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The Regional Municipality of York

Associate Medical Officer of Health


Posted 29 Days Ago22047-1561614

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Job Description

Associate Medical Officer of Health #22047

Community and Health Services Department

Public Health Branch

Location: Newmarket, Ontario. This is a Non-Union position.



Reporting to the Medical Officer of Health, is responsible for the management of  public health programs and services relating to Healthy Lifestyles, Infectious Disease Control and Epidemiological surveillance and data interpretation provided by the Public Health Branch; researching medical issues affecting Divisional  programs; interpreting directives and implementing legislative changes;  promoting and leading Divisional projects and initiatives; acting for the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) in their absence and carrying out the legal responsibilities of the office of the MOH as defined in the Health Protection and Promotion Act and in accordance with the policies of  the Region. 




  • Masters degree in Community Health and Epidemiology, Public Health or the equivalent that is acceptable to the Ministry in satisfying the requirements under the regulations pertaining to the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

  • Designation as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

  • Demonstrated experience in health related programs and service delivery field including demonstrated supervisory or leadership experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Health Protection and Promotion Act and other applicable legislation, municipal and Regional government organization and structure, industry standards, issues and communities served.

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in strategic planning, change management design, process and implementation strategies to optimize both quality and cost-effectiveness of services.

  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including communication, innovation, teamwork and collaboration, and personal ownership.

  • Leadership competencies including operating strategically, leveraging diversity and differences, customer focused, ensuring accountability, managing complex problems, financial management, employing interactive and effective communication, fostering collaborative relationships, cultivating engagement to drive vision and purpose, managing and developing talent, establishing and maintaining trust, displaying self-awareness, and demonstrating resiliency.

  • Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications.

  • Demonstrated political acumen and ability to negotiate, mediate, facilitate and present information to a varied audience.

  • Ability to work outside regular business hours, as required.


Please apply on-line by clicking here by April 5, 2018, quoting competition #22047. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email or by telephone. For additional information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit the above-mentioned website.

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