Research Officer R24
This is an temporary opportunity until 04/16/2021
An eligibility list may be established.
If this position interests you and you meet the required criteria, we look forward to your application
The Education Analytics Branch enables the K-12 sector in B.C. to be a world leader in the use of education data to support program and strategic planning, system performance and quality delivery of personalised education. The Branch is comprised of four units.
The Research Officer coordinates data exchanges within and between the Ministry of Education and external organizations and researchers to ensure that the information is used to improve understanding of the educational system and to improve service delivery. The analyst will spend the majority of their time extracting data from large Ministry databases, and working on ongoing Education Data Warehouse (EDW) development.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Gerald.Morton@gov.bc.ca. 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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, 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.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or social sciences field OR;
- Related diploma plus four years related experience OR;
- Related certificate plus six years related experience OR;
- An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
- Experience with SQL programming. Preference may be given to applicants with 2 or more years’ experience.
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
- Experience with relational database and/or object-oriented database modeling.
- Experience with the use of data analysis.
- Experience with using data warehousing (DWH) techniques.
- Experience using data management principles.
- Experience developing of information dashboards.
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: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – 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.