First listed on: 19 November 2017

Senior Curriculum Officer, Technology Education

Employment status:    Temporary full time
The 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.
We are looking for a Senior Curriculum Officer, Technology Education who is responsible for providing curriculum and assessment advice in the Technologies learning area, and across the curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 12. Responsible for the development of digital technologies Years 11­­?12 syllabuses and materials to support implementation in accordance with NESA syllabus development processes.
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. This assessment will determine your suitability for appointment and may assist in identifying any learning and development needs for you to reach your full potential in this role.
You must also possess the following essential requirements:
*     Tertiary teaching qualifications in one or more Technology Education subjects
*     Outstanding recent experience in implementing the NSW Software Design and Development Stage 6 syllabus or equivalent in government or non-government schools.
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), address any essential requirements noted above, and include a short statement in response to two pre-screening questions.
Pre-screening questions:
Answer the two pre-screening questions below - we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability. Answer with concrete examples and in no more than 300 words per question. Briefly describe the context of the situation(s), the actions that you took, the outcome of your efforts and what you learned from the experience.
Q1:     In your most recent role, describe an example of how you have led an initiative in Technology Education at your school and/or the wider education community. What informed the initiative? How did you consider and manage a range of views? What challenges did you face? What was the final outcome?
Q2:     Outline an example of how you have managed, reported on and evaluated a project. What processes did you implement to meet milestones and timelines? How did you work collaboratively with others to deliver the project? What strategies did you implement to communicate with those involved and ensure the success of the project? What did you learn from the experience?
Under new employment legislation all current and new Public Service non-executive employees are employed at a classification level and assigned to a role rather than appointed to a position. Employees may be re-assigned to other roles at the same classification over time, in line with organisation priorities and/or personal development plans.
Temporary employments/secondment under sections 43 and 64 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 for a period of up to 2 years.
Consistent with the entitlements of public sector applicants, NESA is prepared to negotiate bilateral agreements with current employers of successful non-government school applicants to facilitate right of return and recognition of service while employed by NESA.
Closing date:     3 December 2017
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