Competition number 047-2019-EXT-TRN

OHS Coordinator


Position

Permanent Full-Time

Closing date

Feb. 10, 2019

Competition status

  • Active: Accepting applications until 11:59 pm MST on the closing date.
  • Screening: Applications are under review.
  • Interviewing: Applicants have been selected for interviews.
  • Closed: A candidate has been selected and/or competition has closed.
  • Ongoing: Accepting applications, which will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
  • Cancelled: The competition has been cancelled.

Screening

Department

Transit

Hours

40 hours per week

Pay range

$80,267 to $100,339 per year

Job Description

The OHS Coordinator reports to the Director of Transit in order to help ensure team-wide compliance with Occupational Health and Safety legislation, County policies and industry best practices regarding safety. More broadly work to increase the safety of staff, contractors, and visitors.

Responsibilities

  • Organize, monitor and document safety activities in order to reduce the risk of injuries; evaluate and demonstrate compliance with health, safety and environmental legislation; and compliance with County policies
  • Review and document compliance throughout department. Identify areas of non-compliance
  • Remain up-to-date on regulatory changes and communicate changes to management and staff
  • Assist supervisors and other staff in complying with requirements for hazard identification, assessment, and elimination; and development of safe operating procedures and incident reporting
  • Coordinate and provide resources for tailgate meetings
  • Prepare and organize departmental documentation to pass routine OHS audits
  • Assist management in developing interdepartmental occupational health and safety related policies
  • Provide orientation and updates to staff regarding regulatory requirements and implication
  • Assist management with the implementation of health and safety program initiatives to reduce the risk of injuries
  • Raise awareness of safe work practices in order to reduce the risk of injury as well as legislation requirements and corporate expectations; develop and conduct safety orientation for staff, managers and contractors
  • Provide structure for Emergency Response Preparedness programs at department facilities

Skills and Abilities

  • Understanding of relevant legislation applicable to Occupational Health and Safety CSA standards and Alberta Traffic Act
  • Ability to work independently yet be an effective member of a team
  • Work collaboratively to advance safety initiatives in an operational setting
  • Strong communication skills and ability to influence others and build support for change
  • A ‘can-do’ attitude, results orientated and genuinely passionate about safety
  • Project-focused, hands-on, practical, and can adopt common sense approach to meeting organizational needs
  • Highly ethical, credible and with strong integrity and encourages the highest levels of safety behaviour

Qualifications

  • Occupational Health and Safety Diploma and 2 years of related work experience or Certificate and 4 years of related work experience
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional Designation (CRSP) or in the process of obtaining designation is preferred
  • Experience working in public service and/or a transit environment would be considered an asset

Conditions of Employment

  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s licence and submission of a Driver’s Abstract with less than 7 demerits

Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered. In addition to providing a dynamic working environment, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.

Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.

A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.

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