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Research & Statistical Officer 3



Competition # : 29925 

Department: Health and Wellness

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 4/22/2021​ (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

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 are 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


Reporting to Analytics division Digital Health, Analytics, the Research & Statistical Officer 3 (RSO3) is responsible for supporting significant decisions from large portfolios/program areas and will be engaged in priority projects where they will be responsible for moderate to significant deliverables often under tight timelines.

Primary Accountabilities


This position is responsible for:


  • Working collaboratively and independently with divisions and branches across the department to understand their information requirements for planning and decision-making.
  • Disseminating the output through written reports, presentations, and dashboards to DHW program areas, DHW leadership and teams at the NSHA/IWK.
  • Contributing to effective planning and oversight of the provincial health system by monitoring key indicators, advising on the correct interpretation of data analysis and maintaining standardized reporting This may include (but not be limited to) chronic disease surveillance, physician billings, primary health care access, provincial health human resourcing and provincial wait times.
  • Lead and manage projects and teams/committees, working collaboratively with health system partners, provincial and federal government stakeholders, academia, and community-based organizations. 

Qualifications and Experience


Bachelor’s degree + 5 years related experience; or Master’s degree + 3 years experience is required. As the successful candidate, you also possess strong inter-personal skills, enjoy working in a fast-paced, agile environment and are able to demonstrate the following:


  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, presentation and consultation skills and the ability to articulate information in a way that is readily understood by many users.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation abilities which enable you to effectively support diverse clients and manage difficult conversations.
  • Extensive knowledge undertaking appropriate analysis and using analytical tools.
  • Demonstrated and recent experience analysing, interpreting, and reporting data and information from large health-related administrative databases to support the planning and management of the health care system.
  • Outstanding communication skills to assist decision makers and other data users in the interpretation and appropriate use of information assets.
  • Demonstrated proficiency to support departmental initiatives aimed at improving quality and performance by integrating multiple datasets, designing, and implementing extract methodology, querying and analyzing data, and then synthesizing the result into informative reports, dashboards and graphs.



The Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs.

What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • An engaged workplace where we foster respect and recognition.
  • Forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Mentorship through iNSpire; a new formal, interdepartmental mentorship program that connects employees so they can gain knowledge and experience to support their career development.
  • Countless Career Paths for Nova Scotians.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.


Pay Grade:  PR 13  

Salary Range:  $2,384.94 - $2,899.09 Bi-Weekly


Employment Equity Statement:

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 Indigenous 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 these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


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. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 


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 the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to