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Supervisor, Environmental Health, Region of Peel

Health Services - Support Programs
Salary Range:  $68,475 - $85,592
Location:  44 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton

Position No.:  08-577
Date Posted:  October 7, 2008
Date Removed:  October 21, 2008

The Department, Division and its Strategy:

Working within Health Services, Environmental Health division and reporting to the Manager, Environmental Health Support Programs, you will support the Division's mandate to provide environmental health protection programs related to Smoke-Free Ontario Act, Enforcement and Prosecutions within the Division and the Peel Health Integrated Business Information System (PHIBIS).

The Team You Will Lead:

You will supervise an Environmental Health team working out of the 44 Peel Centre Drive office. The team is made up of 4 Public Health Inspectors- Tobacco Enforcement, 1.5 Prosecution Staff , 1 Analyst Environmental Health Systems, and 1 Data Coordinator. The tobacco team conducts inspections of tobacco vendors, conducts compliance/ enforcement checks regarding youth access to tobacco, respond to community complaints regarding non compliance in public places and workplaces included under SFOA. They participate in Not to Kids Coalition and Central East Tobacco Control Area Network Activities.

The prosecution staff duties including providing prosecution support for enforcement activities related to mandatory programs (Ontario Public Health Standards) and Smoke-Free Ontario Act enforcement, providing training to Public Health Inspectors on ticket writing and court proceedings, hiring and training test shoppers used for compliance and enforcement checks. The Environmental Health Analyst duties includes providing support for the division with PHIBIS, working with Quality Assurance Specialist to establish policies and procedures regarding Hedgehog data entry by all staff, program module development and support, providing staff training and hardware and software acquisitions.

Your Role:

As Supervisor, you will be required to recruit, coach, motivate, train and evaluate employees while ensuring efficient and effective utilization of resources. You will assign and delegate work and ensure quality and service standards are met. You will ensure staff carry out their job duties in a safe and healthy manner, and you will be responsible for identifying program priorities and setting program objectives. You will ensure adherence to applicable legislations, practices and standards set out in the Department/Division's Service Strategy Business Plan and BEST objectives; collaborate with the Manager in developing strategies to continuously improve quality programs and monitor and evaluate service levels to identify areas of opportunity. You will participate on applicable departmental, inter-health unit and interagency committees as required. In addition, you will prepare, administer and monitor the team budget.

The successful candidate will hold a university degree in applied science with a major/specialization in public health, and Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors certification plus 3 years supervisory experience and experience as a public health inspector. You will be results focused, customer/client focused and must demonstrate the ability to lead, manage and motivate a team. You will require working knowledge of Regional Policies/Practices, Provincial Legislation/Standards and have excellent skills in program planning, implementation and evaluation.

You will demonstrate strong research, analytical and presentation skills. Communication skills (both verbal and written) are required to report and function as a key liaison between the concerns escalated from routine public inquiries and the Office of the Medical Officer of Health (particularly during periods of emergency situations). Your excellent negotiation and problem solving/decision making skills will assist you in managing the day to day operations to deal with inspection issues and public inquiries. You must have the ability to build and maintain partnerships, negotiate and resolve conflict with external clients and internal stakeholders.

Political awareness, tact and diplomacy are essential. Organizational and administrative skills including budget preparation and expenditure monitoring are required. An aptitude in computer skills, database management, quality control and data reporting is required in order to ensure Provincial and Health Unit targets are maintained accurately.

To pursue this attractive leadership opportunity, please apply online ( and complete the Q&A and competency profile.

At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone's contributions.  As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve.  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; only those under consideration will be contacted; however, internal candidates will be kept apprised of their application status.

Foreign earned credentials may need to be assessed in order to determine Canadian equivalency.  Please visit the Canadian Foreign Credentials Referral Office's website for further details.  Service Canada also provides information regarding referral services toll-free.