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Amended - Infection Prevention and Control Specialist

Treasury Board Secretariat
Infection Prevention and Control Branch, Centre for Public Sector Labour Relations and Compensation
Job Term:
2 Permanent
Job Code:
I1002B - Human Resources51
$81,401.00 - $118,313.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
AMENDMENT: Closing date extended due to OPS Careers system outage.

Are you a highly motivated, innovative, and collaborative professional with solid experience in infection prevention and control and excellent relationship management skills? If so, consider applying to this exciting opportunity in the Centre for Public Sector Labour Relations and Compensation in the Treasury Board Secretariat.

The Infection Prevention and Control Branch is recruiting two Infection Prevention and Control Specialists to help lead the implementation of infection prevention and control (IPAC) best practices, policies, guidelines, and frameworks to embed IPAC principles and protocols and increase awareness of IPAC best practices across the Ontario Public Service (OPS).

The successful candidates will play a critical role in working with, providing guidance to and addressing the needs of corporate and ministry partners to build organizational capacity around infectious disease prevention and to lead the delivery of key enterprise initiatives to ensure the health and safety of OPS employees.

Note: These positions are located at the address listed on the job advertisement, however alternate work arrangements, including telework, may be available based on operational needs

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Provide enterprise and ministry-specific IPAC guidance, support and advice
• Use strong IPAC risk assessment skills and adopt a risk-based, solution-focused approach that is responsive to the IPAC needs of the varying OPS workplaces
• Serve as a branch IPAC technical expert representative
• Provide IPAC leadership in emergency response planning activities
• Collaborate with and leverage Joint Health and Safety Committees across the OPS to address IPAC-related concerns and promote IPAC best practices
• Provide leadership on strategic planning and continuous quality improvement initiatives
• Participate on internal and external committees, task forces, forums and advisory groups
• Contribute to the development of IPAC strategies, policies, directives and best practices to ensure IPAC measures are embedded in health and safety practices to ensure the reduction in occupational illnesses resulting from infectious diseases
• Plan, develop, implement and evaluate IPAC initiatives, sector strategies, standards and policies, and ensure alignment with ministry, regulatory and legislative mandates
• Identify IPAC core competencies for OPS employees, participate in the development of training and education resources and materials, and deliver IPAC training

How do I qualify?

Leadership Skills:

• Ability to provide IPAC leadership to a diverse team, including mentoring team members to achieve program goals
• Experience planning, developing, implementing and evaluating IPAC initiatives
• Demonstrated leadership in the development of partnerships and collaborations across organizations, stakeholders or sectors
• Experience leading stakeholder engagement initiatives
• Ability to juggle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
• Demonstrated commitment to fostering a culture of anti-racism and inclusion
• Proven ability to work with a high degree of initiative and independence

Technical Knowledge:

• Strong foundational knowledge of IPAC principles and practices
• Current Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) is an asset
• Knowledge of outbreak management and ability to provide guidance, support and IPAC technical advice in the management and prevention of workplace outbreaks
• Excellent analytical and evaluation skills to support the development and implementation of enterprise strategic policy initiatives
• Knowledge of and experience in emergency planning, response and management and occupational health and safety
• Ability to conduct IPAC organizational risk assessments, analyze results and review IPAC measures across OPS workplaces and provide IPAC recommendations to inform an IPAC framework for OPS workplaces and ensure alignment with relevant regulatory guidance and legislation and Ministry mandates, guidance and directives

Project Management, Evaluation and Risk Management Skills

• Experience with program planning, program evaluation and change management theories and ability to utilize project management theories, tools and techniques
• Demonstrated ability to apply continuous quality improvement, performance measurement and risk management principles and methodologies to improve outcomes
• Strong research skills to gather and synthesize data and information in a timely manner in support of the development of infection prevention and control resources, documents options and recommendations to decision makers

Communication, Interpersonal and Relationship Management Skills

• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to develop IPAC resources, materials, and guidance documents and write technical reports and briefings
• Ability to effectively communicate and present complex IPAC concepts, and principles across a wide variety of audiences through various communication platforms and channels
• Ability to effectively coordinate the development of appropriate and clear communication plans for new/revised policies in support of corporate and ministry initiatives
• Ability to effectively present to senior executives and decision makers
• Well-developed interpersonal, negotiation and consultation skills to develop effective relationships with senior management
• Proven ability to collaborate with, advocate, influence and maintain constructive working relationships with a diverse range of internal and external partners and stakeholders

Additional Information:

  • 2 Permanent, 315 Front St W, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Human Resources
Posted on:
Monday, October 3, 2022
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • E-TB-187407/22(2)
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 20, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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