Economist or Senior Analyst, Vancouver Regional Office
City, Province, Country:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Number of Positions:
February 8, 2012
February 22, 2012
(annual salary): The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $65,360 and $97,836* (job grade P3 or P4 or 17).*Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher starting salaries to exceptional candidates.
Canada's central bank is the nation's pre-eminent macroeconomic policy institution. No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very centre of Canada's economy, in an organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. No matter what your area of expertise, you'll enjoy an open culture and a superior work environment that will challenge, energize, and motivate you to excel. (More info)
The Canadian Economic Analysis Department provides high-quality economic analysis, projections and research to support the Bank's monetary policy function. Within this department, the Regional Analysis Division conducts regional and sectoral analyses and contributes to corporate research priorities from five offices, located in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal and Halifax. A key activity of the division consists of a quarterly industry survey and publication of the quarterly Business Outlook Survey. In addition to tracking data from public sources and the Business Outlook Survey, information on economic conditions is gathered from associations, provincial/territorial governments and a network of industry contacts. The division contributes to the Bank's communication strategy by engaging in dialogue with various audiences regarding the Bank and monetary policy. Members of the division also carry out longer-term research projects, econometric analyses and original research both independently and in collaboration with others within and outside of the Bank in pursuit of corporate research priorities.Under the general direction of the Senior Representative (Economics) for the regional office located in Vancouver, your responsibilities will include participating as an active member of the British Columbia and Yukon regional team to carry out the Business Outlook Survey in the region, and conducting analyses related to understanding and communicating survey results. With an assiduous attitude and results orientation, you will also contribute to the team’s current analysis and projections related to the British Columbia and Yukon region and Canadian economies, prepare briefings for senior Bank officials and carry out econometric analyses related to current economic developments and issues. You will develop new ideas for research topics to pursue, and collaborate with your colleagues across regions and at head office to conduct high-quality quantitative research projects to advance the Bank’s corporate research priorities. You will also participate in liaison and communication activities to ensure that the Bank's message on monetary policy is widely disseminated within the region. In keeping with the Bank’s Compass, as outlined in the Annual Report, you will take initiative to conduct your work in a manner consistent with the organization’s core values, and support the Senior Representative in fostering a climate of transparency, teamwork and collaboration, excellence, and continuous improvement in the Vancouver office and, more broadly, among colleagues within and outside of the Bank.
• master’s degree or PhD in economics • a minimum of two years of experience analyzing economic data (particularly time-series data) and preparing written reports• English essential• intermediate knowledge of standard office tools such as Microsoft Office suite and computational software, including at least one standard econometrics package, e.g., EViews, Stata, RATS or MATLAB, with a strong demonstrated capacity for increasing competencies in this area• ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences both orally and in writing, and actively participate in meetings with senior-level professionals • ability to work independently and as a member of a team, demonstrating adaptability and flexibility, particularly under tight deadlines, as well as effective interpersonal communication• demonstrated experience in setting priorities and organizing oneself to effectively pursue multiple projects and initiatives and ensure timely follow-through• broad familiarity with aspects of monetary policy formulation and implementation• strong analytic and quantitative skills and ability to distill relevant information from diverse economic indicators; in particular, experience with a range of methods for time-series analysis• solid understanding of core macro-/microeconomics fundamentals• ability to carry out original, policy-relevant research both individually and collaboratively
• ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences, in both official languages• experience in monitoring current economic developments and forecasting in a Canadian context• knowledge of the regional economies and industrial sectors• jointly conducted research leading to presentation/publication • enhanced experience and knowledge of econometric methods and their application in a range of software• experience teaching applied econometric methods to junior economists
• Condition of employment: Candidate must be eligible for reliability status clearance.• Relocation assistance may be provided, if required. • We are committed to employment equity and we encourage applications from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. • Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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