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Senior Data Analyst

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Job Ref:  VG/DET/VCAA/20003640
Employer:  Department of Education and Training (VIC)
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Melbourne VIC, Australia (Show on map)

Job Description:

The Senior Data Analyst will undertake statistical analysis P-12 assessments (E.g. NAPLAN, VCE) conducted by the VCAA. The successful candidate will have an analytical mind and the ability to work with large data sets, using a range techniques and applications (E.g. R, SAS Visual Analytics, Oracle). This role is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to establish themselves as a Data Scientist within a unit with a strong team learning culture and data sets of great importance to Victoria.

The role, within the Data Analysis, Measurement and Reporting Unit of the VCAA, includes, but are not limited to:


  • Undertake statistical and psychometric analysis of the various P-12 assessment programs.
  • Extract and analyse data in complex relational databases (E.g. Oracle) from large data sets using a range of analytical tools (E.g. R, SAS, SQL)
  • Undertake quality control of assessment results and data analysis.
  • Prepare reports using assessment data files associated with P-12 assessment and reporting programs to defined timelines
  • Contribute to advice to senior management on P-12 assessment programs on assessment and reporting issues.

Conduct professional development sessions with school staff in assisting them to understand and use assessment data.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability.  People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position.

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following

Applications close 15 June 2018

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