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Senior Analyst

Department of Planning & Environment

Job Title: Senior Analyst 

Job Grade / Classification: PO2

Location:  Sydney

• Do you enjoy finding insights from data?

• Are you skilful in communicating your message?

• Do you want to help shape the future of NSW?

The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW.  

The Department’s vision – Planning for growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment – provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment

About the role: 

We are looking for a high performer to join the Economics, Population and Land-use Analytics (EPLA) branch. EPLA provides influential, trusted and relevant data, analysis and insights to enable evidence-based planning for the benefit of NSW.

The Senior Analyst undertakes and/or coordinates the collection, formatting, analysis and interpretation of data and information to inform broader decision-making regarding the continuous improvement of service management processes.  The role actively contributes to a high performance team environment, provides excellent customer service and enables continual service improvement practices.

To be successful in this role:

  • You’ll have high level written and oral communication skills
  • You have experience using data to evaluate strategic decisions and make recommendations to solve real world problems
  • You’ll have a passion for problem solving and working with others to solve challenges

Essential Requirements/Skills and Experience:

  • Experience using data in a policy context to evaluate options and make recommendations with real world outcomes.
  • Degree qualification or higher qualification in one or more of the following areas: planning, statistics, economics, data science, valuing, demography, social science, business or other relevant discipline or equivalent relevant experience with a specialisation in one of these areas.
  • Experience in the application of relevant approaches and techniques for research, data analysis, forecasting, visualisation and statistics.

Please click below to view the Role Description: 

Senior Analyst (PO2)

Role status: This constitutes ongoing employment under section 43 (1)(a) of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.


Eligibility: To be eligible to apply for ongoing employment within the Department of Planning & Environment, candidates must be an Australian citizen or have the status of permanent residence in Australia.

Department of Planning and Environment promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. We encourage people with a disability, Aboriginal Australians, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job. 

Requests for flexible working arrangements, such as part-time work, flexible hours, or other arrangements that can help staff to balance their work and non-work commitments and interests are encouraged and will be considered.

How to apply: Please apply online and submit your current resume (maximum 5 pages) and a covering letter addressing the following two questions (maximum 2 pages):

1. Give an example of where you critically analysed data to solve a real world problem. How did you undertake your analysis? What were your conclusions? What was the outcome when you presented your recommendations?

2. Give an example where you have had to explain the results of a routine technical analysis to a senior stakeholder. How did you tailor your message to ensure it had a meaningful impact?

For further information contact Dr Kate Harrington on (02) 9274 6400. 

Closing Date: 11.59pm Monday 2 October 2017

Should you encounter any issues submitting your application online, please contact JobsNSW helpdesk on 1800 562 679.

Date Posted
Government, Defence & Emergency
Sydney, NSW 2000
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent
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