GIS Analyst

• Fixed-term opportunity until May 2020
• Melbourne CBD location
• VPS Grade 4

About the VEC

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducts State and local council elections and is responsible for promoting public awareness and understanding of electoral issues in the Victorian community. The VEC maintains the Register of Electors for the State of Victoria.

The VEC’s vision is for all Victorians actively participating in their democracy. Apply now to make a meaningful contribution to the democratic process.
Job Details
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Department: Victorian Electoral Commission
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: IT and Telecommunications
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/063
Closing Date: 28-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Disclosure of Political Activities Factsheet.pdf (PDF, 213KB)

Template - Disclosure of Political Activities Form.docx (Word, 40KB)

063 GIS Analyst (Mapping) - position description.docx (Word, 59KB)

Contact: Nhung Seidensticker, GIS Manager or 8620 1343

Position Details

About the role

We have a fixed-term opportunity for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) professional to join the VEC and play a key role in our Representation Review Program. We are looking for a self-motivated and experienced spatial analyst to deliver this program and assist with BAU activities.

The Representation Review Program commences in January 2019 and will ensure that the electoral structure of local council provides fair and equitable representation for all voters. When the review is complete, we make a final recommendation to the Minister for Local Government. Any changes to the electoral structure of the council then apply at the next general election.

Key responsibilities

The GIS Analyst (Mapping) will contribute to the Representation Review Program by:

  • Providing advice and GIS assistance to the VEC's redistricting activites
  • Preparing and presenting advice to stakeholders on boundary modelling
  • Contributing to spatial data management and creation
  • Preparing cartographic products for publishing
  • Providing expert advice to internal and exteral stakeholders in relation to spatial related questions
  • Actively supporting and promoting the objectives of the VEC and demonstrating the values.

The successful applicant

To be successful in this role, we are looking for somebody who has:

  • Technical proficiency in Geographic Information Systems (experience with Mapinfo Pro 17 an advantage).
  • Experience in creating print ready cartographic products.
  • Self-motivated and able to work under limited supervision.
  • Experience in analysing data.
  • Understanding in boundary modelling.
  • Knowledge of communities throughout Victoria.
  • Project management and time management skills.

About the GIS team

The VEC's GIS team is responsible for providing mapping products and services to assist the VEC's electoral representation review and boundary modelling activities, election planning, conduct and review activities, and the maintenance of the Register of Electors. The VEC's GIS technologies include MapInfo Pro and IntraMaps, including customisations developed for the electoral environment.

How to apply

Applications should be lodged online via the Apply Now button (below). The VEC can only accept applications lodged via Victorian Government Careers website.

All applicants must:

  1. Submit a current CV and
  2. Address the Key Selection Criteria contained within the Application Form (KSCs 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.5 only) or your application cannot be considered. You can access the Application Form by clicking Apply Now.

A copy of the position description can be found in the Job Details section above.

Applications close at 11.59 pm on Sunday 28 October 2018.

The VEC is an equal opportunity employer*.

* In accordance with Section 17A of the Electoral Act 2002, the VEC may ask applicants for disclosure of specific political activities that could compromise the perceived independence of the organisation. Please read the Disclosure of Political Activities Fact Sheet before applying.

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