Statistician - Board of Studies - EducationCareer

First listed on: 16 July 2019


The NSW Education Standards Authority (‘NESA’) was formally established on 1 January 2017 to improve quality teaching and student learning across all schools and school sectors.  It is responsible for the curriculum, assessment, teacher accreditation and regulatory standards in NSW schools, and accreditation of early childhood teachers.

We are looking for a Statistician to undertake research in educational measurement to support the development and application of assessment and examinations policy and practice, provide advice and guidance to NESA and its committees and others in the areas of educational measurement and assessment, and manage and conduct projects and processes to support the NESA’s state-wide assessment and examination programs.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate your immediate proficiency in the focus capabilities as highlighted in the Role Description. All the capabilities listed in the role description will be assessed at different stages of the recruitment process. This assessment will determine your suitability for appointment and may assist in identifying any learning and development needs for you to reach your full potential in this role.

NESA is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful and inclusive, valuing the diverse perspectives that our people bring from their homes and communities.  We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from diverse cultures and people with disability.

NESA will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.  If you will require this, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also let us know of your preferred means of communication.

Applying for the role:

To apply for this role you need to submit an application online via

The application and selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. For the initial application process you should submit a cover letter (1 page), resume (up to 5 pages), address any essential requirements noted above, and include a short statement in response to two pre-screening questions.

Pre-screening questions:

Answer the two pre-screening questions below - we are looking for you to demonstrate your competency in this focus capability. Answer with concrete examples and in no more than 300 words per question. Briefly describe the context of the situation(s), the actions that you took, the outcome of your efforts and what you learned from the experience.

Q1: Give an example where you identified a possible problem in or an improvement to a statistical research area. What was your approach to addressing this? How did you convince others of the merits of your approach? What was the end result?

Q2: Describe a situation where you provided expert technical advice to a range of key stakeholders. How did you ensure that complex technical information was communicated clearly and concisely?

Under employment legislation all current and new Public Service non-executive employees are employed at a classification level and assigned to a role rather than appointed to a position. Employees may be re-assigned to other roles at the same classification over time, in line with organisation priorities and/or personal development plans.

Consistent with the entitlements of public sector applicants, NESA is prepared to negotiate bilateral agreements with current employers of successful non-government school applicants to facilitate right of return and recognition of service while employed by NESA.

Work type:                   Full time, Ongoing
Closing date:               24.07.2019 at 11.59pm

To view the role description click here.