RES O 24R - Data Scientist - AMENDMENT

Location: Canada

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Data Scientist
Research Officer 24


This position may be performed from either Victoria or Vancouver
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
Currently, there is one (1) temporary opportunity available to November 5, 2021, which may be extended or become permanent.

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career!

The Health Sector Information, Analysis and Reporting Division (HSIAR) sets the foundation for the delivery of high-quality health sector information, analytics and reporting. The Division leads key information management functions including data stewardship, governance, security, access, analytics and reporting, quality assurance, performance measurement and evaluations functions. HSIAR sets out to exercise effective governance over data resources, while enabling timely and secure access to data, supporting an integrated, modernized model of information sharing across the health sector. The Division leads the overarching provincial analytic strategy and approach, and performs comprehensive, integrated analytics, research and evaluation of health sector performance. To ensure a consistent and timely approach to health system evaluation and continuous improvement, the Division is responsible for the development of the overarching policy framework and monitoring of outcomes and impacts of health system policy direction.

The Role: In the Ministry of Health, Data Scientists play a key role in quality assurance of the Ministry’s data holdings, reporting, and supporting strategic planning and evaluation responsibilities through synthesizing, analysing, and interpreting information in a wide range of topics that span the entire health care system. Data Scientist's apply their knowledge of the health care system, health care data, and analytical techniques, to provide comprehensive statistical analysis to support the Ministry’s decision making. Working in a team setting, with cross-Ministry involvement, this position is responsible for supporting the data quality working groups, liaising with external stakeholders, and the implementation of statistical analysis projects to improve the health and well-being of British Columbians and the delivery of health care services.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Master’s in health science field, economics, statistics, mathematics, or related field and a minimum of 6 months recent, related experience*; OR
  • Degree in health science field, economics, statistics, mathematics, or related field and a minimum of 1 year recent, related experience*; OR
  • Diploma in health science field, economics, statistics, mathematics, or related field and a minimum of 4 years recent, related experience*
  • Recent, related experience must include:
  • Experience in data analysis, conducting qualitative and quantitative research, and providing advice and recommendations.
  • Practical research experience gathering, synthesizing, evaluating and interpreting information.
  • Experience with analytical and extraction software (e.g., SAS, SQL, Python, Microstrategy) to write computer programs to extract and manipulate data.

Preference may be given to candidates with:

  • A Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Health sector experience.
  • SAS and/or visual analytics software experience.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

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