Professional/General Staff - Level 7 - Position Descriptor

Criteria Description
Education, Training and Experience

Perform duties at a skill level that requires:

  • a degree with at least 4 years subsequent relevant experience to consolidate and extend the theories and principles learned; or
  • extensive experience and management and or specialist expertise; or
  • an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience.

Apply substantial theoretical and technical knowledge and experience to a range of issues and circumstances requiring considerable independent analysis and interpretation. In addition, an employee may:

  • provide consultancy advice to other employees; and/or
  • practice or provide comprehensive instruction to students or employees, in a specialised area of theoretical, policy or technical complexity.
Judgement and Problem Solving

Independently apply theoretical or policy knowledge to:

  • modify and adapt techniques to develop innovative methodologies;
  • research and analyse a situation and propose new responses or solutions; and/or
  • take a leading role in the application of proven techniques involving considerable theoretical and technical sophistication.
Supervision and Independence

Direction is provided in terms of objectives. A contribution to the planning of work programs and the review, development or modification of procedures (within policy) by the employee will be required. An employee may have line management responsibility for employees delivering administrative, technical or professional services, including the provision of advice on procedures, systems, priorities and budgets for the program concerned to more senior managers.

Organisational Relationships and Impact

Duties require knowledge of the relationship between a range of diverse policies and activities. An employee may negotiate solutions where a range of interests have to be accommodated, and develop proposals or recommendations that coordinate the interests of separate work units or contributors around a particular program, function or objective and share some accountability for the decisions taken.

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