(Internal Only)
Competition #13-16

• Are you a passionate and driven professional looking for your next career challenge?
• Attractive salary range of $58,786.57-$69,161.19 annually
• Competition closes: May 16, 2013 @ 4:30 PDT
• Look forward to a vast array of outstanding benefits, including three weeks vacation to start, in-house training, career planning support and flexible hours.

About the Opportunity

BC Assessment has a unique and exciting opening for a Senior Research Officer.

If you enjoy the challenge of working in an environment with shifting priorities and tight deadlines, this is an opportunity to use your strong business acumen and your unique ability to creatively solve business problems.
Your depth of knowledge in applied research techniques and processes ensures that you are able to employ judgment to interpret data. You are able to easily apply critical thinking and problem solving to complex policy, audit or quality assurance issues.
Finally, you are a team member who has a natural aptitude to look for opportunities to challenge traditional thinking, to use expertise to rethink standard approaches, and has a diplomatic tendency to introduce new practices and procedures while overcoming barriers or obstacles.

Within this pivotal position, you will use your professional knowledge and experience to lead and coordinate corporate informatics, and provide professional advice regarding research, reporting, and evaluation of advanced data and informatics requirements and results. You will develop, analyze, forecast, and/or interpret research needs and ensures they are accurate, integrated, secured, and shared with stakeholders, staff, partners and others. Reporting to the Manager of Quality Assurance, you will review and recommend changes to data management policies, practices, work methods, and performance measures to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of research and information services, programs, and systems.

The Senior Research Officer coordinates, collects and conducts performance and business intelligence research and analyses for corporate performance management programs, and provides professional advice to the Board, Executive, managers and others on the informatics and impacts of policies, practices, processes, and initiatives. In addition, the position also prepares yearly Roll Quality Reports and related materials (e.g. briefing notes), presents or participates in the presentation of materials to the Board, Executive, and Managers, and leads and guides Research Officers and Technicians.

If you are an experienced and passionate professional with an undergraduate degree in Informatics, Business Intelligence, Statistics, Commerce, Economics, Process Management, Research, or equivalent and 50% or more of the required courses for an Appraiser II or PGCV, then this is the opportunity for you!

Your advanced knowledge and proficiency in the use of data mining tools, including Excel, SPSS, Cognos and Oracle shows you can summarize large quantities of complex data to provide information for management decision making.

Your four years of experience in developing and implementing new work and business procedures have shown how you have climbed the career ladder, and translated strategies into operational terms in a complex public or private sector environment while enjoying increasing levels of responsibility.

In this position, your previous related work experience in real estate, property assessment and taxation research and policy development will be a definite asset.

Please note:
• an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered;
• travel may be required on occasion for meetings and training;
• this position is within the CUPE bargaining unit
About the Benefits

BC Assessment is committed to the professional growth, development and well-being of their staff.

In return for your dedication, you will be rewarded with a generous remuneration package and a full range of benefits, including:

• Extended Health and Dental;
• Retirement and Pension Plans;
• Employee Family Assistance Program;
• Maternity and Parental Leave Top-Up Payments;
• Life/Sick Insurance Benefits;
• 3 Weeks Vacation;
• Awards Recognition; and
• Flexible or Variable Hours

Apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to careers@bcassessment.ca with a subject line

LastName,FirstName-Competition Number 13-16

We thank all applicants for their interest in working with BC Assessment; however only those shortlisted will be contacted.


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