Digital Transformation Agency

Data Analyst

Important dates

Opportunity ID
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 30 August 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 4 September 2018 at 6PM (in Canberra)
Tuesday 28 August 2018


Write a summary of your brief

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) is seeking a Data Analyst who will work in a fast paced environment to support the implementation of key government deliverables

What is the latest start date?
24 September 2018
How long is the contract?

Six months with possible six month extension.

Where can the work take place?
Australian Capital Territory
Who will the specialist work for?
Digital Transformation Agency
How much can you spend per day?

Depends on skills and experience of the applicant

About the work

Who will the specialist work with?

You will join a team of policy, content and engagement specialists focused on implementing the government's response to the ICT Procurement Taskforce report.

What will the specialist do?

The Data Analyst will turn data into information, information into insight and insight to inform decisions in response to hte ICT Procurement Taskforce report. They will be committed to uplifting data and reporting capabilities in support of reforming ICT procurement practices.

Any additional relevant information?

As the Data Analyst, you will be required to:

Work at pace as part of a dynamic, fast paced environment supporting the implementation of key government deliverables

Contribute to the development of a complete dataset to report government's ICT procurement commitments, including using data derived from AusTender

Contribute to the establishment of metrics and reporting that will underpin the implementation of the ICT Procurement Taskforce Report

Work cooperatively with other areas of DTA, agencies across government and industry to develop comprehensive data of ICT spend

Build networks to share capability across government and help to build a strong reputation for the Sourcing Centre of Excellence and DTA

Support digital sourcing policy outcomes by advising on and aligning data requirements

Work setup

Where will the work take place?

Canberra, ACT

What are the working arrangements?

On site Monday to Friday with the ability to attend meetings on and off site on behalf of the DTA.

Is security clearance required?

Minimum Baseline clearance or the ability to obtain one.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Not applicable

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate sellers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Have experience and good working knowledge in the research and analysis of datasets
  • Have experience in developing metrics and advising on reporting approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to understand how data intersects with policy, especially in relation to results measurement and predicting policy impacts
  • Well-developed skills and experience in the delivery of data to support evidence based policy
  • Ability to contribute to the development of a complete dataset to report government's ICT procurement spending
  • Work cooperatively with other areas of DTA, agencies across government and industry to develop a comprehensive data of ICT spend
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • ICT and/or procurement background/understanding desirable
  • Able to manage own time effectively to meet deadlines in the delivery of outcomes
  • Strong communication skills both oral and written
  • Friendly, confident and professional in dealing with senior management, colleagues and external stakeholders
  • Positive, open and quick to learn new work practices

How sellers will be evaluated

How many specialists will you evaluate?
Cultural fit
  • Promote a positive creative culture and help to build a strong design reputation for DTA
  • Work at pace as part of an AGILE team
Area of expertise
Data science and management
How will you verify the specialist is right for the role?
Work history
How will you evaluate the specialists?

Technical competence

Cultural fit


Seller questions

Seller questions
Seller question Buyer answer
1. Do applicants require to submit the response to selection criteria if the skills/experience needed have been reflected in their CV? Yes, applicants will need to respond to the criteria demonstrating how they meet the required skills, ‘essential’ and ‘nice to have’, and the experience listed on the opportunity. This is in addition to providing a resume.
2. Please let me know 1. What is the source/sources of Data - CSV, RDMBS. Excel etc 2. What visualisation tools are likely to be used (Tableau, Powerbi, Qlik, Etc) 3. What insight will this person be deliverying, to whom and in what format.(Will they be presenting slide decks to ministers etc) From a data analysis perspective, existing data sources primarily involve Microsoft Excel and Access, and online tools with downloadable data. Visualisation tools currently available include PowerBI and the Microsoft Office suite of products, however these may change over time. Insights are required on a range of procurement activities, including measuring policy outcomes and trends over time. This is expected to grow as implementation of the ICT Procurement Taskforce Report continues.
3. Can you please advise what technology set is being currently used by the DTA and what technologies the data analyst will be required to work on? The DTA currently uses the Microsoft Office suite (including Excel and Access), PowerBI and Google Apps. There may be opportunities to expand the technologies used as required.
4. Can you please tell me where is the exact work location in Canberra? The work location will be in the Digital Transformation offices in Marcus Clarke Street.

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