Principal Analyst - Modelling and Forecasting, Advanced Analytics (VPSG6)

Job posted: 20/06/2022
Applications close: 11/07/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $127,467 - $170,579

Occupation: Analyst

Reference: VG/DH/RP/55833C

Reference: VG/DH/RP/55833C

Occupation: Analyst

Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579

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.


Principal Analyst - Modelling and Forecasting, Advanced Analytics


The Principal Analyst leads the development and application of econometric models to generate forecasts of demand for key health and social services, which will be used to as critical inputs in policy decisions on funding, service planning and capital investments across the Department of Health and the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.  Examples of potential projects include forecasting demand for hospital emergency department; elective surgery; child protection; mental health care; and family services.  Through these projects, the successful applicant will gain a good understanding of the health and social services sectors, and also have the opportunity to make significant contributions towards improving the lives of Victorians.


Applicants must have proven capability in the development and application of time series econometric models for forecasting.  Further, the successful applicant must have demonstrated experience using R to conduct econometric forecasting. 


While leading econometric modelling, the Principal Analyst is expected to collaborate with stakeholders in government and the health and social services sectors.  The successful applicant is therefore expected to possess demonstrated competence in communicating econometric modelling results to a non-technical audience.


Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients.  As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.  This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19.  Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made.  If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.



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

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through https://www.vic.gov.au/jobs-and-skills-exchange rather than via external advertisement.

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 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>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Principal Analyst - Modelling and Forecasting, Advanced Analytics (VPSG6)

Job type:

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Dr Sze-Young Lim, Director | Sze-Young.Lim@health.vic.gov.au, 03 9096 3050

Principal Analyst - Modelling and Forecasting, Advanced Analytics (VPSG6)