Data Scientist at Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba

Job Duties:

Conducts advanced research and analysis for Senior Executive and various WCB Business Units. Leads the requestor through problem definition, approach and presenting results with the goal of enabling business units to become more self-sufficient to answer simple data requests using new self-serve tools the Data Scientist describes to the BI DBA or BI Analyst to provision.

Conducts research or provides data for external requests ensuring WCB policies and privacy legislation are followed.

Reports on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Senior Executive and the Board of Directors, including information for the Annual report.

Conducts forecasting and trending on WCB KPIs and external factors to predict impact on the WCB using methods such as regression models, Bayesian estimators or time series analysis.

Proactively conducts analysis and research to make new discoveries and identify areas of opportunity or risk.

Develops analytical and predictive models to improve operational business unit performance using techniques such as Poisson models, conjoint analysis or cluster modelling.

Acts as a thought leader on research and analysis techniques for the BI unit and for other operational business units in the WCB.

Provides and documents best practices for determining key measures and definitions in the WCB.

Defines guidelines, standards of practices and expectations for data quality and monitors to ensure adherence.

Identifies new datasets and defines new dimensions in the database model to continue to enhance the Data Warehouse completeness and functionality.

Provides ideas for enhancements and improvements on the Data Warehouse based on experience and research requests.

Analyses and documents data quality issues for ongoing improvement of the WCB Data Warehouse, source systems or business processes and provides these findings to the appropriate group or operational department to implement upgrades.

Pursues professional and personal development through continuing education and training, literature reviews, and workshops, seminars, etc.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Doctoral Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration, Economics, Mathematics or a related discipline

Minimum seven (7) years directly related experience in research or evaluating programs including experience with SQL queries for data retrieval

Knowledge of data warehouse design and functionality

Advanced proficiency in the use of a personal computer and software (Excel) in a Windows environment

Advanced proficiency with using statistical computing packages (R programming language)

Well-developed research and analytical skills that require initiative and independent thinking

Advanced abilities in quantitative and qualitative evaluation research and program evaluation

Superior technical and writing skills including the ability to communicate complex information in plain language

Excellent oral communication, facilitation/mediation, and public speaking skills

Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to utilize tact and discretion in dealing with contentious decisions, confidential information, complex issues, and confrontational contacts

Ability to lead and manage projects

Ability to adapt to a changing environment while managing multiple priorities within tight deadlines

Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Knowledge of the Workers Compensation Act, policies and procedures of the WCB of Manitoba or other provincial WCBs and related compensation issues would be an asset

Knowledge of tools such as PowerPivot, Power BI, Power Query and Reporting Services would be an asset.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $70,558 – $88,201

The WCB recognizes that individuals may face barriers that hinder their full and equal participation in the workplace, and is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to all employees and candidates who are or may be disabled by one or more barriers in the workplace. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Ability to communicate proficiently in both official languages (English & French) is an asset.

A satisfactory criminal record check and verification of education will be required for the successful candidate.

You may be asked to demonstrate your ability through competency based interviewing and/or testing.

About WCB:
The Workers Compensation Board promotes safety and health in Manitoba workplaces and aims to help prevent and reduce the occurrence of workplace injuries and disease. Working with its partners, the WCB promotes safe and healthy workplaces, facilitates recovery and return to work, provides compassionate and supportive compensation services for workers and employers, and ensures responsible financial stewardship.

WCBdoes encompasses what it means to work at the WCB. The WCB is proud to have employee benefits and programs that support financial and personal security, foster health and well-being, encourage involvement and support growth as an individual and member of the WCB community. The four categories of WCBdoes include: Security, Wellness, Engagement and Growth.

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