Geospatial Analyst

Fixed-term opportunity until Feb 2021

Melbourne CBD location

VPS Grade 4

About the VEC

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducts State and local council elections and is responsible for promoting public awareness and understanding of electoral issues in the Victorian community. The VEC maintains the Register of Electors for the State of Victoria.

The VEC’s vision is for all Victorians actively participating in their democracy. Apply now to make a meaningful contribution to the democratic process.
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Department: Victorian Electoral Commission
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: IT and Telecommunications
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/063FXT20
Closing Date: 23-Feb-2020
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 063 Geospatial Analyst (Mapping) - Position Description - VPS Grade 4 - Last reviewed January 2018.docx (Word, 54KB)

Read Before Applying - Important Information 2020.docx (Word, 260KB)

Disclosure of Political Activities Factsheet.PDF (PDF, 213KB)

Contact: Andrew Pertsch, Geospatial Operations Manager
(03) 8620 1297 or

Position Details

About the role

We have a fixed-term opportunity for a GIS professional to join the VEC and play a key role in our upcoming Local Government Election Programs. We are looking for a self- motivated and experienced spatial analyst to deliver these programs and assist with BAU activities.

Local Government elections will be held across Victoria in 2020. Throughout the course of the election program the Geospatial Analyst will deliver mapping products and assist with updating and publishing of datasets.

The Geospatial Analyst will also contribute to the VEC's Representation Review Program by working as part of a team to analyse data, model boundaries, provide advice and deliver mapping products.

Key responsibilities

The Geospatial Analyst will contribute to the VEC's geospatial operational programs by:         

  • Providing advice and GIS assistance to the VEC's redistricting activites
  • Preparing and presenting advice to stakeholders on boundary modelling
  • Preparing high quality mapping products for electoral events
  • Contributing to spatial data management and creation
  • Preparing cartographic products for publishing
  • Providing expert advice to internal and exteral stakeholders in relation to spatial related questions
  • Actively supporting and promoting the objectives of the VEC and demonstrating the values.

The successful applicant

To be successful in this role, we are looking for somebody who has:

  • Technical proficiency in Geographic Information Systems (experience with Mapinfo Pro 17 an advantage).
  • Experience in creating print ready cartographic products.
  • Self-motivated and able to work under limited supervision.
  • Experience in analysing data.
  • Understanding in boundary modelling.
  • Knowledge of communities throughout Victoria.
  • Project management and time management skills.

About the Geospatial team

The VEC's Geospatial team is responsible for providing mapping products and services to assist the VEC's electoral representation review and boundary modelling activities, election planning, conduct and review activities, and the maintenance of the Register of Electors. The VEC's GIS technologies include MapInfo Pro, SQL and IntraMaps, including customisations developed for the electoral environment.

How to apply

Applications should be lodged online via the Apply Now button. The VEC can only accept applications lodged via Victorian Government Careers website.

All applicants must:

  1. Submit a current CV and
  2. Provide written responses to Key Selection Criteria 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5 and 4.6 or your application cannot be considered.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday 23 February 2020.

The VEC is an equal opportunity employer*.  We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.  As a ‘Child Safe' organisation the VEC is also committed to the health, wellbeing and safety of children and young people. This commitment is taken seriously, and all employees are expected to be aware of and comply with this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to satisfy character clearance requirements, including but not limited to a national police check and working with children check

* In accordance with Section 17A of the Electoral Act 2002, the VEC may ask applicants for disclosure of specific political activities that could compromise the perceived independence of the organisation. Please read the Disclosure of Political Activities Fact Sheet before applying.

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