Job description

Ensures current epidemiological information is readily available for Public Health planning and surveillance initiatives by extracting, manipulating, analyzing, and interpreting health-related statistical data; and provides analytic support to team projects for the benefit of the Department, other Regional departments, and community partners.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Thorough working knowledge of population health data analysis and management, acquired through a Master’s degree (e.g., public health, health sciences, statistics, health informatics) plus 6 months of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience such as a Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus 2 years of related experience in population health data analysis and management.
  • Ability to extract, collate, analyze, and interpret health data in accordance with established principles and methodology, and use reasoning and problem solving skills to identify data quality and software issues and develop and recommend solutions.
  • Skill in database development, management, and analysis; verification and quality control procedures; and in-depth knowledge of Excel and other statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Access), data visualization software, and word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word, PowerPoint). Skill in (or knowledge of and ability to learn) GIS mapping and spatial statistical software.
  • Communication and human relations skills in order to communicate with internal and external stakeholders from diverse disciplines, deliver training, present information, coordinate and support project teams, and participate as an effective team member in a multidisciplinary team setting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, prepare written reports, and display statistical data in easy to understand formats. Ability to communicate technical information clearly to professional and lay audiences. Ability to draft technical documents, involving analytical or interpretive descriptions.
  • Ability to travel within and outside Waterloo Region.
  • Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.

Please apply online, by the closing date Nov 18, 2021 quoting competition number 2021-2318.

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