Algoma Public Health

Data Analyst

  • Facebook
  • Email


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 your work you 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;
  • Support the Epidemiologist in to analyze and report 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 ongoing workforce development and capacity building in the use of evidence and data for effective public health practice.


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

  • Master's degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, health information, or related field or equivalent experience and education;
  • 2 to 5 years’ 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 in health data analysis including advanced methods in biostatistics and epidemiology;
  • Advanced ability to use and learn statistical software and related platforms such as Stata, R;
  • Knowledge of geospatial analysis and experience with GIS applications 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;
  • Advanced computer literacy, with ability to operate the full functionality of Microsoft Suite programs;
  • 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;
  • 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: 

4:30pm, June 19, 2020

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.