Senior Project Officer, Data Governance

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If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ1144
Closing Date: 29-May-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Position Description - DJ1144 - Senior Project Officer - Crime Statistics Agency.doc (Word, 859KB)

Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 159KB)

Contact: Catherine Andersson on (03) 8684 1810

Position Details

About us

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) is a business unit within the Department of Justice and Regulation (the Department). The CSA is responsible for the production of official crime statistics for the state of Victoria independent of Victoria Police, and undertakes statistical, research and evaluation activities related to crime and criminal justice issues.

The CSA has a key role in providing advice and support on data related issues across the Department, and representing the Department in interdepartmental fora on data management and data reform.

About the role

The Senior Project Officer, Data Governance, will work with the Manager, Data Governance in the development of internal policies and processes across the Department for data governance to enhance the access, sharing and use of data to provide a timely and robust evidence base to inform policy and practice.

Reporting to the Manager, Data Governance, the Senior Project Officer will demonstrate a strong understanding of data governance, data management and data quality to support the work of the Department. The role involves significant stakeholder engagement across the Department. This is a newly created position available initially for a fixed term of 12 months.  Your responsibilities will include:

  • under broad direction of the Manager, Data Governance, develop and deliver requested elements of the data governance program for the Department.
  • identifying risks and issues that may affect the successful delivery of the data governance program, and provide advice/recommendations for resolution.
  • preparing high quality reports, briefs and other supporting materials on complex issues in a timely manner.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  • experience in the development and implementation of data governance or related projects across large organisations.
  • an understanding and awareness of the key issues impacting data management and data use in Victoria.
  • an understanding of data management and data quality processes and protocols including data collection, classifications and standards.

How to apply

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

Please note: When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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