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Advisor--Healthy Design, Public Works--Transportation Division, Region of Peel

Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline May 14, 2013

Reporting in a matrix structure to a Transportation Planner (secondary) and a Director, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (functional), the Advisor, Healthy Design provides advanced, specialized expertise to improve land use and transportation policy.  This expertise integrates the health-based rationale to inform transportation planning decisions and to improve the health promoting potential of transportation planning. Working with transportation, health and other disciplines, this position engages in sensitive communication, in-depth analysis and responds to conflict situations. This position is also required to provide strategic input to achieve Term of Council priorities and Council resolutions to create supportive environments for healthy living in Peel.  Strong leadership skills and the ability to clearly present information to stakeholders and Regional Council are required. Specifically, you will

  • provide strategic input to Health Department and Transportation and Land use Planning divisions to select, prioritize and revise Regional and Municipal policies, and to advocate for changes to provincial policy to facilitate creating supportive environments for healthy living in Peel
  • lead and maintain an effective multi-departmental partnership establishing formal and informal liaisons among Transportation, Development Planning, integrated planning staff and Public Health staff
  • provide expert advice, writing, briefing, critical analysis and support to public health staff and management, including the Medical Officer of Health, to provide health-based rationale to inform transportation planning decisions
  • engage in sensitive communications to respond to conflict situations with internal and/or external stakeholders
  •  mentor public health and transportation staff. Provide strategic input to operational managers for planning and coordinating resources. Provide technical training to policy analyst staff and volunteers. Represent the Region as an Expert Witness at Ontario Municipal Board hearings.

Other responsibilities include

  • coordinate and oversee research into processes as it relates to the division as a whole within the broader corporate perspective and goals
  • coordinate and perform complex analysis and strategies for the division on new initiatives
  • arrange, negotiate and manage the delivery of services from multiple consulting services
  • act as project lead for major initiatives related to the Term of Council Priorities and acts as resource for other project managers.

To view the additional responsibilities, job qualifications, compensation, and to apply for this position, please visit us at http://www.peelregion.ca/jobs and select current listings/job title.

This position closes on May 14, 2013 at noon.

The Region of Peel, an equal opportunity employer, appreciates all responses: however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.