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Principal Program Officer

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Government - State

Company: Department of Education

Location: Brisbane

Work type: Full Time

Salary: n\a

Phone: +61-7-5903-9416

Fax: +61-7-7538-4119

E-mail: n\a


Detail information about job Principal Program Officer. Terms and conditions vacancy

The Principal Program Officer role is part of the Monitoring and Compliance team, which is a multidisciplinary team that uses a number of regulatory tools to respond to regulatory matters in accordance with the National Quality Framework (NQF).

As Principal Program Officer you will be required to use proven analytical skills to support senior officers and provide timely and quality advice and support in relation to legislative and practice issues to enable the consistent administration of the National and State early childhood education and care legislation and associated regulations.

The Principal Regulatory Officer is responsible for carrying out a range of duties including:

  • development of resources, policies, procedures and guidelines
  • provision of timely and quality advice to the Minister, Deputy Director-General, Executive Director and other senior officers of the department in relation to legislative and practice issues in the early childhood education and care sector
  • provision of training to support divisional and regional staff in their regulatory functions, which includes monitoring compliance and investigating non-compliance
  • preparation of high-level written communication, including correspondence, briefing documents and decision letters
  • liaison with a range of government and non-government agencies in relation to early childhood education and care
  • fostering a challenging, equitable, ethical and safe work environment, which encourages commitment, skills development and professional growth and continuous improvement.

To be successful in this role, the skills and experience required are:

  • an ability to gain knowledge of or have an understanding of the early childhood education and care sector
  • demonstrated experience in interpreting and applying legislation, policies and guidelines
  • demonstrated experience in applying risk management principles, procedures and techniques using a range of regulatory tools to evaluate information and collect evidence for the purpose of making recommendations about compliance and regulatory responses
  • research, interviewing and critical analysis skills to evaluate compliance and draw accurate conclusions based on evidence
  • well-developed written and verbal communication skills time management, prioritising and meeting deadlines with minimal supervision.

To apply please provide the following information:

  • a brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under “How you will be assessed”.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Employees affected by workplace change will be considered on merit

Contact Name: Lorrie Brook,  (07) 3328 6908

Closing Date: Thursday 26 July 2018

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