Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Specialist, Health Analytics

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/8/2018 11:40 PM)
    System ID
    # Positions
    Position Type and Status
    Contract Full-time
    Job Industry
    Business Analysis, Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
    Career Level
    Post End Date
    11/22/2018 11:59 PM
    CAD $78,681.00/Yr.
    CAD $98,350.00/Yr.
  • About Us

    The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 163,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.  Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective. 

    The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.



    To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our website or watch the Faces of Peel video to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.


    Job Description

    Specialist, Health Analytics

    Health Services – Strategic Policy & Performance

    Duration: 13 Month Contract


    “The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks.”

    - Jeff Hammerbacher


    Brilliant data and computer science, math and statistics are applied every day to marketing and for-profit business problems.  Do we need more people making tech billionaires slightly richer?  Opportunities abound in health.


    While many municipalities around the world have developed analytical methods and algorithms to help better focus constrained resources and impact people’s lives, there is still massive untapped potential.  The Region of Peel Health Analytics team is interested in recruiting creative, inquisitive and entrepreneurial individuals who can think differently about how we can use health, demographic, operational and behavioural data to help make people healthier and improve service delivery.  The Region of Peel has a population of approximately 1.4 million people, operates five Long Term Care Homes, Seniors Services, Paramedic Services and provides Public Health functions for its population.  This provides unique opportunities for investigation internally and connections to the broader health system that can lead to meaningful innovation and measurable improvement to our population’s quality of life.


    Working with the Health Analytics team, the Specialist, Health Analytics within the Strategic Policy and Performance Division of the Health Services Department will have the opportunity to help build new capabilities as we continue to grow the Health Analytics function.  This role is responsible for support of the planning, execution, communication and implementation of key health analytics work related to data management, integration, analysis, and visualization in a multi-program, multi-sector health services environment.  The Health Analytics team is relatively new within the Region and is continuing to evolve its capabilities and functions from the ground up.  We are seeking individuals who are willing to help shape our services and define what Health Analytics can achieve.



    • Lead complex and specialized statistical analysis and problem-solving exercises utilizing data from widely varied programs and services.
    • Mine historical data to discover trends and patterns and develop algorithms to validate existing assumptions and processes.
    • Develop sophisticated data visualization and/or dashboards to make large datasets coherent in order to better understand patterns and explain complex issues and results to decision-makers, partners and the general public.
    • Lead and support data management and integration activities.
    • Manage and coordinate access to specialized health care data sets via other Region of Peel Health Services areas, external government and non-governmental partners, and maintain health data set access requirements and credentials.
    • Direct and guide internal relationships with client groups to ensure Health Services analytics solutions align with the Corporate BI and Information Management Strategies.
    • Provide project leadership in the design and delivery of assigned projects including developing and implementing full-scale project plans, determining project priorities/scope, project documentation and accountability for deliverables.
    • Implement policies, standards, procedures and best practices (governance) with Health Services impact in the following areas: Health information privacy, data integration, linkage of health information data sets, data warehousing, data quality, and data utilization.
    • Monitor emerging industry trends and best practices and integrate into project work and internal processes.
    • Communicate with management and various stakeholders regarding findings, measurement reporting and evaluation of options.
    • Maintain collaborative and supportive working relationships with key internal and external partners and stakeholders.



    • Entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for data and eagerness to ask un-asked questions, imagine new ways of using data and tenaciously experiment is mandatory.
    • A Master's degree with a minimum of 3 years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in Statistics, Health Informatics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Science or Data Science related discipline.
    • Experience with health data (eg: Intellihealth, CCHS, Census, etc.).
    • Advanced statistics, descriptive and predictive modeling experience utilizing statistical software packages such as R, SPSS, STATA, MATLAB, etc.
    • Knowledge of data science concepts and data mining techniques such as machine learning, pattern recognition, databases, traditional statistics and graphics to present hidden relationships and patterns found within structured and unstructured data sets.
    • Experience creating and analysing data within databases.
    • Familiarity with data visualization tools and the ability to create custom visualizations using open source and commercial tools.
    • Programming/computer science skills (e.g. Python, C#, Java, etc.) would be an asset.
    • Proficient in use of MS office tools, in particular Excel and Access.
    • Certified Analytics Professional, Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP), etc. designations would be an asset.
    • Highly effective written and verbal communicator.


    Compensation: Band 7 As per Non-Union Salary Structure plus comprehensive benefits
    Location: 7120 Hurontario Street, Mississauga

    Hours of work: 35 hours/week – Monday through Friday

    If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online and complete the questionnaire.

    Additional Information

    At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


    Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Applicants who provide an email address for this posted position will receive all written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address they have provided on their application.  As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence.


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