New South Wales

Data Analyst, Bureau of Crime Statistics & Research (BOCSAR)

  • Organisation/Entity: Justice Strategy and Policy
  • Job Category: Policy
  • Job Location: Sydney Region / Sydney City
  • Job Reference Number: 00005HO2
  • Work Type: Full-Time
  • Number of Positions: 1

Total Remuneration Package: Total remuneration package field and complete: $120,121. Total Remuneration Package includes salary ($99,204 - $108,373), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

  • Full Time Ongoing Role!
  • Convenient Location!
  • Great Opportunity!

About us

The Department of Justice provides an effective justice system by delivering programs and services which contribute to building safe communities and the protection of rights.

Established in 1969, the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research assists policy makers and administrators in the criminal justice system to develop and implement strategies which reduce crime, and provide a more efficient, effective and equitable justice system

About the role

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Data Analyst will be responsible for conducting timely, accurate and appropriate statistical analyses of crime and criminal justice data in order to identify and investigate emerging criminal justice issues through proactive data inquiry and interrogation. The responsibilities of this role will include (but not be limited to):

  • Producing high quality, timely statistical advice and briefing documents
  • Providing timely analyses of emerging patterns and trends in crime and criminal justice data using a variety of methods
  • Applying statistical methods to measure risk, trends, underlying patterns and generate forecasts relating to criminal justice data

About you

To be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will hold an honours degree or equivalent in statistics, economics, epidemiology, psychology or another discipline with a strong statistical component as well as demonstrated experience in writing programs to extract data using statistical software such as SAS. Having to liaise with a wide range of staff involved in policy and program development, the successful candidate will possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong time management and organisational skills, high attention to detail and an enthusiastic ‘can-do’ attitude.

For a more detailed description of the role, click here to download the role description.

Applying for the role

To apply for this role please submit an application online via and attach an up to date resume along with a cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role.

Contact: - Dr Don Weatherburn 

Closing date: 3 September 2017

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 12 months.

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