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Program Manager, Infectious Disease Team, Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

Simcoe, Ontario
Deadline April 22, 2016   

The Corporation of Norfolk County is a single tier municipality of 64,000 located on the North Shore of Lake Erie in Southwestern Ontario. Norfolk County offers abundant recreational and lifestyle opportunities.

Program Manager, Infectious Disease Team
Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

Rural by nature, prosperous by design, Norfolk County is located two hours south-west of Toronto.   We offer picturesque small town, hamlet and rural living within easy reach of major urban centres such as Hamilton, London, Kitchener-Waterloo and Brantford.  With wonderfully varied tourist attractions, bountiful and proven agricultural tradition, and spectacular recreational activities, our exceptional quality of community and family life simply can’t be beat!

Program Manager, Infectious Disease Team – Permanent Full Time – NU 8.16

Purpose of this position is to ensure that the requirements of the Health Protection and Promotion Act are met by providing quality programs and services in the areas of infectious disease, blood born infections, tuberculosis and sexual health. Ensure that effective programs are in place to meet the requirements and standards identified in the Ontario Public Health Standards and other relevant legislation.  Provide effective, efficient, quality services and programs in partnership with other community agencies and stakeholders.  Effectively and efficiently manage, plan, implement and evaluate programs in the Infectious Disease program. Provide leadership and actively participate as a member of the Health Unit Management Team.

The ideal candidate will have university undergraduate degree in Public Health Inspection or Nursing.  Certification by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors or the College of Nurses. Graduate degree in public health, health promotion or community health is a definite asset. Five (5) years’ experience in a leadership role. Proven management and team leadership skills. Knowledge of human resources including working within a unionized environment.  Proven time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects. Diplomacy and political astuteness. Conflict resolution/negotiation skills internally with staff and externally where enforcement and legal action is required.  Knowledge and skills in public health surveillance, investigation, outbreak contingencies and inspection, enforcement, evidence-based planning, risk communication.

Program planning, evaluation and strategic planning. Budget and financial management skills. Knowledge of emergency planning and must be proactive in adhering to Health and Safety practices. A detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of this position can be found on

Reporting to the Manager, Public Health the ideal candidate will have demonstrated the following personal attributes: personal accountability, planning and organizing, interpersonal skills, leadership, self-management, teamwork, decision making, employee development/coaching, goal achievement, understanding and evaluating others. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced organization are essential. Norfolk County offers a competitive total compensation package, a learning organization philosophy, and the ability to participate in Coaching and Succession Management Programs.

To confidentially explore this opportunity further, please submit a resume and complete an assessment as outlined in the online instructions at http://www.talentmanagement using job code: 5048JLPLB or use the below link  

Please allow 30 – 50 minutes to complete the assessment process. If you are including a cover letter with your resume please ensure it is included along with the resume and attached as one document.  The deadline for completion of the application process is 4:30 pm on Friday, April 22, 2016.

Norfolk County is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
All applications will be held in strict confidence.  We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for employment assessment purposes only.

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