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[d-ssc] BC Public Service career opportunity - Economist, Indigenous Analytics
May 2, 2019 at 11:38:53 AM PDT
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Ministry of Education
Economist, Indigenous Analytics
$69,900.80 - $79,791.25 annually plus 3.3% Temporary Market Adjustment
The Ministry of Education is responsible for the province’s K-12 education system and establishing the learning standards of over 648,000 students. The
aim is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to a healthy society and prosperous, sustainable economy.
The Education Analytics Branch enables the sector to be a world leader in the use of engaging, accessible education data to support program and strategic planning, system performance and quality delivery of personalized education. The Branch is responsible
for leading and producing ministry standard and special reports, the education reporting website, data enhancements, advanced analysis, predictive analysis, and student enrollment forecasts. The team also provides expertise in economic, statistical, and social
evaluation of educational data including knowledge translation to inform evidence-based decision making and to guide strategic directions that shape the delivery of educational services across the province.
The purpose of this position is to design and implement complex statistical analysis and economic modelling projects, and advise senior executives on matters directly impacting goals, objectives and financial commitments of a ministry or Government.
Qualifications for this role include:
Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or closely related field such as statistics or mathematics plus a minimum two years of experience in statistical analysis, predictive modeling and translation
of results into reports that can be used by senior managers to inform decision making).
Preference may be given to applicants with a Master’s Degree in Economics or closely related field such as statistics, commerce, mathematics, or equivalent.
Experience in programming with SQL or similar language.
Experience in the design and implementation of statistical analysis and economic modelling projects.
Preference may be given to applicants with experience working with Indigenous data and/or stakeholders.
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
Experience in preparing and presenting the results of complex statistical and economic analysis to both technical and non-technical audiences;
Experience in using relational databases, large datasets, and associated applications such as R and SQL;
Experience in using modeling results to make recommendations that inform decision making.