Principal Data Analyst, Victorian Centre for Data Insights

Job Details
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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Technology
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1307944
Closing Date: 28-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $113,156 - $151,426
Job Duration: 31 June 2018
Attachments: Position Description - VPS6 Principal Data Analyst - VCDI - Nov17.docx (Word, 186KB)


Contact: Brad Petry, Assistant Director VCDI
03 701 73417

Position Details

The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Principal Data Analyst to join the Victorian Centre for Data Insights. 

Victorian Centre for Data Insights is a dynamic new team at DPC. The Centre will help transform the way the Victorian Government uses data to inform policy making and service design. 

Reporting to the Assistant Director, Victorian Centre for Data Insights, this role is responsible for;

  • Undertaking research and analysis associated with the identification and sizing of compliance risks, monitoring and profiling, program evaluation, trend analysis and data collection
  • Considering and identifying risks, trends, impediments and opportunities for analytical projects, and developing and implementing strategies to address them
  • Being accountable for managing the development and implementation of automated solutions to support business outcomes
  • Working collaboratively in a team environment, consulting and sharing of information with others and communicating decisions and progress to achieve business outcomes

To be successful in this position you will have;

  • Knowledge of statistical methods, including descriptive statistics, experimental design, hypothesis testing, time series analysis, forecasting
  • Experience developing analytical products such as reports, dashboards, visualisations, forecasts and algorithms for a wide range of stakeholders. Good written communication skills to present data reports
  • Ability to communicate insight gained from analysis to drive better decision making
  • A solid conceptual understanding of the principles of Lean & Agile Frameworks and methodologies
  • Exposure to Big Data, Analytics, Software Engineering, Data Science environments 

Please refer to the position description for further details.

This is an excellent opportunity to use your skills and abilities to be part of a dynamic new team working to improve government policy planning and service design, for the benefit of all Victorians. 

The closing date for this position is midnight 28th November 2017.

How to apply:

Apply before the advertised closing date via the http://careers.vic.gov.au website

All applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Other relevant information:

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check. This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

DPC is an equal opportunity employer and our recruitment process focuses on essential skills and abilities. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities.

DPC values its people and is committed to attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent. DPC actively promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace and does not discriminate based on age, sex, carer or parental status, disability, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or other characteristics.

DPC is committed to supporting our employees balance their work and life commitments. Flexible working arrangements give our employees more control over when, where and how they work. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, the types of flexibility may differ from role to role.

The Department of Premier and Cabinet's vision is to be recognised and respected leaders in whole-of-government policy and performance.


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