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Executive Level 1 - Data Engineer - Data Acquisiti...

Job description

Job Reference Number 21-IHACPADIV-11163

Classification Executive Level 1

Job Title Data Engineer

Division Independent Hospital Aged Care Pricing Authority Division

Branch Costing and Data Infrastructure Branch

Section Data Acquisition Section

Location Sydney, NSW

Status Ongoing

Employment type Full-time

Salary Range $106,654 - $121,640

Desirable Qualifications Tertiary qualification or similar in data management or a related
field would be highly desirable.

Contact Officer Name: Sheldon Le
Phone: 02 8215 1130


  • To be eligible for employment with the Department of Health applicants must be an
Australian citizen at the time an offer of employment is made
  • An applicant’s suitability for employment with Health will also be assessed through a
variety of pre-employment check processes, such as:
  • Satisfactory completion of an Australian Federal Police criminal history check,
and where relevant a Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check.
  • Completion of a medical declaration and pre-employment medical (where
  • Providing evidence of qualifications.

Division Responsibilities

The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority's (IHPA) vision is for all Australians to have

access to a sustainable, locally controlled health system that funds public hospital services

using activity based funding (ABF), where practicable, based on a national efficient price

(NEP). The implementation of ABF provides incentives for efficiency and increases

transparency in the delivery and funding of public hospital services across Australia. In the

context of public hospitals, IHPA's primary function is to calculate and deliver an annual


The NEP is a major determinant of the level of Australian Government funding for public

hospital services and provides a price signal or benchmark for the efficient cost of providing

public hospital services. IHPA undertakes several major areas of work designed to inform

the annual determination of the NEP, including ongoing consultation with all Australian

health departments, expert advisory committees and key stakeholders.

Recently and in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the

Commonwealth Government announced that IHPA’s functions will be expanded to include

the provision of advice on the pricing of aged care services. This will require IHPA to develop

its systems, processes and assurance work to ensure that it continues to deliver to a high

standard, across its wider remit.

Branch Responsibilities

The Branch is responsible for supporting IHPA’s empirically based program of work through

data services, including the collection, validation and preparation of data from external

stakeholders, and the development and maintenance of IHPA’s ICT infrastructure and

information assets.

Section Responsibilities

The Data Acquisition Section works with internal and external stakeholders to ensure data

services meet business needs and adhere to data quality, integrity and security standards

and requirements. The section also has a key role in ICT system development to ensure IHPA

can continue to deliver on its work program now and into the future, through the

implementation of modern and effective ICT technology.

Key Responsibilities

This position is responsible for developing and maintaining data pipelines within the IHPA

ICT environment to support the availability of high-quality data for use within IHPA.

This includes:

  • managing practices and processes within the IHPA ICT environment to ensure the

security, quality, integrity and availability of IHPA information assets

  • designing and implementing data validation and ETL processes to support IHPA data

collection activities

  • developing effective ways of organising and presenting IHPA data and metadata within

a data warehouse environment

  • developing and maintaining technical documentation to support consistent and

accurate interpretation of IHPA data

  • supporting application development pipelines for data-related products and
  • working closely with internal and external stakeholders to understand business

requirements and deliver outcomes that meet expectations.

Key Capabilities

The Data Engineer role requires key capabilities to:

  • devise and implement data management processes and metadata to support
consistent and accurate interpretation and use of data
  • provide specialist expertise in the design and maintenance of database systems and
data warehouse environments, applications and services
  • identify technology and capabilities needed to support innovation in data-related
  • contribute to successful outcomes in projects with data-related requirements
  • contribute to a collaborative team environment with a broad skillset
  • gain a detailed understanding of stakeholder requirements with regard to a wide
range of data-related services and
  • participate in a multidisciplinary environment to understand and support shared
organisational goals.

Desirable Experience

  • Sound knowledge and experience in development and maintenance of data

pipelines, ETL processes and data warehouse environments.

  • Programming and/or scripting experience in languages such as SQL, Python, SAS and


  • Experience with applications and services within the Amazon Web Services (AWS)

platform, such as Redshift, Glue, S3 and SageMaker.

Application Response (Single page application)

Your application will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate that you possess, or have

the real potential to develop, the required skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications

to perform the role. These requirements are based on the information provided to you as

part of the job advertisement, in line with the APS Work Level Standards.

Applicants are required to provide a statement of claims framed around the key duties and

key capabilities. Your statement of claims should be no more than one page in total with a

font no smaller than size 10. Applications that do not meet these requirements may not

be considered.

Work Environment Description

Responsibilities – As detailed in Section 28 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 while at
work, a worker must:

  • Take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety
  • Take reasonable care that his or her acts or omissions do not adversely affect the
health and safety of other persons
  • Comply, so far as the worker is reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction that
is given by the person conducting the business or undertaking to allow the person to
comply with this Act
  • Cooperate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the person conducting the
business or undertaking relating to health or safety at the workplace that has been
notified to workers
  • Complete all WHS related induction and training
  • Report all work related incidents and/or illnesses to the WHS Section

Description Requirement Additional Information


1. Computer Use Yes

2. Generic screen based Yes

3. Sitting at desk Yes

4. Standing for long periods No

Manual Handling

5. Lifting 0-15kg Yes

6. Lifting 15 kg + No

7. Climbing No

8. Bending Yes

9. Squatting Yes

10. Reaching Yes

11. Push/pull Yes

12. Sequential Repetitive Yes

Movements in short period of time

Description Requirement Additional Information

13. Manual dexterity/manipulation Yes

Work Environment

14. Work with others towards Yes

shared goals in a team environment

15. Works in isolation from other No

staff (remote supervision)

16. Distance walking (ie: Large No

building or inter-building transit)

17. Works outdoors No

18.Works in a call centre No


19. Works in a customer service No


Tasks Involving

20. Exposure to chemicals No

21. Exposure to biological hazards No

22. Working at heights No

23. Requirement to wear personal No

protective equipment (PPE)

24. Requirement for full Colour No


25. Work with energetics and No


26. Exposure to Petrol, Oil, Lubricant No

Products that may cause

dermatological conditions

27. Exposure to extreme No


28. Confined spaces No

29. Exposure to Non-ionising No


Description Requirement Additional Information

30. Excessive Noise No

31. Low Lighting No

32. Dangerous Goods/ Equipment No

33. Exposure to airborne odours No


34. Frequent travel - Vehicle No

35. Frequent travel - Aeroplane No

36. Frequent travel - Seaborne No

Cyclic Workload

37. Peaks & Troughs Yes

38. Frequent Overtime No

39. Rostered Shift Work No

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