Temporary position unitl the end of 2021 (full time) with the possibility of Ongoing employment $111,077 – $122,404 per annum (Clerk Grade 9/10), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading NSW Parliament, Sydney CBD   About us The Legislative Council is the Upper House of the NSW Parliament. It is a House of Review, and acts as a check and balance on the Executive Government.   The role of the Department of the Legislative Council is to support the sittings of the House and the activities of its committees. This includes the provision of procedural, analytical and administrative support services to enable members of the Council to effectively perform their parliamentary duties. Department staff support the Clerk of the Parliaments to achieve these objectives and to inform the public about the Council&39;s work through community engagement activities.   The two principal areas of the Department are the Procedure Office and the Committee Office. The Department is accountable to the President of the Legislative Council, who is elected by the members of the House. Department staff also work in collaboration with the Department of the Legislative Assembly and the Department of Parliamentary Services to ensure the effective running of the Parliament.   Department staff strive to provide exceptional services to our key stakeholders including the President, members and their staff, government agencies, stakeholders in committee inquiries, members of the public and visitors to Parliament.   About the position We are seeking a highly motivated, efficient and experienced writer to join our vibrant committee office as a Principal Council Officer (Clerk Grade 9/10). Principal Council Officers are responsible for managing and organising committee inquiries, including research and report writing and providing advice to members of parliament. While this vacancy currently exists in the Committee Office, opportunities to rotate between our other Principal Council Officer roles are available. More information about our Principal Council Officer roles can be found in the position description linked below.   Note: In addition to the temporary position, applications are invited to fill a casual position in the Legislative Council Committee Office working on committee reports on an as-needs basis. The position would suit candidates with significant previous experience writing reports in a parliamentary or similar environment. Allocation of work would depend on the volume of committee inquiries at any one time. After initial induction, the position would be available to candidates working remotely from Sydney.   We are a hardworking and high performing organisation committed to improvement and excellence. We offer thorough training, ongoing career development and excellent working conditions. Applicants need to bring a commitment to the democratic process and an interest in understanding how it works in New South Wales, along with the capacity to work in an environment where impartiality is key.  Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline are desirable.   Further information to assist you with applying for this position: Position Description Legislative Council website NSW Parliament pre-employment requirements   How to apply To apply for this position please attach to your application: Your up-to-date resume [maximum three pages] which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this position, and Your response [maximum two pages] to the targeted questions below.   Your resume and response to the following targeted questions will be the initial assessment method used to determine your suitability for this position compared to other applicants. Applications that do not include a response to the targeted questions cannot be comparatively assessed and are unlikely to progress to the next stage of assessment.   Targeted questions Provide an example of a significant written document you have researched and written, where you were required to analyse and interpret complex information to formulate policy proposals and recommendations.  Describe a project you have managed which demonstrates your organisational skills, experience managing challenging stakeholders and ability to balance competing priorities.    Electronic attachments must be MS Word compatible or in pdf format.   Working for the Legislative Council  We are an inclusive organisation where employment opportunities are open to all. Our Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Plan is the department&39;s commitment to create a workplace that is fair and inclusive, and promote a workforce that better reflects the diversity of the broader community we serve.  We are a flexible workplace that is committed to supporting the rotation of staff between sections. This is in order to promote career development and increase the knowledge and skills of staff. The department will accommodate requests for rotation wherever possible. However rotation is subject to business needs.   Talent pool A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool is a group of candidates who have undergone an assessment process and have been identified as being suitable for this role or similar roles. A talent pool is valid for a period of 18 months.    Technical assistance: Should you encounter any technical problems, please contact ‘I work for NSW’ helpdesk 1800 562 679 (Monday – Friday).   Applications must be lodged online through http://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/   Job Reference: 000084W2   CLOSING DATE:  Sunday, 14 February 2021 [11.59pm]