Senior 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: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1307950
Closing Date: 28-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: 31 June2018
Attachments: Position Description - VPS5 Senior Data Analyst - VCDI - Nov17.docx (Word, 185KB)


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 Senior 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 Manager, Analytics, Victorian Centre for Data Insights, this role is responsible for;

  • Responsibility for specific data analysis tasks and actioning requests for stakeholders as required involving collecting, organising, producing, interpreting, analysing and presenting data
  • Gathering and investigating data and statistical information from a variety of sources to develop systems and data solutions
  • Identifying and resolving problems using knowledge and experience, identification and development of ideas, analysis of alternative courses of action and their implications
  • 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;

  • Experience developing analytical products such as reports, dashboards, visualisations, and algorithms for a wide range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated proficiency in SQL and  at least two of: R, Excel, Python, Scala, Power BI, Tableau, Qlik or ESRI
  • Knowledge of statistical methods, including descriptive statistics, experimental design, hypothesis testing, time series analysis, forecasting
  • Practical experience of working in an agile team using Agile engineering practices
  • 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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