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Assistant Metadata Project Officer

NSW Statewide, NSW



Support Staff

Role Title: Assistant Metadata Project Officer

Employment Type: Ongoing Full Time

Role Classification: Clerk Grade 5/6

Remuneration: $83,403 - $92,026 plus superannuation and annual leave loading

Hours per Week: 35

Location: North Sydney (Moving to St Leonards early 2019)

Requisition ID: REQ70246

Closing Date: 11.59 pm 11 November 2018

About this role

The Assistant Metadata Project Officer is a key member of the NSW Health Metadata Unit, which is responsible for the day to day operation of NSW Health’s strategic metadata solutions, and is a key resource in applying consistent data standards and definitions for use across the entirety of the NSW public health sector. The Metadata Unit prides itself on responding rapidly and agilely to a constantly changing data collection environment, and is focused on meeting the challenges introduced by an expanding desire for more diverse and faster delivered health information.

Where you'll be working

The successful applicant would be working in the Metadata Unit, a part of the Information Management and Quality Unit within the System Information and Analytics Branch of the NSW Ministry of Health at North Sydney.

What you'll be doing

The role will require the successful candidate to manage a state wide database that identifies all NSW health services, processing and approving all day to day changes made by the local health districts.


This will involve some communication with the local health districts to ensure that all changes follow a consistent set of rules.

The role will also involve the updating of content within the NSW Health online metadata repository as directed by the Metadata Specialist and the Senior Metadata Support Officer.

This function will involve the successful applicant in understanding the way local health districts supply data to NSW Health, what content that data comprises, and how it is stored within the NSW Health data warehouses.


Need more information?

  1. Click here for the Role Description
  2. Find out more about applying for this position
  3. All applicants must attach a response to the two targeted questions (1-2 pages) and your CV (no more than 5 pages)
  4. Please note that you cannot apply for this role using iworkfornsw, please click here to access the advert through the Health Career Portal.

For role related queries or questions contact Judith Hooper on 02 9461 7487

Targeted Questions (1-2 pages)


If you do not include responses to the below questions your application may not be considered.

  1. Describe your experience in using or working with databases to register online content. What was your approach to reworking written content so that it could be made clearer to users of the database?
  2. Give an example where you had to overcome barriers to collaboration with content providers. Describe the process that you used. How did you resolve the issues and what did you learn from the experience?

The Ministry of Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be one of the following:

  • an Australian Citizen, or
  • a permanent resident of Australia, or
  • a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or
  • a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia

You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia, and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia.

To learn more about working at the Ministry of Health, please visit our career portal.

Applications Close: 11 November 2018 11:59pm