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Job Title : Project Support Officer - Workforce


Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE672406

This is a permanent full-time position commencing March 2021

Workforce Policy and Coordination is seeking a motivated and dedicated individual to the role of Project Support Officer – Workforce.

The Project Support Officer – Workforce will establish, maintain and monitor databases, reconcile records and analyse data information to meet reporting and operational obligations relating to a range of workforce projects and initiatives. The successful applicant will develop and maintain effective communication links and working relationships to internal and external clients and stakeholders, with a particular focus on Universities and other education providers whilst preparing correspondences to inform the Manager and other department staff of the respective project’s progress and outcome. The successful applicant will be responsible for maintaining records about projects and for preparing and monitoring project plans and reports in collaboration with project managers and others.

The Workforce Policy and Coordination Directorate provides strategic leadership, planning and implementation of key Department human resource matters, advice and evaluation of cross-divisional policy and programs, organisation of professional learning, and develops policy and manages equity and diversity initiatives.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our branch for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:

  1. Sound oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, including telephone communication skills, ability to liaise with individuals at all levels and provide service to clients.
  2. Knowledge and considerable experience in the delivery of project-based administration support services.
  3. Ability to initiate, develop and maintain effective partnerships with a range of clients and stakeholders.
  4. Well developed keyboarding and computer skills including updating website information, experience and accuracy in using databases, spreadsheets, word processing and human resource information systems and in recording, analysing, interpreting and reporting on data.
  5. Research, conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to use initiative to identify priorities and meet conflicting deadlines.

Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).

Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria of the position. The business needs of the branch may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

For further job related information:

Please contact Richard Lobb, by telephoning (08) 0417 911 985 or emailing richard.lobb@education.wa.edu.au

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A statement of up to five (5) pages addressing the selection criteria, in the context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 2 March 2021



East Perth, WA

Government, Defence & Emergency


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