EL1 Senior Systems Analyst/Business Analyst
Group: Information and Communication Technology Group
Unit: Business and Development Unit
Salary: $105,367 to $117,538 plus superannuation
Engagement Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing
This recruitment exercise will be used to fill a current vacancy and may be used to fill other positions in the Information and Communication Technology Group over the coming 12 months.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is a major national agency established under the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987 as a corporate Commonwealth entity to provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia’s health and welfare.
We are committed to providing high quality, national data and analysis across the health, housing and community services sectors. This covers a wide range of areas, from health and welfare expenditure, hospitals, disease and injury, disability and mental health, to ageing, homelessness, and Indigenous health and welfare.
We value a positive, friendly, cooperative and productive workplace where people are treated with respect and courtesy, and diverse and unique attributes are recognised and valued. We are committed to providing flexibility in working arrangements to recognise the importance of balancing work commitments with family, caring and other personal commitments outside of work.
The AIHW is committed to creating genuine opportunities for all, and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people(s), people with a disability and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
For more information, visit the About Us page of our website.
The Business and Development Unit supports the business by providing expertise in the following disciplines:
Project Management and support
Systems development integration and support
The AIHW is seeking suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the role of Business/Systems Analyst within the Information & Communications Technology Group (ICTG). The role is part of the executive leadership team of AIHW ICTG and reports directly to the Head, Business and Development Unit.
Given our work revolves around information, statistics and the presentation of statistics to promote better health and wellbeing, our projects have a significant dependency on data and ICT. The Business Analyst position is a key role that supports the delivery of new system capabilities within current system infrastructure.
Immediate Manager: Unit Head, Business and Development (EL2)
Under broad direction, be responsible for the following:
Providing leadership, training, coaching, and guidance to junior staff.
Assist in prioritising ICT project initiatives based on a strategic assessment of Institute business needs and requirements.
Leading ongoing reviews of business processes and implementing optimisation strategies as outcome of findings.
Evaluating business processes, anticipating requirements, uncovering areas for improvement, and developing and implementing solutions.
Elicit, manage and document requirements through stakeholder engagements such as meetings, workshops and working groups
Validate through the coordination of testing that developed solutions meet agreed requirements and business needs.
Effectively communicating your insights and plans to cross-functional team members and management.
Effectively manage the analysis work plan with due consideration to competing resources and priorities.
Implementing and coordinating peer review processes and strategic initiatives to improve the business analysis capability.
1. Shapes strategic thinking
This is about your ability to understand the link between the work of the Unit, the Institute and the whole of government agenda. This is demonstrated by your analytical thinking and sound judgement to translate strategic objectives to operational goals.
2. Achieves results
This is about your commitment to working towards the delivery of outcomes and your ability to draw on your own and others’ expertise to achieve these goals. It is also about how you deal with and implement change.
3. Cultivates productive working relationships
This encapsulates teamwork, respect for your colleagues, and building and nurturing internal and external collaborative working relationships. It also entails developing, supporting and mentoring staff.
4. Exemplifies personal drive and integrity
This is about pushing yourself to achieve your work goals while maintaining integrity and confidentiality. It includes providing impartial and forthright advice and facing challenges constructively.
5. Communicates with influence
This emphasises the importance of excellence in oral and written communication with all your internal and external stakeholders, colleagues and clients. It is also about your ability to negotiate mutually beneficial outcomes.
6. Relevant qualifications and/or experience
Formal business analyst training (BABOK) and or several years’ experience in a similar role.
These selection criteria have been developed for EL1 staff at the AIHW. They are derived from the Australian Public Service Integrated Leadership System. More information about the ILS can be obtained at www.apsc.gov.au/working-in-the-aps/ils
How to apply
Applicants are required to submit their applications online via the AIHW e-Recruit system. When applying online for the first time you will need to register and provide a valid email address.
Your application should include:
1. A short narrative or dot point pitch (1000 words max) highlighting your skill set, technical expertise and experience in relation to the above selection criteria.
3. Name and contact details of at least two (2) referees (it is preferred that one of these is your current supervisor).
Advertised: Commonwealth Gazette (Tuesday 20 April 2021)
Closing Date: 11:30pm, Tuesday 4 May 2021
Contact officer: Graeme Morris, 02 6244 1032, Graeme.firstname.lastname@example.org Reasonable Adjustment
The AIHW is committed to providing an accessible, inclusive work environment to enable people to participate fully in all aspects of employment. Applicants who require reasonable adjustments (at any point of the recruitment process) should note this in their application providing details of any adjustments that may need to be considered by the selection panel. All efforts will be made to put in place relevant reasonable adjustments.
The AIHW is committed to supporting the employment and career development of people with disability. Our participation in APS RecruitAbility means we will progress an applicant who declares that they have disability to a further stage in the recruitment process, where they opt into RecruitAbility and meet the minimum requirements for the vacancy. If you wish to opt into RecruitAbility please select this option on the application form. For more information see the Australian Public Service Commission's RecruitAbility webpage at
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