Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Data Analysis Coordinator (DAC)

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has an opening for a permanent full-time position for the Coordinator, Data Analysis. The Data Analysis Coordinator (DAC) crosses program areas and has enhanced responsibilities related to population risk assessment for children and young adults 0-21 as well as census data, EDI data and other related data for children and families to assist with program planning and evaluation, research and knowledge exchange, and policy development. The DAC works within a multi-disciplinary team and with program staff and community partners to participate in planning, coordination, outcome measurements, implementation and evaluation of risk assessments and needs assessments for the early years sector.

Career Opportunity
Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Community Human Services
Child Care & Early Years

Data Analysis Coordinator (DAC)
(Permanent full-time)
Job # CCEY 18-3

Job Description:
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has an opening for a permanent full-time position for the Coordinator, Data Analysis. The Data Analysis Coordinator (DAC) crosses program areas and has enhanced responsibilities related to population risk assessment for children and young adults 0-21 as well as census data, EDI data and other related data for children and families to assist with program planning and evaluation, research and knowledge exchange, and policy development. The DAC works within a multi-disciplinary team and with program staff and community partners to participate in planning, coordination, outcome measurements, implementation and evaluation of risk assessments and needs assessments for the early years sector.

About Child Care and Early Years Division
Child Care and Early Years Division is the designated service system manager responsible for planning, developing and managing licensed child care services and early years programs to the residents of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. We work with school boards, other human services, and community partners, to organize a coordinated system that provides families with access to the programs, services and supports that they need. Within the system, we specifically manage, plan, and fund the following: child care, fee subsidies, special needs resources, and child and family centres. We work with our partners to promote and improve quality in programs through assessment, training, and research. We engage in community capacity building, administer local policies, and facilitate change to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and their families.

The Community of Chatham-Kent
Situated between two beautiful, fresh water lakes, Chatham-Kent is home to a rich, colourful landscape which creates a wonderful backdrop for our unique towns and welcoming communities. You can live the dream without breaking the bank; with housing prices a fraction of those in comparative locations. For example, in 2017, an average home sold for $822,681 in Toronto, $330,037 in London and only $184,658 here in Chatham-Kent. Our large geography, great climate and abundance of natural amenities ensure that there are activities for people of all ages and interests. Internationally known for our heritage and culture, and a variety of attractions and festivals that dot the calendar year long, it is little wonder that people from both near and far choose Chatham-Kent as their place to call “home”. We invite you to join us, and experience firsthand what it means to be Living CK.

Core Values for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Respect/Equity
Trust/Honesty/Integrity
Teamwork
Communication
Safety

Essential responsibilities:

  • Facilitates the identification of risk assessment and surveillance needs for the program as articulated by the team, community partner or program during operational planning, or as identified in consultation with team, community partner or program members
  • Facilitates access to related early years data for the team, community partner or program
  • Leads the local coordination, implementation, analysis and reporting on the available early years data (EDI, KPS, EQAO, Census data, Health data) at the local and regional levels in direct partnership with Ministry, school boards and Child and Youth Planning Networks or any other community partner (EDI, KPS, Census, etc) and ensuring accuracy of data
  • Advises, consults with provincial, regional and local stakeholders, and planning groups on research and outcomes measurement initiatives and pilots
  • Communicates early years assessment and surveillance information to community, community partners and stakeholders, planning groups, and director for use in setting team and community priorities, program planning and resource allocation
  • Leads, implements and/or consults on program, community, regional and provincial (various Ministries) initiatives related to mapping, analyses and outcomes measurement at a local level for the early years sector 
  • Responsible for monitoring and ensuring local adherence to the research codes of ethics and deadlines of local, regional and provincial early years evaluation, research and outcomes measurement initiatives
  • Advises and consults on local, regional and provincial early years planning bodies and chairs and/or participates on committees and subcommittees at these levels
  • Works directly with various Ministry partners in implementing ministry projects, research, analysis
  • Assesses, identifies and leads community training and development needs and participates in relevant training opportunities, particularly that of the Early Years programs and initiatives as well as EarlyON Child and Family Centres, the local school boards and the Child and Youth Planning Network on data collection and on relevant community research, outcomes and findings
  • Engages internal and external stakeholders in the development of evaluation strategies and frameworks for the early years sector
  • Provides project management, leads planning tables and workgroups, facilitates sensitive discussions and sharing sensitive information, delivers training and professional development to professionals/frontline staff (evaluation working group, Data Consortium, Regional & Provincial DAC Networks & working groups, Community Integration Leaders Fund, Special Needs Strategy Proposal Phase)
  • Advises on changes in data trends and outcomes as they relate to community outcomes, individual program and service usage and current data tracking and monitoring activities for the early years sector
  • Ensures the application and interpretation of current research, frameworks and findings related to Early Child Development and parenting (such as 'The Early Years Study 1-3', 'How Does Learning Happen', UNICEF Report Cards) at a local level to increase knowledge, quality and effectiveness
  • Ensure timely and accurate data submissions to the Ministry, the community and the organization
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications:
Ability to demonstrate Chatham-Kent’s Core Values and Competencies through a combination of education and experience: 

  • Required skills normally acquired through attainment of a four year university degree in social planning or other related discipline
  • Fluency in French (oral and written) is strongly recommended
  • Two to four years' related experience in social planning
  • Advanced proficiency in database management, data analysis and interpretation combined with applied knowledge of evidence-informed decision making
  • Technical expertise in the application of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods, including data collection and analysis, report writing, and project management to support and lead program planning and evaluations
  • Technical expertise in child related public policy development and advocacy, promoting/protecting the health and well-being of individuals in the community and a demonstrated knowledge of Ministry initiatives and Early Years programs and services, including early child development and parenting
  • Good working knowledge of the preparation and creation of custom census orders and boundary files in accordance with Statistics Canada requirements and agreements
  • Demonstrated communication, facilitation and leadership experience and skills to lead training/workshops/ events, provide support to the community, work with diverse groups, chair/lead meetings, prepare reports/summaries/presentations including significant experience representing the community to stakeholders, leading planning tables and/or workgroups, facilitating sensitive discussions and sharing sensitive information, delivering training and professional development
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, organizational, teamwork, and time management skills
  • Demonstrated superior written and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and relationship building skills to develop and maintain partnerships and collaborations with program team members and external stakeholders as required
  • Ability to perform literature searches, reviews, and critically appraise and synthesize evidence
  • Ability to work independently with sound judgement
  • Intermediate knowledge of and experience in the application of specialized statistical analysis and mapping software and applications such as SPPS, stata, SAS, NVivo, Beyond 20/20, MapPoint, MapInfo, ArcView, Esri, to conduct analyses, perform quality checks and maintain datasets in accordance with the various related research standards and ethics
  • Intermediate knowledge of and experience with geographic information systems, geo-coding, geographical spatial representation, files and systems such as MapPoint, MapInfo, Arc View or Esri
  • Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) (or other similar software program), and data analysis software
  • All employees will be required to complete their Health & Safety and other on-line mandatory training on or before their first day of employment; other training (including Health & Safety policies) may also be required

Work Environment: 
This position will work mostly indoors.

Hours of Work:
This position works weekdays, with occasional evenings.

Driver’s license/vehicle requirements:
Because this position may be required to travel, a valid Province of Ontario driver's license with a reliable motor vehicle is preferred.

Police check requirements
Because of the environment this position will be working in, the successful candidate will be required to furnish an original Police Information Search (criminal reference check) (working with vulnerable persons) prior to commencement of employment.

Occupational Safety Responsibilities:
The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) clearly articulates worker responsibilities (reference Sections 28 of the OHSA and Safety Policy #HS-001, “Individual Responsibilities”). The following list of responsibilities is designed to identify some of the primary responsibilities. It does not provide the exhaustive list of legislated responsibilities:

Workers shall:

  • Comply with the OHSA and applicable Safety Regulations
  • Use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing required by the employer
  • Report any defects in any equipment or protective device of which the worker is aware and which may endanger himself, herself or another worker
  • Report any contravention of the OHSA or Regulation or the existence of any hazard of which he or she is aware to his or her supervisor
  • Not operate equipment/machinery without being given the proper instruction and authority
  • Not remove or make ineffective any protective device required by the regulations or by his or her employer, without providing an adequate temporary protective device and when the need for removing or making ineffective the protective device has ceased, the protective device shall be replaced immediately
  • Not use or operate any equipment, machine, device or thing or work in a manner that may endanger himself, herself or any other worker
  • Not engage in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct
  • Actively participate in worker safety education

Essential physical and/or safety requirements:

  • Visual Effort/Sensory Concentration:  frequent concentrated and extensive reading from computer terminal, reports, records or spreadsheets, including listening.
  • Manual Dexterity/Coordination: regularly uses specialized skills in keyboarding, data entry and mapping which require a high level of precision, accuracy and/or fine motor control.
  • Sitting: constant sitting in a chair (sitting at desk in a chair for lengthy periods of time)
  • Hands: frequent fine finger dexterity (movement); constant mousing (regularly uses specialized skills in keyboarding, data entry and mapping which require a high level of precision, accuracy and/or fine motor control)

Other physical and/or safety requirements:

  • Operating motor vehicles: occasionally operates a motor-vehicle when travelling to and from meetings throughout the community
  • Bending: infrequent stooping, twisting, kneeling, crouching, squatting (up to 9.09 kgs or 20 lbs) (occasionally handles heavy boxes of supplies, advertising items, brochures, books, resource materials, etc. greater than 9.09 kgs or 20 lbs)
  • Walking: infrequent walking on level surface, rough surface (walking to and from meetings on occasional possible rough terrain/snow/ice)
  • Sitting: infrequent sitting in a vehicle seat, on a stool
  • Reaching: infrequent reaching above shoulder, below shoulder, forward, backward, handling (some daily reaching for binders, files and resource materials from upper cabinets, file cabinets, etc.)
  • Lifting: infrequent lifting floor to waist, waist to shoulder, at shoulder, above shoulder, overhead, carrying, transferring, pushing at or above shoulder, pushing below shoulder, pulling at or above shoulder, pulling below shoulder, dragging (9.09 kgs or 20 lbs or occasionally more) (occasionally lifts heavy boxes of supplies, advertising items, brochures, books, resource materials, etc. which may weight more than 9.09 kgs or 20 lbs.)
  • Standing: infrequent standing outside; occasional standing inside (occasional standing inside at printer, doing presentations, etc.)
  • Hands: frequent fine finger dexterity (movement); constant mousing (regularly uses specialized skills in keyboarding, data entry and mapping which require a high level of precision, accuracy and/or fine motor control)
  • Climbing: infrequent climbing of stairs (climbing stairs to get to workspace)

Compensation:
This permanent full-time positions has an annual wage range of $56,004 to $63,306 (based on grade 7 of the 2017 non-union full-time compensation plan), plus health & dental benefits following the successful completion of a three month probationary period.

Applying:
Candidates interested in the above position are asked to submit our Career Profile application form and a resume to the email address below. Please do not include a cover letter, or copies of transcripts, licenses, certificates, etc.

What we look for in the application form and resume: Detailed information in the boxes provided under each question in the career profile application form where you have answered ‘yes’. Your resume should provide the same detailed information. In both documents, list under each employer the following: (1) the job titles (2) dates you were in each position (3) a summary of the job duties/ skills/experiences you gained in each position. The same information needs to be in both the career profile application form and the resume. Please be sure to check the box beside yes or no for each question asked in the career profile application form.

Attachments:
Please send attachments in a Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe (.pdf) format only. Attachments must be attached directly to your email; we are not able to download documents from an internet site.

Applications must be received before 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 28, 2018:
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Attn. Cathy J. E. Hoffman, MPA, CHRL
General Manager/Chief Human Resource Officer
Corporate Services
315 King Street West
P.O. Box 640
Chatham ON  N7M 5K8

Fax:  519.436.3237
Email address: Ckresume@chatham-kent.ca

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources & Organizational Development (HROD) at 519-360-1998 or ckhr@chatham-kent.ca. Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.