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[d-ssc] BC Public Service career opportunity - Research Economist
April 15, 2019 at 9:44:41 AM PDT
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Ministry of Health - Office of the Seniors Advocate
$69,900.80 - $79,791.25 annually plus 3.3% Temporary Market Adjustment effective April 14, 2019
The Office of the Seniors Advocate serves as an independent voice for seniors, monitoring and advising on a range of seniors’ services in British Columbia. This includes advocating in the interests of seniors and analyzing issues important to the welfare of
seniors generally. The advocate works with seniors and key stakeholders (governments, community agencies, private organizations and advocacy groups) to identify and understand systemic issues (i.e. those challenges that affect a large number of seniors) and
make recommendations to government and those who deliver seniors’ services.
The Research Economist supports the Office of the Seniors Advocate by providing expert advice and assistance on the use and interpretation of data from various economic instruments, statistical methods, and analytical approaches and conducting research activities.
The position is responsible for establishing and maintaining a comprehensive and current repository of information on seniors’ issues to support the work of the Office of the Seniors Advocate.
The Research Economist prepares major publications and reports related to seniors’ services and issues important to the welfare of seniors and the identification and analysis of systemic challenges faced by seniors. The position conducts and participates in
complex economic, statistical and forecasting projects and represents the Office of the Seniors Advocate in discussions with other jurisdictions or other levels of government on the economic impacts of initiatives. The position also conducts cost-benefit analysis
of large volumes of complex data and tests the robustness of assumptions and checks calculations. As an effective communicator, the Research Economist reports findings to executives and stakeholders who often have limited statistical training.
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.
Qualifications for this role include:
A Master’s Degree in Economics or closely related field such as Statistics, Commerce, or Mathematics, Epidemiology, Health Sciences or equivalent.
At least five years’ experience in the design and implementation of statistical analysis and economic modelling projects using visual/business analytic software such as SAS, Micro-strategy
Experience working in a team environment.
Experience communicating statistical concepts and results to partners who have limited statistical training.
Preference may be given to applicants with experience managing and linking administrative data sets.
Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.