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BC Public Service

BAND 3 - Director, Surveillance and Epidemiological Research - Closing date extended

Posted 6 days ago

Job Details


dollar sign86,200 to 122,100 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
BAND 3 - Director, Surveillance and Epidemiological Research - Closing date extended

Position Classification
Band 3


Work Options

Burnaby, BC V3J 1N3 CA
Duncan, BC V9L 6B1 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Langley, BC V3A 8T1 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
New Westminster, BC V3M 6H8 CA
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range
$86,200.00 - $122,100.01 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Health

Ministry Branch / Division
Office of the Provincial Health Officer

Job Summary

Bring your strong leadership skills to this dynamic team environment

Office of the PHO (OPHO) affirms the inherent rights of Indigenous peoples and is committed to true reconciliation. The OPHO works in meaningful partnership with Indigenous peoples to arrest systemic white supremacy and Indigenous specific racism and advance Indigenous health and wellness. The OPHO has partnerships with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and Métis Nation BC (MNBC) to pursue collaborative projects and develop reports on Indigenous health, wellness, and determinants of health. The OPHO's relationships are grounded in principles of self-determination, respect, reciprocal accountability, cultural safety, cultural humility and two-eyed seeing.

The Population Health Surveillance and Epidemiology Branch within the OPHO is responsible for applying advanced statistical and epidemiological methods to monitor the trends in population health and health inequalities in the province. Under the direction of the Provincial Epidemiologist and Executive Director, the Director will supervise the epidemiology team within the Branch in managing population health surveillance programs and epidemiological research projects.

Job Requirements:
  • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in population and public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or other relevant fields;
  • 5 years of *related experience;
  • 3years experience in a supervisory/management position.

*Related experience must include:
  • Experience in epidemiological research design and proposal development.
  • Experience in managing population health surveillance and epidemiological research projects.
  • Experience in quantitative data analysis using large administrative health data sets, primarily in the Canadian healthcare system.
  • Experience in using analytical software (e.g. Stata, R, and/or Python, etc.).
  • Good record of publishing epidemiology research papers.

Preference will be given to applicants who:
  • Self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit).

Preference may be given to applicants who:
  • Hold a Doctorate degree in epidemiology or inpopulation and public health with a concentration on epidemiology.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Amendment (June 12, 2024): Posting closing date extended to (June 27, 2024).
Remote work is allowed, this position can work up to full time from their home in British Columbia subject to an approved telework agreement. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
This position is excluded from union membership.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

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

Resume: 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.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Leadership and Management

About BC Public Service



Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-16

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