Project Officer, Data and Analytics, Coroners Court of Victoria

• Join an organisation that plays a crucial role in protecting the Victorian community.

• The ability to work flexibly between the office and home.

• Work with a talented team of professionals to deliver excellent outcomes.
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CS023A
Closing Date: 27-Sep-2022
Salary Range: $72,751 - $88,336
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CS023 - PD.pdf (PDF, 516KB)

Contact: Ciara Millar, Manager Knowledge and Projects,

Position Details

About us

The Coroners Court of Victoria (CCOV) is responsible for:

Independently investigating deaths and fires. Certain deaths and fires are reported to the Coroners for independent investigation. Their investigations seek to establish the facts – when, where, how, and why the death or fire happened.

Reducing preventable deaths. Wherever possible, the Coroner will suggest ways to prevent similar deaths or fires by making well informed and practical recommendations, based on the evidence before them.

Promoting public health and safety and the administration of justice. The court regularly reports on data and trends regarding preventable deaths in Victoria to help inform public health responses.

About the Coroners Prevention Unit:

The Coroners Prevention Unit (CPU) is a service established to assist coroners in identifying opportunities to strengthen public health and safety through well-researched, evidence-based recommendations.

It is the only multidisciplinary team of its kind in Australia, comprising specialist staff who work to identify any potential failures and other factors that contributed to the incident.

Coroners can refer matters to the CPU at any point during an investigation. Additionally, the CPU undertakes both individual and collaborative research projects to support coronial investigations, underpinning a better understanding of preventable deaths in Victoria.

About the role

CPU maintains a number of databases which store detailed information on reportable deaths that are investigated by coroners. This information is used to inform coroners' investigations and contribute to relevant publications. It is also requested by external bodies to assist in the planning and evaluation of death prevention initiatives.

The primary responsibilities of the Project Officer, Data and Analytics include:

  • Reviewing and interpreting coronial material to code information about deaths reported to the court.
  • Searching databases to identify deaths and collate information about them.
  • Preparing reports for coroners, business units of the court and external organisations.

About you

We are looking for a data driven professional with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to public health and safety with the:

  • Ability to read and understand a wide range of material and identify the relevant information contained within it.
  • Capacity to focus on complex tasks for extended periods of time.
  • Expertise to navigate digital technologies, systems, and related software, including databases.

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • Resume.
  • A cover letter (not exceeding two pages) demonstrating attributes and experience relevant to the role (see the Key Selection criteria in the Position Description).
  • Response to the following question (in addition to the two pages above).

The Coroners Court is an environment that can expose staff to images, case history, testimony and behaviour that can cause stress and/or distress at times.
Question: What strategies would you employ to help deal with these potential stressors?

For further information on the role, please see the attached Position Description.

Other Information:

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

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