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Public Health Policy Analyst, Niagara Region

Thorold, Ontario
Deadline August 17, 2011

Job Opening ID: 7550  
# Required: 1

Business Unit: Public Health
Division: Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention
Location: Headquarters Campbell East

Standard Hours: 35.00 / week
Full/Part Time: Full-Time  
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Salary Grade: 5 Non-Union
Salary Range: $ 64,038.00 - $ 75,339.00

Post Date: 2011-07-28
Close Date: 2011-08-17

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention and management team, the Public Health Policy Analyst will undertake policy analysis and development in support of various public health initiatives, particularly those with chronic disease and injury prevention (CDIP) implications. The Public Health Policy Analyst will support CDIP program areas and management in exploring policy and program options, developing supporting materials and processes, testing and validating potential approaches/initiatives internally and externally. This position will also assist in planning and implementing consultation processes/mechanisms with key decision makers and stakeholders to engage partners/stakeholders in reviewing and responding to proposed policy development initiatives. Relying on demonstrated successes in policy development, stakeholder engagement and community mobilization this position makes recommendations through a collective and consultative process on the health policy priorities for the CDIP division and other areas of Niagara Region Public Health.

Education

  • Demonstrated experience in policy development in health sector, with particular emphasis on public health
  • Honours undergraduate/baccalaureate degree in health-related field. Masters’ level training is preferable.

Knowledge and Education

  • Strong understanding of the public health sector and community agencies in Niagara, Ontario and Canada, as well as municipal, regional and provincial government.
  • 3-5 years of experience in health (preferably public health) and policy development.
  • Expertise in population health.
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement and consultation, particularly as a means to influence and contribute to planning processes.
  • Working knowledge of established policy tools such as The Health Communication Unit’s Policy Roadmap and the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance’s Policy Toolkit.
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Public Health Standards.
  • Excellent oral and written communications to respond to issues, prepare and present reports, briefing materials and presentations;
  • Excellent research, planning and problem solving skills to research public health policy and practice issues;
  • Experience in working in a matrix management structure and within cross disciplinary teams;
  • Proven expertise in the principles/practices of policy research/development, environmental scanning, trends forecasting, and issues analysis;
  • Strong consultation, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Project management, research and analytical skills;
  • Strong ability to anticipate, assess and mitigate potential risk;

Skills

  • Scheduling & Planning - Focus: Achievement Oriented
  • Relating & Ethics - Focus: Facilitative
  • Delivering Effective Service - Focus: Quality Service Delivery
  • Credentials - Focus: Professional / Business Proficiency
  • Decision Making & Accountability - Focus: Gaining Commitment
  • Learning - Focus: Continuous Development
  • Managing Finances - Focus: Continuous Improvement

Special Requirements

  • Ability to travel in a timely manner to locations away from assigned office in order to carry out assigned duties
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, provide own transportation for assignments and travel throughout the Niagara Region
  • An annual influenza vaccination is recommended

Closing Statement

We appreciate receipt of all applications; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

How To Apply

Please visit Niagara Region’s website at http://niagararegion.ca/government/hr/careers.aspx to view the job posting and apply online.  The application deadline is August 17, 2011.