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Job Ref:  VG/1333971
Employer:  Department of Premier & Cabinet (VIC)
Job Type:  Full Time
Address: 
Melbourne VIC, Australia (Show on map)
14/04/2018

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Data Scientist to be part of the Victorian Centre for Data Insights - a dynamic new team at the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC). The Victorian Centre for Data Insights will help transform the way the Victorian Government uses data to inform policy making and service design.

You will be passionate about working for the people of Victoria by helping the government achieve its strategic objectives.

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Demonstrated experience in data or statistical analysis, with mathematical and causal modelling skills;
  • Knowledge of statistical methods, including descriptive statistics, experimental design, hypothesis testing, time series analysis, forecasting;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to communicate with the business to understand requirements and present back findings and recommendations by demonstrating the potential value to the organization;
  • Strong programming skills, including Hadoop MapReduce or other big data frameworks, Java, statistical modelling (like SAS or R), Python, SQL and depending on the scope of the project, text mining or machine learning;
  • A solid conceptual and practical understanding of the principles of Agile Frameworks (e.g. DSDM) and design methodologies, and associated tools e.g. JIRA.

This is an excellent opportunity to use your skills and abilities to be part of a dynamic new team working to improve government policy planning and service design, for the benefit of all Victorians. 

The closing date for this position is midnight, Wednesday 23 May 2018.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply:

Apply before the advertised closing date via the http://careers.vic.gov.au website

All applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Other relevant information:

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC is an equal opportunity employer and our recruitment process focuses on essential skills and abilities. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities.

DPC values its people and is committed to attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent. DPC actively promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace and does not discriminate based on age, sex, carer or parental status, disability, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or other characteristics.

DPC is committed to supporting our employees balance their work and life commitments. Flexible working arrangements give our employees more control over when, where and how they work. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, the types of flexibility may differ from role to role.

The Department of Premier and Cabinet's vision is to be recognised and respected leaders in whole-of-government policy and performance.

We work for the people of Victoria by helping the government achieve its strategic objectives. We do this by supporting the Premier, Deputy Premier, Special Minister of State, the Ministers for Aboriginal Affairs, Equality, Multicultural Affairs and Veterans, as well as the Cabinet.

DPC is proud to participate in Recruit Smarter, an initiative of the Victorian Government to address unconscious bias in recruitment practices. For more information on Recruit Smarter, please visit www.vic.gov.au/recruit-smarter or call 13 22 15.

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