Job Requisition ID: 4950
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: July 19, 2021
Classification: Program Services 5
The Ministry of Health leads work in the areas of Alberta health insurance and benefits, doctors, hospitals and facilities, and other healthcare supports and information. For more information on the work Alberta Health does, visit this link:
The Epidemiology team is part of the Analytics and Performance Reporting Branch, and works to understand the distribution and determinants of the occurrence of disease in Alberta. The Epidemiology team also works to understand how the occurrence of disease affects health care service utilization in Alberta. This work directly supports Government of Alberta leadership to develop policies that guide the health care system in Alberta and policies that improve the health of Albertans.
Reporting to the Manager of the Epidemiology team, the Data Scientist position has two core functions:
Data Science Application
This function requires advanced statistical and machine learning expertise to create descriptive, prescriptive, and predictive analyses that support Government of Alberta priorities.
This function requires excellent written and verbal communication. The ability to conduct, synthesize, and communicate complex analyses for stakeholders with different levels of analytic experience is critical.
Data Science Leadership
This function requires leadership experience to advance the analytic priorities of the Government of Alberta. Examples include supporting the implementation of a provincial health analytic strategy, the development of a secure analytic environment for external stakeholders, and the development of short term and long terms plan to acquire data.
This function requires the ability to collect, synthesize, and advocate for Analytics and Performance Reporting Branch priorities with internal and external stakeholders who may have different priorities than the Analytics and Performance Reporting Branch.
Overall, you encompass and demonstrate the following behavioral competencies:
A university degree in epidemiology, health sciences, data science, statistics, mathematics, or a related field. A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible related employment experience:
Preferences will be given to candidates with:
Equivalencies maybe considered - directly related education or experience on the basis of:
Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.
The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:
$2,993.39 to $3,943.85 bi-weekly
Hours of Work
This position may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.
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What we offer:
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Tips for applicants:
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Jagreet Uppal, Talent Acquisition Services Administrator at email@example.com.
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