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APS5 Data Analyst: Dandenong, VIC

Specialisterne Australia offers an alternative pathway for people on the autism spectrum to connect with employers who recognise and value the contributions and talents that individuals on the spectrum can bring to their organisations.

We are excited to partner with Services Australia in their Aurora Neurodiversity Program, for a Data Analyst from within our community of talented autistic candidates.

About Services Australia

We touch the lives of almost every Australian and we are here to help people meet life’s challenges. Services Australia is responsible for the delivery of advice and high quality, accessible social, health and child support services and payments.

We continually build on our foundation of service excellence to shape how government services are delivered to the Australian community.  Our task is to modernise the way we work to deliver simple, helpful, respectful and transparent services every time.

We offer work that improves the lives of Australians, great working conditions, workplace diversity and inclusion that reflects the community we serve and flexible work practises for work and family life balance.

About the team

You will be working in a team who is responsible for the collection, analysis and reporting data for an entire Division.  The Division looks at the design and implementation, and review of initiatives that support Services Australia customers and staff in ensuring that people receive the correct rate of payment for their circumstances, through improving communications, processes and ease of access.  As an integral part of a data analytics team, you will be involved across several projects, with duties ranging from data collation, analytics, stakeholder management, data visualisation, to provide support to initiative leads across the Debt and Integrity Projects Division.

The team also provides streamlined reporting and supports a suite of executive level reports, data packs, and briefs for the Division and Group as a whole. Services Australia offers our employees in-house, and on-the-job training with a wide variety of work, which is both challenging and fulfilling.

Your role within the team will include data analytics, the creation and maintenance of spreadsheets and databases for reporting purposes, assisting other team members with duties relating to project initiatives, data requests and other administrative tasks as required. To fulfil this role it is important to have attention to detail, sound written skills, excellent Excel skills, Data Analytics, sound verbal communication and the ability to use the Microsoft Office Suite.

About the roles

Job title

APS 5 Data Analyst

Tenure

The role is a full-time, non-ongoing contract for up to 18 months, but part-time may be considered for the right applicant.

Location of role

The role is located in Dandenong, VIC.

What you will do

The Data Analyst understands customer’s data requirements and can analyse matching scenarios within the data management tools. They support the control of data management processes and perform administrative, technical, and customising tasks in the data environment.

The Data Analyst works under the general direction and support of senior staff. They exercise a degree of independent judgement and make decisions within defined parameters that require reliance on skills and knowledge. They plan their own work and contribute to teamwork goals in the context of competing priorities, and changes in workplace practices and business improvement strategies.

The Data Analyst will play a central role in supporting continuous improvement through providing solid data analysis to support new initiatives and projects aimed to help people ensure they are getting their correct rate of payment for their circumstances.  This will require bringing data together from various sources in order to analyse and interpret it using data analytics tools to provide meaningful information and insights to various project teams.

In particular, the duties will include the identification of data types, and data sources, the collection and sourcing of data, organising data into usable formats, analysing data to find answers to specific questions.

It will also include setting up, developing, implementing and maintaining databases, assessing the quality of data as well as generating information and insights from data sets, identifying trends and patterns, creating data visualisations and preparing reports for the executive and various project teams.

As a Data Analyst, you will work as part of a multi-skilled team to:

  • Contribute to new project benefit assessments and definitions by providing ideas and suggestions on data sources suitable to measure specific qualitative and quantitative benefits, in line with agency requirements.
  • Provide baseline data for current state operations and track impacts of any transformation initiatives once deployed.
  • Identify data errors and provide solutions that mitigate future issues.
  • Develop and prepare project reports, using quantitative and qualitative methods, for executive audiences in conjunction with your colleagues in a fast-paced environment.
  • Collaborate with team members and stakeholders to ensure effective and timely implementation of projects.
  • Collaboratively work on data requests and regular reporting, as well as other program activities alongside your supervisor and peers including administrative team functions, data management and reporting.
  • Support identification, development and implementation of continuous improvement opportunities for the section.
  • Escalate issues as required and suggest alternative approaches.
  • Exercise appropriate delegations in accordance with legislation and guidelines

Specialisterne Australia exists because autistic candidates are being overlooked for employment, largely due to the many barriers that autistic candidates come up against when competing for employment in typical recruitment practices.

Specialisterne has created an end-to-end recruitment and employee support framework that removes those typically found barriers, and replaces them with practical, demonstrative assessments and activities whereby candidates, over a patient process, have the opportunity to:

 

  • better understand the requirements of the roles they are competing for to assess if they are the right opportunities for them
  • meet team members and managers throughout the process
  • connect with others who have previously gained employment via this program
  • demonstrate through practical assessments and activities their motivation and suitability for the available roles over a patient process
  • ‘show’ what they can do (not just tell someone what you can do)

At Specialisterne Australia our values are Respect, Clarity, Accommodation, and Accessibility. We keep these in mind in all that we do.  We work with our partner employers to promote and sustain a diverse and inclusive workforce.  To support you further throughout your journey, we provide a mentor and buddy, and we work with you to tailor an individual plan to accommodate your needs in the workplace, also providing a period of support for both you and your future employer, ensuring a successful transition into your new role.

 

Please Note: All applications must go through Specialisterne Australia. Our partner employers do not handle applications directly for these opportunities.

Location of role

This role is offered in Dandenong, VIC only, however applicants prepared to relocate for employment are encouraged to apply.

Applicant Requirements

Must have

To apply for these roles, these things are essential:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a diagnosis of autism (including autism spectrum disorder; Asperger’s Syndrome; Autistic Disorder or PDD-NOS).  ‘Specialisterne may be required to provide evidence of your diagnosis to Services Australia to confirm your eligibility for the program.’
  • Must have proof of Australian Citizenship and agree to background checks
  • Must be able to obtain a Baseline security clearance
  • Must live (or be willing to relocate to) a daily commutable distance to Dandenong, VIC.

Should have

These things are important to have:

  • Ability to work as part of a team to collaboratively develop work plans and complete tasks.
  • Build rapport and maintain stakeholder relationships.
  • Research and make sound decisions based on subject matter knowledge and judgement.
  • Investigate and respond to identified issues and escalate as needed
  • Communicate confidently and present messages in a clear, concise, and articulate manner.
  • Undertake analysis and draw accurate conclusions based on evidence.
  • Work in a geographically dispersed team, sometimes independently, to deliver outcomes.
  • Adapt to a changing environment and assist others.
  • Actively participate in coaching and mentoring with supervisor and team.
  • Identify learning and development requirements and raise these with your supervisor.
  • Ability to identify concerns and escalate in a timely manner.

Nice to have

These things are not essential, but if you have them that’s great:

  • Obtained a Bachelor’s Degree or TAFE qualifications in Data and Analytics, Mathematics, Data Administration, Data Mining, Data Science, Statistics, Visual Analytics or related disciplines or have relatable real-world experience in same or similar fields.
  • Experience with Data Analytics programming language, specifically for SAS tools where possible, such as SAS or SQL.
  • An interest or experience in any of the following or related fields: Data Analytics, Business Analysis, Engineering or Project Management.

Application Process

Before you can apply for jobs through Specialisterne Australia, you must first register with us as an eligible candidate using the form below.  You only need to do this once, existing candidates already registered using this form can proceed to login at the candidate portal.  To commence the registration process, please make sure you have the required documents stated below:

 

  1. Evidence of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Evidence could be a Diagnostic Assessment or a letter from a treating medical practitioner.
  1. Proof of Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residence Visa*. Accepted documents are one of the following:
  • Australian Birth Certificate
  • Current Australian Passport
  • Certificate of Australian Citizenship
  • Permanent Residency Visa in Australia (excluding bridging visas)

* please check individual role requirements for Citizenship requirmements 

NEW CANDIDATES

Upload your documents using the form provided on this page below.  A member of our team will check your eligibility and you will then be sent a link to complete an online registration form with Specialisterne Australia.  After you have completed your registration form, you will be sent a link to the candidate portal to upload supporting documents and apply for our jobs.

EXISTING CANDIDATES

If you have already registered as an eligible candidate with Specialisterne Australia using the form below and have an account, you can login to your account in the candidate portal to apply for the jobs or opportunities you are most interested in. A link to the candidate portal is contained in the form provided on this page below.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to find out more about the roles while participating in activities and assessments delivered by Specialisterne and our partner employers to determine their suitability for the various opportunities.

 

At the conclusion of the Talent Program activities, successful candidates will be offered employment. If you are unsuccessful, you may be considered for other Specialisterne opportunities.

Activities will be delivered in-person and online in a virtual assessment centre environment and therefore candidates are expected to have use of their own computer with a webcam and microphone, and have access to the internet in order to participate.

Please Note: All applications must go through Specialisterne Australia. Our partner employers do not handle applications directly for these opportunities.

More information:

We look forward to receiving your applications.

Aurora Neurodiversity Program

A pathway for people with autism to start their career in the Australian Public Service (APS) with opportunities in Services Australia.

The Aurora Neurodiversity Program (the Program) recognises the unique skills and talents people who are neurodivergent can bring to work. The Program seeks to improve career outcomes and offers professional development and work experience by providing a gateway to the APS.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

TO APPLY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY YOU MUST BE REGISTERED AS AN ELIGIBLE CANDIDATE

PLEASE BEGIN YOUR REGISTRATION USING THE FORM BELOW

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The role requires a good level of attention to detail but has very strong support around it where the team member can seek assistance.

The role will also involve tasks that are repetitive and follow routines.
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The Project Manager will guide and co-ordinate the project planning process for the Division, ensuring alignment with corporate strategies and initiatives.

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The agency values inclusion and diversity and supports staff to reach their full potential.

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The Data Analyst understands customer’s data requirements and can analyse matching scenarios within the data management tools. They support the control of data management processes and perform administrative, technical, and customising tasks in the data environment.

As an integral part of a data analytics team, you will be involved across several projects, with duties ranging from data collation, analytics, stakeholder management, data visualisation, to provide support to initiative leads across the Debt and Integrity Projects Division.

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