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Public Health Nutritionist, Toronto Public Health

(Temporary - 6 to 8 months)

Salary Range: $28.79 to $31.97 per hour (35 hrs weekly)

Major Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Manager of Health Promotion and Healthy Lifestyle in the Planning and Policy Service Area, the Public Health Nutritionist is responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating designated nutrition projects, programs and services using a variety of health promotion strategies with an emphasis on public policy and advocacy, evaluation and applied research.

* Develops, implements and evaluates assigned nutrition projects, programs and services. Emphasis is placed on healthy public policy and advocacy, evaluation and applied research.

* Provides expert advice to health department staff, community professionals, community leaders and the media on nutrition issues.

* Liaises and works with interdisciplinary teams, internal and external committees, task forces and coalitions which are essential for the development, implementation and evaluation of nutrition-related health programs and services.

* Participates in the planning and delivery of continuing education for staff and community professionals and training of students.

* Prepares and presents reports and discussion papers, research proposals, funding proposals and journal articles as required.

Key Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's Degree in foods and nutrition or equivalent program from a recognized university.

2. A Master's Degree in nutrition from a recognized university with an emphasis on public health or community nutrition (Regulation 164/84, Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1983).

3. Registration with the College of Dietitians of Ontario.

4. Excellent skills in oral and written communication.

5. Demonstrated analytical, organizational, interpersonal, program planning, evaluation and research, leadership and educational skills.

6. Ability to use personal computers.

7. A minimum of one year experience in community nutrition.

Additional Information:

* Applicants are required to demonstrate in their applications, that their qualifications for the position match those specified. The assessment for this position may include a suitability interview, written and/or practical test.

* This position involves occasional travel to various sites.

How to apply for this opportunity:

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter quoting File # X1CNS7082 by Friday, May 11, 2001 to

Employment Services, Human Resources

Metro Hall, 5th Floor, 55 John Street

Toronto, Ontario M5V 3C6

Fax to (416) 397-9818

Committed to employment equity the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, racial minorities, and women.