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Technical Data Assurance Officer

Job summary

£31266 - £35813
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
04 October 2021 at midnight
IRC89177 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Technical Data Assurance Officer based in Buchanan House, Glasgow. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The successful candidate will join Transport Scotland in the Concessionary Travel and Integrated Ticketing Unit (CTITU) within the Bus, Accessible and Active Travel (BAAT) Directorate. CTITU was established to undertake and oversee the:
• Operation and payments of the concessionary travel schemes, (now also to include the Under 22 free bus travel Scheme as from 31 January 2022).
• Operation and payments of the Bus Service Operator Grants and/ or other operator grants.
• Delivery of smart and integrated multi-modal ticketing.

Applications are invited for a B2 Technical Data Assurance Officer (TDAO) post within CTITU which is key in providing further assurance on the effective operation of the schemes by ensuring the integrity of data being provided electronically from transport operators for reimbursement purposes is accurate. Thus, the main focus of the role is to analyse and interrogate IT technical systems data for the purposes of ensuring that data received electronically from Transport Operators, reconciles with that held in TS internal back office systems at all times.

Ideally the post holder will be experienced in working in an analytical environment which supports operational delivery, managing large data sets, have the ability to make informed decisions based on their own initiative and judgement, pay attention to detail and understand when to escalate issues appropriately.

The post currently has no line management responsibilities and also requires strong self-management and motivational skills given the nature of the work involved.

Essential Criteria
1. Experience of working in an independent IT system audit or data assurance role where the integrity of data is critical to business operations.
2. Experience in interpretation and analysis of large and complex numerical data sets across a range of data structures to identify problems.
3. Experience in using analytical tools and/or advanced excel skills in problem solving and decision making, with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail, preferably within an IT systems environment
4. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience of drafting and presentation of audit or other independent review reports.

Nationality requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the "Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants" which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Carol Murray by email at carol.murray@transport.gov.scot

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. This will allow candidates to undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds.

The Scottish Government is a diverse and inclusive workplace and we want to help you demonstrate your full potential whatever type of assessment is used. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please let us know via recruitment@gov.scot

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