You will provide assistance to other members of the school administration team with maintaining school databases, records and management information systems to ensure they are accurate and up-to-date, along with general word processing tasks.

Within this range of administrative duties, a predominant focus on public relations, such as preparing the school newsletter and publications, maintaining the Roebuck PS website which requires a detailed knowledge of word processing.

In addition, the ability to use various technology platforms and a range of application software packages to support service demands of our school business and in particular, our departments online environments; DAM, SIS, RM Finance and Connect, as well as creating spreadsheets and data management will be advantageous.

The School Officer will ideally have attention to detail, capacity to work to deadlines in a somewhat challenging and fast paced environment and work well within a team environment. The successful applicant should model effective and quality customer and administrative support service delivery and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They will work in collaboration with the administration team, school support staff, teaching staff and our school community.

The successful applicant should have the skills to competently work independently without supervision or direction with an excellent focus on team work; embracing Roebuck PS's motto ‘Working Together’.

Roebuck PS believes through high quality teaching and leadership, students will be positive, resilient, inclusive and successful citizens.

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):

  • Experience in providing effective administrative support with the ability to organise and prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Experience in financial processes and procedures, including the handling of debtors, creditors, reconciliations, and /or preparing financial returns.
  • Ability in using computers and a range of application software packages, particularly databases, spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and experience in the application of customer service principles and practices.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work unsupervised and in a team environment.

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 Roebuck PS can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact April Oswald, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Broome, by telephoning (08) 9192 3377 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 three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school.
  • A CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position.
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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.


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; and
  • 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 Thursday, 29 July 2021.




applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
applicant resource - information for applicants mar2020.pdf
jdf - school officer - schools - min l2 - mar 2019.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Part Time
FTE: 0.52
CLOSING DATE: 2021-07-29 4:30 PM