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ECON 30R – Senior Economist

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date September 4, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $76,442.17 - $87,354.80 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client BC Public Service
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ECON 30R – Senior Economist

Posting Title:  ECON 30R – Senior Economist
Position Classification: Economist R30
Union: GEU
Location: Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $76,442.17 – $87,354.80 annually plus 6.6% Temporary Market Adjustment
Close Date: 9/17/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
 Ministry/Organization:BC Public Service -> Health
Ministry Branch / Division: PPM/HSIAR
Job Summary:

Senior Economist
Economist R30

An eligibility list may be established.

Bring your statistical analysis and modelling expertise to this senior economist role

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has accountability to monitor, evaluate and report on the performance of the BC health system. It also has an accountability to develop health system policy and then to support its implementation through monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. This requires leveraging insights from health administrative data through cross-sector and area-specific analysis. The Health Sector Information, Analysis and Reporting Division provides business intelligence insights and tools to support MoH in strategic and operational priorities, which includes manage high quality data from Ministry-held and external data sources and perform integrated analyses of service use and projections.

In the Senior Economist role, you are responsible for leading economic and statistical analyses including providing expertise in the development of methodologies and modeling, the coordination and integration of statistical information to support the Ministry and strategic planning and monitoring of the provincial health care system; this includes the direct supervision of health economists and analysts engaged in the preparation of a wide range of reports and analyses used to assess current and future government programs and policies or answer key questions. As the Senior Economist, you provide advice to policy makers based on expertise in the areas of modeling, statistics, analysis and evaluation. You also lead economic and statistical analyses relating to the use and cost of health care, including development of predictive models of health services utilization and analysis of the feasibility and impact of options to control utilization and cost.

With your excellent oral and written communication skills, as the Senior Economist you demonstrate the ability to interact effectively with a variety of ministry staff and external stakeholders. Highly motivated, you also thrive in a dynamic, high profile work environment with complex health system challenges. This is an excellent opportunity to apply your economic analysis expertise, project management know-how, and leadership abilities to have a significant impact on the strategic direction, objectives and initiatives of the BC health care system.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

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. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

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 complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

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

  • Master’s Degree in Economics or closely related field such as statistics, commerce, or mathematics and a minimum of 2 years of recent relevant experience*.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or closely related field such as statistics, commerce, or mathematics and a minimum of 4 years of recent relevant experience*.

*Recent relevant experience must include:

  • Experience analyzing complex problems.
  • Experience developing applied statistical modeling and conducting and leading major statistical/economic studies and research projects of considerable complexity.
  • Experience in coding (e.g.: using SAS, SQL, R, or Python).
  • Experience preparing written reports and providing expert advice and recommendations to senior management and executive.
  • Statistical research experience. (Preference may be given to applicants with statistical research experience related to healthcare or public health issues.)

Preference may be given to applicant who have:

  • Experience leading and managing projects from initiation to project completion and evaluation.
  • Experience working in the health 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 located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES – A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): 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. 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.

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