There are two Principal Methodologist positions available across Statistical Methods :
Strategic Response - The Statistical Methods Strategic Response team provides analysis to help resolve current organisation wide strategic issues or priorities, and ensuring Statistical Methods is prepared for future needs.
This team provides direct advice and support to the Chief and Deputy Chief Methodologist, and work with many different units within Stats NZ.
Household Surveys - This busy team provides methodological support to most of the household surveys for Statistics NZ. Currently we are expanding the household survey program so that the Government Statistician will be able to report annually on ten measures of child poverty as stated in the Child Poverty Reduction Act 2018 - this means that we are developing a longitudinal survey to meet this need.
Starting salary : $110,614 - $130,134 negotiable, depending on the successful applicant's experience.
About you Mōu
As a highly skilled technical leader; with a deep knowledge of statistics (or a related discipline), you'll bring a sound working knowledge of statistical design.
The Strategic Response Principal Methodologist role requires strong statistical consultancy skills in a broad range of topics, whereas the Household Surveys Principal Methodologist role requires a deep understanding of household or longitudinal social survey methodology and their processes.
You'l bring a strong customer focus, be comfortable with ambiguity and change, and sound decision-making ability to this role.
Therefore, with a balance of developed personal attributes and 'expert' level technical knowledge, you'll :
In addition to the methodological skills and experience, it would be desirable for those interested to have :
You'll be joining an inclusive environment where people, regardless of gender, race, disability, religion or background are supported to do their best work. This includes :