Senior Data Analyst - Clerk Grade 9/10 x2

Location: Sydney NSW

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Full time ongoing appointments x2
Location: Parramatta

About the role

The Senior Data Analyst is responsible to prepare and mine large, diverse data sets to identify patterns and outliers. This role will lead the creation of context aligned aggregate data sets for use by Insights Analyst, Modelling & Visualization Specialists. You will also:

  • Maintain and contribute to the development of databases, including data analysis, reporting and quality control.
  • Create, execute and refine business rule sets for data mining and coordinate data management activities, data collection, processing, high quality control and documentation.
  • Review data sets against business requirements.
  • Create and update data model, data set scripts for IT handover.

What you need to be successful as a Senior Data Analyst:

  • Tertiary qualifications or relevant experience in Information Systems, Business Analytics, Human Resource Management or relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated expertise in business intelligence with strong data analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to implementing the Department’s Aboriginal Education Policy and upholding the Department’s Partnership Agreement with the NSW AECG and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people.

In return you will:

  • Deepen your expertise by supporting high profile, purpose driven projects.
  • Work in a supportive and collaborative team environment
  • Have access to a hybrid working model including a mix of working from home and the office

About the Department of Education

The Department of Education is the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.

For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education

About the Transformation Directorate

The Transformation Directorate is a new team in the Department of Education. It has been established to partner with the education community with a strong remit to drive insight, rigour and innovation focused on improving outcomes for students across NSW.

We focus on high impact education priorities, and work collaboratively with teams across the system to transform the Department way of working and education outcomes.

How to apply

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all candidates including people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from all diversity groups, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background or sexual orientation.

Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

This is a child-related role. If you are the successful candidate you will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number as a condition of employment (if you do not already have this). For more information, visit

In addition, your employment may be subject to the Department’s Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check to determine your suitability for employment.

If you are called to interview you will need to provide the following:

Proof of Identity information
Informed Consent Form
Declaration for child-related work

Targeted Questions

  • Please outline how you have contributed to a significant project or initiative through your experience with data (300 word limit)
  • Please provide an example where you have used data to overcome barriers to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders. Describe the process that you used. How did you resolve issues and what did you learn from the experience? (300 word limit)

For enquiries about this role, contact Pritpal Walia, Director Data Insights and Analytics, Department of Education, on 0457 009 142 or by email to

Note: A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.

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