13 Jul 2022

Contract Kaitātari Tauanga Me Ngā Raraunga | Statistical and Data Analyst – Census Insights

Stats NZ  Wellington or Christchurch Starting salary: $76,571 - $90,084 + superannuation

Job Description

Mōu | For you

Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ are dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, health and wellbeing. We welcome every gender, race, ability, religion, and background and encourage people to be their authentic selves.

Starting salary: $66,891 – $78,610 + superannuation

  • Flexible by default, balance life and work commitments
  • Develop and grow your career (coaching, training, study support, secondments)
  • Contribute to meaningful work that makes a difference to all people in Aotearoa
  • 3 extra annual leave days (taken during Christmas office closure), see careers site for other benefits and networks
  • City based offices that cater to a variety of working styles and needs (either Christchurch or Wellington)

Te tūnga | The role

You’ll be responsible for a range of tasks involved with understanding information and data quality needs, analysing and assessing the quality of the 2023 Census data, and then providing insight to the census data by preparing for delivery of various products and services. 

Reporting to either the Managers of the Needs and Analysis, Analysis Operations, or Products and Services teams, you’ll work closely with others in the teams on a range of different types of development work, including responsibility for specifications, requirements, process development, research, analysis, and user acceptance testing (UAT) of analysis and data preparation systems built by other teams.  You will collaborate closely with other teams in the 2023 Census programme and elsewhere in Stats NZ in all of your work. 

We are recruiting for fixed term multiple opportunities from now and ending in 2024 (April or June approximately) 

Nōu te rourou | What you bring

We encourage and consider transferable skills and experience gained from outside of work e.g., cultural, community work, sports, volunteering, or a comparable role in a different sector or industry.

We want to see the following in your cover letter and CV any information relating to:

  • Why Tatauranga Aotearoa – Stats NZ is the place for you, why us, and why Government?
  • Any information about your knowledge and experience, or desire to learn and build knowledge and experience of Te Tiriti, Tikanga, Te Reo and Te Ao Māori, and engagement with Māori.
  • How you’ve demonstrated or encouraged diversity and inclusion in and/or outside of work.
  • Examples of strong relationships you’ve built and how and why relationships are important.
  • Examples where you’ve demonstrated leadership, e.g. lifted others up, led by example, demonstrated problem solving, owned a project or piece of work, spoken up for yourself or others.
  • Examples where you’ve shown curiosity and tried new things, taken on other perspectives, challenged the norm, reflected on your own and other’s behaviours, attitudes or motivations to learn.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as you’ll need to work with a range of stakeholders
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Passion for innovation, troubleshooting and process improvements
  • Experience with data analysis tools, such as R, SQL, Power BI and Excel, or a strong willingness and capability to learn quickly
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field (e.g., computer science, data science, statistics, information management)

Ko mātua | About Us

Tatauranga Aotearoa – Stats NZ is a Central Government employer of around 1400 people across Aotearoa. We provide data and statistical outputs to support the decisions that the Government, Māori and Iwi organisations, businesses, NGOs and New Zealanders make every day. Our work is About Aotearoa, for Aotearoa – data that improves lives today and for generations to come.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

We encourage you to be you in your application! We are truly committed to diversity, inclusion and lifting our cultural capability. You don’t need to be knowledgeable in these areas, but you do need to be on board with learning. And please let us know in your application if we need to make any specific accommodations during our process.

Please reach out to us at [email protected] to arrange a kōrero (chat) before you apply if you have any questions 

Note: We will be screening applications as we receive them to move swiftly to interview shortly after the advert closes (depending on application numbers this date may change). You may be asked to complete a pre-interview screen via phone or video.

Check out our careers site to find out more about working at Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: unsolicited CVs will not be accepted

You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand.  Pre-employment checks are part of our recruitment process.

Via our career page

Job Category: Information Technology. Job Type: Contract.

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