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Director, Data Governance & Engineering

Department of Premier & Cabinet
$199,014 - $257,111

Job Description

The Department of Premier and Cabinet has an exciting opportunity for an exceptional Director, Data Governance and Engineering to join the Victorian Centre for Data Insights (VCDI).

VCDI has a whole-of-government role in leading the transformation of the VPS through data driven insights. It is helping to transform the way the Victorian Government uses data to inform policy making and service design on issues that cut across portfolios and are of whole-of-government significance.

As the Director of Data Governance and Engineering, you will play a key strategic leadership role in delivering the Victorian Government's data reform agenda.

The role leads several teams that are focused on building new technology capability to enable improved used of data across the public sector.

The successful applicant will be a program leader, experienced in providing strategic advice to key decision-makers and adept at working collaboratively with stakeholders at all levels to achieve quality outcomes.

This is an amazing opportunity for a seasoned leader who is passionate about empowering data-driven decision making across government.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Significant experience providing strategic leadership of complex customer-focused products/projects
  • Demonstrated experience working across the analytics end-to-end lifecycle from problem definition through to implementation.
  • An attitude for continuous improvement
  • Highly skilled at interpreting shifts in the policy and operational environment to develop clear and persuasive data and analytics strategy and products
  • Knowledge and experience in leading the development of data and analytics products and technical solutions

Working with us, you can make a difference not just in your career, but in the community where you work and live.

The closing date for this position is midnight Tuesday 26 October.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, working remotely arrangements are in place.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply:

Apply before the advertised closing date, all applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.