Ministry of the Attorney General: Statistician-Analytics


The Analytics Branch at the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) is looking for a skilled, driven and data savvy individual to help drive evidence-based decision-making and achieve better results in the justice system.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Statistician in the MAG Analytics Branch, you will:

• Provide leadership and expertise on MAG specific trends, issues and developments in the Ontario Justice Sector and report on their potential impacts
• Support the implementation and improvement of protocols for analytics requests with staff and stakeholders
• Conduct detailed data analyses and provide statistical expertise on projects or research studies to improve evidence-based decision-making or support continuous improvement in the Justice Sector
• Design and implement new data collection and analysis tools and instruments
• Conduct ongoing reviews of multiple data assets for quality, accuracy and reliability
• Assess the impact of policy or program changes and make appropriate recommendations for modification

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills:

• You have proven research, analytical and problem-solving skills to conduct complex analyses
• You know how to research and analyze data using methods and techniques to identify trends, potential risks and develop mitigating strategies
• You can track and report on Justice Sector strategic and operational plan commitments
• You have the ability to evaluate program needs and determine data requirements in order to facilitate senior level decision-making

Technical Skills:

• You have demonstrated knowledge of and skills in quantitative methodologies, methods, theories and principles to determine data requirements and produce valid and reliable analytical results
• You have knowledge of information and database management to inventory and maintain knowledge of existing information and identify information gaps and data inconsistencies and suggest improvements
• You can assess options for meeting data needs, designing data collection techniques, and analyzing data in relation to Justice Sector programs, policies and other mandated objectives
• You conduct analysis using statistical software packages appropriate for addressing the analytical questions raised
• You are highly proficient in using common office software program to share the results of analyses with clients in a simple and engaging format

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• You have demonstrated experience developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders who require analytic information
• You have experience leading discussions with stakeholders about complex matters using plain language
• You have interpersonal skills to work with clients and understand their data needs
• You have communication skills to draft reports, briefings and correspondence on complex matters

Planning and Coordination Skills:

• You have experience planning and managing analytics projects and initiatives
• You have demonstrated experience assessing programs and their outputs, outcomes and impacts
• You can plan, design and undertake specialized research projects and use analytics to develop recommendations and advice to management within strict timelines
• You are able to determine the scope of an analytics study according to the timelines and deliverables

Salary Range: $1,208.48 – $1,520.32 per week

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 720 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region, General Screening Requirement



  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.


Please apply online, only, by Friday, November 3, 2017, by visiting and entering Job ID 111786 in the job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

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The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.