The Nowcasting and Economic Modelling section is a part of the National Skills Commission, which was established on 1 July 2020 to provide trusted and independent intelligence on Australia’s future education, skills and jobs needs. The section is comprised of economists and data scientists who use various techniques, including economic modelling and machine learning, to analyse the labour market drawing on different types of data sources. These sources range from traditional labour market data (such as the ABS Labour Force Survey), to administrative datasets (such as jobactive data) and emerging real‑time sources (such as Burning Glass job advertisement data). Recent projects undertaken by the team include:
The Nowcasting and Economic Modelling section sits within the NSC’s Forecasting Skills and Analysis Branch, which is leading a number of key initiatives, including the flagship Jobs and Education Data Infrastructure (JEDI) project and the development of a data-driven Australian Skills Classification.
The Nowcasting and Economic Modelling section is currently recruiting for an Assistant Director. This is a newly created position, with the successful candidate to play a leadership role in enhancing the NSC’s labour market modelling capabilities in delivering a combination of short‑term bespoke projects and longer-term research pieces, in partnership with other NSC staff (including SES) and external experts. This includes taking responsibility for:
The position requires a highly technical skillset as well as a dynamic mindset in responding to different priorities and changing approaches as necessary. The successful candidate must be comfortable at engaging with senior staff, including to determine the technical requirements and approaches for various projects.
To be successful in this role, you will need:
Applications close Friday 23 April 2021