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Data Scientist
  • Python
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Analysis
  • Excel
NSW Public Service Commission
Sydney NSW
123 days ago
  • Clerk Grade 7/8
  • Ongoing Full-Time
  • Surry Hills

About us

The NSW Police Force (NSWPF) is one of the largest police forces in the western world, with more than 20,000 employees, including more than 4,000 administrative employees who support the sworn officers that provide a range of law and order services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the socially, geographically and culturally diverse community of NSW.
Our commitment to Diversity
The NSW Police Force is a proud employer of a diverse range of people. We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace for all employees. Differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging.
We welcome people with diverse skills, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds and encourage applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples, and individuals who may identify as LGBTIQ, with disability, a culturally and linguistically diverse background, and people of all ages.
If you identify as a person with disability or require information or specific arrangements to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Darren Saric on (02) 9265 4570.
If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and would like assistance with your application, please contact the NSWPF Aboriginal Employment & Engagement team on (02) 9768 4644.
About the role
We have an opportunity for a Data Scientist to be part of our Policy and Performance, Workforce Safety team. The Data Scientist will provide high quality data analysis on Work, Health and Safety (WHS) and workers compensation performance. The role involves processing and cleaning data for anaylysis, performing analysis using predictive modelling and machine learning techniques. The position will present results in a clear, concise and practical manner for use by the NSWPF Senior Executive, Commanders and Managers and other stakeholders. The role also involves delivering high quality strategic submissions identifying emerging issues and managing and contributing to key projects assigned to the team.
You will be working with a team of analysts reporting on, generating insights, visualising, identifying and solving problems with NSW Police Force WHS and workers compensation data. You will have discovery time to unleash your skills and showcase your abilities.
Essential requirements
  • Obtain and maintain the requisite security clearance for this role.
  • A Bachelor or Master’s Degree in a highly quantitative field (Data Science, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Mathematics etc) or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning methods such as Naive Bayes, Decision trees, Random Forests etc.
  • Experience with common data science toolkits, particularly R.
  • Able to write serviceable code (e.g. Python, R) in a professional applied data analysis team.

The successful applicant must also hold a current driver’s licence with no traffic offences recorded on their driving history within the last six (6) months.
What we can offer you
At NSWPF our people have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. Some of the benefits available when you join the NSWPF include:
  • competitive salary;
  • flexible work options;
  • opportunity to purchase leave;
  • annual leave loading;
  • corporate wellbeing programs including seminars and the Fitness Passport;
  • free annual influenza vaccination;
  • salary packaging options via superannuation contributions or a novated vehicle lease; and
  • convenient location for public transport and to shops etc.

How to Apply
Applications can only be submitted electronically via the I Work for NSW website.
To be considered for this role, attach a cover letter (2 pages maximum) and an up-to-date resume that clearly details your skills & experience as relevant to this role.
You must also address each of the following Target Questions (300 word limit per question) in the text boxes provided in the online application or attach as a separate document.
Target Question 1:

The successful candidate will thrive on working in a high volume environment and have the ability to resolve difficult and complex tasks in a professional manner with sensitivity and discretion. Sound communication and interpersonal skills along with technical ability are essential in this role. Using your relevant experience, outline how you meet the requirements for the role.Target Question 2:

Referencing your relevant skills and experience, describe the most difficult task you have completed. Include how you addressed problems, what communication strategies you used and what you achieved.
Your application must stand on its own merits, and the completeness and relevance of your application will determine if you proceed through to the selection process.

Please do not attach copies of qualifications, certificates or documentation (other than what has been requested) - you can bring these if called for interview.
To be eligible to apply for this role, you must meet one of the following statuses:
  • an Australian Citizen;
  • a permanent resident of Australia; or
  • a New Zealand citizen.

Part of our assessment process may include online and/or telephone capability testing therefore you may be contacted to participate.
Prior to commencement, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a rigorous National Police (criminal history) Check and obtain and maintain a Security Clearance as determined by the NSW Police Force.
This recruitment may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future roles (ongoing or temporary) that may arise over the next 12 months.

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

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