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Ottawa Public Health, Knowledge Exchange Planning & Quality Service
1 Full-time Temporary Position (Up to 1 year) - 35 hours/week
$82,815.46 to $100,775.22 annually (2019 rates of pay)
100 Constellation, Nepean
Reporting to the Senior Epidemiologist, the Epidemiologist is responsible for providing epidemiological and
statistical support to the Public Health Department in the form of collection, analysis, interpretation and
reporting of data on a variety of health indicators that include, but are not limited to, mortality, morbidity,
natality and risk-related statistics; and for authorizing and carrying out studies on the health status and quality
of life of the residents of the City of Ottawa. The Epidemiologist will also be responsible for reviewing and
critiquing proposed research ideas or projects with regards to methodology and analyses.
Education & Experience
Master's degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health (with a focus on Epidemiology)
- Minimum of five (5) years work experience in a public health environment, specializing in data
analysis, complex survey design and health risk assessment methods
- Experience should be in the context of public health and combined with research
Language, Certificates & Licenses
English oral, reading, writing required.
- Principles and methods of epidemiology
- Biostatistical methods and theories
- Health risk assessment methodology
- Sampling techniques and complex survey methods
- Sources of health data such as the Census, Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), Rapid Risk
Factor Surveillance System (RRFSS), Integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS), Discharge
Abstract Database (DAD), National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS)
- Experience with various software applications such as: Cognos Report Net, BI Query, BI Analyze and
Web Report Studio
- Scientific programming languages and statistical software packages (SPSS, Stata Excel, Access, ,
- Working knowledge of applicable occupational health and safety legislation
- Must be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or
actual danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be
taken in order to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and city
policies and procedures
Competencies & Skills
- Apply biostatistical and epidemiologic principles to design epidemiologic surveillance systems and
- Conduct and coordinate multi-disciplinary epidemiologic surveillance, survey and research activities
- Identify, analyze and interpret statistical and epidemiological data to support risk identification and
- Conduct bi-variate and multi-variate data analysis and more complex analysis as needed
- Critically evaluate the epidemiologic literature
- Prepare and write epidemiologic or statistical reports or scientific articles
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Ability to handle multiple overlapping projects
- Ability to work with a minimum of supervision
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reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
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