Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Director, Health Protection

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    System ID
    # Positions
    Position Type and Status
    Regular Full-time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
    Career Level
    Post End Date
    9/24/2018 11:59 PM
    CAD $140,681.00/Yr.
    CAD $175,849.00/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

    Director, Health Protection

    Public Health Division, Health Services Department


    The Region of Peel is the second-largest municipality and has undergone a major transformation during the past few decades as a dynamic, urban community with a vibrant economic base. Planning for and supporting the changing and aging demographic of our community to thrive over the next 25 years will be an immense task and opportunity. Our goal is to build a community for life that ensures our “future Peel” is a healthy, safe and connected community, based on the cornerstones of collaboration, innovation and environmental sustainability.


    The Community for Life Annual Report will start you on your journey to learn about Peel and who we are and how we are working together to support and grow a Peel that is a Community for Life!


    Our Public Health Division is looking for a Director, Health Protection to provide strategic and operational leadership to a team of Public Health professionals while ensuring the effective delivery of programs and services to the residents of Peel. 


    Peel Public Health is a dedicated team of health experts and public health practitioners who work relentlessly to guide behaviour change through data and evidence informed decision making.  Peel Public Health is driving innovation in the public health space through data, passion and change leadership and is a team who is passionate about community health and creating the conditions for a healthier population. 


    Peel Public Health works to contain communicable diseases, minimize environmental hazards, prevent injuries and nurture healthy families. If you’re passionate about changing behaviour, building healthy communities and fighting health inequity – Public Health may be the place for you! 


    Are you an inspirational leader who promotes a culture of inclusion, high performance and collaboration that values agility and a commitment to delivering end-to-end public health programs and services? 


    Are you a visionary who is committed to building strategic relationships and partnership to deliver client focused and efficient programs to meet the needs of our communities and aligned to the outcomes of the Region of Peel’s Strategic Plan?


    Are you a seasoned Public Health professional who is passionate about what they do and looking to make an impact? Are you a change leader who is creative, innovative and customer focused with the ability to respond and adapt to the changing needs of a business?


    This may be an opportunity for you…


    The role…


    Reporting to the Medical Officer of Health, you will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to a multi-disciplinary public health team that provides programs and services in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards and Term of Council priorities, to reduce infectious diseases and health hazards, and promote health through immunization record screening and comprehensive health promotion strategies.  This includes case and contact management for enteric and vectorborne diseases, environmental health inspection programs, health hazard investigations, and immunization record screening.


    You will be accountable for…


    • Providing strategic and operational leadership and direction to a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
    • Motivating, coaching and developing a highly competent and effective team that includes Managers each responsible for multi- disciplinary teams of health professionals and administrative support staff.
    • Ensuring the delivery of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care public health standards related to enteric and vectorborne diseases, environmental health, health hazards, tobacco enforcement, and immunization record screening and suspension.
    • Developing service agreements and funding allotments through direct negotiation with Ministries and other organizations including private sector.
    • Providing technical expertise and strategic direction to the field through appointments to provincial committees.
    • Providing expert advice on health issues related to enteric and vectorborne diseases, envornmental health, health hazards, tobacco enforcement, and immunization record screening and suspension in the community.
    • Developing and administering a complex operational budget to support a diverse range of health protection and health promotion programs while providing expert briefings on these programs to the Medical Officer of Health, Commissioner of Health, Chief Administrative Officer and Regional Council.
    • Developing legal agreements as needed to support program and service delivery. Develop Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and research funding proposals.
    • Participating as the program lead in labour negotiations and general labour relations.
    • Understanding and negotiating political boundaries, establish and maintain relationships with counterparts in other jurisdictions, agencies, and with community stakeholders. Participating in local and provincial boards and strategic committees.
    • Providing leadership in the Peel community on public health issues, influencing decision making on issues that affect health status and the delivery of health services.




    • Undergraduate degree in health sciences or health promotion along with 10 years of experience in public health programming.
    • Certification or professional health designation (e.g., public health inspector, registered nurse)
    • Master’s degree in health science, health promotion or other relevant discipline is required, along with skills in business administration, budgeting, strategic planning and research.
    • Proven ability to lead, influence and motivate a multidisciplinary team of professional and front line bargaining and non-bargaining staff.
    • Highly developed skills in leadership of people and programs; communications, conflict resolution, building partnerships, change management and political acumen.
    • In-depth knowledge of public health, health promotion policy and government policies, regulation and accountabilities.
    • In-depth knowledge of provincial legislation mandated by Public Health’s various reporting ministries including the Health Protection and Promotion Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act 2004, and Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
    • In-depth knowledge of public health protocols and professional standards – as dictated by the respective colleges or professional organizations for the regulated health professionals working in the division.
    • Strong political awareness and business acumen, tact and diplomacy and an ability to build strong, collaborative working relationships.
    • Demonstrated change management knowledge and success as a change leader.
    • Expert level verbal and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated high standards of ethics, integrity, respect, accountability and upholding the public interest, and ability to use them effectively in decision-making.


    Hours of work: – 35 hours/week

    Location:  7120 Hurontario Street, Mississauga


     If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply on-line by end of day September 24, 2018.

    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 be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


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