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Smoke-Free Ontario Test Shoppers

Position: Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and the Electronic Cigarettes Act, it is illegal to sell, supply or to give tobacco or e-cigarettes to people under 19 years of age. In order to reduce youth access to these restricted products, and to facilitate a successful Tobacco Control Program, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is looking for two (2) Test Shoppers to work on a contract basis with the Smoke-Free Ontario Program in our Brockville office and/or our Smiths Falls Office covering all of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. Applicants must be a high school student between the ages of 15 and 17. Test Shoppers visit retail premises with Enforcement Officers to establish compliance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Electronic Cigarettes Act restrictions.

Location: Brockville Office and/or our Smiths Falls Office.

Required Qualifications:

The Test Shoppers will be required to:

  • Approach the retail clerk and request a specified tobacco product or e-cigarette;
  • Credibly and truthfully answer questions asked by a retailer;
  • Make observations and communicate these observations to the Enforcement Officer(s);
  • Document activities and events promptly and accurately.

We are looking for high school students between the ages of 15 and 17 with the following qualifications:

  • Able to pay attention to detail;
  • Have good recognition and recall skills;
  • Have good oral and written communication skills;
  • Be credible, reliable, and discreet;
  • Possess self-confidence and the ability to work under pressure;
  • Be polite and composed;
  • Be able to testify in court;
  • Test Shoppers must be able to get to and from the designated Brockville or Smiths Falls Health Unit office for each of their shifts.

Hourly Rate: The hourly rate for this contract work is $10.70 per hour for students under 18 and increases to $10.90 as of October 1, 2017. The work is done during evenings, weekends, school holidays, and part-time work during the summer months with flexible hours. Training and mentoring is provided.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

Apply by: Submit your resume with a covering letter listing the strengths that you would bring to this position, and your date of birth, by 4:30 p.m. on August 7th, 2017.

I agree that I have the proper required qualifications in order to apply for this position.

 


Career Information

The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit is located between Kingston and Ottawa serving a population of approximately 160,000 in a 6,369 square kilometre area. This area includes the United Counties of Leeds, and Grenville, City of Brockville, County of Lanark, and the Towns of Smiths Falls, Gananoque and Prescott. We are in a picturesque area, nestled between Ottawa and Kingston, and offer rural and small-town living within easy reach of world-class cities. Learn more about us by exploring our website.

Visit the OPHA website to see "Inside the Life of a…", featuring the role stories of a diverse range of Public Health professionals.

Best Practice Spotlight Organization

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit has been selected as an RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Organization pre-designate!

By participating in this 3 year partnership with RNAO we hope to increase the uptake of best practice guidelines (BPG’s) to enable practice excellence and positive client outcomes.

More information can be found at www.healthunit.org/bpso


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