CYOS Solutions

Data Scientist

Job description

Application closing date: Tuesday, 23 July 2024

  • 11:59pm, Canberra time (in Canberra)

Estimated start date: Monday, 26 August 2024

Location of work: VIC

Length of contract: 12 months

Number of extensions: 2x 12 months

Security clearance: Not required but must be an Australian citizen

Rates: $110 - $140 per hour (inc. super)

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is seeking an APS6 Actuary / Data Scientist who will be part of a team leadership position within the NDIA and will have delegated authority and responsibility to resolve issues and risks across a range of activities. It will provide the leadership, control, planning, resource management, performance management and decision making for the team.

The role has reasonable autonomy and accountability to exercise both initiative and judgment to interpret legislation and policy, in the application of practices and procedures to achieve outcomes within the functions.

The APS6 Actuary / Data Scientist will provide detailed technical, professional, policy, operational support, and advice in relation to complex problems. It may be required to coordinate and assist in the strategic planning, program and project management and policy development that support the NDIA’s objectives to “build a world-leading National Disability Insurance Scheme”.

The role will have a considerable level of public contact in relation to complex, difficult or sensitive issues. It may liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders in a representational role on behalf of the branch/division/NDIA.

Responsibilities May Include But Are Not Limited To

  • The APS6 Actuary / Data Scientist will provide detailed technical, professional, policy, operational support, and advice in relation to complex problems. It may be required to coordinate and assist in the strategic planning, program and project management and policy development that support the clients objectives
  • Autonomy and accountability to exercise both initiative and judgment to interpret legislation and policy
  • Resolve issues and risks across a range of activities. It will provide the leadership, control, planning, resource management, performance management and decision making for the team.

Essential Criteria

  • 3 years of actuarial data analytics experience supporting government policy development
  • Experience with complex internal and external stakeholder engagement and management
  • Experience with leadership management of small teams
  • Proficient R programming skills including data manipulation and analysis
  • Proficient SQL SAS programming

Desirable criteria

  • Experience with government processes (budget, legislation, policy development, briefs / documents).
  • Strong understanding of modelling techniques including GLMs and GBMs.
  • Experience in applying technical skills to solve open-ended and evolving business problems.

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