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Epidemiologist/Program Evaluator, Elgin St. Thomas Public Health

St. Thomas, Ontario
Deadline April 1, 2016

1 position
Posting # 1.063
Non Union Administration

Temporary Full-time

Posting Date: March 15, 2016

This position is anticipated to extend until July 31, 2017, subject to availability of work and funding.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the successful candidate will play an integral part monitoring the health status in Elgin County, conducting epidemiological studies and research for the Health Unit as required, and doing extensive program evaluation work with staff to ensure effective program and service delivery. This position is also a member of the management team, and as such, will participate in strategic planning and direction setting work for the organization.

As the successful candidate, you will provide guidance for programs to plan services and utilize epidemiological data, community health information, evaluation results and evidence to monitor and enhance the effectiveness of program service delivery. This position is also the dedicated Privacy Officer for the organization and as such, you will be asked to interpret policy and provide advice concerning privacy matters.


  • Successful completion of a master’s degree in epidemiology or equivalent degree in health or social sciences from a post secondary education institution program that is recognized by the province of Ontario.
  • Knowledge of Ontario Public Health Standards, Health Protection and Promotion Act and regulations.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in public health, program planning/evaluation and understanding of epidemiologic and statistical information and evaluation.
  • Must be capable of establishing positive interpersonal relationships and able to relay complex data to members of the management team and front line public health staff.
  • Effective documentation skills and ability to write clearly and concisely in preparing documents and other reports.
  • Demonstrated excellent computer skills in MS Office and database systems.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license and consistent access to a reliable vehicle
  • Ability to make judgement in decision making and data collection to help support public health program planning and development.
  • Ability to articulate analyzed data in a clear and concise manner from a variety of data sources. This will also include the development of user friendly tools and ethical methods for programs to plan service delivery.
  • Knowledge of privacy legislation in order to function as the Health Unit privacy officer.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
  • A criminal reference check completed within the last six (6) months from a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), inclusive of vulnerable sector screening, will be required of the successful candidate.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to by April 1, 2016.

For further information about Elgin St. Thomas Public Health and the community we serve, please visit us

Derek McDonald, Manager, Human Resources
Elgin St. Thomas Public Health

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those under consideration will be contacted.