Victoria seeks its first chief data officer


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Thursday, 19 January, 2017

Victoria seeks its first chief data officer

The Victorian Government is looking for a data specialist to become the state's first chief data officer, managing the core functions of the newly created Victorian Centre for Data Insights.

The new centre is being created within the Department of Premier and Cabinet. It will take a whole-of-government role in ensuring data is better utilised to aid with policymaking and service design within the state government.

According to a job listing, in addition to becoming chief data officer, the successful applicant would initially be responsible for the establishment of the centre.

Once the centre is up and running, the successful applicant would serve as director of data insights, reporting to the executive director and assuming responsibility for the centre's core functions.

Roles would include contributing to data governance frameworks, monitoring and promoting best practices relating to data management and analytics, and providing high-level support in the areas of data management and analytics.

The government is ideally looking for a candidate with executive-level experience in major data transformation projects, demonstrated knowledge of data structure, systems and tools as well as leadership skills within a complex environment.

Applications are open until 29 January 2017.

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