Safe Work Australia

Data Analysts (VN-0695584)

Job description

Safe Work Australia Application Kit

Data Analysts



Classification: APS5, APS 6

Position Number: Various

Salary: $80,419 - $99,524 (plus 15.4% superannuation)

Employment type: Ongoing or Non-ongoing, full time (37.5 hours) and part time

Sections: Various

Branch: Evidence & Strategic Policy

Location: Canberra, ACT (remote working arrangements may be

Contact Officer River Paul, (02) 6218 4040 or

Closing Date 11.30pm (AEST) Sunday 24 October 2021

Extensions may be granted in exceptional circumstances

Your Role

Within the Evidence & Strategic Policy Branch, we have current and anticipated vacancies for
Data Analysts across a range of sections.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference through data. You will have a unique
opportunity to use your technical expertise to influence Safe Work Australia’s data management
and analysis functions.

Our ideal candidates are enthusiastic team players who not only have the requisite technical
experience but also strong written and verbal communication skills. As this is a high tempo
branch, it is important that applicants can demonstrate their ability to manage competing

Successful applicants will have demonstrated experience in one or more of the following:

Contributing to the collation, analysis and delivery of published statistics

Conducting quality assurance and testing on reports and other data
Communicating data and information to a wide audience
Undertaking data analysis.

Data Analysts are responsible for contributing to national data and research projects on WHS
and workers’ compensation issues. The key duties of this role include:

Working as part of a team to contribute to the implementation of a new data compilation
system for work-related injury and disease statistics

Assist with the compilation of published statistics on work-related injury and disease
Use data to provide insights on workers’ health and safety

Contribute to the delivery of statistics to stakeholders
Write high-quality reports, briefs and papers, communicating data and research findings

in simple language

Assist with procurement activities

Assist with the implementation of Agency and section work plans

You will join a small team who are always looking for ways to improve and streamline our work.
You will contribute to our data analysis program to support a strong evidence base on Australian
workers’ health and safety. Safe Work Australia encourages a strong work/life balance. We offer
flexible working arrangements, such as remote working and part-time work arrangements. As
well as encouraging innovation in our everyday work, we provide a generous allowance for
learning and development.

Our Agency

Safe Work Australia (SWA) is a leading and trusted national policy body for Work Health and
Safety (WHS) and workers’ compensation. We are jointly funded by the Commonwealth and
state and territory governments and work collaboratively with work health and safety regulators,
industry groups and unions.

We are a small Agency of around 100 people located in Canberra and our work plays a
significant role in the lives of 13.5 million working Australians and their families through
preventing work-related fatalities and injuries.

We are committed to professionalism, excellence, and collaboration. We encourage innovative
thinking and the drive and skill to see those ideas implemented.

We are an engaged workplace that prides ourselves on our commitment to safety, diversity, and
inclusion. We have an active Workplace Inclusion Network and social club and we participate in
a range of corporate and charitable activities.

Education and experience

Tertiary qualifications with a quantitative focus such as economics, statistics, or applied
mathematics are not essential but will be highly regarded.

Experience in SAS coding would be useful initially but is not an ongoing requirement.


To be eligible for employment with SWA, you must be an Australian citizen and you will be
required to successfully undergo a police record check.

The successful applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a Baseline level security
clearance or hold a current security clearance of an appropriate level. More information on the
security clearance vetting process is available on the Australian Government Security Vetting
Agency (AGSVA) website.

How to apply

Our website provides guidance to assist you through the application and selection process.

To apply for this role, you will need to send:

a completed application coversheet

a resume outlining your career history and qualifications

a pitch of no more than 500 words telling us how your skills, knowledge, experience,
and qualifications make you the best person for the job.

To, by 11.30pm (AEST), Sunday 24 October 2021.

Please note in the subject line of your email (in this order) the job title, classification, and
vacancy number (VN) as per the Gazette.

Following the selection process, suitable applicants may be placed in a merit pool which can be
used to fill similar roles within 12 months of the vacancy being notified in the gazette.

Any queries relating to the submission of your application can be directed to the People
Strategies section via or by phoning 02 6240 5064.

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