Government of British Columbia

Senior Data Analyst
Research Officer R24

This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future temporary and/or permanent vacancies.

We currently have a temporary vacancy until November 4th, 2021. This position may become permanent.

This position may be performed from either Victoria or Vancouver

Bring your strong analytical and technical skills to this dynamic opportunity

The Employment and Labour Market Services division delivers employment services to unemployed individuals who are eligible to work in British Columbia through contracts with service delivery organizations. The Divisional Services Branch is responsible for the overall program and service quality through strategic planning, policy, financial, governance, and quality assurance. The Branch supports ongoing program improvement through analysis, performance measurement, program evaluation, economic modelling and forecasting to create effective evidence-based decisions.

The Senior Data Analyst resides in the Analytics business unit and reports to the manager of Analytics. The position is responsible for providing technical and analytical support, advice and training to both internal and external clients on the application of data science techniques, including design, development, and management of complex data science projects, preparation of datasets for analysis, validating, reconfiguring, documenting and archiving standard inventory and analysis data, conducting detailed statistical analysis and data visualizations, and developing systems and documentation for distribution of data. This role is a critical lever to elevate the division’s capability, and capacity, to proactively analyze, predict and adjust program variables to the shifting economic landscape within BC and more effectively support WorkBC clients.

The Senior Data Analyst is the leading expert in statistical methods, predictive analytics and data science. Outputs from this position are used for informing development of science-based policy, standards and guidelines, strategic planning and decision-making.

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 Shan.We[email protected] 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 [email protected] 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:

  • Degree in a *related field and a minimum 2 years related experience; OR
  • Diploma in a *related field and a minimum 3 years related experience; OR
  • Certification from a recognized institution in a *related field and a minimum 4 years related experience; OR
  • Any other education in an unrelated field and a minimum 5 years related experience.

*Related Education fields may include: Data Science, Computer Science, GIS, statistics, mathematics, or other relevant specialty education as designated by program requirements.

Related experience must include:

  • Experience at leveraging structured and unstructured data sources to conduct quantitative analysis.
  • Experience determining appropriate use of various problem structuring methods and statistical methods for sampling, distribution assessment, bias and error.
  • Experience with machine learning, clustering and classification techniques to analyze diverse sources of data.
  • Experience creating and delivering senior level presentations for the purpose of decision making.

Willingness Statements:

  • Willing 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.

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 – 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.

Job Category

Policy, Research and Economics

Additional Information

Job Profile_RO 24_Senior Data Analyst

Job Overview