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Epidemiologist, Community and Health Services Department Public Health Branch, Infectious Diseases Control Division, The Regional Municipality of York

Vaughan, Ontario
Deadline May 4, 2016

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Epidemiologist #18962
Community and Health Services Department
Public Health Branch, Infectious Diseases Control Division
Location: Vaughan, Ontario. This is a Union position.
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 35; Scheduled Shifts: 0830 - 1630
Temporary Full-Time, Approx. 12 months, Salary $48.85 - $53.10 per hour

Reporting to the Supervisor, CQI and Policy and Planning, is responsible for carrying out a broad and complex range of investigative epidemiologic activities related to the surveillance, detection, and prevention of diseases; contributing to applied public health research; conducting statistical analyses to identify trends or outbreaks of diseases and their risk factors used in the planning of health programs for the prevention and control of communicable diseases; and providing epidemiology consulting services to assigned program areas in the Public Health Branch.


  • Successful completion of a Masters Degree in Epidemiology (e.g. MHSc, MSc or MPH).
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience as an Epidemiologist or equivalent experience in a related Public Health setting.
  • Demonstrated experience with the use of public health indicators.
  • Demonstrated experience with various software applications including statistical and epidemiological packages such as IBM SPSS, Stata, FluidSurveys, and MS Office software applications.
  • Working knowledge of iPHIS, Cognos ReportNet, Panorama, Census, intelliHEALTH ONTARIO and historical information systems such as IRIS and RDIS.
  • In-depth knowledge of current issues and practices related to infectious disease epidemiology, public health and health determinants and outcomes.
  • Understanding of the principles of infectious disease case investigations, outbreak management and immunization.
  • Ability to apply epidemiological principles in outbreak investigations
  • Demonstrated ability to independently plan and conduct an analysis of a large dataset
  • Good judgement and ability to make sound epidemiological decisions
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self-management, accountability, flexibility and adaptability.  
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and well-developed presentation skills.
  • Ability to summarize complex data into useful, understandable, user-friendly explanations and formats for management and staff.   
  • Ability to travel to off site locations in a timely and efficient manner, as required.
  • Ability to work outside regular business hours, as required.

Please apply on-line at by May 4, 2016, quoting competition #18962. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For additional information on York Region, please visit the above-mentioned website.