Data Modeller
New Zealand Government Jobs
Auckland, New Zealand
8d ago

Job Description

6 Month Fixed Term Contract

Do you want to join a team helping with the hunt for fruit flies, bad guys and illegal highs? Are you forward-thinking, collaborative and comfortable in start-

up environment? This could be the role for you

The Joint Border Analytics team is a diverse team that combines technology and expertise across three border agencies - the New Zealand Customs Service, Ministry for Primary Industries and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Immigration NZ).

The team uses data to contribute to more accurate risk assessment at the border and smarter targeting across all people, goods and crafts.

The New Zealand Customs Service (Customs) is responsible for protecting New Zealand against threats to the border, facilitating the legitimate movement of people and goods and collecting customs and excise revenue on behalf of the Crown.

In response to the Government's commitment to addressing the harms caused by illicit drugs in New Zealand, Customs has established a number of key new positions to increase capability and disrupt the importation of illicit drugs into the country.

One of those new positions is a data modeller in the Joint Border Analytics team, focussed on driving the development and delivery of an analytics work programme that will provide a greater level of market awareness and improved agility and responsiveness for interventions in response to changes in the illicit drug market.

This will include integrating data held by a range of agencies and developing predictive data models for tackling the drug problem and for measuring and refining interventions.

As a modelling analyst, you will have experience in a range of tools and techniques including R, python and, ideally, SPSS, and the ability to apply that experience in an innovative way to undertake data mining and complex pattern analysis to create and apply analytical models at the border.

You'll be armed with a personable and inquisitive nature, your peers will value your ability to resolve sticky problems while key stakeholders will rely on your guidance and advisory capabilities.

The successful applicant to this position will be required to undergo a full reference and security check as well as drug testing. Applicants should :

  • be NZ Citizens or full Permanent Residents
  • have 5 years of checkable history in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken
  • be able to supply Police Certificates from countries in which they have lived overseas for 6 months or longer
  • New Zealand Customs Service Te Mana Ārai o Aotearoa is a member of Diversity Works New Zealand and is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace.

    We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role including the opportunity for flexible work arrangements.

    To apply for this role please apply online at by submitting a CV and cover letter that demonstrates your ability to meet the competencies required for the role as outlined in the position description.

    For further information about this role please contact Ali Ward, Senior Recruitment Advisor at ali.ward

    Applications close at 5pm Sunday 9 December 2018

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