Location: Melbourne | CBD
Job type: Full time
Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Salary: $124,033 - $165,983
Occupation: Emergency Management
Opportunity to lead the development and implementation of predictive analytics and machine learning algorithms to help reduce the impact of bushfires on Victoria's parks, forests, and other public land.
You are passionate about data and are someone who can see the big picture, while having mastery of the details. You are a self-starter and an excellent communicator, and you love taking initiative and pioneering new and creative ideas. You are confident and comfortable working with ambiguity and uncertainty.
The Principal Data Scientist is a member of the Data Insights team in DELWP's Forest, Fire and Regions (FFR) Group. This role leads the development and implementation of predictive analytics and machine learning algorithms, to support strategic and operational decision making to reduce the impact of bushfires in Victoria's parks, forests, and other public land. The Principal Data Scientist builds group-wide data science capability and provides expert advice to staff on the design and implementation of predictive analytics and machine learning projects, including the operationalisation of algorithms and accuracy assessment. The Principal Data Scientist works closely with technical staff from DELWP's fire management partner agencies, interstate and international fire management agencies and research organisations. This role leads projects covering a variety of topics, including early fire detection, suppression effectiveness and aerial firefighting.
Data Insights is a multi-disciplinary and specialised in-house data team, providing a range of centralised services, including business intelligence reporting, predictive analytics, and data management, to Forest, Fire and Regions Group and Victoria's land and emergency management partner agencies. Data Insights is transforming the way Forest, Fire and Regions Group uses data to support its role in creating safe, liveable, inclusive, and sustainable communities, and thriving natural environments.
This is an ongoing position.
To be considered for this position, your application should include:
Applications close at midnight on Thursday, 9 September 2021.
Other relevant information:
Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.
Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.