Epidemiologist Job at City of Ottawa – Ottawa, ON

Requisition ID: 947

Department: Ottawa Public Health

Service: Ottawa Public Health Dept.

Branch: Knowledge Exchange Planning and Quality Service

Employment Type: 1 Full-time Temporary – (up to 6 months with possibility of extension)

Work Hours: 35.00 /hours per week

Affiliation: CIPP

Salary Information: $82,815.46 – $100,775.22 annually (2019 rates of pay)

Location: 100 Constellation, Nepean (Temporarily working remotely due to Covid-19)

Job Category: Ottawa Public Health Recruitment

Application Close: 06/12/2021


The mandate of the Knowledge Exchange, Planning and Quality Service is to play an integral role in supporting and informing all public health programming requirements to ensure the application of effective public health practices, and that Ottawa Public Health programs and services are reflective of local population health needs, and implemented through key partnerships and communication/knowledge exchange modalities. Programs and service areas include: Population Health Assessment, Health Equity, Engagement with Indigenous Communities, Operational and Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Evidence-Informed Decision Making, Research, Epidemiology, Health Information Coordination, Knowledge Exchange and Municipal Relations and Quality.

You are responsible for providing epidemiological and statistical support to Ottawa Public Health 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. You will also be responsible for reviewing and critiquing proposed research ideas or projects with regards to methodology and analyses.


Completion of Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health (with a focus on Epidemiology)

Minimum of 5 years of 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


Not applicable


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, Epi-Info, etc.)

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

Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems and applications in health is an asset


Apply biostatistical and epidemiologic principles to design epidemiologic surveillance systems and surveys

Conduct and coordinate multi-disciplinary epidemiologic surveillance, survey and research activities

Identify, analyze and interpret statistical and epidemiological data to support risk identification and assessment

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


Flexible in a changing environment

Conscientious and thorough


Language Requirement: English oral, reading, writing

Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.

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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

The City of Ottawa has a Mandatory Vaccination Policy which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.

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