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OD Research Associate

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Deadline: September 20, 2017  11:59:00 pm



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Alberta Labour, Edmonton. Each day in Alberta, more than two million people go to work and fuel Alberta's economic engine. The Ministry of Labour provides supports to meet the needs of both employees and employers. Our work focuses on building a skilled workforce for the jobs of today as well as tomorrow, and maintaining safe, fair and healthy workplaces.

The Occupational Disease and Injury Prevention unit (ODIP) provides the framework for the prevention and reduction of occupational disease in Alberta workplaces. The work of the unit is closely linked with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Policy and Program Development. The ODIP research stream connects people to research resources, provides evidence for OHS policies and programs, administers a research grant funding program, and fosters collaboration with scholars with the ultimate goal of improving the health of Alberta workers.

To learn more about the ministry, please click here: http://work.alberta.ca/

Fact: The importance of occupational disease is not well recognized; however, the reality is that occupational disease is the primary cause of work related deaths and is one of the primary causes of all cancer. Are you interested in joining a dedicated team that is breaking new ground in the area of occupational disease research and prevention?

Reporting to the Occupational Disease Scientific Lead, you will provide ongoing support for the research stream by collecting, summarizing, analyzing and disseminating scientific information, contributing to the administration and evaluation of the research grant funding program, and identify new and emerging occupational disease and injury issues.

You will work closely with the Scientific Lead position in the design and tracking of occupational disease prevention research projects, project management, liaising with researchers, and the preparation of scientific reports. You will also help build evaluation capacity, liaise with internal and external evaluation experts and participate in conducting program evaluations. You will be an integral part of the ODIP team in identifying and contextualizing new and emerging Occupational Health and Safety issues in Alberta.

To be successful in this role you will have strong analytical and research skills coupled with highly developed written and oral communication skills as well as collaboration skills. These skills will assist the development, implementation and promotion of the comprehensive occupational disease prevention strategies through the coming years.

Salary: $2,588.03 - $3,394.66 bi-weekly ($67,548 - $88,601 annually). Closing Date: September 20, 2017. Job ID #1044762

Qualifications: University graduation in a health-related discipline (such as, but not limited to, Public Health, Occupational Hygiene, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health and Safety) is required coupled with recent related experience in research methodologies and analysis. Experience conducting information and literature searches via the internet and other means is also required.

Preference will be given to candidates with a Master's degree in a health-related discipline and demonstrated experience in scientific literature reviews, project management and program evaluation.

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans, and the foundation for our talent management programs, including hiring decisions. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?file=learning/apscompetencies/titlepage&cf=9

http://www.psc.alberta.ca/learning/apscompetencies/apscomp-self-assessment-questionnaire.pdf

In this role, you will contribute to our team by demonstrating the following behavioral competencies:

Agility - You are able to manage multiple research projects and tasks and have the ability to anticipate, assess and readily adapt to changing priorities and maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

Drive for Results - You are disciplined in effectively managing your work load and have the ability to complete research and project tasks in a timely manner, while ensuring high-quality work.

Creative Problem Solving - You have the ability to utilize creative and innovative approaches to data collection through academic and non-academic systematic searches.

The Alberta Public Service is a great place to work!

What we offer:

- Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/employees/DocList122.cfm

- Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/

- Leadership and mentorship programs

- Professional learning and development

- Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

- Accessible career consulting services

Tips on Applying on Alberta Government Jobs see here: https://www.jobs.alberta.ca/applying/index.html

This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies at equal or lesser classifications across the Government of Alberta.

Please apply online, as applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name followed by the seven-digit Job Opening ID number (Smith,Joe_XXXXXXX).

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) - http://work.alberta.ca/iqas

It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact our HR office at 780-644-8315. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

www.jobs.alberta.ca

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