Job description

  • Clerk Grade 9/10
  • Ongoing - Full-Time
  • Parramatta


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.


About the role

We have an opportunity for a Data Scientist to be part of our Workforce Reporting & Analytics unit, HR People and Culture Command. The position will provide high quality data analysis in Command. The role involves processing and cleaning data for analysis, performing analysis using predictive modelling and machine learning techniques. This position will present results in a clear, concise and practical manner for use by the NSWPF Senior executive, Commanders, Managers, law enforcement oversight agencies and stakeholders. The role also involves delivering high quality strategic submissions identifying emerging threats and opportunities in the organisation and managing and contributing to key projects assigned to the team.

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;
  • convenient location for public transport and to shops etc; and
  • in-house gym facilities.


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.

Please do not attach copies of qualifications, certificates or documentation (other than what has been requested) - you can bring these if called for interview.

Please 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:

Please provide one or more examples of when you have built a predictive model or applying Artificial Intelligence to solve a business problem. Please describe the problem,the techniques, software you have used and the actionable insights you provided which led to a real business outcome.

Target Question 2:

Please provide one or more example whereby used Supervised / Unsupervised Machine Learning to solve a business problem. Please describe the problem, the techniques, software you have used and the actionable insights you provided which led to a real business outcome.

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.

If you require any further information about this opportunity, please contact the hiring manager Raymond Kurniawan via 0424 942 451.

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.

All NSW Police Force employees are required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid medical contraindication certificate that can be accommodated in the workplace. You are required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status (including medical contraindication) as part of your application for consideration by NSWPF.

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.

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 and require further information on the role or you require specific arrangements to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the HR Diversity Team on 0429 275 709 or by email at HRDiversity@police.nsw.gov.au.

If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and would like assistance with your application, please contact the NSWPF Aboriginal Employment & Engagement team at hraboriginal@police.nsw.gov.au.

This recruitment may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future roles (ongoing or temporary) that may arise over the next 18 months.

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

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