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Consultant, Research, Public Health Division, City of Toronto

This is an exciting time to join the Public Health Division in the City of Toronto, and make your contribution in this key role.

In accordance with the Local 79 harmonization, pay equity and job
evaluation arbitration award for CUPE Local 79 Full-time Unit dated May
18, 2005, the successful candidate(s) may be paid equivalent to the
lowest wage rate assigned to the current employees in the posted job
classification.

Major Responsibilities

  • The overall focus of this position is related to research, policy and accountability. The responsibilities include:
  • Plans, conducts and evaluates public health research and policy
    studies, including joint projects with other city departments, task
    forces and committees, other levels of government and other external
    groups or agencies.  Will also coordinate activities and policies
    with respect to continuous quality improvement
  • Researches public health issues and develops policy options and
    recommendations in order to provide divisional, departmental and
    corporate leadership in public health policy, programs, advocacy and
    strategy
  • Acts as a consultant for public health division and other city
    departments to identify and service public health policy, research,
    evaluation and program needs
  • Promotes the use of information and its application to decision
    making within the Planning and Policy Directorate and the division
    through collaboration, the development of linkages, and capacity
    building initiatives
  • Consults and/or works collaboratively with external groups,
    including the development of contacts with other jurisdictions, at the
    municipal, provincial, and federal levels, non-governmental
    organizations and interest groups, other agencies and the private
    sector
  • Conducts speaking engagements for the public, community and
    media, in collaboration with public health communications and public
    relations staff, answers public inquiries on public health research and
    policy issues
  • Researches, organizes, and writes briefing materials, discussion papers, reports and correspondence on public health issues
  • Participates in and/or chairs internal and external committees
  • Reviews public health research literature and reports produced by
    other government and research agencies to determine potential impact on
    public health policy, research and programs
  • Advises and assists divisional staff in the planning, delivery
    and evaluation of staff development and training programs, and in the
    development of new policies and procedures
  • Advises and guides academic health science students on projects

Key Qualifications

  1. Masters Degree in health, social sciences, business policy or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Demonstrated experience in health policy development and continuous quality improvement activities and policies.
  3. Demonstrated experience and understanding of research and evaluation methodologies and the conduct of research.
  4. Sound judgment and ability to handle matters of a confidential and sensitive nature.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work on assignments demanding critical judgment and analytical thinking.
  6. Highly developed communication skills, both orally and in writing at all organizational levels.
  7. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain solid internal and external relationships.
  8. Demonstrated ability to research methodologies and develop long range policy formulation options.
  9. Proficiency with word processing, and presentation software.
  10. Demonstrated ability to identify key emerging issues through networks, information sources and professional affiliations.

To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter,
quoting File # X5CNS9050, using one of the following methods:

Online: http://www.toronto.ca/employment, or
Fax: 416-397-9818, or 
Mail to: Employment Services, Human Resources, City of Toronto, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 3C6
 
Applications must be received by December 6, 2005.
Salary: $35.24-$38.61 per hour

Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages
applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members
of visible minority groups and women.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.