Position title: Research Specialist (13-month term)
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
Closing date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Division: Strategy, Knowledge and Reputation
Language requirement: English
Qualitative or quantitative research experience required
Take research from idea generation and questionnaire design all the way to multivariate analysis and strategic recommendations. You’ll lead in key information initiatives with both customers and employees, providing action plans for meeting targets. You have a degree in social science, business administration or commerce and at least six years of related experience (or an equivalent combination). Fluency in both official languages is an asset.
These competencies describe the required behaviours and expectations for the position:
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AgilityAcknowledges both organizational and personal capacity to change, based on what is and is not possible or probable. Knows when to say no. Changes approach accordingly, even though this may entail considerable effort to meet the organization’s needs.
Customer experienceUndertakes a regular exchange of information with customers and/or co-workers for mutual benefit to build a network of trust. Manages these relationships on an ongoing basis to ensure alignment and efficiency of effort.
InitiativeMakes well-thought-out modifications to systems or processes to improve both their impact and performance.
Learning and innovationDevelops a cross-boundary approach to learning by gaining information from multiple sources and encourages this in others as a strategy for continual improvement. Adapts communication for different audiences.
Solution focusAnalyzes relationships among several parts of a problem or situation. Demonstrates resilience by developing personal tactics and techniques to deal with issues and changes encountered in resolving problems.
Teamwork and partnershipMakes sure the practical needs of the team are met. Uses different leadership styles in response to the needs and goals of the team.
Conceptual thinkingClarifies complex information or situations. Assembles ideas, issues and observations into a clear and useful explanation.
Effective communicationAdapts communication strategy and interpersonal approach to a situation. Perseveres in the face of complex, hard-to-handle situations. Effectively conveys both readily apparent and underlying messages to others.
Identifying, planning and executing Initiates activities involving others, organizing work to maximize overall efficiency and effectiveness while ensuring high-quality output. Develops plans to optimize available resources and adjusts decisions as required.
Impact and influenceSeeks to get things done by taking multiple actions to have an impact on others with differing points of view.
Intellectual curiosityMakes a systematic effort to conduct research to obtain required information, different perspectives and other relevant sources of material while keeping an enterprise-wide perspective of other initiatives. Typically accomplishes this through formal and informal investigations.
Process improvementDevelops innovative processes or ideas within broad guidelines to generate solutions that enhance required results. Identifies and uses alternatives that are not obvious to others to improve processes.