BC Public Service RES O 24R – Research Officer Full Time in Victoria, BC

BC Public Service

Branch Victoria BC CA

RES O 24R – Research Officer
Victoria, BC

Research Officer 24. Experience in designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative research. The primary responsibility of the research officer is to…

Research Officer 24
Salary $58,915.64 to $67,319.53 annually

The Ministry of Finance plays a key role in establishing, implementing and reviewing government’s economic, fiscal and taxation policies. The Policy & Legislation Division provides policy analysis and advice to the Minister of Finance, Cabinet, the Deputy Minister of Finance, and other senior government officials. The Division is responsible for tax policy, financial and corporate sector policy, and intergovernmental fiscal relations, and directs the implementation of related government decisions through development and preparation of legislation.

The Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations Branch provides analysis and advice to the Minister of Finance and Premier in regards to federal-provincial fiscal relations, including the adequacy, fairness and effectiveness of major federal transfers to provinces such as the Canada Health Transfer, the Canada Social Transfer, and Equalization.

The branch provides estimates of federal-provincial transfers for purposes of ongoing consultations and negotiations in respect of fiscal arrangements. It is also responsible for analyzing and reporting on major fiscal developments, including budgets of the federal government and other provinces. The branch also provides analysis and advice on issues related to the provincial stewardship of the Canada Pension Plan.

The primary responsibility of the research officer is to support the analysis of federal fiscal arrangements through the use of data bases and administrative and statistical models to track and analyze provincial/territorial demographic, economic, fiscal, and federal transfer information. This includes creating and maintaining existing models, populating data sets, and updating models as new data and allocation methodologies require. The other key responsibility is researching issues such as fiscal arrangements, income security/pensions, and federal programs; this includes monitoring and analyzing reports from a variety of sources, including the Conference Board of Canada, the Parliamentary Budget Office, banks, and “think tanks”.

Travel, although infrequent, is required for this position.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact [email protected] DO NOT APPLY TO THIS EMAIL. For technical problems or problems submitting your resume/cover letter, please see the How To Apply information at the very bottom of this page.

This position is excluded from union membership. An eligibility list may be established for future similar permanent or temporary opportunities. A Criminal Record Check (CRC) may be required.

For a full description of accountabilities and qualifications, please review the attached job profile.


***Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted.***

Cover letter required: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. (Clearly identify how you meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process.)

Resume required: YES - Your resume must provide detailed information about your education and employment history in order to clearly demonstrate how you meet the required job qualifications. Please ensure your resume includes the month and year(s) for each job in your employment history as well as the job related responsibilities.

Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. You will not be able to go back at a later time to complete the questionnaire so please allot up to 60 minutes to fill it out after submitting your resume and cover letter.


In order for applicants to be considered for this position, their resume must clearly demonstrate that they have the following:

– Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Economics, preference may be given to applicants with a Master’s degree in Economics

– Experience in designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative research.

– Experience compiling and analyzing economic and fiscal data.

– Advanced experience in MS Excel (able to create pivot tables, create drop-down lists, and use advanced formulas)

Willingness Statement:

– Must be willing to travel within Canada on occasion, such as for the release of the federal budget.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies on the attached job description.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Victoria, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-06-15
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