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Statistician at NSW Education Standards Authority (ongoing)

  • 25 Sep 2023 3:22 PM
    Message # 13258614


    Organisation / Entity: NSW Education Standards Authority
    Job category:
    • Research and Analysis
    Job location:
    • Sydney Region / Sydney City
    Job reference number: 0000A1AU
    Work type: Full-Time
    Number of positions: 1
    Total remuneration package: Package includes salary ($106,025 - $117,363), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
    Contact: Sam Pickering 02 9367 8101
    Closing date: 08/10/2023 - 11:59 PM
    • Join us to make a difference for all students in NSW!

      Position details·       Clerk Grade 7/8

    • ·       Ongoing

      ·       Close to transport & hybrid work arrangements available


      About the role


      The Statistician undertakes research in educational measurement to support the development and application of assessment and examinations policy and practice, provides advice and guidance to NESA and its committees and others in the areas of educational measurement and assessment, and manages and conducts projects and processes to support the NESA’s state-wide assessment and examination programs.


      On a day-to-day basis you will be responsible for:


      * conducting high level research and statistical analyses as well as reviewing complex issues and proposals in measurement

      * providing and overseeing high-level technical advice and support for NESA officers and its committees

      * writing programs in R or python that automate routine statistical analyses and processing tasks


      This role has two essential requirements:

      * Completed degree in psychometrics, educational measurement, statistics, quantitative social science or other related field.

      * Experience using statistical applications, such as R, SAS, SPSS, Stata or Matlab, or psychometric applications, such as RUMM2030, ConQuest, WinSTEPS.


      Download the role description.

      About us


      At the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) we work with the NSW community to drive improvements in student achievement.


      We achieve this by supporting all school sectors with high-quality syllabuses, assessment (including managing the HSC and NAPLAN), teaching standards (e.g., accrediting teachers) and school environments (including setting and monitoring school standards).


      To find out more about the important work we do for NSW visit our website.


      Ready to join us?


      Select apply and attach an up-to-date résumé and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages). Also address the 2 targeted questions below in your online application:


    • Describe a specific instance where you identified a potential issue within a statistical research domain or identified an avenue for enhancement. Detail the strategic steps you took to tackle this matter, encompassing the techniques, tools and collaborations you employed. Elaborate on the methods you used to effectively convey the value of your approach to your peers, superiors or collaborators. Finally, share the outcomes that materialised as a result of your efforts in terms of both the project's success and any broader implications.

    • Narrate an instance in which you delivered expert technical guidance to diverse stakeholders of significance. Outline the strategies you employed to convey complex technical insights into an easily understandable format, ensuring clarity and succinctness in your communication. Delve into the methods you used to tailor your message to the specific needs and backgrounds of the stakeholders. Detail the results of your efforts, both in terms of the stakeholders' comprehension and their subsequent actions or decisions based on your advice.


    Advice on applying for NSW Public Sector roles


    If you need reasonable adjustments for the recruitment process and workplace, please reach out to the contact person above.

    Close date: Monday 9 October 2023 at 11.59pm AEST

    Thank you for your interest, we look forward to receiving your application.


    Important information

    We particularly welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people of all ages, genders, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans and refugees.

    Visa sponsorship is not available for this positionFor ongoing roles, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident. Australian Temporary Residents may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

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