RES O 27R - Data Scientist AMENDED

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Location: Victoria, BC

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Data Scientist
Research Officer R27

Amendment (March 25th) salary range
This position can be performed from any of the following communities: Victoria.
The successful candidate may start virtually.
An eligibility list may be established.

An opportunity to utilize your exceptional research expertise in health sector stewardship!

The position is located in the Office of the Provincial Health Officer which is an independent office within the Ministry of Health. The mandate for the Office of the Provincial Health Officer is outlined in the Public Health Act. The Provincial Health Officer (PHO) is the senior public health official for BC and is responsible for monitoring the health of the population of BC and providing independent advice to the ministers and public officials on public health issues.

As a member of the Population Health Surveillance & Epidemiology (PHSE) team within the Office of the Provincial Health Officer, the Data Scientist will play a key role in building BC’s population health surveillance analytics and informatics capacity by leading and undertaking statistical analyses to support the development of population health surveillance initiatives.

The PHSE team is responsible for applying advanced statistical and epidemiological methods to monitor the trends in population health and health inequalities in the province. Under the general direction of the Data and Analysis Lead, the Data Scientist is responsible for leading data analysis projects, developing methodology and creating dashboards and reports to support the team’s population health surveillance and epidemiology initiatives. The Data Scientist will work with data and other analysts from the Ministry data warehouse as well as external partners, including Indigenous data and Indigenous partner organizations.

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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking to work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, Indigenous applicants can connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or by phone: 778-676-3546.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Henry.Ngo@gov.bc.ca. 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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, 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:

  • Doctorate degree in data science, statistics, physical sciences, engineering, computer science, health information science or relevant field, and at least 6 months in each of the *related experience; OR
  • Master’s degree in data science, statistics, physical sciences, engineering, computer science, health information science or relevant field, and at least 2 years in each of the *related experience; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in data science, statistics, physical sciences, engineering, computer science, health information science or relevant field, and at least 4 years in each of the *related experience; OR
    An equivalent combination of education and 6 years in each of the *related experience.
  • Related experience must include the following:
  • Experience in quantitative data analysis using large data sets.
  • Experience developing analysis in R and/or Python.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

  • Doctorate or Master’s degree in data science, statistics, physical sciences, engineering, computer science, health information science or relevant field.
  • Who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and have the required combination of qualifications and 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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

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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