Senior Data Analyst

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Analyst
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/D01397/D01398
Closing Date: 09-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 30/06/2025
Attachments: D01397 D01398 - PD - GCaS - DDI - EI - Senior Data Analyst - VPS 5 (2022).docx (Word, 541KB)

Contact: Melanie Millsteed

Position Details

  • Seeking two experienced Senior Data Analysts
  • Both fixed term roles are available for immediate filling until 30 June 2025
  • Attractive VPS 5 salary between $103,920 - $125,735 + superannuation


What does the business unit do?

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) delivers a justice and community safety system that works to build a safer, fairer and stronger Victoria.

Data, Digital and Insights (DDI) focuses on meeting the departments data and digital needs by providing responsive and sustainable services focused on supporting departmental outcomes. The specialist groups within DDI consist of Technology Solutions and Evidence and Insights.

Technology Solutions explores and employs modern technology to enable the department's business to function via the use of modern, appropriate platforms, products and services.

Evidence and Insights is responsible for providing end-to-end evidence-based policy support to the Department of Justice and Community Safety, and the reporting of data and research to the Victorian public through the Crime Statistics Agency and the National Coronial Information System.


What will the role do?

Two Senior Data Analysts are sought to work as part of a team dedicated to providing analytic support for the development and monitoring of new policies and programs across the department, with a focus on the impacts of interventions designed to prevent future contact with the justice system. The Investment Analytics team will be required to collaborate closely across the department to develop a strong understanding of new policy initiatives and programs, in order to establish mechanisms to measure and report regularly on program outcomes. 

The team will support the conceptual development of reusable statistical modelling approaches, methodologies and tools to develop evidence on system demand, potential intervention points and on the likely impacts and return on investment of proposed initiatives. The team will access and use a vast range of linked administrative data sources to support this work.

The Senior Data Analyst will be responsible for providing high-quality data and analysis to support public reporting and evidence-based policy and program development. The role will be responsible for planning, managing, and delivering high-quality data analytics and research projects using Victoria Police, Corrections Victoria and other crime and justice data sources as required.

This position will also present analytical findings in written and visual formats and develop and maintain strong working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders to understand and meet their information needs.


What skills should a Senior Data Analyst have?

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Experienced in data reporting and statistical analyses (experience in crime and justice or comparable subject matter area highly regarded). 
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, including the ability to develop strong relationships with a range of stakeholders to understand their data and analytical needs.
  • Skilled in communicating insights from complex analyses to enable evidence-based decision making in written and visual formats, and presentations.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of programs such as SQL, Tableau, Power BI, R and/or Python to analyse large, complex datasets.
  • A tertiary qualification and/or experience in statistics, criminology, economics, data analytics, social science or a related field with a major focus on quantitative research methods or data analysis is highly desirable.


What's in it for you?

You will be working for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, which is one arm of the Victorian State Government, a recognised top employer of choice nationally. All our staff work to the vision of a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

There are many advantages in working for the department, including:

  • A fair salary– enjoy great work conditions and salary sacrificing options.
  • Transparent performance framework– approach your work with confidence in how you're tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your manager.
  • Generous leave entitlements– provisions for many forms of leave; including personal, parental, carers, study, cultural, compassionate, and sick leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program support – you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service if you're experiencing emotional stress, relationship problems, conflict with others or personal issues. It is also available for financial counselling and retirement planning.


If you have any queries, please contact Melanie Millsteed, Director, Evidence & Insights on (03) 8684 1828 or email at

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. One of the ways we do this is by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.

We're proud of our individual differences. We're proud of the many languages we speak and the stories we can share with each other. We hope you will share your story too.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 11.59pm on Thursday 9 February 2023.


How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19.

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of all doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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