Linkage Officer / Senior Linkage Officer

Position Title Linkage Officer / Senior Linkage Officer
Organisation Unit Data Linkage and Integrating Authority
Agency classification APS Level 3-4 or APS Level 5-6
Immediate Manager Data Linkage Manager, Data Linkage and Integrating Authority
Term Non-ongoing for an initial period of up to 18 months with the possibility of extension to a maximum term of 3 years
Status Full-time or part-time
Location Melbourne
Review date October 2018

We are the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), the Australian Government’s key independent research body and advisor in the area of family wellbeing, based in Melbourne. Our work increases understanding about the factors that help Australian families thrive, or that are barriers to their wellbeing. We produce research about ‘what works for families’ and make it accessible to decision makers, practitioners and the general public.

The Institute is a Commonwealth Accredited Data Integration Authority with the capability to undertake a wide range of data linkage activities for statistical and research purposes, supporting a diverse range of internal and external clients.

We are currently seeking talented and enthusiastic applicants to join the Data Linkage team. As the Linkage Officer or Senior Linkage Officer you will assist with the provision of data linkage services that include:

  • accessing and managing data
  • conducting data linkage operations and projects
  • analysing linked datasets. 

You will provide liaison by engaging with internal and external clients to deliver data linkage projects and as data custodians to help access data.

If you have qualifications and demonstrated work experience in data management, statistical, information processing, or (in particular) data linkage in fields such as, but not limited to, social science, health science, statistics or epidemiology, then we encourage you to apply.  We also encourage applicants with strong backgrounds in statistics or information technology, with an aptitude for dealing with a diverse range of data. The successful applicant will have strong communication and organisational skills.

The role will be offered on a non-ongoing basis for a period of 18 months (with the possibility of extension to a maximum term of three years) at APS Level 3–4 with a salary range of $57,596 to $69,698 per annum (full-time equivalent) or APS Level 5–6 with a salary range of $72,070 to $88,827 per annum (full-time equivalent). The appointment level of the successful applicant will be determined by their skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience.

How to apply

Please read through the application requirements and download a full Position description [Word, 475 KB] here.

To be considered for this position, please email your CV and covering letter together with an AIFS application form [Word, 116 KB] to In your letter, tell us how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications will make you a great fit for the job.

For further information, contact Human Resources on (03) 9214 7888.

Apply now, applicants are being considered on an ongoing basis. As soon as a quality pool of applicants is identified, shortlisting and interviews will commence.

The Institute welcomes applications from the diverse Australian community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability, people of all ages and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.