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18/1696 - Data Processing Analyst

Statistics New Zealand
Job Category:
Social, welfare & community
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Statistical Methods
  • One position - Wellington based

The purpose of the role:

  • Do you have an interest in developing an understanding of confidentiality?
  • Are you passionate about making data and information available to as many people as possible?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to play an active part in a community of statisticians?
  • Are you customer focussed and driven?
  • Are you keen to work on a variety of projects?

The position is in a team supporting the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI). The IDI is a large research database that holds microdata about people and households. The data is used to help researchers gain insight into our society and economy. The research can help answer questions about complex issues that affect New Zealanders. The research needs to meet conditions we've set to keep the data safe. The role is key in ensuring that these conditions are met.

Person specifications

We are looking for a Data Processing Analyst who is able to provide support for our datalabs, ensuring that the data that is released meets our confidentiality. Experience in this field would be an advantage, but we are also looking for promising entry level candidates.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • have the ability to apply technical checking skills to data/information to ensure that confidentiality is maintained
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be confident in presenting your work in plain English
  • be able to provide training and advice to customers when required
  • have the ability to work well in a team environment and form effective relationships with a range of people
  • have the ability to get things done with limited supervision
  • be able to plan to deliver your work to meet time and quality requirements, and also to deal with changing priorities.

Contact details

Sharon Snelgrove (04) 931 4232

Who we are

Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa is New Zealand's official data and statistics agency. Our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives. We lead the way for New Zealand's data future, and we're looking for passionate people to help us do this.

We're responsible for collecting and releasing data safely. We provide statistics and insights that help key decision makers make informed decisions for the betterment of New Zealand. We also provide expert advice and support to others who work with data and statistics.

We have a proud history as a reliable government department, always operating with integrity and being fair, impartial, responsible, and trustworthy in everything we do.

At Stats NZ, you can expect to work with fantastic people in a flexible work environment where diversity is celebrated.

Applications close 11:59pm on Thursday, 25 January 2018.

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