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Project Officer, Recordkeeping Standards & Advice

Organisation / Entity: State Archives and Records Authority
Job category:
  • Projects
Job location:
  • Sydney Region
Job reference number: 00008XAL
Work type: Full-Time
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: Archivist Grade 3 - $133,727. Package includes salary ($107,789 - $120,096), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 0417 185 470 - Andrew Pickles
Closing date: 26/05/2022 - 11:59 PM


Project Officer, Recordkeeping Standards & Advice

What the opportunity is: 

  • Employment with NSW State Archives & Records Authority, NSW Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade 
  • Archivist Grade 3 - $133,727. Package includes salary ($107,789 - $ 120,096), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Full Time ongoing employment
  • This role will be based at The Western Sydney Records Centre, Kingswood and The Mint, Sydney CBD but it is open to discussion for flexibility to work remotely.

What we do
Sydney Living Museums (SLM) and The State Archives and Records Authority of NSW (SARA) came under the direction of a single Executive Director on 1 July 2019. Whilst maintaining two separate legal entities, services are provided under a shared model.

SLM is a leading government agency in Australia with responsibility for conserving, managing, interpreting and activating places and sites of local, national and international significance. Established in 1980, our collection includes the UNESCO World Heritage listed Hyde Park Barracks, The Mint, Australia’s oldest surviving government building through to the twentieth century Rose Seidler House, which marks the arrival of the modernist movement to Australia. The collection is unlike other museums in that the significance of each is in the whole, and not just in the parts. The awareness of place frames each narrative.

Our audiences are local, regional, national and international. Sydney Living Museums is a state cultural institution, reporting to the Minister for the Arts.

SARA is responsible for developing, preserving and promoting access to the State Archives Collection that pre dates the European settlement of Australia in 1788. SARA has three primary business functions:

SARA is the custodian and advocate for the State Archives Collection, which is one of the most complete and important collections documenting colonisation in the world. This vast cultural collection of more than 13 million items, valued at $1 billion and which grows each year, details the development of this place and the wielding of colonial power, with multiple series of documents now included as inscriptions on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

The Recordkeeping Standards and Advice function assists public offices to meet their recordkeeping obligations under the State Records Act 1998, as a vital part of preserving the memory of government for current and future generations.

Commercial Operations, through the Government Records Repository, has substantial capability to provide commercial storage, records management, digitisation and consultancy services and generates the majority of SARA’s operating revenue.

What you’ll do with us
This role will undertake projects and programs of work to regulate, guide and influence official recordkeeping and information and records management across the NSW public sector.  

For more information on the role contact Andrew Pickles on 0417 185 470.

Click here for the role description.


What you need to do to apply 
To apply you will need to submit the following:

  • A current resume with two referees
  • A one page cover letter outlining how your skills and experiences make you a suitable candidate for this role
  • Respond to the targeted questions with no more than 20 lines per answer

Also note:

  • A Secretary direction in accordance with C2021-16 has been made which requires all SARA and SLM employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful applicant will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status.
  • As employers, NSW Government agencies are responsible for keeping all employees safe. For the safety of employees and all citizens who interact with employees, the NSW Government expects all government sector employees who can be safely vaccinated, to do so at the earliest opportunity.
  • To be eligible for an ongoing role in the NSW Public Sector you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. For temporary and casual roles, you need to hold a valid visa giving you permission to work in Australia as required by the role. All successful candidates will be required to undergo a criminal record check with NSW Police. 
  • If you are speech or hearing impaired, have access requirements that require reasonable adjustment in the assessment process, or require access to information about this vacancy in a different format, please call the Head of People & Culture on 02 8239 2366.
  • A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.

Submit your application before the closing date: 11.59pm Thursday 26 May 2022


What else you need to know
State Archives & Records Authority is committed to providing an inclusive workplace culture that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We believe everyone has the right to feel safe, respected, valued and heard regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background or ability. 

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for roles with our agency. Greater consideration will be given to suitable applicants, in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities in accordance with Government Sector Employment Rule 26.

We seek to provide workplace adjustments at all relevant stages of the recruitment process. You can specify your application if you require any adjustments or please ask us at any stage. If you need information about this vacancy in a different format, please call the Head of People & Culture on 02 8239 2366.

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application. 


What the essential requirements of the role are:

  • Tertiary qualifications in information management/archival/recordkeeping or similar field or experience working in archival/recordkeeping/information management.

What you need to tell us - targeted questions:

  1. Please outline your experience with interpreting information and recordkeeping requirements, standards or legislation for organisations.
  2. Please provide an example of a review or report you have undertaken independently or as part of a team. Describe your role and how you planned, prepared and conducted the review, your analysis of the results, and report writing process.