Data Analyst - South Sudanese Australian Youth Justice Expert Working Group

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/176294
Closing Date: 03-Dec-2023
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2025
Attachments: Position Description - VPS 4 - Data Analyst - South Sudanese Australian Youth Justice Expert Working Group.docx (Word, 537KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Benjamin Russo
0438 995 760 or

Position Details

  • Exciting opportunity to join the South Sudanese Australian Youth Justice Expert Working Group team
  • Use your data analysis skills to make a positive change in the lives of South Sudanese young people in contact with, or at risk of contact with, the youth justice system
  • VPS Grade 4: $91,418 - $103,725 plus superannuation

An exciting, fixed term opportunity exists for a Data Analyst in the South Sudanese Australian Youth Justice Expert Working Group.

About us

The South Sudanese Australian Youth Justice Expert Working Group (Expert Working Group) has been established to identify the reasons for, and potential solutions to the overrepresentation of South Sudanese Australians in the youth justice system. The Expert Working Group forms part of the roadmap set out in the Youth Justice Strategic Plan 2020-2030 for reform of the Youth Justice system, with a specific focus on supporting culturally and linguistically diverse groups in Youth Justice. The initiatives in the Strategic Plan aim to prevent children and young people from entering the youth justice system and help address the underlying drivers of offending of those already in the system.   

What does the Data Analyst do?

As the Data Analyst, you will:

  • Model and interpret data relating to the overrepresentation of young people in the South Sudanese Australian and African Australian community.
  • Prepare clear, accessible data analysis and insights that provide impact to multiple audiences.
  • Provide insightful advice on emerging issues, opportunities, risks, and trends.
  • Contribute and present solutions-focused reports on policy and program issues.
  • Analysis of other data to support youth justice operations, business planning and system reform.

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in presentation and communication of quantitative and qualitative information to a range of audiences.
  • Ability to interpret complex or ambiguous data, and proactive and independent analysis of that data.
  • Technical skills in Microsoft Excel and SQL programming, script writing or the ability to quickly acquire the skills to a high standard.
  • Experience in Business Intelligence applications such as Power BI are beneficial.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, particularly related to South Sudanese Australian community or broader African Australian communities.

This is a prioritised role for candidates who are South Sudanese Australian or African Australian. That means anyone can apply, however, we will give priority consideration to applications from South Sudanese Australian or African Australian applicants, as required under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 for prioritised roles.

What's in it for you?

You will be working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, which is one arm of the Victorian State Government, a recognised top employer of choice nationally. All our staff work to the vision of a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

There are many advantages in working for the department, including:

  • A fair salary– enjoy great work conditions and salary sacrificing options.
  • Transparent performance framework– approach your work with confidence in how you're tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your manager.
  • Generous leave entitlements– provisions for many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate, and sick leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program support – you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service if you're experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. It is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning. In addition to the department's EAP, the Expert Working Group team have access to culturally sensitive, confidential counselling tailored to African Australian employees.

If you have any queries, please contact Benjamin Russo on 0438 995 760 or

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. One of the ways we do this is by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.

We're proud of our individual differences. We're proud of the many languages we speak and the stories we can share with each other. We hope you will share your story too.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit, and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 11.59pm, Sunday 3 December 2023.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include reference checks, national police checks and misconduct screening. Dependant on the role, other checks may include VicRoads checks, drivers licence checks, medical checks, Working with Children Checks, and Declaration of Private Interests (for executive and responsible officer roles).

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.


The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.


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