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Medical Officer of Health & Commissioner, Public Health, Niagara Region

Thorold, Ontario
Deadline May 31, 2011

Come live and advance your career in one of the world’s most beautiful areas.  Nestled between two great lakes, the Niagara region consists of some of Canada’s most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and a dozen communities that are rich in both history and recreational opportunities.  The 1,900 square kilometers which form the peninsula contain dynamic modern cities, Canada’s most developed wine country, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, a world class casino and some of Ontario’s most breathtaking countryside.  It’s no wonder the region attracts 14 million visitors annually as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.  You will join the Regional Government, a model of cross-community co-operation, as it serves a remarkably diverse urban, suburban and rural population of more than 425,000 people.  You’ll contribute executive level leadership and subject matter expertise to Niagara Region, an upper tier municipality that’s committed to supporting and advancing the well-being of individuals, families & communities.

We are seeking an experienced municipal leader and public health professional to provide high level strategic leadership, in the priorities and activities of Ontario’s public health system as they affect community health in Niagara, as well as Niagara Emergency Medical Services.  Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, and as a member of the Corporate Management Team, you will build and sustain internal and external networks, effective teams, alliances and partnerships to gain results that enhance the quality of life for citizens, communities and stakeholders of Niagara.  You will be responsible for managing the Public Health Department in its statutory, operational, custodial and advisory responsibilities, in accordance with the directions of the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, the policies established by Regional Council/Board of Health and the administrative directions set by the Chief Administrative Officer.  

The successful candidate will be licensed to practice medicine in Ontario, have a Fellowship in Community Medicine or in a related specialty from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as well as a post-graduate certificate, diploma or degree in Public Health.  

To further explore this exciting opportunity prior to the closing date of May 31, 2011, including obtaining a full position profile and to submit your cover letter and resume, please contact Kelly Bradbury, Manager, Staffing Services at Niagara Region at or 905.685.4225, ext. 3841.