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ECON 27R – Economist

BC Public Service Agency

This is a Contract position in Victoria, BC posted July 13, 2021.

Economist
Economist R27

Due to present physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19, the recruitment process for this competition may take place virtually.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary appointments
Currently available:  1 temporary position until July 29, 2022.
Position is located in Victoria, BC

Apply your analytical expertise to this unique opportunity

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.

In this role you will design and implement complex statistical analysis and economic modelling projects to support the work of the Office of the Seniors Advocate

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 work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or by phone: 778-698-1336. 

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Rob.CowanDouglas@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:

  • Degree in Economics or closely related field such as statistics, health information science, computer science, or mathematics with:
    • Master’s degree: a minimum of 2 year of recent relevant experience*.
    • Bachelor’s degree: a minimum of 3 year of recent relevant experience*.
  • Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry (Note: It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position).

*Recent relevant experience must demonstrate experience with all of the following:

  • Analyzing complex problems.
  • Developing and applying statistical/economic modeling and conducting and/or leading projects involving complex statistical/economic analyses.
  • Preparing written reports and providing advice and recommendations to management.

Preference may be given to applicants who have:

  • Experience with seniors care issues.
  • Experience working with health care data.
  • Experience coding in SQL and/or statistical packages such as (but not limited to) R, Stata, and/or SAS.

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 (STANDARD): YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

 

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