Surveillance Clerk
Manitoba Government
Winnipeg, MB
The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

Applicants may be required to undergo testing to validate their knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the qualifications of the position.

Candidates are required to complete the Application Form for screening for their application to be considered in this competition.

The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit is part of the Active Living, Population and Public Health Branch in the Department of Health, Seniors and Active Living. The Unit is comprised of two distinct yet interrelated sections: the Surveillance Unit and the Epidemiology Team. Their combined role is to support Public Health programs, policy, and decision making by monitoring, analyzing and reporting on the occurrence, spread, severity, and burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases and conditions in Manitoba. To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form. See below for further instructions.

Click here to access the application form.

Conditions of Employment:
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
The ability to lift up to 10lb boxes

Certificate or diploma in health information management or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience accurately and efficiently keying information into a variety of electronic databases
Ability to work both independently and co-operatively in a team environment
The ability to read and understand complex medical terminology as typically found on laboratory requisitions and public health investigation forms
Effective time-management skills
Effective analytical and problem-solving skills
Effective communication skills

Knowledge and understanding of privacy legislation
Experience using an Electronic Medical Health Record (EMR)

Working in a complex and time-sensitive environment, a Surveillance Clerk provides complex clerical services to support front-line Public Health service delivery across the province. Within a team environment, a Surveillance Clerk completes tasks such as entering medical data relating to diseases reportable under the Public Health Act; filing data in both electronic and paper filing systems; ensuring accuracy and completeness of personal health information recorded; and communicating with Public Health practitioners throughout the province. The role of surveillance is considered foundational to Public Health and as such the work of a Surveillance Clerk is critical for understanding disease trends over time. The work of a Surveillance Clerk changes regularly as the team continually adapts to new data entry systems and processes as well as the natural evolution of communicable disease.

Apply to:
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Civil Service Commission
Human Resource Services
608-330 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3C 0C4
Phone: 204-945-4394
Fax: 204-948-2193
To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form. Complete the application form at the link below or contact Human Resource Services under “Apply to” to request a copy of the application form. The selection board will rely only on information provided in this form to determine whether a candidate will be invited for further assessment. Note: You are not required to submit a cover letter, but may be asked to submit a resume, references, or other documentation at a later point if invited for further consideration.

Click here to access the application form.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.