Data Services Analyst, Clerk Grade 7/8

$97,443 - $119,567 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia
  • 26 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Department of Education Job category:


Job location:

Sydney Region / Sydney - Greater West

Job reference number: 00008H0O Work type: Full-Time Number of positions: 1 Total remuneration package: $119,567. Package includes salary ($97,443 - $107,864), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. Contact: 02 7814 1415 or via email at jane.dellersmith@det. - Jane Deller-Smith Closing date: 06/12/2021 - 11:59 PM


Full-time Temporary appointment up to 30 September 2023

Location: Parramatta

About the Directorate

CESE undertakes in-depth analysis of education programs and outcomes across early childhood, school, training, and higher education to inform whole-of-government, evidence-based decision making. Put simply, it seeks to find out what works best. Its focus is all education in NSW.

The Centre’s main responsibilities within the department are:

  • Qualitative and quantitative research, including data analysis, evidence papers and case studies that build understanding and uptake of evidence-based practice.
  • Robust data collection to enable research and statistics for the education and training sector.
  • Evaluating key policies and programs to strengthen quality delivery and student outcomes.
  • National engagement on research agenda and data strategy.
  • Driving capability uplift in use of data and evidence as part of everyday practice.
  • Trialling innovative initiatives to improve student outcomes.

About the role

The Data Services Analyst supports the sourcing and provision of education information for release to internal and external stakeholders, consumers of data services and the public in accordance with open data and other information governance policies. 

About the Department of Education

The Department of Education is 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

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all candidates including people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from all diversity groups, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background or sexual orientation.

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.

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

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 a time you have enabled people from different areas of an organisation to work together to deliver data or analysis.  Describe the context, your role and what actions you took to contribute to the delivery. What learnings did you take away from this experience (max 300 words)
  2. Describe a situation where you have identified an opportunity for improvement in customer service in the data sharing process or associated process. Outline the context, the change needed, and how you contributed to implementing the change.  How did you know it was successful (max 300 words


Knowledge of and commitment to implementing the Department’s Aboriginal Education Policy and upholding the Department’s Partnership Agreement with the NSW AECG and ensuring 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