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Assistant Manager, Data Science

Date: 05-Jan-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

Company: Victorian Auditor General's Office

Who we are

Our Vision

Better lives for Victorians through our insights and influence

Our Purpose

Helping Parliament hold government to account and assisting the public sector to improve its performance

Living the VAGO

Respect, Accountability, Collaboration, Innovation

What we do
The Auditor-General provides assurance to Parliament on the accountability and performance of the Victorian public sector.
To achieve this, VAGO annually conducts over 530 financial audits and numerous performance audits across a diverse range of portfolios including infrastructure, transport, health and social services, education, water, local government, insurance, justice, treasury and superannuation. Such a broad range of portfolios allows our people to gain unrivalled audit experience working throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria. 
Our people
Our organisation is filled with people who love what they do, enact change and uphold our values. We are a workforce of highly motivated, empathetic and collaborative people, who encourage innovation and knowledge sharing. 
We strive to build and maintain an inclusive workplace that brings out the best in our people. We encourage and celebrate our diversity, and actively support work life balance and flexibility across all our roles. 
Our structure
We have two audit portfolios within VAGO: Performance Audit and Financial Audit. Our audit support function is split into the Office of the Auditor-General and Corporate Services.

Why work with us

  • To improve the lives of all Victorians by helping drive government accountability 
  • Challenging and impactful work that helps ensure government integrity 
  • To work where you want, when you want with our cutting edge Better Normal Principles 
  • A comprehensive office set-up at your home 
  • Purpose designed office facilities at the Paris end of Collins Street 
  • Tailored learning and development opportunities 
  • Flexible hours and accrued flexi-time 
  • Career mobility opportunities for growth and development 
  • A unique, progressive, people-focussed culture 
  • Generous leave conditions  

What you’ll do

Assistant Senior Data Scientists at VAGO are dynamic, adaptable leaders with the ability to motivate and coach others to achieve their work goals. They preferably hold a postgraduate qualification. Managers are responsible for the delivery of a work program within an allocated business area, which includes audits and business improvement initiatives. 

Assistant Senior Data Scientists are rigorous and innovative in their approach to work and are motivated by the challenge of promoting continuous improvement in the Victorian public sector. They create opportunities for others to learn and develop, while actively pursuing their own professional development goals. 

This role requires a technical manager with a strong background in quantitative and qualitative analysis, research methods, and data science related fields. You will play a pivotal role in helping bridge the gap between technical and non-technical staff in the planning and conduct of our audits. You will also assist audit staff to identify opportunities for the inclusion of data analytics methods within audit topics to increase their impact and value.

Who you are

Strategic leadership

  • Achievements in assisting with the development and implementation of opportunities for improvement in internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Demonstrated experience assisting leadership to identify emerging threats and opportunities to better target audit activity and enhance the organisation and public sector accountability
  • Some achievements contributing to organisational strategic vision and direction

Operational effectiveness

  • Effectively communicates, providing clear and accurate advice and explanations and conveying complex technical concepts in an easily understandable manner
  • Uses initiative and sound judgement when managing very complex and highly sensitive projects and issues
  • Deals with concepts and complexity comfortably, using technical and analytical skills and professional scepticism to reason through problems
  • Demonstrates innovative thinking and actively embraces and paves the way for change
  • Promotes a culture of inquiry, shares learning and knowledge, and consults and engages with other teams to assist with the conduct of audits and/or projects
  • Uses an adaptive and professional approach when establishing and maintaining relationships
  • Proactively responds to trends, emerging issues, risks and opportunities in data science
  • Contributes to plans that address current and future capability requirements

People focused approach

  • Fosters a sense of common purpose within a team
  • Actively leads, motivates and develops individuals and teams using a coaching/mentoring approach
  • Leads by example, modelling collegiate, resilient and flexible work behaviours
  • Models collegiate, resilient and flexible work behaviours
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional development