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Design Analyst

Stats NZ
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Information / Records Management
Auckland - Auckland
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Design Analyst Auckland


Number of positions 1 Permanent position


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.


What is the role? 

This role is in the Design and Engagement Team which is part of the Field Collections business unit within Collection Operations.

It is focussed on helping design and create the future of social survey data collection. The future is being shaped by changes to survey design, collection systems and tools, and how we can best interact with households to ensure their willingness to respond to our surveys. Analysis of operational data to help understand the data collections world better than we ever have will also help inform our future processes and the way we work. 

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate a range of expertise across the following:

  • Advanced technical, research and analytical skills
  • Advanced Excel, SAS, SQL or R programming
  • Data and cost modelling
  • Experience using large datasets
  • In-depth knowledge of data collection and able to offer real insight for its advancement
  • Ability to investigate, design and document new and existing business processes and tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with the ability to communicate technical information effectively with a wide range of people.
  • Fantastic interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and maintain strong relationships across all levels within the organisation
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • A self-starter with the ability to hit the ground running 

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Contribute to initiatives that add value and advance data discovery, sourcing and sustainable collection
  • Extracting data and developing Excel templates, SAS, SQL or R programs for ad hoc analysis or to monitor operational performance
  • Provide advanced analysis and research into survey collections para data
  • Exploring options and contributing towards the future collection design
  • Writing of papers and reports that will assist with key decisions for the Field Collections business unit and the way that we work
  • Liaise and build relationships across the Collection Operations management and operational teams and other areas of Stats NZ

What s in it for you

You ll be joining an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion or background can come together to do their best work. Our goal is to provide our staff with a working environment that provides them with the opportunity to:

  • have challenging, varied and interesting work 
  • develop and grow their careers
  • balance life and work, and 
  • work in an agile, dynamic and flexible manner.  

We care about our people, and value your drive, energy and inquisitive nature.

If you are a passionate and talented person seeking to add value every day and relishes the idea of becoming part of NZ s data system, then come join our team!

For more information about this role please contact Brian Torrey - ( applications close on 10 December 2019 17:00.

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