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Research position with a strong sampling focus

Inland Revenue Department
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Policy & analysis
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Job Description

  • Are you able to see the story behind the data? 
  • Enjoy working with stakeholders to deliver what they really need?
  • Secondment or Fixed Term role to June 2018


An opportunity has arisen for a creative, data-passionate, and survey-savvy Researcher to join our award-winning Research & Evaluation team here at Inland Revenue (IR).


IR's Research & Evaluation team takes a lead role in providing evidence-based knowledge and insights into what influences our customers and their behaviour.  These insights help IR make business and strategic decisions about issues and trends and helps inform how best to support individual New Zealanders and Kiwi businesses.


In this role you will support our busy customer surveying function to translate business ideas and strategies into clever, targeted, insight-driven outcomes. You'll draw on your qualitative and quantitative experience as you work on sample extraction, questionnaire development, and critically, analysis. The customer insights you provide will influence the design and implementation of future campaign delivery.


  • You're someone who prides themselves in understanding the context of the story behind the data, and has a strong ability to communicate insights to your customer.


  • We'll be looking to see your demonstrable experience in statistically robust sample design and selection methods, and the ability to link this to research questions. Knowledge of survey design is required, and experience with SAS or SQL is highly desirable.


  • As the role often requires responding quickly to the sampling needs of our clients you will be calm under pressure, and able to juggle priorities.  


  • You may have come from a public sector background, but this isn't essential. We're looking for someone who has worked with large, complex data, and who has a curiosity for social policy.


The team here love what they do.  You'll be working with a management team who understand the nuances of what you do, who are committed to the team and helping Inland Revenue to make more intelligent use of information. We encourage a healthy work / life balance, on-going learning and professional development.


Interested? Come and work with us!  To apply, just click on ‘Apply Online' below, attaching a copy of your resume and covering letter outlining what skills and experience you bring to this position.


For more information please see the attached Job Expectation, or contact Erina Jamieson (Recruitment Advisor) on 04 890 0450.


Secondments must have the approval of their manager before applying.


Please note applications close 10am Monday 18 December.

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