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Data Analyst - HRM

11 Aug 2016 10:30 AM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is inviting applications for the permanent position of Data Analyst, Finance & ICT.

Reporting to the Manager, Business Intelligence & Data Services (BIDS) the Data Analyst is responsible for the development, analysis, management and coordination of HRM data assets (spatial and non-spatial) established through corporate initiatives and operations. The Data Analyst leads in all technical practices encompassing the rationalization, collection, processing, distribution, analysis, archiving and governance of HRM data assets. The Data Analyst works closely with other data professionals within ICT to ensure data policies, standards compliances and defined corporate data management targets are met. The incumbent also acts as a liaison with external agencies to address their needs relative to HRM data assets.


Data Management

Identify and/or profile the potential or existing internal and external data resources.

Develop and/or manage data maintenance plans to maintain and support the existing data assets. This would include, but not be limited to, procedures for: data integrity; data auditing; data security; data archiving; and data retention.

Develop an understanding of business and corporate needs. This would include the ability to develop logical data models to meet those business needs, and to develop physical data models to properly implement those needs in a physical operating environment.

Maintain the existing logical and physical data models.

Under the guidance of the Manager, BIDS, collaborate with the GIS and data technician staff within the ICT BIDS team to coordinate workflow.

Perform advanced non-spatial and spatial data analysis.

Identify and escalate data management standards compliance issues.

Act as the technical liaison between HRM data asset management and external agencies.

Data Governance

Endeavour to become the subject matter expert on the data and processes related to their assigned data portfolio.

Exhibit strong relationship building and relationship management skills to become a trusted source to the Strategic Data Steward and other key business positions.

Provide expert guidance and recommendations on resolving disputes regarding data definitions, data quality, data boundaries and access rights.

Under the guidance of the Enterprise Data Architect, establish and maintain corporate data models.

Facilitate meeting sessions for a diverse audience of HRM employees.

Provide input with regard to resource and solution implementation cost into data governance related budget development.

Define, maintain and publish, in collaboration with Data Custodians, data definitions.

Assist in designing and/or optimize business processes related to data management lifecycle.

Identify data quality issues and root causes and elevate findings to Strategic Data Stewards.

Define, in collaboration with Strategic Data Stewards, data quality targets (metrics) and data quality reporting requirements.

Design and implement, in collaboration with Enterprise Data Architect and Manager, BIDS, metadata capture processes, data quality measurement baselines and data quality monitoring solutions.

Provide scheduled and ad-hoc reporting on all aspects of data governance to the Strategic Data Stewards.

Maintain the integrity of the metadata repository.

Identify and escalate data access violation incidents.

Assist in reviewing and approving the data access requests.

Engage business units for identifying, evaluating and prioritizing data releases for Open Data.

Business Intelligence

Identify authoritative source for each data subject area.

Perform system level data analysis; table and column level data analysis.

Capture source metadata.

Develop and maintain data mart models.

Performs other related duties, as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Post-secondary degree relevant to information management, analytics, GIS, or statistics.

A minimum of three years of relevant experience with data management & analysis, Business Intelligence or GIS, preferably within public sector.

Demonstrated experience in GIS tools, database management systems and/or development tools.

Familiarity with Master Data Management practices; Data Governance practices; Business Intelligence related data analysis; Business Process Management; and ITIL Concepts.

Experience in Customer Relationship Management is preferred.

Experience working in a municipal environment is preferred.

Technical/Job Specific Knowledge:

Thorough knowledge of HRM data assets, corporate GIS data files; municipal government workings; components including tables, joins and SQL querying.

Thorough knowledge of GIS data practices, procedures, guidelines and standards; GIS concepts and trends, GIS analysis techniques.

Ability to combine data from multiple sources when needed for the analysis.

Effective communication, relationship management, tact, and negotiating and interpersonal skills.

Effective statistical analysis techniques.

Effective knowledge of Data Warehousing technologies; BI and analytics.

Familiarity with the use case analysis, business process re-engineering in related to data quality improvement.

Familiarity with data initiatives within the provincial government as well as other external agencies.

**Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates who are selected for testing may be tested in a group setting scheduled at the employer's discretion.

Security Clearance Requirement: Candidates being considered for the position of Data Analyst will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Competencies: Analytical Thinking; Communication; Customer Service; Decision Making; Organization and Planning; Teamwork and Cooperation; Valuing Diversity

WORK STATUS: Permanent, Full Time

HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, overtime hours may be required.

SALARY: Level 6 Information Services, $43.38 per hour as per NSUPE Local 13 Collective Agreement (employees may be compensated at 90% of this rate for the probationary period).

WORK LOCATION: Duke Tower, Halifax and Eric Spicer Building, Dartmouth

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to midnight on August 23, 2016.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons in the workplace. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.

Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions if other qualified candidates are not available, and the retiree possesses specialized knowledge and/or a unique skill set not otherwise available. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.

This is a bargaining unit position. External applicants will only be considered if there are no qualified bargaining unit candidates.

(position # 72282525)

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