Administration Officer, Clerk Grade 5/6 - 205067

$87,493 - $107,497 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Gateshead NSW 2290, Australia
  • 12 May, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Department of Education
Job category:

Administration and Clerical

Job location:

Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Newcastle, Hunter & Region

Job reference number: 00008WVO
Work type: Full-Time
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: $107,497. Package includes salary ($87,493 - $96,540), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: (02) 4088 3558 or by email to joshua.mcgahen@det.n - Mr Josh McGahen
Closing date: 26/05/2022 - 11:59 PM


  • Ongoing
  • Location: Gateshead

Applications are invited for the position of Administration Officer, Clerk 5/6, based in the Regional North and West School Performance Directorate, Executive Director’s Unit, Gateshead office.

This is a permanent full-time engagement. The Flexible Work Arrangements for Corporate Employees Policy is available for the successful applicant for this position.

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

About the role

This role provides high level and administrative support to senior officers within the Regional North and West School Performance Directorate, to ensure that the policies and initiatives are supported in a targeted, timely and effective manner.

In the delivery of this support, the role plays a leading role in teams/units in handling internal and/or external customer enquiries to ensure a high level of customer service.

In the implementation of programs and projects within the assigned business unit, the role works as a team member and would not normally supervise staff.

For further information please view the role description

Essential requirements of the role

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Key knowledge and experience

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.

About you

You will be autonomous and self-driven as well as a strong team member, with good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to time manage.

You thrive in a fast paced environment and value the ability to provide ongoing administration support whilst always striving to improve processes


  • Opportunity to make a difference at Department of Education
  • Flexible work-life balance
  • Competitive salary
  • 35 hour week

How to apply
When applying you will need to:

Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as well as providing answers to the 2 pre-screening questions below:

Targeted Question 1

As Administrative Officer you will be required to provide excellent customer service, support professional staff and external stakeholders and manage a high workload with competing priorities. Please describe an example/s that would demonstrate your skills in each of these areas. (300 words maximum).

Targeted Question 2

Please provide an example of how you have effectively used technology applications, systems, procedures and organisational methods to deliver efficient and effective service in accordance with Department policy and business practices and protocols? (300 words maximum)

Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. Successful candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening for this role which includes a Working with Children Check and National Criminal History Check.

This is a child-related role. As a condition of employment you will be required to provide a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number and complete a National Criminal Record Check. Visit the website for more information.

Closing date: 26 May 2022 at 11:59pm.

For enquiries about this role, contact Mr Josh McGahen, Professional Support Officer, NSW Department of Education, at (02) 4088 3558 or by email to