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Occupational Hygienist

Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Deadline: October 01, 2017  12:00:00 am



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Alberta Labour, Red Deer. 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 Strategy and Policy Division provides legislation, and policy development, to ensure Alberta's workplaces are safe, fair, and healthy. Working with employers, labour associations, safety associations, and workers directly, this division ensures workplace-related legislation responds to the needs of Alberta's workers and employers.

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Policy and Program Development branch is responsible for Alberta's overall OHS Policy Framework.

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

As the Occupational Hygienist, you would be considered a provincial specialist on occupational hygiene and radiation issues in the workplace. You would be responsible for leading the Workplace Health and Safety Asbestos Program. You would also provide an occupational hygiene perspective and expertise in reviewing or interpreting the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, Regulation and Code, and Radiation Protection Act and Regulation. You would act as Director of Hygiene as defined under the OHS Act and Director of Radiation as defined under the Radiation Protection Act.

To be successful in this position you have in-depth expertise in the area of occupational health and hygiene and a broad knowledge of occupational health and safety. You have the ability to write policy documents, facilitate meetings and manage projects or programs. You also must be able to respond to stakeholders where there are multiple agendas and varying perspectives.

 

Salary: $3,566.40 - $ 4,103.64 bi-weekly ($93,083 - $107,105 annually). Closing Date: October 1, 2017. Job ID #1044979.   

 

Qualifications: A university degree in a related field and a certificate in Occupational Hygiene coupled with a minimum of 3 years of related experience in occupational hygiene is required.

Preference will be given to candidates who either possess or are willing to register with the Canadian Board of Occupational Hygiene or its American equivalent. Experience in drafting policy documents, exposure to policy analysis and/or development would be considered an asset.

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: The ideal candidate will possess the ability to balance a number of complex, concurrent projects while producing a high quality of work within tight time constraints. You will possess the skills to identify options and implement solutions.

Drive for Results: You will have the ability to proactively decide which results are important so time and resources are used effectively. You will have the skills to provide input on department policies and programs to optimization efficiencies. You will set and accomplish goals and priorities in order to deliver on outcomes consistent with the Government direction and department objectives.

Build Collaborative Environments:  You will lead and contribute to the conditions and environment that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

Develop Networks: You will develop trust, leverage efforts, and maintain productive relationships with different stakeholders such as health and safety professionals in industry, academia and consulting sectors to arrive at recommendations or decisions relating to occupational hygiene from a government perspective.

Systems thinking: You will display the ability to consider and assess the inter-relationships among different aspects of an approach and the linkages to complex OHS issues/questions.

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
  • 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

Interviews are scheduled to begin approximately the week of October 9, 2017.

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

Please apply online via www.jobs.alberta.ca, 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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