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16/1453 - Statistical Analyst - Level One and Two

Statistics New Zealand
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  • Wellington or Christchurch - 4x Permanent, 2x Fixed Term to June 2018
  • Flexible working hours
  • Internal and external opportunities on offer
  • Do you have a background in statistical knowledge and methodology, and the ability to apply this in a practical environment?
  • Are you customer focused and driven?
  • Are you keen to work on a variety of projects?
  • Do you want to share your methodological knowledge with internal teams and external organisations?

The Statistical Methods branch provides statistical leadership and methodological solutions to Statistics NZ and across the Public Sector. Our role is to develop and promote quality methods and focused innovation to shape and enrich data. We provide leadership in statistical methods such as sampling, time series, confidentiality, data integration, data analysis and modelling.

Statistical Methods currently has multiple vacancies across its teams (including work on Census 2018 and future censuses, Household and Economic collections). We are looking for Statistical Analysts who are able to provide support and advice in a range of statistical methodologies for a range of different Statistics New Zealand collections and projects. Experience in this field would be an advantage, but we are also looking for promising entry level candidates.

As an analyst in Statistical Methods you will have the opportunity to:

  • investigate, analyse and develop key statistical methodologies
  • Identify opportunities and implement new methods that improve the effectiveness and  efficiency of statistical production
  • work with a range of other business units in the organisation to support the production of statistical data
  • work as part of a stimulating team, with plenty of direct contact with your clients and project team
  • operate in a knowledge sharing environment.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • have a good degree in mathematics and/or statistics, or with a high component of these or related subjects
  • have experience in creating hypotheses, conducting research and be confident in presenting your findings in plain English
  • have the ability to think critically about situations and explore broadly for solutions
  • be interested in applying your methodological skills to a range of projects in a practical environment
  • be able to work effectively in statistical programming languages such as SAS and R
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • have the ability to work well in a team environment and form effective relationships with people inside and outside of your team
  • have an ability to get things done with limited supervision, and plan to deliver your work to time and quality requirements
  • be looking for an opportunity to play an active part in a community of statisticians and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others.

Statistics New Zealand is the first source of independent factual information for anyone making decisions in business, government and the community. Our statistics feature every day in newspapers and on the radio, Internet and television, telling real stories about real issues.

Applications close 11.59pm - Monday, 12 December 2016.

Invitations for interviews will be made before 23rd December with interviews to take place in January.