Data Governance Officer

The Department of Transport & Planning brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria's transport system. Our job is to further integrate the transport network and improve the delivery of services to Victorians for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability. We’re focused on outcomes that deliver more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.
Job Details
Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Analyst
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DOT/PPI/1689794
Closing Date: 31-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: E - PPI - MI - Data Governance & Standards Officer - VPS 4.pdf (PDF, 306KB)
Key Selection Criteria

Contact: George Boulos
George.Boulos@roads.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About Us

The Department of Transport & Planning brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria's transport system. Our job is to further integrate the transport network and improve the delivery of services to Victorians for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability.
We're focused on outcomes that deliver more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.

The department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, provide personal and professional development programs and support ways of working that help employees balance work and life.


The department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including veterans, people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, have a disability, are from varied cultural backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTIQ+. The department provides workplace adjustments for applicants with disabilities.
Road Safety Victoria is a division within the Department of Transport and Planning, and is responsible for leading the Victorian Government commitment to achieve zero road fatalities by 2050.

About the Team

The Department of Transport brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria's transport system for all users. Our job is to further integrate the transport network and improve the delivery of services to Victorians for simpler, quicker, and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability.
Mobility and Insights is a division the Department of Transport and is responsible for the delivery of better outcomes for users of the transport system through developing and coordinating customer and transport system insights, strategy, and innovation.

About the Opportunity

This role supports the Manager, Data Governance in establishing and maintaining strong data governance practices and developing data standards across the DOT, contributing to a broader program of work to improve the quality and reliability of data and improve decision making and feeds of data to customers and third parties.

This role will also support the Data Standards Advisor and Data Governance Advisor in ensuring appropriate governance practices are adopted by business units and data standards are developed and integrated into DOT processes and commercial arrangements.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Data Governance – Has supported the Data Governance team to establish policies, standards, and metrics to ensure the effective and efficient use of information in enabling the department to achieve its goals and contributing to a broader program of work to improve the quality and reliability of data.
  • Data Quality Management – Has helped develop and maintain frameworks and plans for data quality management for each critical (high value/high risk) data asset, ensuring adherence to data standards.
  • Data Catalogue – Has helped develop and manage DOT's data catalogue, which has improved visibility of data sets, data lineage and data quality across DoT.
  • Stakeholder Relationships – The incumbent has developed strong stakeholder relationships with internal stakeholders to support value creation, leverage data assets and develop more improved data driven insights. Has helped establish clear accountability on who the Data Custodian is and what their accountabilities are for each data asset, including the data quality of that asset.

About You

  • As the Data Governance & Standards Officer, you will be expected to demonstrate,
  • Strategic Planning (Applied) – Ensures that day to day planning and work processes are in line with team/organisation strategy; Identifies and develops own and team objectives linking strategies to actions to achieve these; Guides others in strategic planning process.
  • Systems Thinking (Applied) – Assesses situations and identifies the best systems tools for analysing, understanding the system and addressing problems; Can apply system archetypes to identify common dynamics that appear in different situations; Identifies and understands the impact of particular courses of action on other parts of the organisation or more broadly.
  • Data Literacy (Applied) – Considers data sources, collection and structure impacts in the delivery of data analysis. Generates descriptive statistics and relevant data visualisation leading to decisions under the guidance from subject matter experts. Ability to utilise advanced excel formulas, pivot tables and generation of data charts is required.

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications (Mandatory)

  • Data Governance capability, and experience with procedures and policies.
  • Knowledge of data governance and management tools.

Qualifications (Favourable)

  • Experience with the Informatica Data Catalogue Tool.

Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport is committed to building a culture of developing our people to achieve great outcomes for the Victorian transport network. We are proud of our commitment to flexible work arrangements that support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life. We are focused on providing a workplace environment that is rewarding, enjoyable, healthy, and productive for all employees, where contributions are valued and recognised, expectations are clear, and treatment is fair and equitable.
More information is available in the attached Position Description.

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and a brief covering letter.
Applications close 11.59pm on midnight Tuesday 31st January 2023
For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact, George Boulos George.Boulos@roads.vic.gov.au

To be considered up to date vaccinated, you must have been administered COVID-19 vaccines as determined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). DoT is requiring all staff to be Vaccinated and to have had Booster Vaccination (Triple vaccinated as a minimum).
Failure to comply with this condition of employment will impact your eligibility for employment in this position with DoT.
Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.


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