Assistant Director – Data Assessment and Analytics

Fair Work Ombudsman

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Full-time | Part-time26 minutes ago
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12-month Non-Ongoing Executive Level 1 opportunity

Position available in Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne or Sydney

We are seeking to fill an Assistant Director to help lead our Data Assessment and Analytics team. The current position available is to backfill a 12-month secondment.

Full-time and part-time hours are available. Successful applicants will be required to work part of the week out of one of the advertised office locations, and may also work some of the time from home.

About the FWO

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is an independent statutory office established by the Fair Work Act 2009. Our purpose is to:

provide education, assistance, advice and guidance to employers, employees, outworkers, outworker entities and organisations

promote and monitor compliance with workplace laws

inquire into and investigate breaches of the Fair Work Act

take appropriate enforcement action

perform our statutory functions efficiently, effectively, economically and ethically.

For further information about the Fair Work Ombudsman, please visit

About the team and role

The Large Corporates Branch (Branch) is responsible for delivering targeted compliance and enforcement outcomes in matters involving large corporate entities.

The Data Assessment and Analytics team, as part of the Large Corporate Branch, is seeking an Assistant Director (Executive Level 1) to contribute to the management of investigations of potential large corporate non-compliance with workplace laws. You will:

Manage a team of data analysts in utilising proven data science approaches (R, PowerBI and SQL) to analyse multiple sources of data to support investigators and prioritise evidence review.

Harness expert knowledge and a demonstrated understanding of regulatory investigations and project management to lead staff and provide direction to external and internal stakeholders to ensure the timely delivery of analysis outcomes.

Identify the improvement of processes and drive their implementation to ensure timely and effective delivery of investigation and data analysis outcomes.

Develop junior staff to achieve an effective understanding of the Australian workplace relations system (or equivalent regulatory experience) and the use of technological solutions for complex problems.

Some travel will be required.

Selection Criteria

Excellent ability to plan, prioritise and manage work to limited timeframes under competing priorities, for both yourself and your team.

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including experience in providing creative, flexible and pragmatic solutions to complex challenges.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to succinctly articulate complex information and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate and leverage productive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to achieve team and agency objectives.

What our employees say about us

We are one of the most engaged and high performing agencies in Australia; consistently scoring above average on employee engagement and wellbeing when surveyed against other APS agencies.

What we offer you

We provide a diverse, inclusive and supportive work environment with access to:

Great training and development opportunities

Generous leave and flexible working arrangements

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a free counselling service for you and your family

We value diversity

FWO has been recognised by the Diversity Council Australia as a 2021-2022 Inclusive Employer, and has been accredited as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace since 2011. We are also members of the Australian Network on Disability and Pride in Diversity. We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, LGBTQIA+ people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature age people.


To be eligible for employment with the FWO you must be an Australian citizen.

The successful candidate must hold a current Australian Government Security Clearance (AGSVA).

Subject to the public health advice in place from time to time, the successful candidate will be required to attend the FWO offices regularly and, depending on the role, be required to attend other locations. In accordance with this requirement and the FWO’s work health and safety obligations, employees generally must be vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide satisfactory evidence of vaccination status.

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