Senior Workforce Analyst

Posting Date: Mar 29, 2023

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Senior Workforce Analyst 

Job Requisition ID: 30279

Ministry: Public Service Commission

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Permanent

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Program Services 4E

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:


The Public Service Commission (PSC) provides human resources (HR) services to the Government of Alberta (GoA). This is achieved by providing expert advice, strategic leadership and stewardship as well as developing and delivering innovative supports and services to Alberta Public Service (APS) employees.


You will be a member of the Workforce Reporting and Analytics (WRA) team in PSC which supports the PSC and client departments with human capital Management (HCM) reporting and analytics services to make evidence-based decisions and to align the workforce with business priorities.  The WRA function supports the PSC and business leaders to:
•    tell a story with the evidence (data) so that the business leaders are intrigued and want to take action
•    find the “fascinating” nuggets in a sea of data 
•    think about how evidence (data) can contribute to understanding business needs and help drive workforce management and planning 
•    ask questions or develop hypotheses that can be explored and supported in collaboration with other PSC teams


As the demand for people analytics grows, more business leaders are turning to data to gain insight into their workforce, however, interpreting and using data can sometimes be challenging.  That’s why we need you - a ‘data captain’ if you will; someone to assist with deciphering data into meaningful information and to guide leaders towards making sound, evidence-based business decisions.


Reporting to the Manager, Workforce Analytics, you are a key player in building workforce analytics capacity in the APS through your work with professionals within the PSC and stakeholders across the APS. Communicating complex concepts and analyses to stakeholders won’t upset your ship as you have sound communications skills, along with a strong data analysis background and in-depth knowledge of statistical methodologies.


Your expertise in statistics and economics, as well as designing, building, testing and implementing data products is key as you transform workforce data into useable insights for clients.


Some of the activities you will be accountable for are: 
•    Designing experiments, testing hypotheses and building statistical models; conducting advanced data analysis and designing highly complex algorithms.  Applying advanced statistical and predictive modelling techniques to build, maintain and to inform decision-making and support workforce planning.
•    Leading the design, development, automation and maintenance of external statistical data and information that address the economic, labour market and workplace information needs for a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
•    Providing expert advice and guidance on workforce analytics, relevant labour market and industry data considerations, and establish robust mechanisms (e.g. forecasting models and scenarios) to assess and predict the effectiveness of policies, programs and practices.
•    Liaising with business areas to understand their data needs and how advanced workforce analytics can support them in meeting business goals via workforce planning concepts and practices.
•    Conducting scenario planning, modeling, environmental scanning, gap analysis and detailed data analysis.
•    Preparing workforce information reports in suitable formats to meet the needs of specified audiences or business areas.
•    Developing and making recommendations regarding workforce strategies based on the data expertise.

Keys for successful navigation:
•    Strong data analysis background; the ability to manipulate and manage large data sets, and to find patterns and trends in the data.
•    Experience working with, and communicating complex concepts and analyses to stakeholders with different levels of analytic experience and knowledge.
•    Depth of knowledge with regard to complex statistical methodologies including forecasting, modeling, and statistical interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data.
•    Proven project and time management skills, along with familiarity with project management frameworks such as SCRUM or Kanban.
•    Collaborative, value-driven team player who is comfortable working in a growing, fast paced environment.


University Degree in Statistics, Economics, or related field, supplemented with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in research design and methodology including literature review, qualitative and quantitative data collection, processing and analysis. Related experience or education may be considered as an equivalency on a one-for-one basis. Advanced experience with data and statistical software (e.g. R, SAS, and Python) is essential.   Preference will be given to those who possess a Master’s Degree.


Also required:
•    Knowledge or experience in evolving methodologies, technologies, and the external Data Science landscape (Regression, Classification, Clustering, Anomaly Detection, Natural Language Processing, Big Data, etc.) 
•    Understanding of business intelligence and reporting technologies and software, relational databases, and front-end query tools (e.g. Power BI, SQL-based query languages, DAX, etc.)
•    Strong communication and presentation skills (written and verbal)

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in-depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. This link will assist you with understanding competencies:


The following behavioural competencies you have developed will support your success. These include:


•    Agility – anticipates, assesses, readily adapts and reacts to changing priorities, timelines and unexpected and unplanned requests with minimal guidance and direction as well as the ability to work with aggressive and sometimes competing deadlines.
•    Creative Problem Solving – the ability to tackle projects with unknown answers and provide possible solutions, hypothesize possible outcomes, and test those theories using a variety of techniques.
•    Driving Results – Directly impacts decision-making at the executive level by working collaboratively with executive team and staff, providing relevant and reliable recommendations. Possess a high degree of initiative and independence while still being a strong team player.
•    Systems Thinking – Effectively identifies impacts and interconnections of tactical deliverables with enterprise-wide objectives and strategies.


$2,707.94 to $3,549.74 bi-weekly ($70,677 to $92,648/yearly)


This is a permanent full-time position.


Hours of work:  36.25 per week


Information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees.
•    Working for the Alberta Public Service – 
•    Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
•    Leadership and mentorship programs
•    Professional learning and development
•    Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
•    Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements
•    Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –

How To Apply

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Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted, via email.


If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Cindy Zaiffdeen at


If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.