Senior Data and Engagement Officer - Aboriginal Data Capability

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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ1434NOV
Closing Date: 19-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: up to two years
Attachments: Position Description - DJ1434 - Senior Data and Engagement Officer - Aboriginal Data Capability.docx (Word, 125KB)

Contact: Fiona Dowsley on (03) 8684 1810

Position Details

About us

In 2018, the Victorian Government launched Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja – the fourth phase of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement and Dhelk Dja: Safe Our Way - Strong Culture, Strong Peoples, Strong Families (Aboriginal 10 Year Family Violence Agreement). These Agreements share a focus on enhancing family and community safety for Aboriginal people, and are implemented through local, regional and state-wide partnership structures.

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) is providing support to implementation of activities identified in Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja and Dhelk Dja through the development of a capability building project that will assist regional and state partners to use crime data to inform local decision-making and reduce the incidence of family violence, victimisation and offending in Aboriginal communities across the state.

About the role

The Senior Data and Engagement Officer – Aboriginal Data Capability will be responsible for producing recorded crime data, providing analytic support and building statistical capability with regional stakeholders and partnership forum members including Local Aboriginal Justice Action Committees, Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committees, Dhelk Dja Regional Actions Groups, Aboriginal Justice Forum and the Dhelk Dja Partnership Forum. They will represent the CSA at a range of internal and external meetings and forums and will be expected to conduct high-level professional stakeholder engagement to help support the program.

The Senior Data and Engagement Officer will be expected to:

  • develop and deliver a statistical engagement plan to provide stakeholders with the necessary skills and capabilities to understand and address local trends in recorded crime
  • liaise between Aboriginal stakeholder groups and the CSA to facilitate relevant research and the development and dissemination of statistical information to be produced and published by the CSA (analysis, research and evaluation of crime trends)
  • gather and refer on information needs about the broader social impact of family violence and government responses (i.e. justice and social services responses).required to compile regional and state-wide statistical recorded crime profiles that outline trends in Aboriginal experiences of family violence and contact with police, working closely with colleagues in the CSA Operations team
  • provide and manage ad hoc and client service requests for data
  • provide technical advice about recorded crime data quality issues to stakeholders and the community
  • adhere to CSA processes and procedures to ensure relevant privacy and data security requirements are met
  • present data to key stakeholders in a range of forums, linking where relevant to Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks for Dhelk Dja and the Aboriginal Justice Agreement.

This position will require a current driver's licence and may require the successful applicant to obtain a negative vetting level 1 security clearance or police check.

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.

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.

This is an Aboriginal Identified Position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Koori Employment Team throughout the recruitment process. Please visit for further information.

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