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BC Public Service

ECON 27R - Economist

Victoria, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
75,552 to 86,175 per year
Posting Title

ECON 27R - Economist

Position Classification

Economist R27




Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$75,552.53 - $86,175.83 annually plus Grid 27, 3.3% TMA

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Min of Trans & Infrastructure

Ministry Branch / Division

Passenger Transportation Board

Job Summary

Economist R27

An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and temporary opportunities

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

An opportunity to contribute your valued expertise

As the Economist you will beaccountable forprovidingeconomic expertise and applying economic tools/theory to model the passenger transportation industry in BC. As part of an economics team lead by a Senior Economist, this position will contribute to the design and implementation of complex statistical, economic modelling, and policy analysis projects in an administrative law framework. Strong data and statistical analysis skills are required, along with the use of econometric theory and techniques.

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 What We Offer

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.

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

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

Education & Experience:
  • A Master's Degree in Economics or closely related field such as statistics, commerce, or mathematics or equivalent. Preference may be given to candidates with a Master's Degree or PhD in Economics.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of statistical analysis and economic modelling projects.

Preference may be given to applicants with experience in:
  • Using Structural Query Language (SQL), PowerBI, or R
  • Performing time-series and cross-sectional econometric analyses
  • Synthesizing and critiquing empirical economic studies
  • Performing microeconomic analyses of policy questions related to transportation and regulations
  • Conducting cost-and-benefit analyses

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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


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.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - 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.

Job Category

Policy, Research and Economics