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Manager, Data Science & Analytics

Reference number: SHC23J-010152-001315
Selection process number: 23-NHW-DTB-EA-NCR-357256
Health Canada - Digital Transformation Branch - Chief Data Office Directorate
Various locations
$122,714 to $140,878

For further information on the organization, please visit Health Canada

Closing date: 2 November 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Health Canada is committed to increasing representation of Black employees and other racialized groups, Indigenous People, women and persons with disabilities. Health Canada would like its workforce to be reflective of the population it serves. Therefore, we encourage candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a member of one of these groups.

Give yourself the best chance to succeed! As the objective of this process is to assess qualifications needed for the position(s) to be staffed, let us know if you have a functional limitation/ disability, which may affect your performance. For example, contact us if you need assistance in completing and submitting your application. Should you then proceed to the next assessment stage, such as an exam or interview, we will send you an e-mail with additional information on the assessment format so that you can determine if you may require an accommodation (such as a different test format, an adaptive technology, or additional time). Assessment accommodations are designed to remove the obstacles without altering the criteria being assessed so candidates with functional limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities.

You may also review jobs open to the public through INFOTEL at 1-800-645-5605. The INFOTEL number for persons using a TTY/TDD is 1-800-532-9397.

Health Canada welcomes applications from Veterans. We recognize your contribution to Canadians and would like to offer you the opportunity to continue your career in an environment where multi-talented employees with diverse skills are appreciated and supported.

Health Canada and the Public Health Agency are dedicated to building an inclusive workforce that comprises individuals who have an array of identities, abilities, background, culture, skills, perspectives, and experiences that are representative of Canada’s current and evolving population. We are passionate about fostering a workplace where all people feel welcome, can reach their full potential, and contribute their unique perspectives and experience to the success of the team.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex (including gender identity and/or expression), national origin, sexual orientation, civil union or relationship status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other status protected under federal law."

No cover letter is required; candidates must ANSWER THE SCREENING QUESTIONS, by clearly demonstrating they meet essential qualifications relative to education and experience and asset qualifications, if applicable. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the requirement is met or to provide a listing of current responsibilities, rather the candidate must provide concrete examples that illustrate how they meet the requirement. Lack of EXAMPLES and DETAILS may result in your application being rejected as the Assessment Board will have insufficient information to determine whether or not you meet the qualifications.

The competency to communicate effectively in writing may be assessed by your answers provided in the screening questions.

For tips on how to navigate a step-by-step application process, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI

Work environment

Are you interested in working at a cutting-edge organization that values both your physical and psychological health and wellness, provides rich career development opportunities and rewards innovation? Health Canada is among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2021 in addition to being recognized as Top employer for Young People since 2015 and as Best Diversity Employer since 2010! Don’t miss your opportunity to not only enjoy the unparalleled benefits of the public service, but to get so much more on our award-winning team!

Intent of the process

Although the immediate intent of this Job Opportunity Advertisement is to staff indeterminately, applicants should be aware that a pool of qualified candidates (fully assessed or partially assessed) may be established and may be used to staff similar positions at this group and level with various language requirements listed in the Language Requirements section. In addition, this process may be used for various: tenures (acting appointments, assignment, deployment, indeterminate, specified period, secondment), language requirements, locations, security requirements and conditions of employment within Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada across Canada. As a result of the potential and possible use of the selection process and subsequent pool by hiring managers, we encourage all employees seeking this type of opportunity to apply.

This pool may be used to staff similar positions in other organizations within the core public administration (http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/plcy-pltq/rfli-lirf/index-eng.htm). By applying to this process, you consent to your personal application-related information being shared with other government departments interested in staffing similar positions.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

ED1.Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in Economics, Sociology or Statistics.

Candidates must always have a degree. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and may have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

An indeterminate incumbent of a former ES position on June 30, 1967 who became an EC on June 22, 2009, who does not possess the minimum level of education as indicated for Part A above is deemed to meet this minimum educational standard based on his/her education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

E1. Recent* and significant** experience planning, directing, and working with data science and analytics teams on large scale and complex projects, including data management.

E2. Recent* and significant** hands-on experience in R/RStudio, Python, SQL, Java, JavaScript, PowerBI, SAS or Tableau or other software such as Jupyter notebooks.

E3. Experience with the development and productization of Machine Learning, Automation, Natural Language Processing, or analytics solutions.

E4. Experience with a Data Management program or Centre of Excellence including working with cross-functional teams.

E5. Experience providing advice and recommendations on data management strategies to senior management***.

E6. Experience developing and maintaining networks with clients and stakeholders to provide leadership on matters relating to data management and analytics.

E7. Experience engaging with and presenting complex solutions to business problems and analytic results to client and partners at the senior management*** level.

Recent* experience is defined as experience within the last four (4) years.
Significant** experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with the performance of these duties for a period of at least two (2) years.
Senior management*** is defined as director level or equivalent and above.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC
English Essential
French Essential

Information on language requirements

K1. Knowledge of data science and its life cycle to optimize data assets and to strengthen advanced analytics literacy.
K2. Knowledge of the theories and methodologies of statistics and mathematics to produce modelling that provides information for management.
K3. Knowledge of theories and techniques used in research.
K4. Knowledge of project management techniques, tools and practices.

C1. Leadership
C2. Collaboration and Cooperation
C3. Assessment and Analysis
C4. Effective Communication (Written and Oral)

A1. Ability to lead multi-disciplinary project teams in the development of analysis and data analytics.
A2. Ability to identify client needs and translate them into clear data science project objectives.
A3. Ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects while meeting tight timelines.

Personal Suitabilities
PS1. Judgment
PS2. Client Service Orientation
PS3. Effective Interpersonal Relations
PS4. Respectful of Diversity

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Candidates MAY also be required to meet ONE OR MORE of the following education or experience factors, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed. The following criteria could be deemed as essential or asset, depending on the needs of the position. Candidates may be asked at a later date to explain how they meet the criteria below. If you do not meet one or more of the criteria listed in this section, we still encourage you to apply – some positions will not require them.

AED1. Degree in mathematics, computer science, data science, or related fields
AED2. Post-graduate diploma in data science or data analytics

AE1. Experience identifying new opportunities for the acquisition or access of large statistical data sets from a wide variety of data sources.
AE2. Experience in contract negotiation and management.
AE3. Experience representing the Department or organization’s position on data strategy, plans and initiatives.

Degree equivalency

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Operational Requirements
Ability to work overtime on short notice

Conditions of employment

Security: Reliability and secret

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

All written communication obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to the close of process, may be used in the assessment of the qualification "ability to communicate effectively in writing”.

We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

All information pertaining to the process will be sent by email. It is therefore your responsibility to verify your email account for new communication regarding this selection process on a regular basis.

All communication and information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to the close of process, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed. Meeting one or many of the asset qualifications may be a deciding factor in appointing a particular candidate amongst the qualified candidates. Please note that some or all of the asset qualifications could be used at the screening phase.

Candidates must provide their proof of education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcripts (original documents only) at a later time in the process. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at

To be able to manage the number of applicants in this selection process, our management may choose to use a top-down selection, random selection, or any other additional qualifications as outlined in the statement of merit criteria, in order to determine the number of candidates who will go through the following phase of the assessment.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Candidates at level may be considered for deployment opportunities at any stage of the assessment process, and may not be required to undergo the same assessment process as candidates applying for promotional opportunities.

Candidates at-level who have been considered but not deployed will be required to undertake the same assessment process as candidates applying for promotional opportunities should they wish to be considered for the pool at the end of the process.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Cheryl Robertson, Human Resources Advisor
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