Workforce Policy and Coordination
Business Intelligence Analyst
Pool Ref DOE719598
Level 5, $90,047 - $98,994 per annum (PSCA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE719598

Appointment Pool

Workforce Planning is seeking to establish a pool of Business Intelligence Analysts for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during 2022 and up to the end of 2023. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within 2022, up to the end of 2023.

There is currently one twenty-four (24) month fixed term, full-time position commencing ASAP

Professional Benefits

Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:

  • 10 percent employer contributions to superannuation
  • More than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
  • Diverse and challenging work
  • Opportunities to develop technical and professional skills

The Role and our Branch

The Workforce Division is seeking to appoint a passionate and highly motivated Business Intelligence Analyst to join the Workforce Policy and Coordination Branch.

We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.

Suitable applicants will participate in investigation and development of business intelligence (BI) dashboards and reporting, whilst providing advice on strategic directions. As the Business Intelligence Analyst will scope, design, develop and prepare reports and dashboards using a defined methodology to provide insight to stakeholders on benchmarks, trends, and performance measures. You will collaborate and establish working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure Department reporting needs are met.

A key responsibility of the Business Intelligence Analyst is to undertake process and data-driven projects and initiatives that facilitate evidence-based decision-making, improve operational performance and whole of government outcomes. You will promote a culture supportive of innovation and transformation, continuous business improvement and ongoing enhancement of data quality. As a suitable applicant, you will contribute to and prepare written correspondence, briefings and reports in response to requests for information from Corporate Executive, ministerial correspondence, parliamentary questions and other senior staff.

The Workforce Policy and Coordination Directorate provides strategic leadership and planning to develop the Department’s current and future workforce. We develop plans and strategies to develop an equitable and diverse workforce and to cater for their health and wellbeing.

The Workforce Planning Branch undertakes key Department of Education functions in workforce modelling, analysis and strategic planning; reporting and information services; national workforce policy advice; and university supply analysis. The Branch contributes to the development and maintenance of quality workforce data and assists schools with workforce planning and analysis.

Cultural Diversity

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Your written application will be assessed against the following Selection Criteria:

  1. Substantial skills and experience in complex data analysis, data modelling and reporting.
  2. Well developed research skills and substantial experience in communicating findings and analysis to a range of stakeholders.
  3. Experience in data management activities.

Shortlisted applicants will have their skills and experiences in relation to the remaining selection criteria assessed in the further stages of the recruitment process. Remaining selection criteria can be found on the attached Job Description Form (JDF).

For a full outline of the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the JDF.

It is recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

All inquiries are welcomed

Please contact Neil Purdy, Manager – Workforce Planning by telephoning (08) 9264 4064 or emailing  

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online.  Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow all instructions.  It is recommended you have relevant documents completed and ready to attach with your online application. Please allow enough time to complete this process as applications must be received prior to the closing date and time.

Your application should include:

  • A two (2) page statement addressing the selection criteria listed above, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
  • A CV of up to five (5) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please phone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please phone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.

Eligibility and Training Requirements

Employees will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance before commencing employment
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
  • complete
    • the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
    • training specific to this role required by Department policy; and
    • the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 6 December 2021.

Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions at, or after, 4:30pm will not be accepted.   



This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our division for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

ATTACHMENTS: - published jdf - business intelligence analyst - 00027081.pdf

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WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
LOCATION: East Perth
CLOSING DATE: 2021-12-06 4:30 PM