Senior Data Scientist
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 17 May 2021

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6
Salary: $87,715 - $100,388 plus superannuation
Position No: 49151
Directorate: ACT Health
Advertised (Gazettal date): 03 May 2021
Contact Officer: Kane Deering on kane.deering@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 6219

Details: On 19 March 2020, a public health emergency was declared in the ACT due to the public health risks posed by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-COV-2. This saw the establishment of a Health Emergency Coordination Centre (HECC) - A COVID-19 Response Team has been created to deliver the public health response over a longer term.

The Directorate is looking for highly efficient and dedicated staff members to join the COVID-19 response Surveillance and Reporting team.

These exciting roles involve leading a team which will successfully either:

  • Monitor, analyse and report on all aspects of the ACT Health COVID public health response.
  • Develop and use analytical tools for surveillance, investigation and public health management of COVID-19 in the Territory.

We are seeking individuals with demonstrated experience in analysis and reporting of complex datasets and health-related data. The suitable candidates will have highly developed analytical skills, good attention to detail, and great leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills.

Applicants can nominate which role their skills and experience are most suited to and more details can be found in the position descriptions.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other requirements:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • The position will require weekend and shift work.

Notes: This is a temporary position available for a period up to 12 months. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months.

How to Apply: If you are interested in joining this exciting team, you can apply by providing a written statement of no more than two pages addressing the Selection Criteria (what you require), curriculum vitae and contact details for two referees, one being your current supervisor.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.


This is a temporary position available for a period up to 12 months.

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