Research and Policy Officer, Data

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Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

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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: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Research
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ8281B
Closing Date: 29-May-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DJ8281 Research and Policy Officer - PD.doc (Word, 859KB)

Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Contact: Dr Maria Abou Abdallah on 0427 113 373

Position Details

About us

The Criminal Law Policy and Operations division delivers strong unified policy on criminal justice matters. The Community Operations and Victim Support Agency is a business unit within Criminal Law Policy and Operations that is responsible for coordinating a whole of government approach to services for victims of crime and for representing the voice of victims within the Justice system.

The Data, Research, Evaluation and Analysis Team is responsible for data analysis and integrity and providing a robust evidence base for service delivery and policy development across the Community Operations & Victims Support Agency.

About the role

As the Research and Policy Officer, Data, you will:

  • support and lead data analysis and performance reporting to provide evidence around complex policy and service delivery issues
  • contribute to ongoing data quality review activities
  • support and lead stakeholder engagement and awareness in accordance with identified priorities and proactively build and maintain positive relationships
  • support the development and delivery of innovative focussed policy and projects.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • the ability to quickly develop and interpret one-way and two-way frequency tables, a sound understanding of data validation, and expert knowledge of MS Excel is essential
  • analytical thinking and application of knowledge where you will be able to gather, analyse and validate data from a wide range of sources and communicate findings by verbal and written means, for operational and strategic decision making
  • expereince in presenting data in various forms, including in reports, briefs, memos ad presentations.

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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