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Manager of Foundational Standards, Public Health, Oxford County

Woodstock, Ontario
Deadline March 18, 2016

Position: Manager of Foundational Standards (Comp. #2016-21)
Location: Public Health & Emergency Services Department (Public Health)
Employment Status: Permanent Full-Time
Reporting to: Director of Public Health & Emergency Services
Union Affiliation: Non-Union
Wage Range: 2016: $51.78/hr ($94,239/yr.) to $64.72/hr ($117,790/yr.)

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director/CEO, the Manager of Foundational Standards provides leadership and strategic direction for the implementation of the Foundational Standards of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) across the department. Is responsible for establishing a public health quality culture to ensure all policies, standards, programs and services support individuals and communities in Oxford to reach their optimal level of health and wellbeing.

Minimum Qualifications:        

Master’s degree in public health, health informatics, health research methodology, epidemiology, a discipline pertinent to the job functions or equivalent combination of related education and work experience; ,minimum of 5 years’ experience in a management position within a health sector organization which includes direct supervision of staff; advanced knowledge, skills, abilities and experience in at least two of the following   areas: program planning, evaluation,  continuous quality improvement, monitoring and surveillance, health equity, change management, strategic planning, health informatics; demonstrates the following corporate competencies: Excellence, Accountability, Innovation, Integrity and Teamwork; knowledge of relevant computer software; strong knowledge of public health principles, the Ontario Public Health Standards, and current legislation impacting on programming; excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrates the following Public Health competencies:

  • Advanced knowledge and critical thinking skills related to the public health sciences and technical knowledge
  • Formulates broad strategies on multi-dimensional strategic issues
  • Guides others in policy and program development including conducting risk assessments and the management of incidents such as outbreaks, and other emergencies of public health importance.
  • Facilitates partnerships
  • Supports diversity within the division and community
  • Communicates complex messages
  • Empowers team members
  • Inspires others through ethical leadership

Resumes will only be accepted electronically via e-mail at:

Posting Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Closing Date: Friday, March 18, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

“The County is an equal opportunity employer.  The County will attempt to provide reasonable accommodation for known disability for an applicant or employee if requested”.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, resumes are only accepted in response to advertised vacancies and will be used for the purposes of determining eligibility for employment only.  We appreciate all resumes, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.