GAZ - EL1 - ACT - NEMA Power BI Officer

Requisition Number: 128081
Position Number/s: 60169867 
Classification: Executive Level 1 
Location: ACT  
Division: Chief Operating Officer Group  
Branch: Data and Technology  
Section: Data Analytics Team  
Security Classification: Baseline Vetting 
Salary: $112,822.00 to $128,586.00  
Contact: Christine Atyeo  
Period of Vacancy: Ongoing 
Number of Vacancies: 1


Applications close: Tuesday 6 June 2023 at 11:59pm (midnight) - AEST. Late applications will not be accepted.


Who can apply:

Please note this opportunity is available to current Australian Public Service employees and all eligible members of the community.


About the National Emergency Management Agency: 

The National Emergency Management Agency's work has a real impact on the lives of Australians, particularly those living in rural and regional areas.


The National Emergency Management Agency's guiding principle is “Locally led, locally understood and locally implemented” and we bring together local communities, government, non-government and key industry representatives to support disaster recovery and resilience across the country.


Your work will help people who are recovering from natural disasters and prepare them for the future.

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) was established on 1 September 2022 as a single, accountable Commonwealth authority that delivers a whole-of-nation approach to reducing disaster risk, planning, preparing for, responding to and recovering from all hazards across the emergency management continuum. 

NEMA works closely with local communities as well as state and territory Governments to deliver the best outcome for communities across Australia. To help communities respond and recover, while preparing Australia for future emergencies, we:

  • Fund programs and initiatives, big and small, that help communities in times of emergency, as well as to recover and prepare, including through disaster recovery funding and the Disaster Ready Fund to help reduce the risk and impact of disasters;
  • Work with communities, industry and non-government organisations by connecting local Regional Support Officers and other NEMA staff right around Australia, to share lessons learnt, provide awareness on navigating Government services, and gain community and industry-led ideas and concepts to inform strategic policy and planning;
  • Provide national leadership to share knowledge, situational awareness, and trends in disaster efforts to inform, guide and shape the national picture and decision-making at the Commonwealth, state and local Government level – including through policy development and strategy to improve risk reduction, resilience and recovery; and
  • Provide round-the-clock all-hazards monitoring and operational coordination for domestic and international emergencies, including supply chain disruptions, critical infrastructure outages, biosecurity risks and widespread cyber-attacks, and through supporting preparedness and response activities, including through the operationalisation of the Australian Government Crisis Management Framework.


Overview of the Branch and Section:


Data and Technology Branch

The Data and Technology Branch is the core data science team at the NEMA. The Branch is responsible for a range of Agency functions including: data leadership, governance, coordination and analytical advice to the Agency, statistics relating to disaster recovery efforts, collaboration with Australian Climate Service (ACS), Agency IT project implementation and ongoing maintenance, change management, information management and liaison with our ICT Service Provider.


Data Strategy Team

The Data Analytics team provides a key support service to NEMA to achieve its priorities.  Its responsibilities include managing a program of quantitative data analysis and research and leads innovation in data visualisation and supports self-service. 


About the role:

The Data and Technology Branch are looking for a technically minded Power BI lead to join our team. The successful candidate will develop, design, publish and maintain dashboards that assist internal and external stakeholders with their reporting, governance and analytical requirements.  We ingest data from a wide variety of sources and transform these into dashboards, maps, reports and presentations.


Our ideal candidate:

Our ideal candidate will have strong knowledge and experience using Power BI and SQL databases.  They will be able to demonstrate the ability to solve technical problems, be comfortable working in a highly dynamic environment and mentoring junior team members.  They will also work within a team to develop self-service models and undertake data analytics using Power BI.


Specific duties/responsibilities:

  • Taking the lead on the design, development, testing and maintaining of innovative Power BI products for non-technical audiences
  • Gather and analyse business requirements and translate them into technical requirements for Power BI development to support Agency goals
  • Develop and maintain data models and data connections to various data sources
  • Ensure best practices are followed for Power BI development, and create and maintain technical documentation (including Standard Operating Procedures) to ensure longevity of the build
  • Supervising and providing guidance to junior staff.


Role requirements/qualifications:

  • Proficiency in SQL
  • Proficiency in DAX and M, the languages that underpin Power BI, with a minimum of 1 years’ experience in Power BI development
  • Ability to identify opportunities to create technical solutions or processes to improve efficiency of processes
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and to work independently and collaboratively
  • Resilience and flexibility to coordinate and prioritise tasks in a changing and fast-paced environment
  • Strong knowledge of data analysis, data cleaning and transformation, data modelling, and data visualisation.


Applicant response:

As part of your application, you will be required to prepare a response document (minimum 11pt font in MSWord or PDF format), which you will upload in the next section.


Please ensure you read the instructions carefully, noting failure to address identified requirements may lead to your application being deemed ineligible.


Please prepare a one-page Applicant Response in relation to the advertised role, outlining:

  • How your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role
  • Why you are interested in the role and what you can offer us
  • Any specific examples or achievements that demonstrate your ability to perform the role.


How to apply:

Prior to preparing your response it is recommended you review the Work Level Standards relevant to the classification you are applying to. It may also be useful to refer to the Integrated Leadership System information relevant to the classification. You are required to submit your application in the online recruitment system (ourPeople).

As part of your application, you will need to provide:

  • Your CV
  • Your Applicant Response document
  • Details of two referees
  • Include your full name and the Requisition Number - 128081 in the footer of any documents being uploaded.


Eligibility and Specific Conditions of Employment

To be eligible to work with the NEMA you must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Fulfil the Agency’s minimum requirements by satisfactorily answering all screening questions during the application process
  • Obtain and maintain the required AGSVA clearance
  • Satisfy a probation period
  • Undergo a health assessment (if applicable).

To be eligible to work in some roles, you may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any COVID-19 booster dose to maintain an 'up-to-date' status). Candidates should be aware that in roles where vaccination against COVID-19 is required by public health orders/directions or other legislation, if a candidate is not fully vaccinated or is unwilling to be vaccinated within a reasonable period, they may not be offered that role.


Technical Assistance

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Remuneration: The Agency offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position.

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