Southern NSW Local Health District

COVID-19 Reporting Data Analyst - Expression of In...

Job description

Public Health Response Branch (PHRB) - Expression of Interest

Thank you for your interest in assisting the NSW Health with the COVID-19 response.

We have opportunities to assist with Epidemiology and Surveillance Team within the Public Health Response Branch (PHRB) based at St Leonards. The Epidemiology and Surveillance Team is responsible for a wide range of data management, data cleaning and preparation and reporting activities to support NSW’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who is eligible to express their interest?
To be eligible for employment in the role you must be one of the following. You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia:

  • an Australian Citizen, or
  • a permanent resident of Australia, or
  • a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or
  • a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia

What will a COVID-19 Reporting Data Analyst be doing?
The COVID-19 Reporting Data Analyst is part of the Reporting & Analytics Team within the broader Epidemiology and Surveillance Team, Public Health Response Branch (PHRB) responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Reporting Data Analyst is responsible for analysis and enhancement of reporting data to provide high level and detailed daily, weekly and longer-term reports and visualisations. The Reporting Data Analyst will also respond to queries and information requests and other duties as required.

Working time
The Epidemiology and Surveillance Team operates over 7 days per week with two shift times. Currently, these are 8am - 4:30pm / 12:30pm - 9pm.

Working Location
The COVID-19 Reporting Data Analysts are working on site with other COVID 19 Response Team members in 1 Reserve Road, St Leonards. Working from home arrangement is not applicable.


  • Classification: Health Manager Level 1
  • Salary range: $76,152.00 - $102,438.00, plus Superannuation
  • Additional payment of shift allowances per Award.

Click here to see the Position Description for more details.

Key skills required

  • Data analysis skills and experience.
  • Experience with R or another data analysis platform such as Python or SAS.
  • Proficiency in R preferred, including experience writing tests, source control and package development.
  • Demonstrated high-level problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of NSW Health policies, working process and guidelines.
  • Previous experience in data management and statistical computing.

Key accountabilities of the role

  • Provide support for users working with reporting extracts in other government areas.
  • Liaise with data providers & subject matter experts to ensure correct translation between source data and stored data.
  • Liaise with Surveillance Team to review recent data and evidence to inform data cleaning.
  • Prepare data for state-wide reporting.
  • Prepare visualisations for reporting team.
  • Prepare Situation Reports, State level numbers and other data products on request.
  • Improve code quality using best practice R development guidelines and source control management software.
  • Provide timely answers to data-related questions from PHRB Senior Executive.

Key challenges

  • Work under time pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Evening and weekend work required.
  • Work in a high pressure environment.
  • Match technical feasibility of data analyses with operational requirements.

Things to consider when expressing interest:

  • This is a temporary position for a period up to 30 June 2022 with a start date as soon as possible.
  • Weekend and/or evening work is required.

How to apply
Your application to be considered should include:

  • Responses by addressing the selection criteria below
  • An up-to-date resume of no more than five (5) pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role.
  • 2x referees will need to be supplied prior to an offer being made.
  • Application must be lodged electronically. Please go to, search Job Reference Number REQ282223 to submit your application.

Are you currently a NSW Government employee?
Current NSW Health, NSW Ministry of Health and NSW Government staff, must have their manager’s approval prior to expressing interest.
This will be an off-payroll arrangement for current Public Sector Staff, your agency can invoice NSW Health for salary expenses.
The Epidemiology and Surveillance Team works on a shift work arrangement, you will be required to amend your working conditions to accommodate shift working.

Who will view my EOI?
Manager and Team leaders who are seeking to fill roles will review your expression of interest.

Find out more about applying for this position

Our Commitment to Diversity
NSW Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQ+, those with special needs and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

COVID 19 Vaccination requirement
All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

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