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Data Analyst

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Ontario Public Service
Ontario, Canada

Do you have a background championing data use within government to tackle complex issues and improve programs and services? Then consider joining our team of open data experts, where you will lead initiatives to enable the province to be data informed and people led. We are looking for leaders to help deliver Ontario's Open Data program in accordance with theSimpler, Faster, Better Services Act and Digital and Data Directive.

Ontario has a bold vision: To become the leading digital jurisdiction in the world. In order to achieve this goal, we need seasoned digital policy practitioners who can build the policies that will equip us to lead in the digital and data economy, and build a digital government that works for everyone.

The Ontario Digital Service (ODS) is responsible for leading the digital and data transformation of our province's public sector--a transformation that has become even more important since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We tackle complex public problems, from digital identity to smart cities, by building a people-centred approach to the design and delivery of government services, programs and policy.

The ODS is helping transform the Ontario Public Service (OPS) into a digital organization, and as a Data Analyst you will apply your data analytics expertise within a variety of digital products, services and policies

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Data Analyst, you will:

  • maintain, manage, and improve Ontario's Data Catalogue for government data access by the public and Internal Data Catalogue for data sharing across the Ontario Public Service
  • build data pipelines, data queries and scripts to automate data quality checks and determine compliance of datasets with the Digital and Data Directive and the Open Data Publishing Guidebook
  • conduct jurisdictional scans and user research into trends, best practices, standards and tools used in support of dataset publication and data catalogue construction and design
  • federate Ontario's data catalogue with catalogues from other jurisdictions
  • deliver presentation and conduct consultations with a broad range of internal and external partners and stakeholders
Experience with the following:

  • open source programming languages such as Python or R and
  • open source data portal platforms such as CKAN
  • multiple data formats such as JSON, CSV, XML
  • multiple ways to access data such as via database queries and APIs
  • different metadata schema and data standards
  • Ontario's open data publication process
How do I qualify?

  • Data Catalogue Expertise
  • you have extensive knowledge of and skills in establishing, administering, and maintaining a government-wide data catalogue
  • you have knowledge of open data principles, methods, tools and techniques
  • you have knowledge of metadata cataloguing principles, practices and methods
Research and Computer Skills

  • you can assess the effectiveness of Open Data systems/processes, identify issues, and develop innovative recommendations
  • you can use modern software programs and tools to maintain data catalogues
  • you can contribute to the development of Open Data recommendations that encompass a range of considerations (e.g. political impact, internal capacity, risk management factors, stakeholder priorities, emerging trends/developments) needed for an effective evidence-based approach to the management and release of government data
Project Management and Organizational Skills

  • you have knowledge of project management principles and methods to design, plan and deliver projects
  • you demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills to manage conflicting work demands and tight deadlines
Policy Skills and Knowledge

  • you have knowledge of government strategic directions and key objectives, plans and priorities pertaining to Open Data
  • you have knowledge of legal, privacy and policy processes to administer the government-wide Open Data approval and release process
  • you are able to interpret the Digital and Data Directive and conduct reviews of policies, best practices, methodologies, procedures, standards and tools
Relationship Management, Advisory and Communication Skills

  • you demonstrate strong communication, advisory, consultation and relationship management skills to build relationships with and provide consultation to a broad range of stakeholders, partners and key decision-makers
  • you have excellent presentation and persuasion skills to respond to inquiries, provide briefings and promote the principles and objectives of the government's Open Data systems, processes and standards

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Employer: Ontario Public Service (@ONgov)
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posted Date: 01/09/2022
Expiry Date: 01/01/2023
Type: Full-Time
Categories: Data Manager / Analysis / Governance
Ref: DN-JB-975
Added by: DAM News Administrator
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