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Physical Activity Specialist, Public Health Services, City of Hamilton

Summary of Duties

Public Health Services, City of Hamilton is seeking a .6 FTE Physical Activity Specialist for one year temporary contract.

Reporting to the Manager of Chronic Disease Prevention - Children and
Youth, plan, develop, implement and evaluate physical activity
initiatives in keeping with the requirements of the Physical Activity
Promotion Program Standard under the Health Protection & Promotion
Act, Section 7, policies of the City and approved budget. The position
involves extensive community liaison and mobilization, analysis of
physical activity issues and recommendation of physical activity policy
options, consultation to staff and the community on physical activity
promotion strategies and collaboration with other staff in the
development of integrated lifestyle programs.


  1. Demonstrated knowledge and work experience in health promotion,
    community mobilization and policy research, analysis and development
    normally acquired through the completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in
    Health Promotion, Physical Education, Kinesiology or Health Science
    with sound knowledge of physical activity promotion, health behaviour
    and behaviour change theory, health policy analysis and policy
  2. Experience in computerized work environment. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and database software.
  3. Demonstrated ability in identifying physical activity programming
    needs priorities in keeping with the requirements of the Physical
    Activity Promotion Program Standard under the Health Protection &
    Promotion Act.
  4. Well-developed research, reasoning, analytical and problem solving skills.
  5. Demonstrated ability to express ideas effectively, verbally and in writing.
  6. Must keep up-to-date on innovative physical activity health
    promotion strategies and effective physical activity health promotion
    strategies reported in the literature and in networking with peers and
    experts in the field.

Salary: Grade 4, $29.209-$30.497-$31.786-$33.076-$34.364 per hour
Hours: 0-24 per week

Note: This vacancy is due to a project with a term of approximately 13 months.

The incumbent shall comply with all health and safety policies and practices for this position and the workplace.

It is the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications,
licences and related experience with their application for this
competition and ensure that their applications reaches the Human
Resources Department by the closing date or they may not be considered.
On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all
present employees.

Staffing Specialist: Tara Russo

Please apply on or before 06/01/2006.

Suzanne Brown
Manager, Chronic Disease Prevention Children & Youth
Healthy Lifestyles & Youth Branch
Public Health Services
City of Hamilton
Tel: (905) 546-2424 x3520
Cell: (905) 978-2923
Fax: (905) 546-3658