RES O 24R - Senior Data Analyst

Location: Victoria, BC

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Senior Data Analyst
Research Officer R24

Although these positions have onsite office - based requirements, it can temporarily be performed virtually due to the current extraordinary circumstances related to COVID-19. This will remain in place until physical distancing advisories are lifted.

2 positions available.
An eligibility list may be established.

Bring your strong analytical and technical skills to this dynamic opportunity.

The Research and Analytics Branch supports the Ministry in providing leadership and direction for a world class post-secondary education and training system in BC. The Branch has responsibility for oversight of the accountability framework for public post-secondary institutions, and providing high quality data, analysis and research to support decision making and policy development. The Branch is the custodian of key post‑secondary education data and works closely with internal and external stakeholders to collect, analyze, and report results. The Branch also has responsibility for reporting for student financial assistance data, providing critical data and analytics required for program and policy decisions.

Key research and reporting areas in the Branch focus on public post-secondary enrolment and credentials reporting, Student Outcomes Survey results, student financial aid, and Accountability Framework performance indicators for public post-secondary institutions. In addition to regular published reports and tables, the Branch is responsible for an extensive research agenda, developing key business insights and leading critical research projects.

The Senior Data Analyst is the Lead Analyst for various large-scale research and reporting projects supporting various program areas across the ministry. Work conducted by the position directly contributes to the improvement of ministry and the post-secondary education and training system in BC. The position undertakes independent professional data analysis and represents the ministry at various partner and stakeholder meetings.

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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, GIS, Statistics, Mathematics, or equivalent, and 2 years of related experience within the last 5 years.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Related experience may include a combination of at least 2 of the following:

  • Experience leveraging structured and unstructured data sources to conduct quantitative analysis.
  • Experience determining appropriate use of various statistical methods for the collection, organization, and analysis of quantitative data.
  • Experience creating and delivering executive-level presentations (including data visualizations) for the purpose of decision making.
  • Experience working with large, complex integrated data warehouses.

Preference may be given to applicants with:

  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau and Microsoft Power BI.
  • Experience with programming and querying languages such as Oracle SQL and Python.
  • Experience working with or within post-secondary institutions or other related sectors.


  • Willingness to keep up to date with cutting-edge techniques in machine-learning and big data analytics and find ways to advance the organization’s capabilities in analytics.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new technologies on the job.

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.

CRC - A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: (Application requirement options and the corresponding screening process)

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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