Algoma Public Health

Data Analyst

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Position Summary

The Data Analyst supports population health assessment and surveillance for Algoma Public Health (APH) through the analysis and reporting of health and health equity indicators, and the systematic collection, collation, analysis, and dissemination of data to internal and external stakeholders for public health action. As part of the Foundations and Strategic Support Team, the Data Analyst is responsible for the maintenance and management of health databases, including the analysis of large datasets to support program planning and evaluation needs.


As part of the work, the Data Analyst will:


  • Apply advanced knowledge of health data analysis and evidence‐informed decision making to support the work of local public health;
  • Collaborate with the Epidemiologist, Planning and Evaluation Specialist, and Research and Policy Advisor as part of a team that supports population health assessment and effective public health practice, including program planning and evaluation, knowledge exchange, and quality and transparency;
  • Collect, analyze, and report on programmatic and clinical service utilization data using internal and external information systems;
  • Provide data analysis support to programs for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation;
  • Assists the Epidemiologist and program staff to identify sources of data and develop data collection tools/databases as needed to meet program needs;
  • Ensure data quality and adherence to data entry guidelines for broader systems used across public health programs;
  • Support the Epidemiologist in analyzing and reporting on the distribution and determinants of health and disease states, including health status disparities;
  • Maintain data and information systems necessary for population health assessment and surveillance activities of the health unit;
  • Support the development and maintenance of an agency‐wide dashboard to monitor and evaluate program activities and outcomes, which will include the collection, analysis, and periodic reporting of indicators related to inputs, resources, processes, reach, outputs and outcomes;
  • Support ongoing workforce development and capacity building in the use of evidence and data for effective public health practice;
  • Provide technical support to Public Health staff and support staff training related to the use of health‐ related databases;


Qualifications, Experience, and Skills for this position include (but are not limited to):


  • Master's degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, health information, or related field or equivalent experience and education;
  • 2 to 5years’ experience in advanced data analyses, interpretation, and report writing;
  • Ability to manage data and information in compliance with principles, best practices, and legislation pertaining to privacy and research ethics;
  • Experience managing and manipulating large, medium, and small datasets to reach a conclusion;
  • Knowledge of common demographic and health care datasets and standards (e.g.StatisticsCanada Census, DAD/NACRS);
  • Knowledge of database languages (i.e.SQL) and programming languages an asset;
  • Ability to perform data analysis including a knowledge of statistical, quantitative, and qualitative analysis techniques;
  • Knowledge of biostatistics, epidemiology, and experience with health data an asset;
  • Advanced skills with STATA, with the ability to learn similar statistical software and related platforms;
  • Knowledge of geospatial analysis and experience with GIS applications an asset;
  • Knowledge of data analytics and business intelligence tools such as Microsoft’s Power BIand Power Query an asset;
  • Knowledge of and experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies;
  • Ability to prepare and deliver high quality knowledge products, including written reports and presentations for diverse audiences and purposes;
  • Demonstrated skills related to knowledge translation, consultation, facilitation, and capacity building among diverse audiences;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently,with strong attention to detail;
  • Strong performance with problem solving, critical thinking, process design and implementation,and attention to detail;
  • Advanced computer literacy with ability to operate the full functionality of Microsoft Suite programs,and particularly advanced demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Excel for data management and analysis;
  • Completion of the Fundamentals of OCAP course and sound understanding of the First Nations principles of OCAP, information governance, and data sovereignty an asset;
  • Must be reliable and have a good attendance record;
  • Ability to work outside regular business hours, including weekends and evenings, as required;
  • Requires a valid “G” Ontario Driver’s Licence and use of a reliable vehicle;
  • As a condition of hire, you are required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID‐19 vaccine series, per our COVID‐19Immunizationpolicy.Shouldyoubethesuccessfulcandidate,youwillberequiredtocomply with our COVID‐19 Immunization policy that is in effect;
  • The ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in French and/or any other language will be considered an asset;
  • A current Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) with satisfactory clearance is a condition of employment, at own expense.


In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Algoma Public Health will provide accommodation for candidates with disabilities, upon request.


Deadline for receipt of applications:  August 14, 2022 up to 4:30pm

Submit applications to: 
Algoma Public Health
c/o Human Resources 
294 Willow Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, ON   P6B 0A9 

Email: recruitment@algomapublichealth.com




We would like to thank all candidates for responding; however, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.