Executive assistant, clerk grade 7/8 - 215862

Full-time ongoing appointment.

Location:  Darlinghurst, then move to Parramatta mid 2020

  • Supportive culture
  • Flexible working arrangements and attractive benefits
  • Opportunity to make the role your own in the Office of Deputy Secretary, Skills & Higher Education 

About the role

To provide high level, confidential administrative and executive services to the Deputy Secretary to facilitate the efficient and effective operation of the Division.

About the Department of Education

We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education and care sector. We are 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

We also support training, upskilling & lifelong learning to improve the economic, employment & social outcomes for individuals in NSW.


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” below. 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 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.


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

Proof of Identity information

Informed Consent Form

Declaration for non-child work


Sound knowledge of the operations, activities and priorities of the Department and Government, and of Government policies and procedures.

Experience in high level executive support and administration with skills in Microsoft Office Suite as well as experience with expense software and TRIM.

Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education   policies (Please find Aboriginal Education Review – Information)

For more information, please call Ben Cranney on 0428 095 ***


Closing Date: 9 December 2019


Note: A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.

Department of Education NSW


Posted: 29 November 2019

Location:  Parramatta, NSW