Data Analyst/Statistics Adviser, Department of Communications

//Data Analyst/Statistics Adviser, Department of Communications
Data Analyst/Statistics Adviser, Department of Communications 2016-10-15T05:48:05+00:00

Project Description

About the Department of Communication

We are the Australian Government’s pre-eminent adviser on communications. We develop policy, advice and initiatives that help all Australians realise the full potential of digital technologies and communication services.

The Bureau of Communications Research has been established to provide economic and statistical research and analysis to inform policy development and publish authoritative and easy to digest information on developments across the communications and digital technology sectors.

Data Analyst – Data Science and Analytics:

The Data Science and Analytics section is responsible for providing the Department with advanced data science, analytics and geospatial capabilities to support evidence based decision making for policy development.

We administer the Analyst Workbench which is an integrated big data, statistics and analytics platform that enables department staff to perform advanced analysis in the context of diverse data. We also administer an interactive digital map of the Australian communications market which enables staff to conduct geospatial analysis to inform policy decision making.

As a Data Analyst you will be responsible for inspecting, cleaning, transforming and modeling a diverse range of structured and unstructured data with the goal of discovering useful information, suggesting conclusions and supporting decision-making.

You will have experience working with a wide variety of file formats, including document, tabulated, geographic and database files. You will also be familiar with web services APIs (eg. REST, SOAP) and database connections (eg. ODBC, JDBC).

Statistics Adviser – Statistical Analysis:

The Statistical Analysis section provides strategic authoritative statistical and research analysis using a range of mediums for internal and external use. Our analysis provides expert advice to inform BCR, the broader department, and external stakeholders. We are responsible for building the statistical capability in the department and we are the department’s representative on inter-agency statistics forums.

As a Statistics Adviser you will progress elements of the statistics work program, including synthesising existing public and private sector information relating to the communications and digital sectors, indicator development, and provide project management support in statistical and broader research analysis, and advice.

About the Job

Details:

Data Analyst, Data Science and Analytics
APS 6, ongoing
Bureau of Communications Research
$77,731 – $91,291 per annum, plus superannuation

 

Statistics Adviser, Statistical Analysis
APS 6, ongoing
Bureau of Communications Research
$77,731 – $91,291 per annum, plus superannuation

 

Currently we have the above vacancies at the APS 6 classification in the Bureau of Communications Research. This process will be used to fill these roles and future vacancies.

Description:

We are the Australian Government’s pre-eminent adviser on communications. We develop policy, advice and initiatives that help all Australians realise the full potential of digital technologies and communication services.

 

The Bureau of Communications Research has been established to provide economic and statistical research and analysis to inform policy development and publish authoritative and easy to digest information on developments across the communications and digital technology sectors.

 

Data Analyst – Data Science and Analytics

The Data Science and Analytics section is responsible for providing the Department with advanced data science, analytics and geospatial capabilities to support evidence based decision making for policy development.

We administer the Analyst Workbench which is an integrated big data, statistics and analytics platform that enables department staff to perform advanced analysis in the context of diverse data. We also administer an interactive digital map of the Australian communications market which enables staff to conduct geospatial analysis to inform policy decision making.

As a Data Analyst you will be responsible for inspecting, cleaning, transforming and modeling a diverse range of structured and unstructured data with the goal of discovering useful information, suggesting conclusions and supporting decision-making.

You will have experience working with a wide variety of file formats, including document, tabulated, geographic and database files. You will also be familiar with web services APIs (eg. REST, SOAP) and database connections (eg. ODBC, JDBC).

 

Statistics Adviser – Statistical Analysis

The Statistical Analysis section provides strategic authoritative statistical and research analysis using a range of mediums for internal and external use. Our analysis provides expert advice to inform BCR, the broader department, and external stakeholders. We are responsible for building the statistical capability in the department and we are the department’s representative on inter-agency statistics forums.

As a Statistics Adviser you will progress elements of the statistics work program, including synthesising existing public and private sector information relating to the communications and digital sectors, indicator development, and provide project management support in statistical and broader research analysis, and advice.

Role Details:

In this role you will be required to perform duties in accordance with the APS Values and Code of Conduct:

  • Perform objective and systematic quantitative research and analysis on data relating to the communications sector to support policy decision making.
  • Contribute to the development of team objectives for short term tasks and strategic planning for longer‐term initiatives.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of risk management and risk assessment activities within sphere of responsibility.
  • Develop and support complex relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Prepare draft procedural and technical manuals and guidelines for review by Executive level employees.
  • Work with independence, subject to limited direction against established priorities, practices, and methodologies to deliver quality outcomes.
  • Make decisions using good judgement, expertise and knowledge under limited guidance. Ensure decisions are governed by the application of regulations, best practice principles or the agency’s operating instructions and procedures.

Contribution to Corporate Strategic Priorities and Actions

  • Research and advice: Analyse international and domestic developments in digital technologies, networks and services. Advise on how these developments can enhance productivity, improve competition and encourage innovation across all sectors of the economy. Advise on the implications for Government policies and recommend appropriate policy responses.
  • Stakeholder engagement: Build and maintain productive alliances and professional relationships within the Communications portfolio, across government and with industry, the research sector and representative community groups.
  • Strategic policy: Improve our capability to analyse markets and to persuasively communicate practical strategic policy advice and authoritative information. Establish a strong and independent research capability focused on economic analysis of information and communication technologies.

Selection Criteria:

The selection criteria reflect the knowledge, experience, core skills and personal qualities required for this position.  Assessment of applicants during the selection process is based on these criteria and the APS Integrated Leadership System.  You do not need to provide a separate response to each of the criteria in your written application.  Instead you will need to provide a 1000 word statement including examples of your experience and achievements that relate to the criteria and the role requirements outlined above.  

  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving and lateral thinking experience with strong attention to detail and self-motivated to question and interrogate data and to provide recommendations based on the analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in at least several types of data analysis, such as geospatial, descriptive, predictive, exploratory, inferential, causal and/or mechanistic.
  • Proven skills using Microsoft Excel at the advanced level. Experience using statistical packages such as R, SAS, and/or Stata is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather evidence, draw on relevant facts and perspectives from a wide range of sources to assist in making accurate and timely decisions and recommendations.
  • Demonstrated communication skills – oral, aural, written – providing clear, concise and readily understood research for internal and external audiences.
  • Ability to take responsibility for the achievement of outcomes, including assisting team members to progress and follow through to delivery.
  • Ability to proactively develop productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Programming experience in such languages as R, Python, SQL, C#, Java is highly desirable.
  • Experience working with files held in a range of database types such as Hadoop, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity/experience with geospatial data and related software applications such as Mapinfo, ArcMap, Spectrum Spatial Analysis and/or FME would be an advantage.
  • Relevant qualifications or equivalent experience in economics, mathematics, statistics, spatial sciences, ICT, engineering, or other quantitative field would be an advantage.

Security Clearance

The successful applicant is required to hold or be able to obtain up to a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance. Applicants must be Australian citizens.

 

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