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BC Public Service

ECON 27R - Economist

Full Time
6 days ago
83,517 to 95,261 per year
Posting Title
ECON 27R - Economist

Position Classification
Economist R27


Work Options

Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range
$83,517.87 - $95,261.17 annually which includes a 3.3% Grid Temporary Market Adjustment*

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Jobs, Econom Dev & Innovation

Ministry Branch / Division
Economic Strategy Branch/Sustainable Economy Division

Job Summary

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career

The Sustainable Economy Division facilitates sustainable shared prosperity by enabling business opportunities and addressing barriers to growth in key sectors across B.C.

The Economic Strategy Branch leads the development and implementation of cross-government policies, strategies, and partnerships that promote informed decision-making and that support economic and business growth. The Branch also undertakes economic analysis for complex initiatives within and across ministries.

The Economist designs and implements complex statistical analysis and economic modelling projects, and advises senior executives on matters directly impacting goals, objectives and financial commitments of a ministry or Government

Job Requirements:
  • Master's degree in economics or a specialized field of economics (e.g., Economic Development, Financial Economics, International Economics).
  • A minimum of 3 years of recent, related experience in each of the following:
    • Experience in the design and implementation of statistical analysis and economic modelling and forecasting projects.
    • Experience preparing and presenting the results of complex statistical and economic analysis to both technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Experience using modelling results to make recommendations that inform decision making.
    • Experience using relational databases, large datasets, and associated applications.

Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Experience working in the Economic Development field.
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities and partners.

For questions regarding this position, please contact

About this Position:
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to a few days at home as per the Telework Agreement.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and temporary opportunities
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

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 list above.

Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

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.

Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a standard questionnaire (current employment status, eligibility to apply, etc.).

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
Policy, Research and Economics