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Senior Research Officer - Research Project Management - Clerk Grade 9/10 - 198930 - Aboriginal Affairs

Organisation/Entity: Department of Education
Job Category:
  • Research and Analysis
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney City
Job Reference Number: 00005DJS
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $125,620. Package includes salary ($102,838 - $113,324), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: (02) 9561 8637 - Trish Malins
Closing Date: 08/08/2017 - 11:59 PM


  • Full time ongoing appointment
  • Location:  Sydney

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: www.aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au


About Research & Evaluation

Working closely with the Office of the Head of Agency, the Strategy & Coordination Directorate consists of Business Strategy, Planning and Coordination, and Research and Evaluation. The Research and Evaluation Team provides high quality, accountable and ethical research to build an evidence base that reflects the voices and knowledge of Aboriginal peoples and communities in NSW.


About the role

The Senior Research Officer manages NSW Aboriginal Affairs’s external research and evaluation projects to build an evidence-base that furthers policy reform, informs decision-making, supports day-to-day operations, and promotes the wellbeing of Aboriginal people in NSW.  The role develops and manages research projects contracted to external parties and provides research / practice advice on strategic issues affecting Aboriginal people.

To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced researcher, with a demonstrated background in the management of research and evaluation projects.
For more information:
For enquiries about this role, contact Trish Malins, Manager Research and Evaluation, Aboriginal Affairs at  02 9561 8637,  M: 0459 887 954, or by email E: Trish.Malins@aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au
Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander candidates are encouraged to apply.
Talent Pool

A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool is a group of candidates who have undergone an assessment process and have been identified suitable for this role or similar roles for a period of 12 months. Being part of a talent pool means that you may be considered for ongoing, temporary or term employment for a range of similar roles. This offers exciting opportunities for you to gain a wide range of experiences to build your public service career.


How to apply

If you are interested in this role please apply online and include a covering letter (maximum of 2 pages) and your resume (maximum 5 pages) which clearly details how your capabilities, knowledge and experience can contribute to the success of the Directorate. Please also include the name and contact details of two referees.


For the application process, you must answer 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: it is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online via iworkfor.nsw No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.


Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.


If you are called to interview you will need to provide the following documents and your employment may be subject to the Department’s National Criminal Records Check to determine your suitability for employment.


Proof of Identity information

Informed Consent Form

Declaration for non-child work



Closing date:  8 August 2017

Key Application Responses

Pre-screening questions:
  1. Focusing on your project management experience describe a situation where you had to resolve conflicting views of the contractor and your agency. What did you consider in approaching this and how did you resolve it. (300 words).
  2. Describe a time when you had to juggle the delivery of a range of competing priorities across research or evaluation projects. How did you approach this? Is there anything you would have done differently? (300 words).
Essential Requirements:
  • Degree qualifications with a substantial research component and/or equivalent relevant experience working in a research role.
  • Demonstrated appropriate cultural capability regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.