Research Officer (357497)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Oct 14, 2021

Job Description:

We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ+) people.

The Integrity Commission supports reasonable adjustment requests in any stage of the assessment process to remove barriers and facilitate full participation in all aspects of employment for applicants with disability. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in an interview or recruitment activity, please inform the contact person listed for this vacancy.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements. Talk to us about how this could work for you.

Period of Appointment

1 year (with possibility of extension up to 3 years).

Hours per fortnight

73.5 hours - flexible options available.


  1. Responsible for collecting, analysing, and presenting facts and figures relevant to the Misconduct Prevention Unit education workstream, to be communicated back to stakeholders and shared with the public.
  2. Undertake complex statistical and qualitative analysis to address research questions in misconduct and corruption identification, prevention, integrity, and public trust.
  3. Support the achievement of research outcomes by undertaking a range of research and investigative tasks, including administering questionnaires, data collection, input and analysis and preparing results following established research objectives, timeframes and protocols.
  4. Monitor and evaluate the performance of the Misconduct Prevention unit to map patterns and trends and prepares recommendations for continuous improvement.
  5. Prepare a range of high quality, advisory materials including briefings, reports, policy papers, findings and recommendations, and submissions.
  6. Investigates, evaluates, prepares reports, briefs, and other materials based on original research topics.
  7. Identify and implement areas for improvement in the Misconduct Prevention team relating to research and education approaches and procedures.
  8. Maintain open and effective communication channels with colleagues, research collaborators and other stakeholders to support and facilitate research objectives and resolve issues as they arise.
  9. Coordinate data integrity audits and data cleansing activities to ensure data quality is maintained and improved where possible whilst also ensuring systems are compliant with best-practice cybersecurity standards.

Pre-employment Checks

The Head of State Service has determined that the person nominated for this vacancy is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer.

The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Pre-employment checks
• Arson and fire setting
• Violent crimes and crimes against the person
• Sex-related offences
• Drug and alcohol related offences
• Crimes involving dishonesty
• Crimes involving deception
• Making false declarations
• Malicious damage and destruction to property
• Serious traffic offences
• Crimes against public order or relating to the Administration of Law and Justice
• Crimes against Executive or the Legislative Power
• Crimes involving Conspiracy

2. Disciplinary action in previous employment.

3. Identification check.

Desirable Requirements

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Statement of Duties (357497) Research Officer (Misconduct Prevention) (October 2021).DOCX

(image) Statement of Duties (357497) Research Officer (Misconduct Prevention) (October 2021).pdf

(image) Information for Applicants (Integrity Commission).DOCX

(image) Information for Applicants (Integrity Commission).pdf

How to apply

Online applications are preferred, please select the 'Apply Now' button. You will be prompted to complete an online application form and to attach your cover letter, curriculum vitae and a maximum two-page statement of suitability for the position. Please note, attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.


Post your application with the following application form to:

Human Resources
Integrity Commission
GPO Box 825

For more information

Kylie Fisk
Director Misconduct Prevention
1300 720 289