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New Job Senior Data Analyst In Nova Scotia

Senior Data Analyst
Senior Data Analyst

Senior Data Analyst

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $5,716–$7,145 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 8/12/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The first of its kind in the country, the role of the Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment (OHPR), created in 2021, is to put a laser focus on the collective efforts of government and other organizations that help bring healthcare professionals to Nova Scotia and help them to put down roots in our communities. The thousands of professionals working in healthcare in Nova Scotia are a cornerstone of a strong healthcare system.

Our work is significant in terms of importance and scope. It is work we cannot do alone and we’ll work with a broad range of partners to understand what is working well and where we can make things better. Collaboration is not just a buzzword here.

Our team at the Office of Healthcare Professionals recruitment is small but mighty. Whether it’s driving policy changes or working with our partners to boost capacity, we will continue to evolve and think about our impact. We’re developing long term strategy while maintaining focus on action and demonstrating results.

About Our Opportunity

Are you passionate about Nova Scotia being a top choice for healthcare professionals?

Do you get excited about having the opportunity to set the vision and strategic direction for Healthcare Professionals recruitment and retention?

Are you a leader and a champion of change? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where collaboration with partners is critical?

Do you like to roll up your sleeves and get things done?

Do you care about equity and inclusion and making systemic change?

If you answer yes to these questions, then we would like to invite you to read further.

As Senior Data Analyst, you will develop supply and demand forecasting for select groups of healthcare professionals, synthesizing data to translate qualitative questions into quantitative ones. A champion of change and an influential position, the Senior Data Analyst leads projects with various stakeholders that requires the ability to facilitate and provide strategic guidance that will lead to system level measurement and reporting.

If you are ready for the challenge, we need your help to not only increase the number of health-care professionals working in the province, but also to retain those already working here.

Primary Accountabilities

Specifically, you will:

  • Provide insights to inform policies aimed at improving healthcare provider retention.
  • Ensure that senior leadership are kept up-to-date on the progress of the Office by preparing presentations and developing reporting dashboards.
  • Lead project and program committees, task forces and working groups and participate on external work teams.
  • Synthesize facts, theories, trends, inferences, and key issues and/or themes in complex and variable situations.
  • Interpret data from statistical and predictive modeling to support the development of reports to advise on key findings and learnings, and develop policy options.
  • Develop supply and demand forecasts for select healthcare professional groups.
  • Identify underserved areas of the province by comparing the spatial distribution of population healthcare needs to healthcare providers.
  • Act as an SME for the Office on data science approaches, such as testing hypotheses and statistical validation of results.

Qualifications and Experience

This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a Bachelors’ degree in a related field (e.g., computer science, mathematics, statistics, data science) with several years of analytics related experience; an acceptable equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Experience in the health care sector and in areas of process improvement and change management would be considered assets.

As the successful candidate you must be self-directed, a problem solver, work independently and as a member of a team, and value a diverse and inclusive workplace. The ability to exercise professional discretion, manage competing interests, and maintain effective internal and external stakeholder relationships, including facilitation, are critical. You are a critical thinker with the ability to prioritize and action work under tight timelines and exercise sound judgement under pressure. You have the business acumen and passion to question and understand the data to create valuable insights.

You have strong interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy. Experience leading analytics projects and gathering information requirements, with a strategic alignment to employer priorities, should be clearly outlined in your resume.

In addition, you also posses the following:

  • Experience developing detailed supply and demand forecasts.
  • Experience communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Experience creating reporting dashboards using Tableau, Power BI, or similar.
  • Experience querying databases using SQL.
  • Ability to wrangle, visualize, and fit statistical models to data using R, Python, SAS, Stata, Excel, or similar.

Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Conceptual Thinking, Strategic Orientation, Outcome Focus, Initiative, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, & Intercultural & Diversity Proficiency.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


Based on the employment status and union agreement, 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. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

Pay Grade: EC 10

Salary Range: $2,858.01 - $3,572.52 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.

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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 [email protected]