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Director, Nunavut Bureau of Statistics

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$111,566 to $159,380
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Closing Date: 
Friday, October 25, 2019

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Strategic Planning, the Director of the Nunavut Bureau of Statistics manages Nunavut Kiglisiniaqtiit, the Nunavut Bureau of Statistics and provides management and administrative direction for Bureau staff. The Director leads a team of eight staff focusing on the collection, analysis and distribution of statistical data about and to Nunavut. The Bureau seeks to meet the data needs of the Government of Nunavut, its agencies and other client organizations and Nunavummiut generally. The Director takes the lead on program evaluations, benchmarks and performance measurement data to ensure that GN programs are implemented in an appropriate, efficient and cost-effective manner

The Director is accountable for the Government of Nunavut’s statistical and evaluation programs. This responsibility includes the development, dissemination and analysis of demographic, social and economic data that is current, consistent and accurate. This responsibility also includes the provision of statistical advice to ensure that decisions based on statistical information are current, relevant and properly interpreted.

An in-depth knowledge in statistical theory and methods are required for this position. The position requires highly specialized knowledge in developing statistical models and estimates in small numbers. Advanced knowledge in one of the major statistical software: IBM, SPSS, Stata or SAS and a variety of analytical and other software: Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint and knowledge of electronic dissemination systems and networks is required. Broad knowledge in economic, social and demographic areas and of data issues and methods used to produce a range of statistical material, trends and political conditions in Nunavut to ensure statistical and evaluation programs reflect the needs of Nunavut. General knowledge of evaluation methodology and data gathering strategies is required. The Director will need to exercise initiative and judgment, and make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.  Common sense and a sound knowledge of government priorities are essential. The position requires expert ability to write highly technical papers and possess excellent networking, interpersonal and communication skills.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized graduate degree in economics, demography or the social sciences with a specialty in statistics and quantitative research methods, along with five (5) years of experience in government statistical and analytical setting. The position requires, at least, one (1) year of supervising staff and managing staff in a statistical setting.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

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