Senior Economic Analyst
This position is located in Victoria, B.C.
An eligibility may be established for future similar permanent and/or temporary vacancies in Victoria.
The Climate Action Secretariat (CAS) is the central government agency responsible for leading and coordinating research, analysis, development and implementation of programs, policies and legislation enabling mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. CAS works collaboratively across the provincial public sector, other orders of government, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, and professional and industry associations to achieve provincial climate change goals.
The Economics & Analysis team work across the Secretariat’s branches, supporting all facets of the agency work; it is responsible for reporting on topics such as the British Columbia Greenhouse Gas Inventory, progress to legislated targets and the development of the clean tech/low-carbon economy sectors in British Columbia. The team takes an active role in supporting British Columbia in pan-Canadian processes such as the Federal-Provincial Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. The team also leads the analysis of policy options, including in relation to carbon pricing as part of the development of British Columbia’s climate policy planning.
As the Senior Economic Analyst, you will design and implement complex climate change mitigation and adaptation statistical analysis and economic modelling projects, and advise senior executives regarding the economic, social, environmental and financial implications of provincial, national and international climate policy. You are an expert specialist, and a confident leader committed to excellence. You must be comfortable taking the initiative, have exceptional analytical and communication skills, and be able to think long-term.
If you are a confident leader with exceptional analytical and communication skills, the ability to quickly and succinctly synthesize complex concepts into easy to understand language, and are happy in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment we encourage you to apply.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Beverley.Stainton@gov.bc.ca. 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.
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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- A Master’s Degree in Economics or closely related field such as statistics, commerce, the sciences or mathematics, or equivalent; or an equivalent combination of relevant bachelor’s degree and experience.
- Two or more years of experience in the design and implementation of statistical analysis and/or economic modelling projects.
- Two or more years of experience with climate change mitigation or adaptation (or equivalent) policy development or implementation, with a preference for having experience of bringing an economic lens this policy analysis.
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.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Your resume may not be reviewed for shortlisting purposes. Please do not enter ‘see my résumé’ for your response as this is not acceptable. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.