New Job Senior Data Analyst (Research & Statistical Officer 4) In Nova Scotia

Senior Data Analyst (Research & Statistical Officer 4)
Senior Data Analyst (Research & Statistical Officer 4)

Senior Data Analyst (Research & Statistical Officer 4)

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $5,333–$6,501 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Justice

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Term

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 2/28/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Policy and Information Management Division of the Department of Justice brings together an inter-related group of department functions dedicated to the creation, coordination, analysis, sharing, accuracy, storage, and business use of information. The Policy and Information Management Division supports the Department of Justice by providing expertise in policy analysis and formulation; undertaking research and analytical studies; leading the business planning function for the Department; Federal, Provincial and Territorial relations; managing the department’s records management program (central registry); and the department’s facility and accommodation requirements. Our team values diversity and innovative approaches to our work as well as a healthy work-life balance.

For more information on the Department of Justice please visit our website:

About Our Opportunity

Reporting to the Manger of Research and Analysis, you will work with a multidisciplinary team that provides analytical, business, and research insights to inform decision-making, policy development, and strategic planning. This position will play a key role in expanding the Department’s capabilities to drive insights by incorporating a broader use of varied data resources.

Primary Accountabilities

As the Research and Statistical Officer, you will be responsible for research and statistical analysis in the areas of civil and criminal justice. You will help design automation processes and tools, lead data-driven projects, and respond to the needs of Nova Scotians by aligning outcomes with the strategic vision of the Department.

In this role, you will advance the strategy of data analytics and the use of technologies to leverage complex structured and unstructured data from a variety of internal and external sources. You will find creative ways to develop tools and services that drive innovation and improve productivity.

You will also:

  • Responding to data requests;
  • Apply data visualization techniques to present results of statistical analyses;
  • Prepare briefing materials;
  • Participate in evaluation processes;
  • Collaborate with academic researchers in mutually beneficial learning opportunities and participate in departmental and cross-jurisdictional working groups as required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A completed master’s degree in a related discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, or Computer Science with 5 years of related experience; or
  • A completed bachelor’s degree in a related discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, or Computer Science with 7 years of related experience.

An equivalent level of education and related experience may be considered.

As a successful Research and Statistical Officer 4 (Senior Data Analyst), you:

  • Have demonstrated skills in research and planning, are familiar with computerized information systems and research databases, and are able to analyze and interpret large volumes of data;
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communications skills, strong interpersonal and leadership skills, and can effectively share and adapt information and ideas to staff at all levels;
  • Have exceptional problem-solving skills, enjoy working in an innovative environment, and require minimal supervision;
  • Have a general knowledge of the Nova Scotia justice system, including relevant legislation, policy and programs.

The following experiences are considered assets:

  • Leading large projects using statistical programming languages (e.g., Python or R);
  • Completed advanced analytics coursework.

During the interview process, you must be able to demonstrate your experience on analytical projects, including conducting statistical analyses and engaging with various stakeholders.

You must also demonstrate a strong understanding of, and commitment to, equity, diversity, and inclusion.


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 offering and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

Normal work week is 35 hours/week

Additional Information

This competition is to fill a Term employment opportunity based in Halifax with an anticipated end of of February 28, 2025. The position type (term/temporary/casual) will depend on the start date of the candidate.

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/arrangements.

Pay Grade: PR 15

Salary Range: $2,666.69 - $3,250.64 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.

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

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].