Apply By: 10/4/2018
Health and Wellness
Data Scientist, Permanent, HALIFAX
Competition # 16802
The Department of Health and Wellness offers opportunities to grow 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’re 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
Reporting to the Executive Director of Advanced Analytics, you will work with a committed team that provides analytical services to ensure capacity for driving change. You will lead data-driven projects, apply sophisticated analytics techniques at every stage of data science projects, extraction, cleaning and validation of data, data exploration, design and evaluation of models, and communicate results to internal stakeholders.
You will strengthen the use of advanced analytics to inform provincial policy, strategic planning and investment, while responding to the health needs of Nova Scotians and aligning with the overall strategic vision and mission of the Department. You will develop statistical and predictive modeling to generate policy options as well as lead consultation with colleagues to review information and develop strategies, including implementation, measurement and evaluation of policy effectiveness.
You will advance strategy on data analytics, and the use of new sources of information and use advanced analytics technologies to leverage structured and unstructured data from a variety of internal and external sources. You will find creative ways to develop tools and services that drive health policy innovation.
As a Data Scientist, you will also:
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Your knowledge and skills
We are looking for an experienced Data Scientist who has excellent analytical research and problem-solving skills, enjoys working in an innovation environment, and is a self-starter.
As a successful Data Scientist, you:
You must be able to demonstrate your experience with advanced analytics projects, including designing methodologies, conducting analysis and interpreting results.
Considered an asset if you have:
Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Analytical Thinking, Strategic Orientation, Innovativeness, Adaptability and Flexibility, Initiative, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and 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.
Pay Grade: EC 13
Salary Range: $3,209.87 - $4,012.34 Bi-Weekly