Make data count. Join a multi-agency team of data scientists disrupting cross-border crime. Are you collaborative and comfortable in a start-
up environment? Join a cross-agency team of data scientists delivering analytics capabilities to help protect New Zealand's border.
The Mathematical Modelling Lead supports a major programme of work targeting transnational organised crime from overseas sources to our border, to keep illicit drugs, and the harm they cause in our communities, out of New Zealand.
The purpose of this role is to use mathematical methods to build and run dynamic systems models which will be used by Customs to better understand risk and how it affects the New Zealand border.
You will be located in the Joint Border Analytics team, a specialist team of data scientists from Customs, Immigration New Zealand and Ministry for Primary Industries.
You'll be part of a small group working specifically on tools to help us measure and evaluate drug market interventions, and you will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and subject matter experts to develop new, data-
driven intelligence products. About you : You're a team player keen to lead the development of models and predictive analytics, and mentor others in growing our innovative data science capability.
Your advanced problem solving and trouble-shooting expertise will be essential as we achieve this important work within tight time frames.
You'll need to hold a Masters / PhD in a mathematical and numerical computation field and have extensive knowledge of the application of modelling within industry.
You will bring a proven ability to communicate complex statistical information to a diverse audience and can work with, and understand, legislative, security, privacy and ethical requirements.
This is your chance to join at an exciting time, as we build this specialised capability within Customs, and a unique opportunity to help us set up an outstanding data modelling team.
Clearances You will need to obtain Confidential national security clearance. To achieve Confidential clearance, you must be a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident who has resided in New Zealand continuously for the last 5 years.
If you are successful, you will be asked to complete a drug screening test. Working at Customs Customs offers a dynamic and collaborative workplace with opportunities to grow.
Our people get on-the-job training, formal courses and leadership programmes, and the chance to move across diverse roles.
We foster an inclusive and supportive team environment with vibrant social and cultural groups. Our people enjoy discounted health insurance and free on-
site gyms (in some locations). We support flexible working arrangements, and we invite you to talk with us about how we can work with you in achieving your flexible working goals, within our operational requirements.
Apply Now Click on the apply button below to submit your application. For more information contact Applications close Wednesday October 16, 2019 at 5pm