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Assistant Analyst/Analyst

State Services Commission
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

The State Services Commission has opportunities available for an Assistant Analyst and Analyst to join the Strategy and Policy Group. These are permanent roles and we are happy to consider secondment opportunities. Are you are someone who:

  • Thinks about the overall design and strategic direction of the New Zealand public service?
  • Has an interest in what motivates public servants to do their best for New Zealand?
  • Has ideas about how agencies could work together better to deliver services?
  • Thinks about how we make it easier for tomorrow's senior public servants to build experience and skills across the system?

If you interested in such questions and share our ambition for supporting the State services to deliver for New Zealanders, we want to hear from you.  Working with us is about being part of a small agile team, with a big ambition.  We need people who are talented in many ways.  From influencers who can inspire others through to team members who are focussed on helping us to deliver our services at SSC.  Strategy and Policy group is tasked with designing and driving the State Services of the future. We achieve this through:

  • Maintaining a reputation for delivering first class advice to the Government of the day.
  • Development of excellent public policy, strategy, research and information management skills.
  • Our expertise and thought leadership about State sector system design.
  • Development of innovative, data and evidence driven approaches that have potential to enhance the future performance of public services.
  • Effective collaboration across SSC, state services and external stakeholders.

The common purpose for all of us at SSC is working towards making a difference to New Zealanders. We offer exciting career opportunities to gain breadth of expertise through work that focuses across the State sector. 

Experience, Knowledge and skills

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent experience (1-2 years for Assistant Analyst and at least 2-3 years relevant experience for Analyst roles)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to present complex matters simply
  • Experience of the government environment and ability to navigate the complex policy issues to provide the best advice and solutions for Ministers
  • Strong influencing skills, able to build momentum and support for new ideas and ways of working 

Please refer to the attached Job Descriptions for further details. As part of your application you will be able to indicate whether you are interested in the role on a permanent or a secondment basis.

For more information about these roles please contact: Evelyn Dawson

Applications close – Sunday 26 May 2019.  All applications must be made on

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