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Consultant Health Promotion, Toronto Public Health

Temporary Career Opportunity in the Toronto Public Service

File #: 09-CSA17967
Posting Date: April 28, 2009    
Closing Date: May 12, 2009
Job Title: Consultant Health Promotion    
Division: Public Health
Salary Range: $38.99 - $42.71 per hour (2008 rates)    
Section: Communicable Disease Control
Wage Grade: 15    
Job Location: 277 Victoria Street
Hours per Week:  35    
No. of Vacancies: One (1)
Classification:  OC/PN: TF0151    
Duration:  Approximately 12 Months
Job Type: CUPE Local 79    
Eligibility to Apply

  • All employees are invited to apply for this position.
  • Priority will be given to applicants covered by the Local 79 collective agreement.

Major Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Manager, Communicable Disease Surveillance, the Consultant Health Promotion:

  • Analyzes information and provides advice to staff in the review and analysis of programs, projects and new priorities in setting goals and objectives
  • Drafts and revises related program plans, policies and procedures
  • Develops public health issues-related policy recommendations, e.g. by-laws, legislation for consideration at the municipal, provincial and federal levels
  • Assesses community needs and analyzes information with respect to public health issues
  • Collaborates with Public Health program staff in strategic and operational planning for Public Health programs
  • Plans, develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates programs and services as directed, e.g. Annual Report, web-based reports, etc.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates divisional programs and projects
  • Promotes the implementation of municipal, provincial and federal legislation and strategies
  • Develops and facilitates in-service training, staff orientation and staff development programs
  • Drafts, revises and/or recommends teaching manuals and resource materials for the public and divisional staff
  • Plays lead role in design, development and maintenance of CDSU material on TPH website
  • Researches and writes position papers, reports and correspondence for the division
  • Collaborates on applied public health research and field study
  • Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, etc.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Masters Degree in Public Health or related discipline or the approved equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  2. Extensive experience in a public health or related agency with a focus in communicable diseases.
  3. Experience in the areas of policy and procedure development, needs assessments, program planning including logic model development and evaluation, research, and advocacy.
  4. Experience working with communicable disease surveillance initiatives, practicing communicable disease epidemiology, and/or outbreak investigations.

You must also have:

  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong epidemiologic knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with communication partners.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply the determinants of health, access and equity principles.
  • Demonstrated analytical, organizational, program planning and evaluation, leadership and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include overtime, shift work, evenings and weekends.


  • The successful candidate will be assigned to use information systems containing personal health information and will be required to meet registration requirements of eHealth Ontario to perform the required duties of the position.
  • Applicants are required to demonstrate in their applications/resumes that their qualifications match those specified in the job call. Failure to do so will result in elimination from the competition. Additional information submitted after the job call closing date will not be accepted.
  • Assessment may include an interview, written and/or practical test. Location of assessment to be determined.
  • If selected, permanent employees will retain their permanent status. At the end of the temporary assignment, employees will return to their permanent base job classification.
  • If selected, temporary and part-time employees will be reassigned to the temporary position.  At the end of the temporary assignment, employees will be treated in accordance with Article 35, Layoff and Recall, of the Local 79 Full-time Collective Agreement.
  • Information about how to prepare for a City job competition is available on the Inside Toronto intranet site. If you do not have a computer, you can use the computers in the learning kiosks located at City Hall, Etobicoke and Scarborough Civic Centres.
  • Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.
  • Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the City's Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

How to apply for this opportunity:

Interested candidates should forward their application, resume and cover letter, quoting this File #09-CSA17967, using only one of the following methods:

On-line: visit or

Mail/hand deliver to: Human Resources, Metro Hall, 5th Floor, 55 John Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C6; or,

Fax to: 416-392-5050. Applications, resumes and cover letters must be received by the closing date stated above.

Your SAP employee number must be included in your application or cover letter or resume.

Human Resources Contact:    
Cindy Ho Lung    416-392-3942
Divisional Contact:    
Effie Gournis    416-338-7926

The personal information contained in your application and resume is collected under the authority of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, s. 136(c) and Article IV, of Chapter 169, of the Municipal Code. The information is used to determine eligibility for employment. Questions about this collection can be directed to: Senior Staffing Consultant, 5th Floor, Metro Hall, 55 John St., Toronto, ON M5V 3C6.