Manager, Effective Public Health Practice

At Halton Region, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. Halton Region is committed to providing accommodation to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. 


Employees of Public Health are expected to provide high quality programs and services including but not limited to sexual health, harm reduction and immunization clinic services by demonstrating respectful, inclusive, non-judgmental values.

As an employer of choice, Halton Region recognizes the many benefits of hybrid work arrangements including flexibility and better work-life balance for our employees. This position is eligible for our Hybrid Work Program.


Posting ID: 3309
Department: Health
Division: Public Health Resources
Pay Range: 
$118,334 - $157,754
Job Type: Contract > 1 Year
Contract Duration: 12 months 
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Work Location: Halton Regional Centre - 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville (Health Department)
Employee Group: MMSG
Posting Date: Friday, July 5
Application Deadline: Friday, July 12



Job Summary


Reporting to the Associate Medical Officer of Health, the Manager of Effective Public Health Practice is responsible for managing a team of professionals who work together to provide expert advice to Public Health senior management in the following areas: program and operational planning; evidence-informed decision-making; program evaluation; continuous quality improvement; and engagement with health care professionals, for all public health programs and services. The Manager must lead the team to ensure their work promotes a culture of quality, transparency and accountability.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Effective Public Health Practice team, a multi-disciplinary team focused on program planning and evaluation, continuous quality improvement and healthcare professional engagement.
  • Provide leadership to senior management and program areas with a quality and planning framework by providing expert advice and guidance, and working in collaboration with departmental, corporate and provincial partners.
  • Support Public Health senior leadership in addressing issues and opportunities to improve program effectiveness and adapt to changing circumstances at a provincial level affecting public health programs.
  • Identify recommendations and project manage innovative opportunities to enhance ongoing quality improvement for public health programs.
  • Oversee quality improvement initiatives that support and enhance the ability of programs in ensuring fiscally responsible, customer-focused services.
  • Oversee program planning and evaluation work that ensures services and programs across the Department are based on the best available evidence and effectively monitored and evaluated.
  • Develop and manage an effective operational plan for the team, taking into account needs across the Health Department.
  • Lead projects and initiatives, including project teams and working groups, ensuring timely expected deliverables.
  • Develop business proposals, business cases, reports, briefing notes and recommendations to address opportunities identified through evaluations and quality assessments.
  • Participate in internal and external work groups.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in public health, health promotion, or evaluation
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressive relevant managerial experience in a public health or public sector setting.
  • Knowledge in change management theory and approaches
  • A proven positive, collaborative and effective management style, ability to prioritize, manage change, lead complex projects, political acumen to interact with various stakeholders, and exceptional ability to lead teams and strategic initiatives
  • An ability to motivate a team and develop and manage operational plans
  • Highly developed communication skills (both written and verbal), exceptional analytical experience, and be able to develop and maintain strong professional relationships effectively.
  • Excellent solution-focused problem-solving skills based on evidence-informed decisions, strategic thinking ability, exceptional organizational and time management skills, ability to inspire others and work in a fast-paced environment is required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered




  • Certification in Lean Six Sigma 
  • Knowledge or certification in project management 

Working/Employment Conditions:
Working Conditions: 


  • Travel may be required; incumbent must provide their own transportation.


Employment Conditions: 


  • Current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Records Check, by the first day of employment.


Important information about your application:


  • In accordance with requirements in Ontario Regulation 191/11 – Integrated Accessibility Standards and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Region will accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please inform the Talent Acquisition representative of the nature of the accommodation(s) you require.  
  • Please submit your application online. We will accommodate individual needs for applicants with disabilities and others who are not able to apply online. If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.   
  • Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date specified on the posting.
  • We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
  • Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.
  • If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly. 


Halton Region serves more than 624,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to delivering high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work. We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment.