This is a pool recruitment process (Ref 00611) will run for a period of twelve (12) months and may be used to fill ongoing fixed term contracts, secondments, acting/relieving and permanent opportunities (all full time positions).
You don’t need to wear a uniform to make a difference in the Western Australia Police Force.
Are you a recent graduate with data engineering skills or an experienced data professional looking for an opportunity to have a real impact to community safety in WA?
Join the WA Police Force Data Science and Analytics (DSA) Division and be part of a growing and dynamic team providing insights and innovation using data to assist analysts, investigators and front-line officers in keeping the community safe and solving crime.
Working within DSA, the Data Management Unit (DMU) is responsible for managing data technologies through the application of high-performance computing, large scale data integration and emerging analytical platforms. This involves the management and engineering of data pipelines and databases for the purpose of provisioning data to support statistical and operational tools and products for data science, analysis and reporting.
DMU use a modern Azure data stack including Synapse Analytics, Azure SQL and PowerBI Premium. Excitingly, Graph Technology is currently being introduced into the Agency.
We are looking for driven individuals in the following roles:
- Data Engineer (Level 4)
- Senior Data Engineer (Level 5)
- Principal Data Engineer (Level 6)
- Lead Data Engineer (Level 7)
The Data Engineers are pivotal members of the DSA Division, responsible for maintaining a trustworthy foundation of data to support analytics across the Agency. This involves the design, implementation and maintenance of data pipelines and data repositories for both near real-time and batch processes.
They are responsible for ensuring the quality and integrity of data and information for all DSA data assets. In addition to engineering responsibilities they are required to perform administration, security, patching and updates and take the technical lead on projects within DSA.
- Understanding and managing the quality of data sources and liaising with data scientists and analysts to inform strategies to manage impacts and effects of this
- Integrating data in corporate systems and data holdings to apply analysis, design, modelling, and quality assurance techniques and establishing, modifying or maintaining data structures and their components
- Informing strategy and architecture and providing advice to analysts, report designers, data scientists, intelligence analysts and investigators using the data structures and associated components
- Building robust pipelines that support the ingestion of transactional data with high levels of performance and availability
- Designing target data structures to support analysis
- Influencing senior stakeholders through deep technical expertise, customer/domain knowledge and vision and objective, collaborates with senior stakeholders to secure funding for new initiatives
KEY SKILLS (varied depending on level of role):
- Data modelling and data analysis
- Strong software engineering and coding skills, ideally in a data intensive environment
- Experience working in DevOps and Agile environments, as well as continuous integration
- Experience working on database systems (SQL, NoSQL, Azure data lake storage)
- Experience working on Cloud ETL solutions
- Well versed in the latest trends and techniques for building data pipelines for analytical/machine learning solutions
- Hold knowledge of database concepts, design principles, architectures, software and facilities
- Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner
- Ability to advocate technical positions while still appreciating alternative proposals
Please ensure you complete, sign and scan the Integrity Check Consent Form (refer attached) and submit it along with your application (the Integrity Check Consent Form is not required for current WA Police Force employees).
Applicants are asked to provide a covering letter (maximum of 2 pages) that outlines the role(s) you are applying for and addresses the ‘Key Skills’ as outlined in the above advertisement statement.
Applicants are also required to submit a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV). Your CV should provide enough detail (dot points are sufficient) to allow the selection panel to assess your skills, experience and qualifications relevant to the Key Accountabilities of the attached Position Description Form. It is important to note that your CV should be tailored to clearly outline that you possess transferrable skills and experience relevant to the advertised role. Your ability to demonstrate this will be a key factor in determining whether you are competitive.
The CV must also include the names and contact details of two (2) referees who can comment on the applicant’s ability to satisfy all of the Essential Work Related Requirements. Applicants should nominate at least one immediate (most contemporary) supervisor/manager unless exceptional circumstances exist.
Please note: For applicants deemed suitable, all Essential Work Related Requirements listed in the Position Description Form will be assessed at some stage during the selection process.
It is a requirement that the position holder is successful in obtaining and maintaining a NEGATIVE VETTING LEVEL 2 security clearance for the duration of their appointment in the position. Only Australian Citizens are eligible to hold and maintain the NEGATIVE VETTING LEVEL 2 security clearance. Any applicants who are currently not an Australian Citizen must be aware that this is an essential requirement to fulfil this position (please refer to the attached position description). Whilst there is nothing to preclude applicants from applying for the position if they have not yet been granted Australian Citizenship, applicants who are successful should be aware that they cannot be appointed unless they are in the process of applying for Australian Citizenship and are eligible to receive a waiver.
This POOL is being created to fill future vacancies that may arise within the metropolitan area. This POOL will remain active for a period of twelve (12) months from the initial appointment. Applicants who are assessed as ‘suitable’ at the completion of this process, will be placed in the POOL and may be considered for future permanent and temporary vacancies as they become available.
Once an applicant from the POOL accepts a permanent position via this selection process, that applicant will be removed from the POOL. Applicants who accept a temporary vacancy will remain in the POOL and will continue to be considered for permanent opportunities as they arise.
Where an applicant in the POOL declines an opportunity (either permanent or temporary), that applicant may forfeit their right to be considered before other suitable applicants who were identified to be less competitive.
Integrity and criminal checks will be conducted if the recommended applicant for a position is not a current WA Police Force employee. Any relocation costs associated with appointment to these positions may be the responsibility of the successful applicants.
SUBSTANTIVE EQUALITY & OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH (OSH) STATEMENT
The WA Police Force is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal Australians, young people, people with a disability, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions within our agency. The WA Police Force also promotes flexible family friendly work practices.
Throughout the recruitment process we provide reasonable adjustments to allow people with a disability to participate effectively. Reasonable adjustments can also be made available to assist you in the job, if you are successful in gaining employment.
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is a vital component within the WA Police Force. Safety is a partnership between the employer and their employees and it relies on all of us working together to ensure that everyone is safe in their working environment, which enables them to go home safely. We incorporate safety in every part of our business and it is an integral part of the decision-making process.
The WA Police Force has a duty of care to ensure employees are not adversely affected by alcohol or drugs in the workplace. The effect of alcohol or drugs can impact on the health and/or safety of the individual or others, and this behaviour is not aligned with the WA Police Force Code of Conduct. As a result, a testing regime has been established as an important way of providing assurance to the community that the expectations they hold for all members of the WA Police Force are being met. Regular testing of all employees for alcohol and drugs aims to ensure the health, welfare and safety of all personnel and promote community confidence in the WA Police Force.
The WA Police Force has a duty of care to employees and a responsibility to maintain essential policing services. The current COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency poses a significant risk to the WA Police Force, with increasingly infectious and contagious variants of COVID-19 having the potential to seriously disrupt policing capacity and capability.
In line with advice from the Chief Health Officer (CHO), to be eligible for appointment to a position within the WA Police Force, applicants must provide written evidence that they are fully vaccinated (unless a valid medical exemption is granted by the CHO). Fully vaccinated applicants must also receive their booster vaccination within one (1) month of it being due.
Applicants who are not prepared to be fully vaccinated will not be eligible to apply.
FOR FURTHER JOB RELATED INFORMATION
Please contact Ms Janelle Baily on telephone number (08) 9223 3450.
SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
Applicants are requested to apply online. To apply online, you must have a valid email address and be ready to attach your comprehensive electronic resume, integrity check form (if required) and any additional attachments as requested in the “APPLICATION PROCESS” section of the advertisement. Please select the “APPLY FOR JOB” button at the top/bottom of this advertisement. Should you encounter any problems lodging your online application please contact Police Staff Selection and Deployment on (08) 6229 5772 during business hours (8am to 4pm, Monday – Friday), prior to the specified closing time.
EMAILED, LATE OR PRO-FORMA APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Application packages and the Position Description Form are attached below.