Lucas Walker

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Government Policy Programs and Projects
Data Analysis

POSTED 25th Jan, 2019   REF NO. BBBH7935

Senior Data Analyst

The Organisation:

Our client is a central agency of the Australian Government which plays a key role in allowing other Commonwealth agencies to operate efficiently through the creation and monitoring of processes relating to programs and initiatives. The department assists government across various policy areas to ensure its requirements are met.

The Opportunity:

This is an interesting opportunity to join a recently created data team involved in whole of government project. You will working on APS reforms in a high priority project looking at how government does business and workforce analytics. The team brings cutting edge approaches to analysing data from different perspectives. This quiet team is small but growing as there is plenty of ongoing project work to complete. This is your chance to make a significant impact in a central agency while being able to apply your skills and experience in communicating and influencing.

The team is delivering a program of work focused on providing data-driven insights to whole-of-government and financial specific business priorities.

As an analytical hub established under the Data Integration Partnership for Australia, the area works with partners across government to maximise the use and value of Australian Government data assets, with a particular focus on data relating to government administration.

The unit also conducts analytical projects on the Department’s internal data (for example, staffing data) to inform the Executive Board on a range of strategic priorities, and plays a key role in the Department’s Transformation program in building analytics capability within the Department.

The Role:

In this role you will be communicating up and across the relationships between data and policy. You will be assisting the policy team to make evidence based policy decisions.

This is a role that will suit someone who has the technical skills to roll up the sleeves and get their hands dirty in data analysis but is ready to use those skills to support and develop staff and communicating the work of the team upwards.

The team is using R but would look at people with solid excel, python, SPSS, SAS, QLIK or Tableau backgrounds.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Well-developed analytical and communication skills, including the ability to explain complex data matters in simple language
  • Demonstrated ability to extract, manipulate and present data using appropriate methodologies
  • Ability to quickly grasp data schema and table linkages to understand and produce complex reporting queries

The Person:

You will be able to articulately and accurately answer Senior Executives asking the “so what (does this mean in relation to XYZ policy or position)” questions.

You are someone who can think about things differently, is innovative, curious, able to persevere and can collaborate well with others. You have been waiting for a role where new approaches are welcomed and there is the ability to work with interesting data of size and significance. This is an opportunity for anyone with management consulting experience to move client side.

You are likely to have a background in data analysis developed and honed through consulting or agencies including ABS, AIHW, Department of Jobs and Small Business, Department of Employment or other departments where you are the data analyst in a policy agency.

Australian Citizenship is mandatory. Baseline security clearance or above is highly desirable

The Salary/Rate:

$80-$110 per hour + super based on skills and experience.

HorizonOne has quickly established its data analysis capability based on the quality of our candidates and roles. If this role isn’t quite right for you and you would like to discuss other data related roles please contact me on the details below.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Lucas Walker on 02 6108 4878, quoting Ref No. 7935

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