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Epidemiologist, Public Health and Emergency Services Department, Oxford County

Woodstock, Ontario
Deadline September 9, 2016

Notice of Vacancy

Position: Epidemiologist (Competition #2016-58)
Location: Public Health and Emergency Services Department (Public Health)  
Employment Status: Permanent Full-Time
Reporting to: Manager of Foundational Standards
Union Affiliation: C.U.P.E.
Wage Rate: 2015 rates: $37.02 - $44.06/hr.
Position Summary:

The Epidemiologist leads Public Health in the planning, organization, implementation and analysis of epidemiological studies and surveillance data that are utilized for program planning and evaluation, applied research, outbreak management and development of health status and other reports and knowledge products.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health, Health Research Methodology or equivalent; minimum of one year of public health practice, with a role involving quantitative research methodologies and working with large administrative databases; advanced skills in the application of epidemiological and statistical methods in the study of communicable and non-communicable diseases; experience using statistical software (e.g., Stata, R, SAS, SPSS) and familiarity using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and other software packages currently used to collect, analyze, report and visualize epidemiological data in Ontario; experience with relevant public health information systems such as Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN), Integrated Public Health Information System (IPHIS) and IntelliHEALTH would be an asset; excellent communication skills (verbal and written) along with strong facilitation, project management and organizational skills; priority setting, time management and creative problem solving abilities; sound knowledge of current public health issues, legislation, and how to apply epidemiological concepts; ability to work in a high pressure, team environment, respond to competing priorities, build collaborative partnerships, integrate public health programs and knowledge and deliver results through excellent customer service; ability to work flexible hours (occasional evenings and weekends) when necessary.
Resumes will only be accepted electronically via e-mail at:

Posting Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Closing Date: Friday, September 9, 2016 by 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.