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Foundational Standards Specialist, KFL&A Public Health

Kingston, Ontario
Deadline March 12, 2010

Program: Family Health & Chronic Disease And Injury Prevention
Term: One Year

Position Summary:

The specialist has enhanced responsibilities related to the Foundational Standards of the Ontario Public Health Standards in the following areas: population health assessment and surveillance; program evaluation; and research and knowledge exchange. The specialist works within a multi-disciplinary team and with program staff, toward meeting the requirements of the Foundational Standard, under the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS).



  • Master’s degree (health related) preferred
  • Discipline specific bachelor’s degree plus three of the four following courses: Research methods, Statistics, Epidemiology, Program Evaluation


  • Three years related experience in public health preferred
  • Experience in conducting program planning (using research evidence and best practice), program evaluation, surveillance, and population health assessment

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:

  • Sound understanding and knowledge of concepts of population health status, health influences, and disease (or injury) risk factors and demonstrated ability to apply knowledge to practice
  • Sound understanding of research and analytic methods
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, obtain and appraise critically the relevant scientific literature
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret population health assessments and surveillance data for program planning and evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct population health assessments and program evaluations
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret data, and to apply the results to program decisions
  • Excellent liaison, facilitation, consultation and collaboration skills
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills for complex problems
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency with word processing, database, spreadsheet, statistical, presentation and electronic mail software packages
  • Proven ability to attend work regularly
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position.

If you are interested in one this exciting opportunity, please apply in writing by February 28, 2010, to: Human Resources, KFLA Public Health:

We thank all those who take the time to apply, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.;