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Business Analyst (Program Admin. Officer 3)

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J2R8

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 1/24/2019  


Health and Wellness 


Business Analyst (Program Admin. Officer 3), Term, HALIFAX 


Competition # 17738  



About Us


The Department of Health and Wellness offers opportunities to grow and advance in a dynamic sector that touches the lives of all Nova Scotians.  Along with our partners, including the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre, we’re committed to continually improving our health care system. With a focus on collaborative primary health care, continuing care, improved supports for mental health and addictions, digital health, capital infrastructure, and more, the department is thinking differently about how to plan, fund, legislate and monitor to improve access and service delivery. To do this, we need leaders at all levels of the organization who embrace a challenge and believe in their ability to make a difference.


More specifically the NS CoLab is a collaborative initiative aimed at incorporating the ideas and views of stakeholders and catalyzing innovation in the Province’s health system. NS CoLab is the home for critical health system projects that use system design and forward-looking strategic planning principles to shape options for the future of health care. This involves the application of analytics and data interpretation to support decision-making and the overall health system design.


About Our Opportunity


Are you enthusiastic about evidence-based decision making? Are you looking for a collaborative, interactive role that uses data patterns and trends to improve service and program delivery?  If so, we have the job for you!


As a small focused team dedicated to tackling the big, long-term issues facing our health care system, we are looking for a data analyst to support our evidence-based making decision-making process. Under the direction of the NS CoLab Director, you will work closely with program areas such as Continuing Care and Primary Care to assess and collate operational datasets to support big picture shifts in health care service delivery that improve health outcomes and services for Nova Scotians.


Within this role, you can expect to:

  • Identify opportunities for efficiencies and improvements;
  • Identify opportunities for new services or programs which support the core mandate of the department as it relates to long term care, home support, vendor management, etc.;
  • Provide business analysis and advice to the Department and project teams on how the contracts can be utilized to enhance outcomes on strategic objectives of the Department.
  • Develop data sets and tools to help ensure informed decision-making.


About You


As the successful candidate, you will have an undergraduate degree in a field related to data analysis, planning, or policy development, and 5 years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


While some experience and knowledge of the healthcare system would be an asset, the ability to process large volumes of raw data, recognize patterns and trends, and interpret insights will be essential. You will also have some experience in completing research on complex programs and processes and providing recommendations to management. The successful candidate will also excel at interpersonal communication, building collaborative projects and deliverables and be highly self-motivated.


We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Other Considerations


Please note, this is a term position with an expected end date of January 2021.



Pay Grade:  PR 13  


Salary Range:  $2,291.00 - $2,786.00 Bi-Weekly


This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU).


If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:



Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.  


External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates.


Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  For questions or concerns, please contact


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