Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration jobs in Canada

Salary

95 210 $
This salary is an average estimate between all available diplomas degrees related to this career. Click here to get an overview of salary depending of diploma.
No certificate, diploma or degree : 61 880 $
High school diploma or equivalent : 78 490 $
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level : 84 520 $
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above : 99 380 $

Career's stability

Stable
The career's stability is based on the employment projection for that working area for the year 2022.

Employment requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or college diploma in health science, hospital administration or public administration or a bachelor's degree in social science is required.
  • A graduate degree in a health, social science or an administrative discipline may be required.
  • Several years of experience as a health or social policy researcher, consultant or program officer are usually required.
  • For some government managers in health policy development and program administration, certification in the relevant health profession is required. For example, city medical officers of health must be physicians.
  • A bachelor's degree or a college diploma in a social science discipline, such as sociology or economics, or an administrative discipline, such as public administration, is required.
  • A graduate degree in a social science or an administrative discipline may be required.
  • Several years of experience as a social policy researcher, consultant or program officer are usually required.

Job overview

Government managers in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the development and administration of health care policies, social policies and related programs designed to protect and promote the health and social welfare of individuals and communities. These managers are employed by government departments and agencies.

Main duties

  • Participate in the development of health or social policies by providing advice to senior government managers
  • Organize departmental unit and establish procedures to meet departmental objectives set by senior management
  • Direct and advise health or social policy researchers, consultants or program officers who conduct research, prepare documents or administer programs for individuals and communities in areas such as health and social services, employment and immigration, labour or housing
  • Plan, administer and control budgets for research and administration, support services and equipment and supplies
  • Organize and direct committees and working groups to plan, manage or evaluate health and social services projects and programs
  • Interview, hire and provide training for staff.

Illustrative example(s)

  • city medical officer of health - government services
  • director, health information and promotion - government services
  • director, immigration and settlement - government services
  • health program operations manager - government services
  • housing policy and development director - government services
  • social services director - government services
  • social services planning manager - government services

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