Data Scientist, Modelling and Analytics (VPSG4)

Job posted: 23/02/2021
Applications close: 09/03/2021 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 30 June 2021

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: IT and Telecommunications

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1515047

Reference: VG/DH/CR/1515047

Occupation: IT and Telecommunications

Salary Range: $87,640 - $99,438

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

Application Closes: 9 March 2021

Role: Data Scientist, Modelling and Analytics (Role until - 30 June 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary: 

  • Situated within the Modelling and Analytics team within the COVID 19 Public Health Division , the analyst position plays a critical role in providing the knowledge and expertise of COVID 19 disease dynamics.
  • Work with the COVID 19 team developing statistical models to answer key policy questions
  • Provides technical statistical advice and support to the DIME Branch and external stakeholders.


  • Manage and oversee the full life cycle of projects to meet departmental objectives
  • Conduct research, analysis and implementation of complex projects based on defined outcomes and outputs
  • Conduct projects and be accountable for the successful delivery and completion of the projects/sub projects within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters
  • Monitor and evaluat e projects to ensure departmental objectives are met
  • Proactively build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements
  • Lead and manage staff, providing pro j ect management leadership, expert advice and guidance to team members, including the planning, delegation and quality assurance of work, management of performance and mentoring of staff.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

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Data Scientist, Modelling and Analytics (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / Until 30 June 2021

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Tatiana Ashby | Tatiana.Ashby@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Data Scientist, Modelling and Analytics (VPSG4)