Current Employment Opportunities - The Regional Municipality of Halton

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INTERN – Junior Public Health Emergency Planner

Healthy Environments and Communicable Disease
INTERN – Junior Public Health Emergency Planner
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Applicants will be considered for interviews based on the information provided in their application to the Region of Halton including a current resume and cover letter. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

This is a temporary full-time position working 35 hours per week from June 2017 to June 2018.  

Due to the expected volume of applications, we are only able to accept online submissions.  Hard copies will not be considered.


Preferred Background:
The successful candidate must be a graduate student and possess a Master of Disaster & Emergency Management. The candidate must also demonstrate experience in emergency response planning preferably in the area of public health, be capable of planning and implementing work in an organized manner and working collaboratively with others.


The candidate is expected to:

  • Demonstrate ability to confidently communicate, and coordinate emergency planning and response initiatives with internal and external representatives.
  • Possess superior time management skills and able to manage work flow in order to complete work on time and as expected.
  • Exhibit a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products with experience developing and presenting educational programs and/or workshops; knowledge of ArcGIS would be an additional asset.
  • Be self-motivated capable of working in a team environment and independently.
  • Behave in a manner that contributes to healthy and safe work environment, and positive workplace culture 

Working Conditions: 

Occasional travel will be required for offsite meetings; incumbent must provide their own transportation.


To be eligible to apply for an intern position, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • In possession of a Social Insurance Number at time of hire.
  • You have graduated or will graduate with a recognized post-secondary degree, post-graduate certificate or diploma between January 2016 and June 2017.


·         Develop and conduct the annual Health emergency exercise to test the Public Health Emergency Plan and Business Continuity Plan.

·         Support updating the Mass Casualty (2011) and Mass Fatality (2010) plans.

·         Support the Public Health Business Planning and Improvement team in the creation of on-line orientation modules by providing and approving content as they relate to Emergency Preparedness for the Health Department.

·         Draft Recovery Plan and strategies as required by the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Protocol.

·         Update Health Department Emergency Management Webpage and Halton Central Web page.

·         Perform other duties as assigned.



February 16, 2017

Posting Expires:

February 26, 2017

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NOTE: Applications that are not submitted online will not be considered. Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.