Project Officer

$99,431 - $121,997 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Sydney NSW, Australia
  • 14 Jan, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: NSW Education Standards Authority Job category:

Education And/Or Training

Job location:

Sydney Region / Sydney City

Job reference number: 00008POM Work type: Full-Time Number of positions: 1 Total remuneration package: Up to $121,997 per annum (based on $99,431 - $110,064 plus superannuation and leave loading) Contact: 93678859 - Jemima Laughton Closing date: 28/01/2022 - 11:59 PM


NSW Education Standards Authority (‘NESA’) was formally established on 1 January 2017 to improve quality teaching and student learning across all schools and school sectors. It is responsible for the curriculum, assessment, teacher accreditation and regulatory standards in NSW schools, and accreditation of early childhood teachers.

An exciting opportunity now exists for a Project Officer to join our team. As part of this role, you will perform data management activities to ensure the collection, analysis, and reporting of NAPLAN data is integrated with new online processes and business needs.

This is a temporary role until 31 December 2022.

To be successful in the role:

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate your immediate proficiency in the focus capabilities as highlighted in the Role Description. All the capabilities listed in the role description will be assessed at different stages of the recruitment process. 

To view the role description, click here.

Key knowledge and experience

  • Experience with database systems and query tools, such as SSMS, Microsoft Access, Oracle or MySQL, SSIS objects, and ETL development and maintenance, with strong SQL scripting and MS Excel skills, and XML understanding is a plus.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Information Security, Privacy and confidentiality requirements.

Essential requirements

  • Previous business analyst experience, including data extraction, analysis, and management, report development, writing data processes, and developing data maintenance front-end.
  • Experience in undertaking data manager, data analyst, database administrator, or similar roles with experience in database systems such as MS-SQL, MySQL, or Oracle

Applying for the role:

To apply for this role, you need to submit an application online via

The application and selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. For the initial application process, you should submit a cover letter (1 page), resume (up to 5 pages) and include a short statement in response to two pre-screening questions.