Please note: Whilst these jobs are listed as remote, employees will be required to work in the office at one of the locations listed below.
Specialisterne Australia offers a pathway for neurodiverse individuals to connect with employers who recognise the valuable contributions and talents that they can bring to their organisation. We offer a workshop and assessment program whereby applicants can demonstrate in a practical, and patient way their skills and abilities, directly to employers.
We are excited to be working with a Federal Government partner on their Opening Doors Neurodiverse Program to attract the skills and abilities of neurodiverse people to their organisation. The program aims to build a more diverse workforce accessing new talent pools and recruiting people from diverse backgrounds. The program allows participants to develop their workplace technical and corporate skills in a supportive team environment. Our partner recognises diversity is one of the greatest assets staff bring to the workplace. By embracing individual differences our Federal Government partner supports everyone to realise their full potential in an inclusive and culturally safe work environment.
The Opening Doors Neurodiverse Program is a 12-month temporary employment
opportunity. The program has a unique structure providing participants with a
Career Development Manager to guide and support capability development and a
business manager supporting development of on-the-job technical knowledge
and skills. Participants will be actively supported and encouraged to apply for a
permanent position in future recruitment processes.
The Federal Government partner values the mutual benefits to both the incoming
candidates sourced through Specialisterne and the valuable skills and abilities
neurodiverse people can offer in their critical services.
Location of roles:
The job roles are located in various locations, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne CBD, Newcastle, Parramatta, Perth or Townsville. Applicants should live within a commutable distance to any of these locations. Applicants outside of these locations but are prepared to relocate for employment through this opportunity are encouraged to apply. If you are applying from outside of these locations and would require relocating, please consider the various factors associated with relocating and Government relocation incentives. Note: there are COVID-19 social distancing restrictions in common workplaces in these locations.
The APS 4 Business Analyst uses their technical fluency and domain
knowledge when working with stakeholders to help define business needs and
extract requirements. They use a variety of skills, tools and techniques to
clarify and define a business issue or opportunity. They gather the required
conditions and capabilities, document them in a consistent, complete and
useful way that will help design a solution. They also work closely with
stakeholders throughout the development process to deliver a solution that
fully meets the business' needs, today and in the future.
The APS4 Business Analyst collaborates with subject matter experts and other
stakeholders to gather information that will help to provide a clear understanding and vision for all stakeholders to work with. They create artefacts such as requirements, data models, process diagrams and design wireframes that support the business needs. They also capture additional information, potential impacts or challenges to the solution.
Work Level Standard
An APS4 works under general direction and is accountable for undertaking a
range of moderately complex procedural, operational and administrative tasks
and activities, largely governed by established procedures and policies. This
may include research and analysis activities.
The APS4 will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the requirements of
the position, as well as the legislative, regulatory and compliance frameworks
that underpin its tasks and activities. They may exercise some discretion with
respect to how legislation, precedents, procedures and guidelines are interpreted and applied. The APS4 is accountable for making decisions within defined parameters relating to the area of responsibility, and on more complex issues under the guidance of a more senior employee.
The APS4 is accountable to organise their own workflow and deliver results in
accordance with their work area and team plans. They may be responsible for
coaching and providing training for the newer and less experienced members
of a work team.
The APS4 will be required to communicate with and provide advice to a range
1. Work with business stakeholders to understand business requirements and
reflect those requirements in documentation which informs decision making
2. Research and analyse issues and ideas to assist with the design of practical
solutions and processes that meet business intent
3. Provide advice which supports stakeholders to understand challenges,
issues and available process and practice improvements
4. Maintain stakeholder relationships, translating technical information
between different domain audiences to gain a consistent shared
understanding of business processes and outcomes.
5. Contribute to resolving issues using professional knowledge and experience to identify and develop ideas, analysing alternative courses of action and their implications
6. Analyse and document business processes and requirements in line with technical, administrative or policy constraints
7. Elicit and document current and future states, user pathways, business rules, use cases, business requirements, high-level solution designs and design specifications in the development and implementation of testing and release plans
Applicant eligibility requirements:
Must be 18 years of age or older
Must have a diagnosis of autism (includes Autism Spectrum Disorder; Asperger’s Syndrome; Autistic Disorder or PDD-NOS) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (includes ADD)
Must have proof of Australian Citizenship and agree to the Federal Government’s background checks
All candidates must be able to undergo a police check, and some will require a government clearance.
Must be able to participate in the Specialisterne Workshop and Assessment Centre process
What you should have
supports and maintains well-rounded and connected data solutions that enable analysis, insights and narrative development to drive business performance
identifies critical connections and patterns in large datasets
uses initiative to meet shifting priorities for new or additional products or services
shares ideas and proactively seeks input from others to determine the best possible solutions
contributes to team capability improvements and coordinates workflow and outcomes for the planning and reporting function
What is nice to have
have practical experience working with Power BI, advanced Microsoft Excel, SQL or Teradata.
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