Senior Analyst - Data Analysis & Lineage

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Analyst
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/JE20030315
Closing Date: 29-May-2022
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description C3448.docx (Word, 579KB)

2. Application Form.docx (Word, 627KB)

Role Statement April 2022.docx (Word, 117KB)

Contact: Gordana
042808242 or

Position Details

About the role:

An extended description of the role is included in the attached Role Statement which should be read in parallel with the Position Description. You are encouraged to ring the contact person for an informal chat about the role.

Family Violence Command was established to lead Victoria Police with a coordinated, streamlined response to this high-profile, critical topic. The Command is responsible for the delivery of high-level projects that will enable Victoria Police to improve police responses to three key themes: sexual offences, child abuse and family violence.

The Intelligence and Data Insights (IDI) team collates, coordinates, and produces strategic intelligence and organisational support products. The team works closely with internal and external stakeholders to identify key intelligence gaps, intervention, and prevention opportunities to best support our front line and organisational and response activities. IDI is a team of 4; three existing intelligence analysts and the newly created Data Analysis and Lineage role advertised here. The role was created to enhance the command's position in being data and evidence led and enhance the data analysis and lineage capabilities. The role reports directly to the Manager and has no direct reports itself.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Understanding the organisational and operational environment enough to be able to contextualise the data and offer pragmatic solutions
  • Build expertise across multiple data systems both in understanding how they are used by the front end user, as well as the data created and how it can be utilised
  • Create documentation relating to the data that assists with business continuity and also builds a knowledge repository for data relating to our three key themes
  • Analyse data both for trends and for quality, and report on findings with confidence
  • Support overall command goals and business requirements by being flexible in taking on duties that extend beyond data analytics when required
  • Engage with colleagues and stakeholders with customer service as a focus, and enhance the general data literacy levels in the workplace

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Experience and understanding of data governance, quality, manipulation, and interpretation
  • Be comfortable with using Excel for data manipulation, cleansing and presentation
  • Experience with SQL will help in adapting to SAS Enterprise Guide, however transferrable skills from any programming language will be beneficial
  • Curiosity and passion: The driving force behind new discoveries, curiosity is essential in our approach to data. You will demonstrate a curious and inquisitive approach in following any piece of information in the data that could lead to answering big questions, digging deeper into issues and pulling at the thread, and overall, enjoy tracking the flow of data end to end. Enjoyment and passion toward enhancing data culture is key.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with the Acting Chief Health Officer's Direction – COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, you are required to be fully vaccinated (this includes a booster vaccination) and your employment with Victoria Police is subject to proof of vaccination.

Your application must include:

  • Resume (no more than three pages)
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement. The application form must not exceed 5 pages.

Applications close midnight, 29 May 2022.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information, please contact: Gordana on 0428 082 426 or via email are encouraged to contact Gordana for an informal chat about the role prior to applying, just keep in mind you will gain more from the conversation if you have read the provided material in advance.

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email or on (03) 8335 8081.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

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