Geospatial Specialist, Executive Level 2, Analysis and Insights

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Employment type: Non-Ongoing - Specified Term, Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: Info/Comm Tech (ICT), Executive Level 2, Other Management

About the department

The department plays a key role in the Australian Government’s agenda to create jobs and build a stronger, more resilient and competitive economy. Our work builds on Australia’s existing strengths, supports businesses to grow, and drives new opportunities for long-term productivity growth and prosperity. The success of the department helps Australia recover from the economic consequences of COVID‑19 and adapt to its ongoing effects. Through our work, we support the government’s economic recovery plan and help to deliver a better future for all Australians.

About the team

The Data Strategy and Location Services Section is part of the Data and Evaluation Branch in the Analysis and Insights Division.

The Branch’s work enables the department to shape data-driven policy and deliver effective programs and services underpinned by a robust evidence base. This is achieved through a range of functions including data capability, reporting, governance, strategy and location (or geospatial) services. 

The Section’s responsibilities include coordinating implementation of the department’s Data Strategy and coordinating the department’s engagement in public data policy matters, including through the Deputy Secretaries Data Group and the department’s Data Governance Board. We also provide geospatial data and mapping technical support for the department.

The opportunity

The department requires an experienced Geospatial Technician and Data Analyst to design and implement geospatial architecture solutions that align with departmental applications and IT services. The role includes defining and implementing best practices for the capture, storage and ongoing application of geospatial data. The successful candidate will be required to assist with the development and delivery of reports and advice with geospatial visualisations – with a focus on location-based economic and industry analysis.

This is an exciting opportunity to support a range of areas across the department. You will support and engage with a wide variety of stakeholders, both internal and external to government to deliver geospatial data analytical services and insights.

The position is based within a small team and skills transferral is part of the role to assist strengthen and diversify the Branch’s geospatial analytical skills.

Our ideal candidate

The candidate will be a self-motivated experienced professional who will be responsible for producing high quality outputs that provide business teams and stakeholders with visibility of geospatial (location-based) economic and industry data analysis and insights.

The candidate will assist in the ongoing use of geospatial software and its application in delivering reports and advice, guiding the appropriate use of geospatial data in a variety of applications.

The candidate will be required to lead and support other team members, and have well developed written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical concepts and geospatial analysis to non-technical colleagues and stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 10 years demonstrated experience in undertaking geospatial business and IT analytical work.
  • Demonstrated experience working with geospatial data and geospatial software to deliver reporting outcomes and visualisations.
  • Demonstrated government sector experience, excellent communication, judgement, research and analysis, problem resolution and project management skills.
  • Experience leading work with business and IT areas to evaluate complex geospatial requests and design and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience with databases, data warehouse platforms, data quality management processes and procedures, geocoding technologies and geospatial data including but not limited to Intech IQ Office, the Geocoded National Address File and FME.
  • The ability to transfer skills to other staff to assist strengthen and diversify the department’s geospatial analytical capabilities.

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

As a Geospatial Technician and Data Analyst you will:

  • Manage competing priorities and deliver geospatial analytical support services to the department, with a focus on location-based economic and industry analysis.
  • Improve geospatial elements of the department’s data and/or data that the department uses – implementing sustainable ongoing changes and improvements to data and the department’s data collection processes.
  • Implement best practice for geospatial data collection, including ensuring addresses are automatically validated and geo-processed at the first point of collection.
  • Design and implement geospatial architecture solutions to align with departmental applications and IT services.
  • Evaluate complex business and technical requirements and deliver appropriate solutions to achieve outcomes within required timeframes.
  • Produce high-quality outputs, including but not limited to, reports and data visualisations that provide business teams and stakeholders with visibility of geospatial data insights.
  • Communicate technical concepts and geospatial analysis to stakeholders who have a non-technical/geospatial background.
  • Transfer skills to strengthen and diversify the department’s geospatial analytical capability.


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.


We welcome applications from all over Australia, working arrangements will be discussed with the successful applicants. The department’s flexible work policies empower you to contribute meaningfully and achieve your career goals in a way that works for you. More information about the department’s conditions and benefits is available on the Department’s website, or you can reach out to the contact officer to discuss further. 

A merit pool will be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing equivalent vacancies should they become available within 18 months from the date advertised.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 5000 characters (approximately 750 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 on this vacancy, please contact Judi Dawton on 02 6102 8057 or

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