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BC Public Service

RES O 24R - Social Policy & Homelessness Researcher

Full Time
3 days ago
73,855 to 84,134 per year
Posting Title
RES O 24R - Social Policy & Homelessness Researcher

Position Classification
Research Officer R24


Work Options

Abbotsford, BC V2S 1H4 CA
Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA
Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 CA
Hope, BC V0X 1L0 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Nelson, BC V1L 6K1 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range
$73,855.42 - $84,134.34 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Ministry of Housing

Ministry Branch / Division
Homelessness and Supportive Housing Policy Branch

Job Summary

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career

The Ministry of Housing is responsible for providing British Columbians access to more affordable, safe and appropriate housing through policy and programs, technical codes and standards, and services for landlords and tenants.

The researcher supports homelessness program and/or policy development goals through the development and delivery of research studies, and communication of findings through various forums including working groups, committees, and Treasury Board briefings This position supports the analysis and performance measurement of the Province's Homelessness Plan, intended to prevent and reduce homelessness and address the distinct needs of people experiencing homelessness. While leading project teams, participates in inter-ministry and cross-sector working groups, and works collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external partners and stakeholders to initiate and lead research projects.

Job Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree in in statistics, mathematics, public or business administration or social science field, or equivalent
• Experience in designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative research, and in analyzing research findings.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
  • Minimum two (2) years of research experience with social policy, and/or homelessness, and/or housing-related social policy issues.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience in social policy development.
  • Minimum six (6) months experience using R and/or python for data analysis.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
This is a temporary opportunity until August 23, 2024.
This position can be based in any Ministry of Housing office. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work from home a few days a week subject to an approved telework agreement.
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.

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.

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 .

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

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

Resume: YES -A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES -You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

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
Natural Resource Sector, Social Services