Apply By: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Selection of Successful Candidate

Approximately 75 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We have completed the selection process. We are in the process of selecting the best-qualified candidate to fill the position.

If you are the successful candidate, you will be contacted with a verbal offer of employment. If accepted, you will then be issued an appointment letter that will include information such as your start date, position classification, starting salary, and, if relevant, your bargaining unit and name and address of your bargaining agent.

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Senior Data Consultant

Ministry of Health
Physician & Provider Services Division
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
3 Temporary - up to 18 months with a possibility of extension
Job Code:
6A008 - ProgPlanEval06
$76,382.00 - $112,555.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
Are you looking for a great opportunity to showcase your data science expertise and statistical / analytical knowledge and skills? We are looking for motivated professionals to join our team, to provide leadership and expertise in the field of Data Science in order to improve productivity at the system level in accordance with Ontario Public Service (OPS) principles and objectives.

About Us

The Ministry of Health's  Physician and Provider Services Division (PPSD) is accountable for policy development, negotiations, and mediation or arbitration where applicable and the implementation of agreements between government and certain health care provider associations. The division recently modernized its organizational structure to better align with their business objectives and is looking for new staff who are ready to learn and are passionate about contributing to the lives of Ontarians through the work we do.

The Provider Negotiations Management Branch is a new branch, created to lead the negotiations process for the ministry with health care providers, including the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), the Association of Ontario Midwives, the Ontario Association of Optometrists, and the Ontario Dental Association.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• Competitive compensation and benefits
• Flexible work arrangements
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• On-the-job training to support your success in the role

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Senior Data Consultant, you will be:

• Training on, deploying, and maintaining data and analytics pipelines as well as statistical and machine learning models in production environments;
• Carrying out novel exploratory, inferential, and predictive analyses on complex structured and unstructured data assets;
• Creating data visualization and communication tools and telling strong data stories;
• Connecting and working with your colleagues beyond ministry lines to deliver integrated data, analytics, and data science services.

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge and Expertise:

You have:
• knowledge of, and experience applying, theories, principles and best practices in the field of data science and advanced analytics, data modelling, data mining and evidence-informed decision-making;
• knowledge of, and experience working with, data science programming languages (e.g. Python, R, Scala) and data querying languages (e.g. SQL, Hive, Cypher) to load, prepare, and use a high variety / high volume of data assets for reporting, analysis, and statistical / machine learning model development;
• knowledge of data/database management principles, technologies, and best practices for working with structured and unstructured data assets;
• basic knowledge of technologies to support development and maintenance of models in production environments, such as container systems and version control systems;
• basic knowledge of principles of software engineering as they apply to data science models in production environments.

Analytics Knowledge and Expertise:

You have:
• knowledge of, and experience applying, a broad variety of techniques for descriptive, exploratory, inferential and predictive analytics;
• knowledge of mathematical foundations of common data science modelling approaches;
• basic knowledge of public sector policy and program research, development, and analysis principles, practices and methods.

Communication, Consultation and Negotiation Skills:

You have:
• knowledge and experience in data storytelling and communication through different mediums – for example, dashboards, briefings, reports, and slide decks;
• ability to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical colleagues;
• consultation, consensus-building and networking skills to maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
• persuasion and influencing skills to convince stakeholders of project relevance and necessity;
• negotiation, conflict management and consensus-building skills to resolve contentious issues, maximize team/stakeholder contribution, achieve consensus, and produce required deliverables.

Project Management Skills:

You have:
• experience working on projects with diverse project teams and stakeholder groups and competing priorities;
• the ability to lead projects independently and ensure satisfactory and timely results delivery;
• basic knowledge of structured project management approaches such as PMBOK, Agile, etc.

Additional Information:

  • 3 English Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 438 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Information Technology
Posted on:
Monday, September 18, 2023
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
  • C-HL-203133/23
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 3, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the "language of position" information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

Toutes les offres d'emploi externes de la fonction publique de l'Ontario sont affichées en anglais et en français. Pour connaître les exigences linguistiques, vérifiez les renseignements sur la « langue du poste » figurant dans le haut de chaque offre d'emploi. Pour tous les postes, l'évaluation des candidates et candidats se fera en anglais, la langue usuelle de la fonction publique de l'Ontario. En ce qui concerne les postes désignés bilingues, la maîtrise du français des candidates et candidats sera également évaluée.

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