Gazetted Vacancy - Executive Level 1 - Assistant Director - Redress Data Hub

  • Ongoing & Non-ongoing National Office, Tuggeranong
  • Executive Level 1 $106,077 - $120,410
  • Andrew Cochrane 02 6146 0400

About the Stream, Group or Branch:
The National Redress Scheme is in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.   The Scheme helps people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse gain access to counselling, a direct personal response, and a Redress payment.   The Scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.

The Data Hub team is seeking an experienced leader to join the team.

The Data Hub leads the reporting and analytics for the National Redress Scheme.

Position Description:
Key Duties may include:

• lead a highly technical data team
• demonstrated ability with SQL Programming, or a willingness and ability to undertake SQL Programming training
• undertake analysis and research to support evidence-based decision making
• utilise well-developed judgement and problem solving skills
• demonstrated strong analytical and evaluation skills
• demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to engage with stakeholders effectively
• develop and build positive relationships demonstrate personal resilience and the ability to handle complex situations
• have the ability to plan, organise and prioritise work to accomplish outcome
• the ability to adapt to/work in a changing environment.

Eligibility / Additional Requirements:

Desirable Skills:

• the ability to integrate data using qualitative and quantitative analysis
• the ability to research and gather information from a variety of sources and explore different viewpoints and options
• understanding of DSS policies or programs
• high level communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to engage with stakeholders effectively
• the ability to cope with ambiguity and change
• collaborate with other staff in immediate work area
• understanding of the Redress Scheme
• Project Management skills.

Highly Desirable Skills:

• SQL and other Programming experience
• Qlik/Data visualisation skills
• high level excel skills, including pivot tables and advanced formulas.

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.

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: Andrew Cochrane

Contact Officer Phone: 02 6146 0400

Contact Officer Email: andrew.cochrane@dss.gov.au

Application Closing Date: 02-Dec-2020

How to apply: