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Epidemiologist-Chronic Disease Surveillance

Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Date limite de soumission: August 12, 2016  11:59:00 pm

Job Title:  Epidemiologist-Chronic Disease Surveillance 

Job ID#: 13687 

Location: Yellowknife, NT

Full/Part Time: Full-Time 

Regular/Temporary:  Regular 


Term Position 

This job opening is for a term to March 31, 2018

Department Information 

The Department of Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery. 

HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.

Job Information 

The position is located in Yellowknife and reports directly to the Territorial Epidemiologist. The information provided through this position can directly influence the priorities, planning, service delivery effectiveness and efficiency, and expenditures for diabetes, cancer and other chronic disease programs and services of the Department and Health and Social Services.

The incumbent shall possess

  • Highly specialized knowledge in the field of epidemiological principles, including epidemiological concepts, principles and applications
  • Highly specialized knowledge of analytical methodologies
  • Highly specialized knowledge of research methodology, including survey and questionnaire design, longitudinal, cross-sectional and case control studies
  • Highly specialized knowledge of disease surveillance
  • Specialized knowledge of health determinant and health outcome indicators and risk factors associated with diabetes and associated conditions, other chronic diseases and cancers.
  • Specialized knowledge of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding

Typically the above qualifications would be attained by:

Post-graduate university qualification in epidemiology at a minimum of master's level, and experience in epidemiological and statistical analysis, with emphasis on analysis of large population health databases is required. Training and experience in biostatistics and development of research protocols, interpretation of research and community health or social services are also fundamental to the position. Knowledge of SPSS/SAS software is considered an asset. Other relevant training or experience would include the analysis and interpretation of population health surveys, development of research protocols, interpretation of research.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information 

The salary range for this position is from $49.02 per hour to $58.53 per hour (approximately $95,589 - $114,134) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Criminal Records Check 

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action 

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion 

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information 

Job Opening ID#: 13687     

Closing Date: Friday August 12, 2016 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

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Management and Recruitment Services

Department of Human Resources

Government of the Northwest Territories

Laing Building 3rd Floor

P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9

Fax: (867) 873-0445

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