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Program Evaluation Specialist, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention Department, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, Health Protection Division

DCCI Workplace Program, Essex Site
Hourly Wage - $27.62 to $32.03

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention and
in consultation with existing IRD Program Evaluation staff, the Program
Evaluation Specialist will work within a multi-disciplinary,
research-based, population health framework, providing leadership and
expertise in the design and implementation of evaluation activities in
areas directly related to the DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. (DCCI)
Workplace Health Promotion Program.

Position Responsibilities

  • Conduct in-depth statistical analysis of DCCI Employee Health surveys
  • Develop several interpretative reports based on the data from the DCCI Employee Health Survey
  • Assist in developing subsequent versions of the DCCI Employee
    Health Survey for administration at a later time (3-5 years)  
  • Conduct a comprehensive literature review on workplace health promotion evaluation systems
  • Based on the literature review, design a comprehensive long-term
    evaluation model for the DCCI Workplace Health Promotion program
  • Design a statistical software application to analyze the data for the evaluation model
  • Assist with the development of strategies to collect and compile the data for the evaluation model
  • Develop several interpretative reports based on the data from the evaluation model
  • Take a lead role in developing a process to assist DCCI in
    qualifying for the National Quality Institute's Canadian Award for
    Excellence - Healthy Workplace Award
  • Assist with other research/evaluation/funding projects for the DCCI program as required

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Masters Degree in Health Science, Applied Social
    Science, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Program Evaluation or equivalent
    from an accredited university
  • Minimum one year's experience in the area of program evaluation
  • Familiarity with public health programs in Ontario
  • Familiarity with workplace health promotion programs
  • Familiarity with epidemiological data sets and methods
  • Strong qualitative, and quantitative research skills
  • Proficiency in working with statistical and database software programs
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications, including E-mail and Internet use
  • A valid Ontario Driver's Licence and access to a reliable motor vehicle during working hours is required
  • A criminal clearance certificate must be provided at the applicant's cost

Assets include

  • A PhD in a related field
  • Competence in both official languages
  • Familiarity with the principles and standards of quality assurance programs (Best Practices, ISO, NQI, etc.)
  • Familiarity and comfort with organizational and union dynamics within the manufacturing sector
  • Advanced understanding of shift-work and its impact on health

Application Process

Successful candidates will be required to join the Canadian Union of
Public Employees, Local 543.3.  Potential applicants with
questions are invited to contact Mr. Neil MacKenzie, 519-258-2146, ext
3101. Qualified applicants are to submit a resume before 4:30 p.m. on
Friday, November 3, 2006 to

Nancy Smith
HRO
1005 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, ON  N9A 4J8
nsmith@wechealthunit.org