Senior Data Consultant

Full Time Temporary @Government of Ontario in Information Technology
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  • Post Date : September 18, 2023
  • Apply Before : October 3, 2023
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  • Job ID 28227

Job Description

Are you looking for a great opportunity to showcase your data science expertise and statistical / analytical knowledge and skills? We are looking for motivated professionals to join our team, to provide leadership and expertise in the field of Data Science in order to improve productivity at the system level in accordance with Ontario Public Service (OPS) principles and objectives.

About Us

The Ministry of Health’s Physician and Provider Services Division (PPSD) is accountable for policy development, negotiations, and mediation or arbitration, where applicable, and the implementation of agreements between government and certain health care provider associations. The division recently modernized its organizational structure to better align with their business objectives and is looking for new staff who are ready to learn and are passionate about contributing to the lives of Ontarians through the work we do.

The Provider Negotiations Management Branch is a new branch, created to lead the negotiations process for the ministry with health care providers, including the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), the Association of Ontario Midwives, the Ontario Association of Optometrists, and the Ontario Dental Association.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits
    • Flexible work arrangements
    • Collegial and professional work culture
    • Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
    • On-the-job training to support your success in the role

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful, and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy < > and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint < > pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code < >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Senior Data Consultant, you will be:

  • Training on, deploying, and maintaining data and analytics pipelines as well as statistical and machine learning models in production environments;
    • Carrying out novel exploratory, inferential, and predictive analyses on complex structured and unstructured data assets;
    • Creating data visualization and communication tools and telling strong data stories;
    • Connecting and working with your colleagues beyond ministry lines to deliver integrated data, analytics, and data science services.

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge and Expertise:

You have:
• knowledge of, and experience applying, theories, principles and best practices in the field of data science and advanced analytics, data modelling, data mining and evidence-informed decision-making;
• knowledge of, and experience working with, data science programming languages (e.g. Python, R, Scala) and data querying languages (e.g. SQL, Hive, Cypher) to load, prepare, and use a high variety / high volume of data assets for reporting, analysis, and statistical / machine learning model development;
• knowledge of data/database management principles, technologies, and best practices for working with structured and unstructured data assets;
• basic knowledge of technologies to support development and maintenance of models in production environments, such as container systems and version control systems;
• basic knowledge of principles of software engineering as they apply to data science models in production environments.

Analytics Knowledge and Expertise:

You have:
• knowledge of, and experience applying, a broad variety of techniques for descriptive, exploratory, inferential and predictive analytics;
• knowledge of mathematical foundations of common data science modelling approaches;
• basic knowledge of public sector policy and program research, development, and analysis principles, practices and methods.

Communication, Consultation and Negotiation Skills:

You have:
• knowledge and experience in data storytelling and communication through different mediums – for example, dashboards, briefings, reports, and slide decks;
• ability to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical colleagues;
• consultation, consensus-building and networking skills to maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
• persuasion and influencing skills to convince stakeholders of project relevance and necessity;
• negotiation, conflict management and consensus-building skills to resolve contentious issues, maximize team/stakeholder contribution, achieve consensus, and produce required deliverables.

Project Management Skills:

You have:
• experience working on projects with diverse project teams and stakeholder groups and competing priorities;
• the ability to lead projects independently and ensure satisfactory and timely results delivery;
• basic knowledge of structured project management approaches such as PMBOK, Agile, etc.

Salary Range: $76,382 – $112,555 Per Year

Additional Information:

  • 3 Temporary, duration up to 18 months (with the possibility of extension), 438 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region


  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

Please apply online, only, by Tuesday, October 3, 2023, by visiting, and entering Job ID 203133 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.