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APS5 Data Analyst - Multiple Locations

Updated: May 12, 2023

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 or Perth. 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.

Job Description

Please note that there are two types of Data Analyst roles available.

The APS5 Data Analyst produces outputs using data analysis and modelling techniques and business knowledge to address business problems and to support data driven decision making. They clean transform and combined data sets to support the creation of curated data sets to solve moderately complex to complex enterprise data requirements and producing visualisations to communicate findings to business stakeholders. They use a variety of tools and languages and their technical knowledge to analyse and interpret data and results and communicate this using easy to understand language to support business outcomes. As an APS5 Data Analyst, you will:

  • extract, analyse, interpret and visualise data, delivering moderately complex and technical results through reports and presentations.

  • contribute to innovation initiatives and business improvement strategies

  • identify and problem solve using innovative ideas using their knowledge and experience

  • work collaboratively with others as a member of a client-focused team

Work Level Standard

An APS5 works under limited direction and is accountable for undertaking a range of moderately complex procedural, operational and administrative activities. They may be required to conduct investigations, undertake specialist or technical research and analysis activities, or provide professional advice within the area of specialisation based on policy and legislation.

The APS5 may be a team coach or lead a small operational team and is expected to be capable of reviewing the quality of work undertaken by others within a work group. They may be required to supervise the work of lower level employees, manage performance, allocate work and identify opportunities for on-the-job training.

The APS5 will be accountable for communicating with the and providing advice to a wide range of stakeholders regarding more complex enquiries.

Duty Statement

  1. Undertake moderately complex to complex research and analysis or data extractions associated with identifying and sizing compliance risks, monitoring and profiling, program evaluation, trend analysis and data collection.

  2. Perform moderately complex to complex data analysis tasks, action requests from stakeholders as required, and provide specialised advice recommendations.

  3. Under type technical data solutions, applying analytic techniques and methods.

  4. Gather and investigate data and statistical information from a variety of sources to undertake business system and solution design, End Develop and implement strategies to address identified risks and opportunity considerations.

  5. Elicit and document count 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.

  6. Assist with project and work plans, detailing measurable milestones and outcomes, monitoring progress and manage priorities.

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

Data Analyst (Recruitment):

  • Researches, uses and presents data to produce accurate, valuable analysis to support recruitment decisions and processes

  • Focusses on the detail to ensure accurate and consistent outcomes including identify issues, trends and opportunities

  • Uses tailored communication to articulate findings and provide advice

  • Maintains positive relationships with stakeholder

Data Analyst:

  • Experience in using a variety of tools including different dialects of SQL (Teradata, MSSQL, Postgres or similar) and visualisation tools (PowerBI, COGNOS or similar)

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment

  • Ability to think critically and have solid problem-solving skills

  • A methodical and logical approach

  • Ability to work on tasks independently to meet deadlines and seek assistance when required

  • Effective time-management, communication and attention to detail skills

  • Positive attitude towards learning new technologies and products

What is nice to have

Recruitment Data Analyst:

  • Has an understanding of recruitment methodologies to provide systems support for a variety of recruitment activities

  • Has a technical systems mindset with experience in eRecruit/Yellowfin, Power BI, JIRA or other comparable HR and recruitment systems

Data Analyst:

  • Obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer science, IT, Mathematics, Science or have relatable real-world experience in data analysis and data visualisation.

  • Have practical and varied experience working with databases, visualisation tools, data analysis and programming in particular data extraction and data curation techniques using different products and languages including Structured Query Language (SQL), Python, R, SAS and advanced Microsoft Excel

  • Exposure to Data ethics principles

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