Data Analyst, APS Level 6, Liquid Fuels Branch

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: Policy, APS Level 6

Data analyst, APS6, Gas & Liquid Fuels Division

About the department

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water leads Australia’s response to climate change and sustainable energy use, and protect our environment, heritage and water.

The Liquid Fuels Branch is an integral part of the ongoing energy transition in Australia. The branch delivers both short and long term solutions to enhance Australia’s fuel security position, prepare for the energy transition, improve the quality of Australia’s fuel to achieve better health and environmental outcomes, and facilitate new vehicle technologies. 

The Branch prides itself on being an inclusive and positive place to work. Our values include:

  1. Supporting remote and flexible working arrangements
  2. embracing clear and open communication
  3. investing in our staff development
  4. supporting staff physical and mental wellbeing.

We support flexible and remote working arrangements and we welcome applicants located anywhere in Australia.

About the team

Do you enjoy working with data and seeing the data and insights you produce used in action?

The Petroleum Data & Analysis section helps people understand Australia’s liquid fuel supply and use and have the information they need to make decisions on our fuel security and energy transition. We have ongoing functions to collect data from the petroleum industry, compile, report and publish regular statistics, and analyse developments in the liquid fuels market. We are also establishing new data reporting, monitoring and analytics functions for fuel security, and implementing an ICT modernisation project to improve government petroleum data capability. More information can be found here:

Being a data analyst in a policy and regulatory branch means you play a tangible role in delivering outcomes and creating data and insights used every day by government, industry and other stakeholders to make decisions.

Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidate is someone who:

  • enjoys working with data, and creating data and insights to inform good decision making
  • has experience in data compilation, management, analysis, visualisation and publication, including proficiency in using tools such as Excel and Power BI
  • has good attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and manage processes, outputs and deadlines
  • has experience in using datasets to provide data, insights, briefing and analysis to stakeholders, including for non-technical audiences.

Our department has a commitment to inclusion and diversity, with an ambition of being the best possible place to work. This reflects the importance we place on our people and on creating a workplace culture where each and every one of us is valued and respected for our contribution. Our ideal candidate adds to this culture and our workplace in their own way.

What you will do

You will:

  • Collect and manage data from industry and other government agencies, produce statistical estimates using a range of techniques, and compile official datasets
  • Have responsibility for preparing and publishing the monthly Australian Petroleum Statistics and associated products, including PowerBI dashboards 
  • Analyse, create and integrate new datasets to support better monitoring and decision making by stakeholders  
  • Develop data analysis, visualisations and reporting products to assist policy, regulatory and market monitoring functions and requests for our Executive and Ministers
  • Support modernisation of government data reporting and analysis, including being part of a major ICT project delivery


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, candidates must be Australian Citizens.

Positions require a Baseline security clearance and successful candidates will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies within 18 months from the date the vacancy was first advertised in the Gazette.

We support flexible and remote working arrangements and we welcome applicants located anywhere in Australia.

How to apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, CV and any other documents. The selection panel may not consider applications containing classified information.

Please provide a pitch explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position. Your pitch can contain no more than 3500 characters (approximately 500 words) and should align to the key duties listed above.

Please complete your application online and provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format).

Accessible application documentation is available in other formats on request. Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application.

Please refer to our Applying for a position information for additional information on how to apply.

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Allison Ball ( or Terry Bradley (

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