Senior Analyst - Health Statistics (501083)

Department of Health
Policy, Purchasing, Performance & Reform
PPPR - Monitoring Reporting & Analysis

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement/Allied Health Professional, Level 4
Salary:$111,672 to $118,949 per annum
Employment Type: Full Time
Region: South
Location:2/22 Elizabeth St, Hobart

The Role:

  • Undertake the design of population health surveys on a statewide basis and assist with the management of the implementation of these surveillance measures through external providers.
  • Generate routine and complex health status information for monitoring and surveillance through the collection, management and analysis of data using high level biostatistical/epidemiological methods.
  • Manage data collections, including national Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFS), and undertake data analysis at an advanced statistical level, using appropriate biostatistical methods and statistical software packages such as R, STATA and SPSS.
  • Develop health indicators and benchmarks to measure chronic diseases and risk factors and monitor progress against these indicators through relevant analyses of population health data.
  • Undertake high level biostatistical analysis as required, including chronic disease and risk factor surveillance, using epidemiological data sources to support evidence-based policy and health system purchasing and planning.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Details of Appointment:

Permanent full time, day work position working 76 hours per fortnight commencing ASAP.

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

  • Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.



Base Salary: $111,672 to $118,949, per annum + 10.5% superannuation

  • Salary range is in accordance with Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:

  • Professional Development Allowance of up to $724 per annum for the ability to accrue fund up to five years
  • Post graduate qualification salary advancement where applicable


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  • Satisfactory completion of an appropriate course of study at a recognised tertiary institution

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  • Appropriate professional and/or tertiary qualifications, for example a postgraduate degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution.
  • Experience in, or ability to acquire skills and knowledge relevant to data linkage.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
    1. crimes of violence
    2. sex related offences
    3. serious drug offences
    4. crimes involving dishonesty
  2. Identification check
  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online.  Please click the "Apply now" button on this screen.  This ensures important questions about you are answered. 

*Please note that our application process has changed. Refer to the application guide for information on the new application format.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please Note:

  • We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria in the Statement of Duties.
  • All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

For More Information

Vicki Sherburd
Manager Health Reporting and Evaluation
(03) 6166 1025

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