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Statistical Analyst Level Two

Advertiser: Stats NZMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
11 Jan 2019
Location
Wellington, Wellington Central
Work Type
Contract/Temp
Classification
Consulting & Strategy, Analysts

Statistical Analyst Level Two

Statistical Analyst Level Two

6 month full-time fixed-term role
Wellington or Christchurch based

Who we are  

At Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa, our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives.  As New Zealand’s official data and statistics agency, we are tasked with leading the way for New Zealand’s data future, enabling data-led innovation across society, the economy, and the environment.

The purpose of the role

The census is the official count of people in New Zealand, and the places in which they live. Census information is used by central government, councils, community groups, iwi and business to plan. For 2018 Census, we are undertaking the largest transformation to the way we do things that we have ever done. This includes redesigning the way we collect census data, with a strong focus on people completing their responses online.  

The census was held in March 2018 and we are looking for a Statistical Analyst level 2 to join the 2018 Census Products and Services project to help us get ready to publish and share 2018 Census data with New Zealand.

Project work will be focussed on providing metadata (information about the 2018 Census data) to our customers.  We are looking for someone passionate about metadata - who can plan what is needed to deliver the 2018 Census metadata; coordinate work; work collaboratively with others across the organisation; and prepare and get the metadata ready in time for the release of the 2018 Census data.  This will involve using corporate metadata applications.

Other project work may include the end to end development of content for the 2018 Census products and services – from ensuring that the data content meets customer needs in terms of relevance, accessibility, coherence, consistency and interpretability; right through to ensuring that the data can be extracted and prepared in the formats required for publication.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate: 

  •  An interest and/or experience working with metadata
  •  Experience in working with social statistics, particularly census data
  •  Advanced experience using statistical software - preferably R or SAS, including data analysis and writing functions or macros
  •  Experience using large datasets, particularly working with social statistics
  •  Experience in understanding customer requirements and translating them in practical terms
  •  Capability and willingness to adapt to new tools and systems quickly
  •  Experience resolving conceptually and technically challenging problems
  •  The ability to communicate technical information across disciplines and maintain strong working relationships

What’s in it for you?    

You'll be joining a fantastic team in a stimulating environment where you will get to share the information we’ve gathered about New Zealand with our customers.  You will work with a range of other business units across Stats to support the production of the census data.

We care about our people, and value your drive, energy and inquisitive nature. Bottom line, we are in search of real people that don’t believe in the status quo and seek to add value every day.

If you are a passionate and talented person relishes the idea of becoming part of NZ’s data ecosystem, then come join our team!

If this job sounds like you, for a copy of the Position Description please click on the link or copy and paste into a new browser window: https://bit.ly/2skM5cv. 

Applicants with less experience are welcome to apply as there may be more other roles available requiring less experience.

For more information about this role please contact Victoria Treliving  on 03 964 8432, or email victoria.treliving@stats.govt.nz. For more about working for us see http://careers.stats.govt.nz/, 

Applications close:  27 January 11:55pm

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Statistical Analyst Level Two

6 month full-time fixed-term role
Wellington or Christchurch based

Who we are  

At Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa, our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives.  As New Zealand’s official data and statistics agency, we are tasked with leading the way for New Zealand’s data future, enabling data-led innovation across society, the economy, and the environment.

The purpose of the role

The census is the official count of people in New Zealand, and the places in which they live. Census information is used by central government, councils, community groups, iwi and business to plan. For 2018 Census, we are undertaking the largest transformation to the way we do things that we have ever done. This includes redesigning the way we collect census data, with a strong focus on people completing their responses online.  

The census was held in March 2018 and we are looking for a Statistical Analyst level 2 to join the 2018 Census Products and Services project to help us get ready to publish and share 2018 Census data with New Zealand.

Project work will be focussed on providing metadata (information about the 2018 Census data) to our customers.  We are looking for someone passionate about metadata - who can plan what is needed to deliver the 2018 Census metadata; coordinate work; work collaboratively with others across the organisation; and prepare and get the metadata ready in time for the release of the 2018 Census data.  This will involve using corporate metadata applications.

Other project work may include the end to end development of content for the 2018 Census products and services – from ensuring that the data content meets customer needs in terms of relevance, accessibility, coherence, consistency and interpretability; right through to ensuring that the data can be extracted and prepared in the formats required for publication.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate: 

  •  An interest and/or experience working with metadata
  •  Experience in working with social statistics, particularly census data
  •  Advanced experience using statistical software - preferably R or SAS, including data analysis and writing functions or macros
  •  Experience using large datasets, particularly working with social statistics
  •  Experience in understanding customer requirements and translating them in practical terms
  •  Capability and willingness to adapt to new tools and systems quickly
  •  Experience resolving conceptually and technically challenging problems
  •  The ability to communicate technical information across disciplines and maintain strong working relationships

What’s in it for you?    

You'll be joining a fantastic team in a stimulating environment where you will get to share the information we’ve gathered about New Zealand with our customers.  You will work with a range of other business units across Stats to support the production of the census data.

We care about our people, and value your drive, energy and inquisitive nature. Bottom line, we are in search of real people that don’t believe in the status quo and seek to add value every day.

If you are a passionate and talented person relishes the idea of becoming part of NZ’s data ecosystem, then come join our team!

If this job sounds like you, for a copy of the Position Description please click on the link or copy and paste into a new browser window: https://bit.ly/2skM5cv. 

Applicants with less experience are welcome to apply as there may be more other roles available requiring less experience.

For more information about this role please contact Victoria Treliving  on 03 964 8432, or email victoria.treliving@stats.govt.nz. For more about working for us see http://careers.stats.govt.nz/, 

Applications close:  27 January 11:55pm

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