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Employees of Public Health are expected to provide high quality programs and services including but not limited to sexual health, harm reduction and immunization clinic services by demonstrating respectful, inclusive, non-judgmental values.
As an employer of choice, Halton Region recognizes the many benefits of hybrid work arrangements including flexibility and better work-life balance for our employees. This position is eligible for our Hybrid Work Program.
Posting ID: 2310
Division: Public Health Resources
Pay Range: $93,916 - $125,245
- Contract < 1 year up to 12 months
- Contract > 1 year up to 18 months
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Work Location: Halton Regional Centre - 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville (Office of the Chair)
Employee Group: MMSG
Posting Date: September 15, 2023
Application Deadline: September 29, 2023
This position provides epidemiologic expertise through the identification of significant health issues and patterns in the community involving the collection of data, development and maintenance of surveillance systems, and analysis of health databases.
- Investigate and provide surveillance on communicable and non-communicable diseases, including outbreak detection, investigation and analysis
- Carry out research, analysis and reporting on the distribution and determinants of health-related states and events in the community and make recommendations to the Health Department and Region
- Report on health issues and patterns with community health status reports, surveillance reports, interactive dashboards, and GIS maps
- Develop work plans, track projects/consults, provide on-going updates to the Manager & Senior Epidemiologist, mitigate risks, manage expectations, and ensure client satisfaction
- Lead program reviews, surveys, and the development of performance indicators
- Collaborate with community partners, researchers, and provincial committees on relevant public health issues
- Supervise and mentor analysts and/or students, on a project by project basis
- Provide expert epidemiological advice and on-going program planning support, primarily to Directors and Managers, and assist in identifying priorities in their program areas
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Public Health (with a focus on epidemiology) combined with at least three (3) years’ experience working in a community-based epidemiology role, preferably within a Health Department.
- Expert knowledge or advanced training in statistical software packages (e.g. Stata, SPSS, R, SAS) and experience with geographical information systems (GIS), advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of communicable and non-communicable disease epidemiology, program planning & evaluation, biostatistics and research methodology is required. Experience using PowerBI is an asset.
- Knowledge and experience in using Public Health reporting systems and databases is important.
- Must possess strong supervisory skills to oversee analysts in carrying out epidemiology projects.
- Strong skills in political acuity, diplomacy and tact and well-developed interpersonal and facilitation skills are required to interact and consult with internal and external stakeholders.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills are also needed to prepare and present reports.
- Requires an ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously and meet multiple deadlines.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
- Flexibility to work outside of core business hours including evenings, weekends and holidays is required to assist with surveillance, outbreaks, and/or manage emergency situations in our community when they occur is also required.
- Travel will be required; incumbent must provide their own transportation.
Important information about your application:
- In accordance with requirements in Ontario Regulation 191/11 – Integrated Accessibility Standards and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Region will accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please inform the Talent Acquisition representative of the nature of the accommodation(s) you require.
- Please submit your application online. We will accommodate individual needs for applicants with disabilities and others who are not able to apply online. If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.
- Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date specified on the posting.
- We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
- Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.
- If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.
Halton Region serves more than 624,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to delivering high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work. We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment.