Job Posting

Epidemiologist

Department:

Health

Division:

Healthy Families

Position:

Epidemiologist

 

 

 

Note:

At the Region of Halton, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve.

 

This is a temporary full-time position working 35 hours per week up to 16 months.


Halton Region serves more than 595,000 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.

Joining Halton Region opens the door to a fulfilling career. Our comprehensive compensation, great benefits and employee recognition program are a few reasons why we are one of the GTA’s Top Employers.

We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions. 


Purpose:

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.

 

Preferred Background:

The successful candidate will possess a Masters of Science 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. SPSS, Stata, 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.

Knowledge and experience in using Public Health reporting systems and databases. The candidate 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.

 

Employment Conditions:

Travel will be required; incumbent must provide their own transportation.

 

Working Conditions:

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.

 

Duties:

 

Posted:

July 14, 2021

Posting Expires:

July 27, 2021

Posting #:

H-310-21

 

Apply Online at: Halton Job Postings

 

Important Information:

  • We appreciate all applications however only those selected to advance in the selection process will be contacted. Candidates will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please check your email and voicemail regularly.
  • We are committed to providing accommodation throughout the selection process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

 NOTE:  Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.

 

 


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