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Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Deadline: February 16, 2018  12:00:00 am



Alberta Environment and Parks, Edmonton. We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity by leading the work required for the desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources. For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Parks, please visit our website at: http://aep.alberta.ca/

The Environmental Monitoring and Science Division is responsible for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the condition of Alberta's environment. We also assess the effectiveness of environmental policy, legislation and regulations, and address priority environmental information needs identified by internal and external stakeholders. Our activities are guided by advice from two independent bodies: a Science Advisory Panel and an Indigenous Wisdom Advisory Panel. The Division consists of four branches: Environmental Monitoring and Observations; Indigenous Knowledge, Community Monitoring, and Citizen Science; Integrated Environmental Analytics and Predictions; and Science.

Learn more at http://environmentalmonitoring.alberta.ca

Do you have a desire to make a significant contribution and help build a strong program that fosters a culture of health and safety for the Edmonton location?

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator represents Environmental Monitoring and Science Division (EMSD), including all OH&S aspects of EMSD operational program delivery and program coordination. Drawing on your specialized knowledge of health and safety, you will function as the local internal workplace safety resource and ambassador. The focus of the role is to conduct audits on OH&S related activities; measure, evaluate and report on program performance; provide a wide range of OH&S and workplace consultation, advice and information to divisional management and staff on safety legislation, regulations, operational policies, programs, procedures; conduct inspections; and coordinate and facilitate safety training. This position plays a key role in hazards management and significant incident investigations, and facilitates the implementation of OH&S initiatives in the Division within the Ministry plan.

In this role, you will primarily be working in an office setting located in a region. You will have regular and on-going contact with regional staff and management, ministry peers, ministry specialists, other ministries and external stakeholders. Travel will be required to effectively support the priority work of the Division.

Salary: $2,588.03 to $3,394.66 bi-weekly ($67,547 to $88,600 annually). Job ID #1047127.

Closing Date: February 16, 2018.

Qualifications: 

  • University graduation in a related field
  • Three years of progressively responsible related health and safety experience
  • A valid Class 5 driver's license

Equivalencies will be considered.

What will set you apart:

  • Practical experience working with OH&S Legislation, best practices, inspections, investigations, auditing or conducting safety training, including involvement in safety committees
  • Knowledge of the Government of Alberta OH&S program
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation
  • Certified Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) Certificate of Recognition (COR) auditor
  • Experience conducting an ACSA COR audit

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. 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 links 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

About Your Competencies:

BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS as you will promote and foster a safety culture within EMSD by coordinating training opportunities to help maintain a desired level of staff training/certifications and research future needs to ensure ongoing applicability of current training courses.

SYSTEMS THINKING to confirm that processes and procedures related to the safety management system within EMSD are developed, documented, implemented, evaluated and maintained in accordance with the requirements of the GoA Occupational Health and Safety Program, and aligned with the Ministry's OH&S plan.

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING & JUDGEMENT abilities to weigh multiple perspectives for maximum results and recommend the most appropriate solution for issues such as the way work is performed, how equipment and facilities are used, and on safety systems and practices.

DRIVE FOR RESULTS as you go beyond your goals to work with others to share information ensuring consistency and alignment of division safety plans, programs and initiatives for a collaborative delivery of services throughout the department.

DEVELOP NETWORKS as the position facilitates the implementation of OH&S initiatives in EMSD within the Ministry plan with functional guidance from departmental Occupational Health and Safety and Business Continuity representatives. The position also liaises with GoA OH&S peers, AEP Human Resources, Public Service Commission, Service Alberta, WCB and associated external resources.

This position may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Employees/DocList122.cfm
  • Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/members/publications/PSPP_Member_Handbook.pdf
  • Health Spending Account: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?file=benefits/healthspendingacct/overview&cf=2
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

Online applications are preferred via www.jobs.alberta.ca. 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 first then last name (Joe_Smith). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact 780-422-7757.

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.

Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:

http://www.psc.alberta.ca/jobs/positionprofile/pp1047127.htm

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact 780-422-7757. 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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