Design Analysts - Statistical Methods

Statistics NZ

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Multiple Location Options

Mō te tūnga | The roles

Statistical Methods provides methodological leadership and technical support across Stats NZ and we have multiple opportunities for Design Analysts (Methodologist) 

These include our Research & Development hub and Census Methodology teams. However, our group is currently split into six teams and we are growing; therefore, some consequential vacancies may become available as a result of this recruitment.

Please let us know if you are interested in positions across any of the teams:

  • Household Collections and Data Integration
  • Strategic response
  • Environment and Economic Collections
  • Research & Development hub
  • 2023 Census Methodology
  • Population support and Coverage

Further information relating to these teams is included in the appendix of the position description as well as a role profile. 

Salary starting $76, 571 - $90,084 depending on experience the successful applicants skills and experience.

These positions can be based in either Christchurch or Wellington.

Mōu | About you

With a balance of developed personal attributes and technical knowledge, ideally, you'll:

  • Demonstrated practical experience resolving conceptually and technically challenging problems
  • A university degree with a major or high component of mathematics, statistics, data science or related subjects that require analytical thinking or equivalent experience
  • Advanced experience using statistical software e.g. R, and the ability to pick up new tools quickly
  • The ability to learn quickly, advise on statistical methods, and provide guidance on end-to-end service delivery and process workflows
  • The ability to communicate technical information in plain English
  • Experience in developing and maintaining strong working relationships, and taking customer requirements and translating them in practical terms
  • Experience in mentoring and training others
  • Knowledge/familiarity or a commitment to learning/understanding Te Ao Māori, in order to understand and contribute meaningful work and outcomes for Māori communities.

You'll be joining an inclusive environment where people, regardless of gender, race, disability, religion or background are supported to be able to do their best work. This includes:

  • Opportunity to develop and grow your career
  • Flexible by default, balance life and work commitments
  • An environment that's safe, where you can be yourself
  • Opportunity to develop and grow your career

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Don't delay, apply today! If you are an internal employee of Stats NZ, please log in to your account and submit your application via our internal advert. 

Any questions that haven't been answered in this advert, position description or role profile; or if you are having difficulty with your application please email

We will be screening applications as we receive them in order to move swiftly to interview shortly after the advert closes on Sunday 17th October. You may be asked to complete pre-interview screen as part of our recruitment process. 

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

Note to Recruitment Agencies: unsolicited CVs will not be accepted, see our careers site for our process.

You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this job.

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