Careers

2020 will be an exciting time to join the Office of the Auditor-General as we aim to further improve trust and confidence in the public sector for both Parliament and New Zealanders. We have opportunities for you to grow your career in an organisation that is uniquely placed to influence across the public sector.

Data Analyst

The Office of the Auditor-General | Te Mana Arotake (the Office) is focused on significantly enhancing its influence and impact on the public sector to deliver better results for Aotearoa New Zealand. The Office is dedicated to making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders, by helping to continuously improve the public’s trust in public services and the value those services deliver.

We’re looking for an experienced Data Analyst to join our Sector Performance team. If you have well-developed analytical, research, and problem-solving skills, and a strong commitment to improving the public sector, this could be the opportunity for you.

You’ll report to the Director Data and Analytics and work closely with the team’s Principal and Senior Data Analysts. You’ll be carrying out research and analysis projects that align with, and inform, the Office’s current and emerging priorities. You’ll be working individually and with colleagues to explore, collect, and analyse data from various internal and external sources.

To be successful in this role, you’ll have:

  • the ability to gather and understand data, and then be able to manipulate, analyse, and evaluate it;
  • experience in designing, building, or improving data processes and working with structured and unstructured data;
  • enthusiasm for data and analytical technologies;
  • strong data technical skills;
  • the ability to learn quickly and solve problems; and
  • good communication and relationship management skills and a “can-do” attitude.

Ideally, you’ll also know about:

  • accounting, auditing, and assurance principles and their practical application;
  • SQL or other popular analytical languages, such as python or R;
  • the machinery of government; and
  • popular data specialisms, such as text mining, predictive modelling, and machine learning.

Our benefits

  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • Flexible working.
  • A unique operating environment with Parliament.

What we stand for
People matter | Our independence is critical | We act with integrity and courage | We’re here to make a difference

We need a more diverse workforce that reflects contemporary New Zealand. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

For more information, please contact Sandy Hoggarth on 04 917 1500 or recruitment@oag.parliament.nz.

You must apply online through jobs.govt.nz (you'll find the application form and position description there, too).

Applications close Wednesday 22 July 2020.

Sector Advisor - Auckland

The Office of the Auditor-General | Te Mana Arotake (the Office) is focused on significantly enhancing its influence and impact on the public sector to deliver better results for Aotearoa New Zealand. The Office is dedicated to making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders, by helping to continuously improve the public’s trust in public services and the value those services deliver.

We’re establishing a stronger presence in Auckland to ensure that the Office is well versed on Auckland-specific challenges facing the public sector and to provide timely advice and strategic assistance to the leadership team on Auckland issues. We’re looking for a Sector Advisor to be based in Auckland, reporting to the Sector Manager, Auckland. You’ll be an important part of our new Auckland team and our Sector Advisors team, which is focused on improving performance and accountability across the public sector.

As Sector Advisor you’ll support Sector Managers in managing their portfolios and be the main contact for a portfolio of smaller public entities. You’ll be aware of the contextual and strategic environment in which entities operate, and you’ll be responsible for responding to a range of enquiries from appointed auditors, members of Parliament, public sector employees, and the public. You’ll support the Sector Manager, Auckland to deliver high-quality strategic advice on Auckland public sector issues and to manage relationships with main Auckland public entities.

You’ll also be a valuable contributor to the Office of the Auditor-General’s products and services, including sector reports, performance audits, inquiries, and select committee briefings. You’ll have a key role managing information in support of collaboration between teams across the Office.

To be successful in the role, you’ll have:

  • a tertiary qualification and at least two years’ experience in the public sector or relevant private sector role;
  • an understanding of New Zealand’s system of government, the role of Parliament, and the role of the Auditor-General within the system;
  • knowledge of the Auckland public sector environment;
  • comfort with technical and data-driven processes and experience in public, financial, or performance management; and
  • sound relationship management skills.

Benefits of working with us

  • wide learning and development opportunities;
  • a supportive and flexible working environment; and
  • a unique relationship with Parliament and across government.

What we stand for
People matter | Our independence is critical | We act with integrity and courage | We’re here to make a difference

We need a more diverse workforce that reflects contemporary New Zealand. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

For more information, please contact Sandy Hoggarth on 04 917 1500 or recruitment@oag.parliament.nz.

To find out more about us, watch a video about the role.

You must apply online through jobs.govt.nz (you'll find the application form and position description there, too).

Applications close Monday 13 July 2020.

Coming soon…

Keep an eye out for our next batch of new positions. We’ll be looking for:

  • Principal Advisor, Strategy
  • An advisor for correspondence

The application forms and position descriptions for all of these roles will be on jobs.govt.nz (see the links in each job ad). Please make sure you also read the "Notes for applicants".

What we stand for
People matter | Our independence is critical | We act with integrity and courage | We’re here to make a difference

Page last updated: 3 July 2020