Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General 
Victoria, BC

Senior Researcher

$68,530.07 - $78,226.68 annually

The position coordinates and conducts large-scale branch wide evaluations and research to inform the development of evidence-based policy and programs that can have significant financial implications. It requires extensive knowledge of the principles of research and analysis acquired through formal post-secondary course work and significant analysis experience with business intelligence/operational data systems.

The purpose of this position is to support program and/or policy development goals through the development and delivery of research and evaluation studies, and communication of findings through various forums including working groups, committees, and Treasury Board briefings. The Senior Researcher provides direct support to the Director by applying its enhanced understanding and knowledge of research and statistical theories and methods in their work with research staff. Working collaboratively with the Director, the position exercises their judgement and discretion in setting research unit priorities, providing training and quality management practices with staff.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see 
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The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace. 

Qualifications for this role include:

·       Minimum three years demonstrated experience in designing and conducting quantitative research. 

·       Experience developing, implementing and managing statistical/research/evaluation projects of significant size, complexity and importance. 

·       Experience with project management. 

·       Experience working with stake holders, client groups, partner agencies, and senior management.

For more information and to apply online by March 3, 2019, please go to:



Cover letter required: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.

Posted By

Jenn Arkinstall, Marketing Coordinator

Contact Information


Victoria, British Columbia


Finance, Policy, Research and Economics

Positions For

One (1) Full Time Senior Researcher

Date Posted

Friday February 08, 2019