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BC Public Service

RES O 27R - Data Scientist

Full Time
4 days ago
75,552 to 86,175 per year
Posting Title
RES O 27R - Data Scientist

Position Classification
Research Officer R27


Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range
$75,552.53 - $86,175.83 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Post-Sec Ed & Future Skills

Ministry Branch / Division
Post-Secondary Digital Policy and Programs

Job Summary

An opportunity to utilize your expert analytical and problem management skills

Post-Secondary Digital Policy and Programs Branch (PSDPPB) works collaboratively to enhance the Ministry's digital strategy and digital service delivery through two core initiatives: the Digital Services Strategy and Digital Learning Strategy. These initiatives support flexible, high-quality learning experiences and opportunities for post-secondary participation and career development.

The Data Scientist is the expert data scientist for large scale, complex, multi-year projects involving programs and partners from across the Ministry and partner organizations. This position applies expert advice and knowledge pertaining to data science to ministry-wide programs and projects which are significant in terms of government priorities and have unique requirements.

Job Requirements:

Degree in a related field and 2-year related experience; or, a diploma in the related field, and 4 years related experience; or, certification from a recognized institution, in the related field and 5 years related experience; or, 6 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 includes a combination of the following:

  • 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 determining appropriate use of various problem structuring methods and statistical methods for sampling, distribution assessment, bias and error.
  • Familiarity with machine learning, clustering and classification techniques to analyze diverse sources of data.
  • Experience creating and delivering executive-level presentations for the purpose of decision making.

  • 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.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
This position can be based in any of the following Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills Ministry offices: Victoria and Vancouver
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 5 days at home per week as per the Telework Agreement.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

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.

Online Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

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 at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Policy, Research and Economics, Scientific and Technical

Additional Information