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BAND 3 – Senior Behavioural Scientist

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date October 18, 2018
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $73,400.00 - $101,900.00 - Annual
Category Information Technology
Client BC Public Service
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BAND 3 – Senior Behavioural Scientist – (54874)

Posting Title: BAND 3 – Senior Behavioural Scientist
Position Classification: Band 3
Union: N/A
Location: VICTORIA, BC V8W 9C1 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $73,400.00 – $101,900.00 annually
Close Date: 11/13/2018
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Public Service Agency
Ministry Branch / Division: Behavioural Insights Group/ Policy Innovation and Engagement
Job Summary

Senior Behavioural Scientist
Management Band 3

Two (2) permanent positions available.
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.
The BC Behavioural Insights Group (BC BIG) is recruiting two Senior Behavioural Scientists.

We’re looking for scientist-practitioners with a passion for experimental design and a desire to have an impact on issues facing the people and places of our province. If you thrive in a nimble, results-driven and collaborative environment and you like to draw on your research methods, data analysis, and knowledge translation skills to improve public programs and services, we think you’ll enjoy working with us.

At BC BIG, we care about generating high quality evidence to inform decision-making and we believe our work is made better by building strategic partnerships inside and outside of government. We also care about our people. The BIG team supports curiosity, flexibility, and professional growth. Come work with us in our bright, modern workspace in beautiful downtown Victoria and be part of a growing innovation ecosystem in British Columbia.

Here are the details:
Reporting to the Group Head, the Senior Behavioural Scientists will be responsible for leading a portfolio of behavioural insights projects. These projects will involve conducting scientifically and ethically sound interventions to solve behaviour-based policy problems and then analyzing, interpreting and presenting results to senior decision-makers in the form of recommendations and policy advice. The Senior Behavioural Scientists will have the opportunity to work across the policy spectrum, including projects in environment, healthcare, social services, natural resources, the economy, public safety and education. There may also be opportunities to teach, publish and collaborate with the academic community and beyond.

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 committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.

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

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Graduate degree in psychology, economics, neuroscience or another relevant area of behavioural science. Preference may be given to those with a Masters or a PhD in a related field.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience with experimental design.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience with data analysis and statistical software packages.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience presenting complex scientific findings to peers, senior executives, academics, and lay audiences through creative and engaging presentations, reports, blog posts, media interviews, etc.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience developing and delivering training to adult learners.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
  • Experience in user experience design or data science.
  • Experience in the public sector.

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.

Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service is required, 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


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

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