Data Production & Dissemination and Operations - Social Statistics and Economics (EC)

Statistics Canada - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Statistics Canada
Edmonton (Alberta), Vancouver (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Ottawa (Ontario), Sturgeon Falls (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Gatineau (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec), Sherbrooke (Québec)
EC-01, EC-02, EC-03
$54,746 to $76,548

For further information on the organization, please visit Statistics Canada

How to apply? Cracking the code!

Closing date: 31 December 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

During the current pandemic, employees are required to work remotely from home. Employees may return to the Statistic Canada Office in the future. Telework is a part of a flexible work arrangement that may be continued.

Recruit (Operations) are hired at the EC-01 group and level while Data Production and Dissemination / Operations Officer are hired at the EC-02 group and level, and Data Production and Dissemination Coordinator / Operations Coordinator are hired at the EC-03 group and level.

Please note that we may be pulling candidates from the inventory within two weeks of this advertisement. If you are referred from the inventory you will be contacted to be assessed at a later date. If you are not referred no communication will be sent. Future pulls from the inventory may be administered.

Additional qualifications may be required by the hiring manager(s). Applicants will be provided the opportunity to submit information or be assessed in relation to any additional qualifications that may be applied.


Your Work

Recruits are expected to perform some of the following duties:

  • Assists in the editing, validation, marketing and dissemination of data and in the conduct of manual and automated operations
  • Assists with the review of collection results and the assessment of data quality
  • Provides users with statistical data and tabulations
Assists in providing advice on collection methods and procedures and in developing reference and training materials

Operations Officers expected to perform the following duties:
  • Participates in the implementation, conduct and maintenance of manual and automated operations for the collection, coding and processing of data
  • Evaluates collection and coding methods, procedures and results and recommends alternatives
  • Provides assistance and advice to users on methods and practices of collection and coding
  • Participates on data collection and operations teams
  • Provides input to training materials concerning data collection operations and assists in training delivery
Operations Coordinator are expected to perform the following duties:

  • Coordinates and organizes the implementation, conduct and maintenance of manual and automated operations for the collection, coding and processing of data.
  • Reviews and documents operational processes and assesses the quality and application of data outputs in order to propose solutions or explain results.
  • Provides advice to users on the methods and procedures related to statistical operations services.
  • Participates as a statistical operations representative on various teams and working groups.
  • Leads the activities of work groups involved in different stages of data collection operations.
Data Production & Dissemination Officers are expected to perform the following duties:

  • Edits, validates, markets and disseminates data
  • Interprets client information requests to create custom statistical tabulations
  • Reviews and assesses data quality from new and modified computer systems and databases
  • Provides statistical data and consultative services to users
  • Participates on data production and dissemination teams, including preparing and maintaining comprehensive documentation regarding the data production and dissemination processes
  • Provides input to training material and assists in the delivery
Data Production and Dissemination Coordinators are expected to perform the following duties:

  • Coordinates and organizes the retrieval, editing, validation, marketing and dissemination of data.
  • Provides custom tabulations and time-series information for ad-hoc client requests.
  • Recommends improvements to statistical methods and procedures and implements changes to processing systems and applications to manipulate, store and retrieve statistical data.
  • Provides subject matter advice and direction to users on matters relating to subject-matter concepts.
  • Participates as a subject area representative on various teams and working groups.
  • Leads work groups established to coordinate and implement program activities.
Work environment

Are you looking for a new challenge in an organization that encourages innovation and new ideas? If so, then Statistics Canada is the place to be! We are looking for energetic candidates who are eager to learn and grow in our agency.
Why join Statistics Canada? Statistics Canada was once again named one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers for 2020. Employees are proud to work at Statistics Canada — a reputable statistical agency recognized worldwide for providing high-quality data and information to Canadians.

Intent of the process

Pools will be established from this process to staff identical or similar positions within Statistics Canada across Canada. This process may be used to staff positions of various tenures, language requirements, and security profiles.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

A list of the courses you have taken as well as any courses that you are taking now, or that you will be taking this academic year

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Successful completion of two years of a post-secondary program with acceptable specialization in social science*, statistics, library/archival work** or a law-related field.

  • "Social science" includes: economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, history, psychology, geography, criminology and other disciplines associated with social science.
** "Library/archival work" includes gallery and museum type functions.


An acceptable combination*** of education, training and/or experience.

*** Acceptable combination:
  • Successful completion of 1 year post-secondary education and statistical/social science/library/archival work/law-related field related work experience normally acquired over 1 year (full-time); OR
  • Successful completion of high school (or PSC General Intelligence Test-320) AND statistical/social science/library/archival work/law related work experience normally acquired over 2 years (full-time) or have taken statistical/social science/library/archival work/law related training course (approximately 40 hours of training).
Degree equivalency

Demonstrating integrity and respect
Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being action-oriented
Effective communication (written* and oral)

  • Please note effective communication (written) will be assessed throughout the entire application process.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in data analytics, or training/courses in data analytics

Successful completion of two years of post-secondary training with acceptable specialization in one of the following subject areas: accounting, agriculture, business administration, commerce, criminology, demography, economics, education, environmental sciences, finance, geography, health, marketing, sociology, statistics, data science, information management or computer science.

Degree equivalency

Professional designation related to the position to be staffed such as Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified General Accountant (CGA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Project Management Professional (PMP)

EC-01 Recruit (Operations), EC-02 Data Production and Dissemination Officer & Operations Officer, EC-03 Data Production and Dissemination Coordinator & Operations Coordinator

During the application process you will be asked to respond to a series of questions about your experience and competency (associating a number regarding your level of skill and recency of experience).

We are aware that there are many questions to answer, keep in mind that efforts are rewarded. In answering all the questions for which you meet the criteria, you will significantly increase your chances for an opportunity and let hiring mangers know what you bring to the table.

For the EC-02 Data Production and Dissemination Officer & Operations Officer, we are looking for the depth and breadth of experience normally acquired in the performance of full-time work duties, or in a post-secondary program, for a minimum period of two (2) years.

For the EC-03 Data Production and Dissemination Coordinator & Operations Coordinator, we are looking for the depth and breadth of experience normally acquired in the performance of full-time work duties, or in a post-secondary program, for a minimum period of three (3) years.

Application of analytical and statistical concepts, theories and techniques
Microsoft Office including MS Project
Writing macros in MS Office
Power BI
Team viewer / Webex
Testing Electronic Questionnaire Applications

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
English Essential
French Essential
English or French Essential
Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC
Bilingual non-Imperative CBC/CBC

Information on language requirements

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Assessment information:
A variety of tools and methods may be used to assess candidates, including, but not limited to, written tests, interviews and/or reference checks.

Any information that you provide throughout the process may form part of the assessment, including:

1. Screening questionnaire: A summary of past experience, including the situation, action and result must be included in your responses to the screening questionnaire.

2. The names of two (2) academic or professional supervisors, letters of recommendation or performance evaluations.

3. Samples of work, publications, academic achievements (awards or fellowships) and transcripts.

Please have the above mentioned documents and information ready should we invite you for further assessment.

For candidates interested in Census positions, if you are appointed to a Census position you will be considered an excluded employee. As an excluded employee, you will be subject to the majority of the provisions of the Public Service Employment Act with some exceptions. Your employment will be subject to the following:
  • You will not be eligible for internal appointment processes or deployments, except for acting appointments and deployments made to positions excluded by the Statistics Canada Census and Survey Related Term Employment Exclusion Approval Order (EAO).
  • You will not be eligible for indeterminate status as a result of your employment in the Census program; time spent as an excluded employee will not count towards the three-year term to indeterminate conversion.
  • You will be entitled to seven days' notice if you are rejected on probation.
  • You will be entitled to seven days' notice when your employment ends, should your services no longer be required by reason of lack of work, the end of the census cycle or the transfer of work to other staff.

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.