Knowledge Exchange Specialist – Ottawa Public Health

Competition Number: 2018-EX-EN-52309254-01
Competition posting date: 2018-10-30
Competition closing date: 2018-11-14

Ottawa Public Health, Ottawa Public Health Department, Knowledge Exchange Planning & Quality Service
2 Full-time Continuous Positions – 35 hours/week

Affiliation: CIPP
Salary: $81,192.02 to $98,798.70 annually (2018 rates of pay)
Location: 100 Constellation, Nepean

Category: Current Opportunities
Employment Group: Health

Job Summary

Reporting to the Supervisor of the Population Health Approach team, the knowledge exchange specialist is responsible for the initiation, development, implementation, and evaluation of effective knowledge exchange approaches at Ottawa Public Health.

Leveraging leadership skills, the knowledge exchange specialist will advance tools and best practices that facilitate knowledge exchange within OPH and between OPH and partners. The knowledge exchange specialist will work collaboratively with other service areas leaders to build organizational capacity for evidence-based knowledge exchange. A key role will be to disseminate public health information and knowledge to influence the health care system and other partners/stakeholders to better meet population health needs in an equitable way.

Knowledge exchange includes, but is not limited to, the terms knowledge to action, knowledge translation, research use/utilization, knowledge mobilization, and implementation science.

Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in health sciences or a related field.
  • Minimum three years of related experience working in the field of knowledge exchange in public health and/or with health care partners.

*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

English oral, reading, writing required.


  • Knowledge exchange methods and best practices
  • Evaluation and research methodologies
  • Project management methodologies and new practices
  • Local health systems and key partners
  • Critical appraisal methodologies
  • Experience using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and other software packages
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers

Competencies & Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Ability to influence higher level managers and peers

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