New Job Research & Statistical Officer Iv In Nova Scotia

Research & Statistical Officer IV
Research & Statistical Officer IV

Research & Statistical Officer IV

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $5,493–$6,696 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Health and Wellness

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 7/19/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Department of Health and Wellness offers opportunities to gain experience and advance in a dynamic sector that touches the lives of all Nova Scotians. Along with our partners, including the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre, we are committed to continually improving our health care system. With a focus on collaborative primary health care, continuing care, improved supports for mental health and addictions, digital health, capital infrastructure, and more, the department is thinking differently about how to plan, fund, legislate and monitor to improve access and service delivery. To do this, we need leaders at all levels of the organization who embrace a challenge and believe in their ability to make a difference.

About Our Opportunity

As the Research & Statistical Officer 4, you will be responsible for taking the lead role on economic policy and data analysis and interpretation relevant to the programs, while also providing decision support services to the Benefit Programs division of the EHS, Benefit Programs and Eligibility branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness. You will be engaged in conducting economic and analytic studies through the extraction and manipulation of data from several large databases used by the division. You will be expected to analyze and interpret data, design, produce and maintain data reports, ensure data quality as well as recommend and contribute to economic strategies for a range of program options consistent with the ongoing sustainability of the programs.

As the Research and Statistical Officer 4, you will report to the Director, Pharmacare and Extended Health Benefits.

Primary Accountabilities

You will have impact by developing and advising on complex strategies, policies, programs, regulatory development, and major initiatives related to departmental/division initiatives by integrating multiple datasets, designing, and implementing extract methodology, querying, and performing qualitative and/or quantitative statistical analysis, and synthesizing results into informative reports and graphs.

You will manage a broad range of division wide initiatives that requires a thorough understanding of departmental/division issues and priorities while providing project leadership and/or support to designated projects and initiatives.

Prepares and/or supports submissions to senior management, providing advice within the division in the development of strategic plans and initiatives to address critical issues. Collaborating with the division management to ensure comprehensive and timely responses to requests for input.

Monitors key indicators, conducts environmental scans and researches policy directions, regulations and practices in other jurisdictions within the context of division programs.

Analyzes and synthesizes comparative and complex analysis into concise and meaningful cyclical (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually) or ad-hoc reports, presentations, and briefing material for dissemination to varied audiences (FOIPOP, Ministerial, DHW, NSHA, CiHi, and various Researchers).

Conceptualizes methodologies and implements complex algorithms for extraction and analysis of complex datasets to inform strategic planning, service planning, program development and evaluation, and continuous quality improvement.

Supports the development and maintenance of information management systems and leads and/or participates in the identification of information gaps related to division programs.

Qualifications and Experience

As the successful candidate, you will have a Bachelor’s degree with seven (7) years related experience or a Master’s degree with five (5) years related experience. An equivalent combination of related training and experience may be considered.

You have a good working knowledge of the Canadian health care system and the use of health care, economic and demographic information for planning and decision-making. Familiarity with database manipulation, statistical, and presentation packages is required.

Experience with decision support tools such as databases, SQL, Tableau, SAS, or equivalents is also required. An understanding of population health and pharmaceutical issues will be considered an asset.

Given the high degree of involvement with personnel from other branches, other departments, Medavie Blue Cross, the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK, you must have good people skills. Your ability to prioritize work to provide useful, timely and accurate support on many concurrent projects.

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.


An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. 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.

Additional Information

This is a full-time, permanent position.

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: PR 15

Salary Range: $2,746.69 - $3,348.16 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].