Territorial Epidemiologist - Jobs in Whitehorse, YT - 238341

Yukon Government
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Job Description

This is to fill 1 full-time Permanent position

Are you a dedicated and skilled researcher who excels at designing effective means of monitoring the impacts of communicable disease and general determinants of health Do you enjoy the challenge of using your expertise to provide professional advice regarding epidemiological standards If so, considering becoming our Territorial Epidemiologist!

The Territorial Epidemiologist will provide both leadership and expertise to the Department of Health and Social Services on the analysis of population health determinants. Reporting to the Director of Community Health Programs, the position requires a proven leader and experienced researcher, able to appropriately gather and use information for the purpose of driving public health action.

Essential Qualifications
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.
Masters of Science Degree in Epidemiology or Public Health with an emphasis in epidemiology.
Proven experience with accurate research, analysis, interpretation, testing, and application of data in a public health context.
Experience providing professional advice and guidance to senior management.
Experience performing accurate and timely investigations in a public health context.
Strong demonstrated knowledge of current population health determinants and disease related trends.
Knowledge of the above in respect to Yukon Territory would be considered an asset.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
Excellent research and analytical skills
Ability to create surveys, questionnaires, and other means of gathering data
Strong ability to design and test the validity of research methods
Excellent two-way communication skills; oral and written
Excellent organizational skills with constant attention to detail.
Ability to provide reliable and accurate advice to senior government officials
Ability to make appropriate recommendations that will inform health policy.
Strong ability to defend and support fact-based findings with evidence.
Strong leadership skills and the ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders.
Ability to take a broad-based, strategic approach to planning and implementation
Awareness of the Yukon First Nation self-government context and of current Yukon health and social issues

Other Information
Job Requirements: The incumbent is expected to spend long periods using a computer, which can be a source of eye and muscle strain. The incumbent is expected to travel periodically.

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
10 June 2019
Close Date
24 June 2019
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