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Senior Data Scientist (Vpsg5


Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Occupation: Technology

Reference: VG/P0190

Are you an experienced data professional ready to work with real humans to drive real-world outcomes?

Are you looking for a dynamic and supportive environment where you can have fun doing your job, develop your skills every day and enjoy an ultra-progressive approach to working arrangements and flexibility?

Do you want to join an exceptional high-performance culture that values diversity and creativity?

If this sounds like you, this might be the role you're looking for! We value people with integrity and a focus on quality outcomes. Don’t miss this exceptional career opportunity to join us in ensuring transparency and accountability in the public service.

Who we are

We play a critical role in holding the public sector to account by reviewing how effectively agencies deliver services and use public funds.

VAGO is filled with people who love what they do, enact change and uphold our values. We are a workforce of highly motivated, empathetic and collaborative people, who encourage innovation and knowledge sharing.

We encourage and celebrate our diversity, and actively support flexibility and work/life balance.

What you'll do

Reporting to the Lead Data Scientist, you'll work under limited supervision to:

  • Apply data and statistical analytics to government data to drive transparency and accountability through our performance audit program
  • Play a leading role in collaborating with performance audit teams
  • Use imagination and creativity to discover problems and devise data driven solutions using available data
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external partners
  • Apply auditing standards and guidelines, audit methodology and processes
  • Drive an evidence-based, scientific approach to performance audit
  • Teach and learn every day to continuously develop your own and others' technical and professional skills

Who you are

We're looking for tertiary qualified data professionals with several years' experience. You have proven your ability to engage with stakeholders, help define and understand problems, develop responses using the available data then deliver solutions using your technical skills.

You have several years' experience working in:

  • Data analytics, business intelligence, decision support, operations research, or similar
  • Applied knowledge of audit, investigations or risk management would be well regarded
  • Experience in leadership and stakeholder management

You also have:

  • Highly developed communication and social skills
  • A drive to use creativity and imagination
  • Willingness to use initiative and challenge the status-quo
  • Alignment with the established VAGO values

You'll demonstrate advanced programming expertise in Python, R, SQL or similar. Qualifications requirements are found in the position description which is available on our careers page.

We look for the best people to join us, but it's not just about technical skills! If you have some development areas, we're keen to explore options including negotiating the role requirements to better suit your skillset.

We audit every sector of government, so you will enjoy unparalleled access to government data sets, which you'll use to improve the lives of Victorians.

You'll enjoy ultra-progressive approach to work/life balance. This includes working where you want, when you want (between 7-7 weekdays), and as much as you want (minimum part time requirements apply).

How to apply

VAGO strongly encourages applications from First Nation Peoples and/or people who are differently abled.

Click the “Apply Now” button and send us your resume and brief cover letter highlighting your relevant experience (1-2 pages).

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please reach to the contact person listed on this ad.

We're not about red tape, so a separate response to selection criteria isn't needed.

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