Senior Data Analyst

Location: Canberra ACT

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  • APS Level 6
  • Canberra, ACT
  • $88,114 - $96,895

About the Delivery and Employer Engagement Division

The Delivery and Engagement Division (DEED) is responsible for frontline stakeholder engagement across all levels of government and industry. DEED is increasingly focused on collaboratively developing workforce strategies to meet the recruitment needs of employers, particularly small businesses and regional employers. The Division uses its unique position within each state and territory and its stakeholder relationships to inform strategic, evidence-based responses to labour market needs and to advance government priorities.

The Division has strong working relationships with providers, employers and industry associations as well as strategic relationships with other key stakeholders, including Commonwealth, state/territory and local government organisations. The Division has offices in all state/territory capitals and six regional locations. DEED works closely with our department’s policy areas and our service delivery stakeholders to implement the government’s range of employment, industrial relations and small business services and initiatives.

About the Seasonal Work Programs Branch

The Seasonal Work Programs Branch is responsible for managing and implementing seasonal work programs that assist Australian employers in the horticulture and agriculture sectors and employers in selected locations in the accommodation sector to have access to a reliable seasonal workforce.

The Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) has two key objectives:

  • To contribute to the economic development of nine Pacific Island countries (Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu) and Timor Leste.

  • To assist Australian employers to meet seasonal labour needs in the agriculture sector, and, in selected locations in the accommodation sector, subject to local labour market testing.

The department manages SWP as the lead agency, in partnership with the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); the Department of Home Affairs; and the Fair Work Ombudsman. The branch manages all aspects of the SWP from policy development, the assessment of employer applications, the contact management of the SWP Approved Employers, systems development and data analytics and monitoring placements of seasonal workers.

The branch also manages Harvest Labour Services (HLS) and Harvest Trail Information Services (HTIS).
HLS providers match workers with seasonal harvest jobs in selected rural and remote locations across Australia. HTIS provides information regarding harvest related work opportunities across Australia, including in areas not serviced by HLS providers.

The branch operates in a fast paced, dynamic environment that requires ongoing stakeholder engagement.

The branch is interested in hearing from motivated, high performing people who will be able to undertake responsibilities and activities in the following role:
Senior Data Analyst
  • Managing SWP and Harvest Trail data by supporting accurate data capture and process consistency, managing data taxonomy, developing a simple data warehouse and writing primary reports in SQL.
  • Developing data products with self-service business intelligence (BI) for program staff and external stakeholders to increase the speed and confidence of business decision making.
  • Leading novel SWP research projects using data science and predictive analytics and communicating insights to support improved program outcomes.
  • Working with technical teams to build basic reporting infrastructure (e.g. a data warehouse, extract, load and transform processes, etc.) to prepare the branch for advanced BI and data science projects.
  • Confidently negotiating and communicating with other agencies.
  • Drafting ministerial briefs and submissions and assisting with the development of program guidance material.
  • Exercising leadership skills as required and developing the capabilities and confidence of junior staff.
  • Effectively collaborating with departmental colleagues on major business improvement projects.
  • Supporting relationships with partner agencies (e.g. Department of Foreign and Trade, Department of Home Affairs and Fair Work Ombudsman) and wide variety of external stakeholders, including participating countries’ representatives, industry peak bodies, unions and welfare agencies.

The successful candidates for this role will have the following skills and knowledge:
  • Demonstrated experience in business or data analysis and basic skills in a structured query language, data warehousing concepts and reporting building in a business intelligence application.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills, with an ability to communicate effectively with external stakeholders and simplify complex information.
  • A demonstrated ability to build positive working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and negotiate outcomes that are mutually beneficial.
  • Highly developed abilities in leadership and teamwork with a track record of supporting other staff.

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