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Research & Stat Officer 3

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J2A8

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Apply By: 12/19/2018  


Health and Wellness 


Research & Stat Officer 3, Permanent, HALIFAX 


Competition # 17571  



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.


About Our Opportunity


As the leader in statistical and epidemiological analysis within the Department of Health and Wellness and District Health Authorities, you will support the evaluation, planning and management of the health system in relation to these topics. You will liaise with local and national health researchers and epidemiologists to build capacity through multi-stakeholder collaborations and develop frameworks for population health and health system indicator reporting and analysis. This position will also provide support to departmental initiatives using advanced statistical techniques.


Reporting to the Manager, Advanced Analytics, the Research and Stat Officer 3 is responsible for providing leadership within the Department of Health and Wellness and in the statistical and epidemiological analysis of health data to support health services and providing support to departmental initiatives using advanced statistical techniques.


In addition, you will provide analytic and consultative support for the monitoring and evaluating of utilization practices as well as inform utilization strategies through the preparation and analysis of reports. This will also include integrating mortality, demographic and survey databases and developing information products using reporting and analytic tools.


About You


To be successful within this role, you will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field (such as Science) and five (5) years' related experience; or a related master’s degree plus three (3) years’ experience. Related experience includes (but is not limited to) health services research, decision support, or health information analysis. A Degree in Health Informatics, Epidemiology, or Statistics would be an asset.


To be successful within this position, you will have advanced knowledge of performance measurement, report writing and information analysis as well as indicator development, evaluation principles and techniques. Strong research, information synthesis, interpretation and report writing skills are essential as is experience using statistical software to analyze and present results You will have experience with graphical/presentation software and experience organizing, querying and reporting on very large databases.


Experience leading project teams is required as well as excellent interpersonal, team-building, and communication skills given the high degree of involvement with interdisciplinary and cross-sector groups. You will be required to translate complex research and analysis so that it will be understood and used by program leaders, clinicians, stakeholders, and managers.


An excellent understanding of the application of population health, and applied health services research methods and techniques for the development and analysis of health policy is an asset.



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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