Gazetted Vacancy - APS Level 5 - Data Engineer/Dev...

Location: Greenway ACT 2900

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  • Ongoing & Non-ongoing National Office, Woden
  • APS 5 $79,283 - $84,668
  • Cathy Lynch 0261461902

About the Stream, Group or Branch:
The Data and Evaluation Group is responsible for the Department of Social Services analytic and data capability, and improving the evidence base for policy development.

The DOMINO and Integration section is responsible for the development and administration of the Data Over Multiple Individual Occurrences (DOMINO) dataset.

DOMINO contains modular event-based data on individuals providing a longitudinal picture of the interaction of individual welfare recipients throughout their interactions with DSS payments. DOMINO contains information on recipients’ demographics, benefits history, concessions, education (where available) and housing.

Position Description:
You will be:

  • supporting the effective and ongoing use of Social Security administrative data as both a standalone and integrated product
  • working with big federal data through all stages of the Extract Transform Load pipeline
  • integrating federal data to DOMINO as part of the team's accreditation as an Integrating Authority
  • contributing to the development of DOMINO 2.0
  • supplying high quality data to support the evidence base for policy development to better serve the Australian community.
Essential skills
  • strong analytical problem-solving skills
  • ability to curate and prepare data to inform advice and briefings
  • experience in programming skills in one or more languages including SQL, SAS, R or Python, Stata, Scala, Spark or other closely related programming languages
  • ability to work independently on projects under supervision as well as be a collaborative team member
  • strong written and verbal communication skills that enable you to deliver clear and concise messages
  • demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive and collaborative working relationships.

Eligibility / Additional Requirements:
  • experience in data processing, ETL pipelines and database technologies (e.g. MS SQL Server, Teradata, Oracle)
  • experience working on data migration projects.

This recruitment process is being used to fill current and future ongoing and non-ongoing vacancies. A merit pool of suitable applicants will be created which may be used to fill future vacancies should they become available over the next 12 months. Non-ongoing vacancies will be offered for a period of up to 18 months with the possibility of extension (up to a total period of 3 years). Some of these non-ongoing vacancies may become ongoing in the next 12 months. Should a position become ongoing then the merit pool established through this selection process may be used to fill the vacancy on an ongoing basis.To be eligible for employment with Department of Social Services (the department), you must be an Australian citizen. An applicant's suitability for employment with the Department will be assessed through a pre-employment screening process. This will include an identity and criminal history background check.

Eligibility to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance:
The suitable applicant must also obtain and maintain a security clearance conducted by the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA).

Applicants also must be able to establish their background as checkable to be considered eligible for a security clearance. Any gaps or periods of time spent overseas for 12 or more months (cumulative) that cannot be verified by an Australian referee is deemed uncheckable, rendering the applicant ineligible for a security clearance. Background history must cover 5 / 10 years (Baseline / Negative Vet 1 or Negative Vet 2) of employment, education, residential, criminal history and anything else specified by the AGSVA. The suitable applicant must be willing to disclose all relevant and required information to fulfil this process.

Type / Length of Vacancy: Ongoing & Non-ongoing

Contact Officer Name: Cathy Lynch

Contact Officer Phone: 0261461902

Contact Officer Email:

Application Closing Date: 24-Sep-2021

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