Job description

Data Scientist

Clerk Grade: 11/12

Employment Type: Temp, Full-time for 12 months

Hybrid working arrangements on offer

This role sits within the Customer, Delivery and Transformation Division in the Data Analytics Centre Data Science team


About the team


The Data Science team develops AI, machine learning and advanced analytics solutions to help improve business operations across the NSW public sector.


Your day-to-day


  • You will be working on a long term analytics project delivering a range of work briefs that meet the high level project goals.
  • You will be working with a delivery manager and other members of the Data Science team to deliver in an agile project methodology.
  • You will be working on the DAC’s cloud based analytics platform using Python and SQL in Databricks and Snowflake.
  • You will be working with OpenAI large language models, graph data base technology and Python based visualisation tools to develop novel visualisation solutions.
  • Your project is part of a broader portfolio of Data Science projects which provides a collegial setting for learning the latest in data science tools and techniques.


To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:


  • Experience and expertise with coding in Python and SQL, and with use of large language models
  • Experience in rapidly acquiring familiarity with new technologies (such as visualisation tools and other software)
  • Ability to identify, interpret and analyse data using linking and statistical techniques to answer business problems including the identification of trends and/or patterns in complex data sets, and to create inference or insight
  • Ability to engage with customers to understand and shape their requirements and to communicate complex processes and results to them
  • Ability to prepare project documentation, including status reports, end of phase reports, briefings, papers and presentations as required for a wide range of audiences
  • Ability to help shape project direction by contributing to best practice research practices, analytical methodologies, systems and technologies


Salary Grade 11/12, with the base salary for this role starting at $139787 base plus superannuation


Click Here to access the Role Description. For enquiries relating to recruitment, please contact Nicola Hogan via nicola.hogan@customerservice.nsw.gov.au.


Visit the Capability Application Tool to prepare for the recruitment process by accessing practice application and interview questions based on the focus capabilities listed in the role description.


Closing Date: Wednesday 10th July 2024 at 9:59am


Careers at Department of Customer Service

A career at the Department of Customer Service (DCS) gives you the opportunity to help improve government services and be part of reform that benefits people across NSW. We are focused on delivering excellent customer service, digital transformation, and regulatory reform. Come join us and influence the future of our great state.


Belong in our diverse and inclusive workplace


The strength of our workforce lies in its diversity and embracing difference, while the key to our success is leveraging the contributions of employees with different backgrounds and perspectives.


You can view our full diversity and inclusion statement here.


We want you to bring your best self to this application process. If you feel you may require an adjustment during the recruitment process, please contact our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team via nicola.hogan@customerservice.nsw.gov.au or 02 9494 8351.

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