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HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER


SALARY RANGE: $34,239 - $42,799



NOTE: INTERNAL APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN FIRST CONSIDERATION.

PREFERRED BACKGROUND: Undergraduate degree in a health related field from a recognized University is required. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge and experience in the area of health communications and/or health promotion. Experience in developing communications and/or marketing plans, working with the media, as well as ability to provide consultation to a broad, knowledgeable customer group will be an asset. The incumbent will require a broad knowledge of Corporate and Departmental initiatives. Computer skills with Word for Windows, Word Perfect, E-mail will be required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

DUTIES:

* Areas of service are within a departmental program which emphasizes population health education and promotion, although the position reports within one Division.

Requires taking a lead role in the development of standards and guidelines related to increasing public access to the Health Department programs and services.

* Provides consultation to internal and external groups and individuals to develop strategic communications and marketing plans for projects resulting in increased visibility.

* Responsible for specific projects related to Health Department visibility such as marketing campaigns, media events, community displays, and data bases. Will collaborate with program staff to develop appropriate communications campaigns.

* Represents the Department on community and corporate committees.

* Identifies and develops strategies to ensure access to Health programs and services for special needs groups.

* Functions as a member of a team in a dynamic organization; will demonstrate team cooperation.

* Performs other duties as assigned.



APPLY TO: Competition #H - 14, HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES, Regional Municipality of Halton, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville ON L6M 3L1

NOTE: Personal information collected from applications is collected under the authority of the Regional Municipality of Halton Act, and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. Questions about this collection of information should be directedto Human Resources Services above.