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Data Analytics - CTS Data Modelling Analyst

New Zealand Customs Service
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Do you want to help with the hunt for fruit flies, bad guys and illegal highs? Are you forward-thinking, collaborative and comfortable in an experimental environment? This could be the role for you…

We have a new opportunity in our Joint Border Analytics space for a future-focussed, high-performing data provision modeller.

The new Joint Border Analytics team is a diverse team that combines technology and expertise across three border agencies - the New Zealand Customs Service, Ministry for Primary Industries and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

This new initiative will contribute to more accurate risk assessment at the border and smarter targeting across all people, goods and crafts. Joint Border Analytics will also support and benefit from the Customs Assurance Programme. Altogether, this means that we will be able to manage more effectively the increasing volumes at the border and the changing profile of risk within the resources available to us.

As a modelling analyst, you will have experience in a range of tools and techniques including SPSS, CADS and the ability to apply that experience in an innovative way to undertake data mining and complex pattern analysis to create and apply analytical models at the border.

For the role, you will be armed with a personable and inquisitive nature, your peers will value your ability to resolve sticky problems while key stakeholders will rely on your guidance and advisory capabilities.

You will also have the following aspects of technical leadership:

  1. Understanding the wider border sector
  2. Delivering quality customer service
  3. Contributing to the facilitation of legitimate activity to ensure a safe and secure border
  4. Identifying and/or developing initiatives for the mitigation of risk to New Zealand
  5. Contributing to international enforcement strategies against illicit movement of people, goods and craft
  6. Supporting the development of technical capability within the work area

The successful applicant to this position will be required to undergo a full reference and security check as well as drug testing. Applicants should:

  • be NZ Citizens or full Permanent Residents
  • have 5 years of checkable history in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken
  • be able to supply Police Certificates from countries in which they have lived overseas for 6 months or longer

Applications must include a chronological CV (maximum 2 pages) and completion of the online application process.

For further information regarding this role, please email

Applications close Friday 25 August 2017, at 5pm.

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