Senior Project Officer, Clerk Grade 9/10 – 178666 (Identified)
Organisation/Entity: Department of Education
Job Category: • Procurement | Project/Program Management
Job Location: • Central & North Coasts – Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Newcastle, Hunter & Region
Job Reference Number: 00006MCM
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $131,979. Package includes salary ($108,044- $119,061), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 02 8362 6672 – Megan Ely
Closing Date: 28/11/2018 – 11:59 PM
Aboriginal Affairs
Ongoing Full Time Appointment
Location: Newcastle

Aboriginal Affairs is looking for a Senior Project Officer to work in our Newcastle office to support the Director to coordinate effort across NSW Government agencies.

About Aboriginal Affairs
Aboriginal Affairs works with Aboriginal communities to promote social, economic and cultural well-being through opportunity, choice, healing, responsibility and empowerment. Aboriginal Affairs is proud to be a leader in Aboriginal employment and development. Over 50 per cent of staff across the agency, including senior leadership, identify as Aboriginal. We are also committed to providing a culturally safe and supportive workplace for all staff. Our agency works very closely with Aboriginal communities across NSW, and our staffing reflects the diversity of these communities. To learn more about the work that Aboriginal Affairs does please visit:

Please note that primary responsibility for issues relating to Aboriginal education in public schools sits with Aboriginal Education and Communities within the Department of Education and not with Aboriginal Affairs.

About Regional Coordination Directorate
Regional Coordination Directorate has four regional offices and four sub-regional sub offices leading engagement with Aboriginal communities to support the establishment, development and effective operation of local community governance mechanisms, improve participation in local economies and facilitate more effective relationships between Aboriginal communities and agencies to improve the coordination, responsiveness and accountability of services.

About the role
As part of the Sydney – Newcastle Regional Team, the Senior Project Officer works across government agencies to facilitate partnerships to address Aboriginal Affairs priorities and broker solutions to matters requiring cross-agency collaboration with, and for Aboriginal communities within the Region. The role assumes a leadership role for the Aboriginal community self-governance and economic development, improves information flows, and works collaboratively to build capacity amongst Aboriginal governance bodies and achieve better outcomes.

To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced senior project officer with extensive experience in negotiation, community engagement and conflict management.

How to apply
The NSW Department of Education is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We encourage diverse applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply for roles in the department.

To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking “Apply Online” here. 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.

Notes: Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977.

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