Senior Data Analyst

About EPA Victoria (EPA)

EPA works on behalf of all Victorians to protect the environment & human health by preventing & reducing pollution & waste.

EPA sets & enforces environmental standards & strives to achieve clean air, healthy waterways, safe land & minimal disturbances from noise & odour for Victorians.

EPA is Victoria's trusted voice on environmental protection for community, industry & Government.

We are recruiting for roles following the Victorian Government's response to the Independent Inquiry into the EPA. These new positions will help EPA meet the challenges posed by a changing climate, growing population & evolving economy.

At EPA you can make a real difference to your career, work-life balance, future & most importantly, our environment.

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Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Science
Classification: VPSG5.1
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/600548EPAA
Closing Date: 02-Feb-2020
Salary Range: $98,396 - $108,724
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Senior Data Analyst 600548 PD.pdf (PDF, 336KB)
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Senior Data Analyst Application Form.docx (Word, 30KB)
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Contact: Matthew Johnson, Data Analytics Team Leader
03 8458 2450

Position Details

Senior Data Analyst

Ongoing / Full time starting ASAP

You will uncover insights and enable evidence-based decision making. EPA Victoria aims to improve environmental and human health outcomes for all Victorians by becoming a data driven organisation. EPA is currently growing its data analysis and data science capability. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team as it develops and matures. Use your data skills to help us make that change.

The Senior Data Analyst has a leadership role in turning data into insights and through the development and delivery of data analytics products, provide timely, relevant and actionable understandings and insights. The Data Analytics Team's primary analysis tool is the R language.

You will have several staff direct reports and will manage workloads and priorities for your area of responsibility and ensure projects and products are delivered on time and to a high quality.

You will help shape the EPA's data and analytics tools and platforms.

To be Successful in this Role:

  • Deep expertise in either data science (statistics, modelling, pattern or spatial analysis, machine learning) or data analysis (reporting, indicators, trends, data cleansing and acquisition, databases and queries).
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver collaborative and multidisciplinary projects within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters.
  • Extensive experience using R.
  • Excellent communication skills.

How to Apply: Applicants are invited to apply online via EPA Career Services.

Applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter; addressing your experience, motivations and suitability to the role
  • Resume; including contact details of two referees
  • A completed application form

Applications close midnight on Sunday 2 February 2020.

All queries in relation to this role should be directed to Matthew Johnson, Data Analytics Team Leader on 0384582450.

If you would like further information on this role, please refer to the attached position description.

Please include the contact details of two referees with your application.

EPA Victoria requires all prospective employees to undergo a National Criminal Record Check prior to an employment offer being made.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format such as large print, please call the recruitment team on 1300 372 842.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are invited to call the recruitment team on 1300 372 842 for advice and support with your application.

All applications will be treated confidentially. EPA Victoria is an equal opportunity employer, with a commitment to merit, equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We utilise merit-based selection. Therefore, you are not required to share personal information such as gender, age, culture etc. unless you so wish.

Please do not email your application.

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