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Job Listing Details
Reference Number 16881
Position Title EOI17/17 Senior Policy Officer, Clerk Grade 9/10 , Mental Health Branch
Employment Status Temporary Full Time
Entity Ministry of Health
Geographical Location North Sydney
Award Classification NSW Public Service - Clerk Grade 9NSW Public Service - Clerk Grade 10
Salary $105,409.00 - $116,157.00
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position
Senior Policy Officer Grade 9/10
Mental Health Branch


73 Miller St, North Sydney

Salary range: $105,409 – $116,157 pa
Closing Date: 2 November 2017




Who is eligible to apply?

  • Ongoing employees
  • Long term temporary employees with at least two years consecutive service
Expressions of Interest are invited from suitably qualified and highly motivated persons to fill the above role.

Role Purpose:


The Senior Policy Officer provides high level advice and coordinates support to senior executives and staff in the Mental Health Branch with a focus on branch-wide coordination of initiatives, policies and practices.


You are not required to address selection criteria. Applicants are to submit a short statement (1-2 pages) in response to one or two targeted questions visible on iworkfornsw only (to provide evidence of experience against required role capabilities).


Your resume (also known as curriculum vitae or CV) is a snapshot summarising your qualifications, experience, skills and qualities. A resume needs to be clear, concise and neatly organised with content relevant to the role you are applying for, no more than 4-5 pages.


Please review Applying for a Role in the NSW Public Service for more guidance.


Job Notes:

  • All applications must be submitted on line (Click here).
  • You must be employed by the NSW Government to apply
  • Your application must include your response to the targeted questions, and an up to date resume/CV
  • Relevant screening checks will be conducted as well as Prior Service checks for internal applicants.
  • You are advised not to delete any "Relevant Files" that you upload in the jobs.nsw application system until you know the outcome of your application, including your Resume/CV and/or Cover Letter. Doing so will result in the selection committee being unable to access your application. 
  • You need to demonstrate your proficiency in the capabilities described in the Role Description. These will be assessed through the recruitment process to determine your suitability for appointment. NSW Public Sector Capability Framework


Selection Criteria Question 1:
Describe a situation when you had to use your communication skills in presenting complex information. How did you determine your message was received?

Question 2:
Outline how you would approach preparing a brief and letter of response to a member of the public who has written to the Minister complaining about the quality of care provided to a family member. Include if possible, a mental health example.
Contact Person Tricia O’Riordan
Contact Number (02) 9391 9684
Contact Email
Alternate Contact Person
Alternate Contact Number
Alternate Contact Email
Closing Date 02/11/2017
Additional Information (URL)

Supporting Documents
Position Description EOI-17-17 Information Package for applicants .pdf
Application Guide