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Analyst – Research and Policy (13-358), Health Services – Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention Division, Region of Peel

Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline June 18, 2013
 
(Contract) duration: approximately thirteen (13) months

Reporting to the Supervisor of the Built Environment team in the division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, you will provide strategic assistance, research capacity and policy support to the division and to the Supportive Environments and Healthy Weights strategic priority. More specifically, you will proactively identify practice issues and provide research, data analysis, critical analysis, briefings and recommendations to guide land use and transportation planning and development practices in Peel toward healthier, more activity-friendly patterns. You will comment on development proposals and studies, integrating health-based rationale to inform planning decisions in order to improve the health-promoting potential of neighborhoods.  In addition, you will be responsible for various aspects of policy and procedure development, assess current Planning and Public Health policies, suggest opportunities for improvement, collaborate across departments and with various stakeholders, and monitor/evaluate municipal, provincial and federal policy decisions as they relate to the strategic priority. You will act as a consultant to the division and provide expert advice in priority setting/operational planning, research reviews, critical appraisals, policy support and program planning and evaluation.  As well, you will utilize evidence informed decision making methodology and the public health core competencies framework in your work.

To view the additional responsibilities, job qualifications, compensation, and to apply for this position, please visit us at http://www.peelregion.ca/jobs and select current listings/job title.

This position closes on June 18, 2013 (noon)

The Region of Peel, an equal opportunity employer, appreciates all responses:  however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.