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Health and Safety Coordinator, Town of Peace River

Full-Time, Permanent Position
Salary: $71,136-$78,722 annually
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

The Town of Peace River is looking for an individual to join our team in the role of Health and Safety Coordinator. If you have a passion for safety, enjoy working with others, and have strong attention to detail, keep reading!

The Health and Safety Coordinator develops, administers, and implements company-wide occupational safety programs to meet the goals and legal requirements of the Town of Peace River. These functions include, but may not be limited to, the assessment, facilitation and evaluation of injury prevention, environmental safety, occupational health and safety, and the development, implementation and consultation on safety policies. 

Applicant(s) shall possess the following:

  • OH&S Certificate Program and Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation are considered an asset;
  • Three to five years’ experience in occupational health and safety;
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the OHSA, AMHSA and
  • Workers’ Compensation legislation, and all applicable regulations/legislation;
  • Experience in a municipal environment is considered an asset.
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Strong English communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • Proficiency with database applications and administration systems, specifically Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to work effectively alone and prioritize;
  • Must be a highly motivated, service and team-oriented individual with an attention to detail;
  • Working towards certification, or already certified, under the Occupational Health & Safety Act/Regulations is preferred; and,
  • Certified AMHSA Certified Auditor or willingness to obtain.

Working Conditions:

  • Physical ability to lift up to 25lbs.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Overtime as required.

Core Competencies:

  • Customer Focus
  • Communication
  • Energy and Stress
  • Team Work
  • Quality Orientation
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Ethics and Integrity

The Town of Peace River welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

Job descriptions are available upon request. Qualified applicants are invited to forward their resumes, in confidence, to the address to the right (quote Competition # 22/029).

Leanne Cottrell, Human Resources Coordinator
Fax: 780-624-4664
Email: [email protected]

Closing date: Open until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all participants for their interest, however only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.


Learning, Design and Project Specialist, AMHSA

Full-Time, Permanent Position, 35 hours per week
Location: Position viable at either AMHSA office location (Sherwood Park or Calgary) or remote

Reporting to the Director of Learning and Assurance, this position will assist in the production of both classroom and online training, providing expertise in the areas of adult learning, knowledge transfer design principles, and online course development technology. The position requires superior communication and project coordination skills and will work collaboratively as part of a broader team that includes internal and/or external Project Managers and Subject Matter Experts (SME’s).

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in adult learning, instructional design preferred; equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS: Proficient in graphic design platforms (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, etc.). MS Office Software Suite – Teams, Sharepoint, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Explorer, Excel. Core competencies in Learning Management Systems (LMS) - Storyline (SCORM). Excellent grasp of Adult Learning Principles and their application

PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE: Minimum 3-years of successful experience in training content development, technical writing & communications, or project management/coordination or related experience. Experience designing learning experiences and facilitating learning. Experience with video editing and eLearning software or similar software (Captivate, Camtasia, Articulate Storyline, etc.) Experience with BIS training LMS desirable.

OTHER qualifications, certifications, professional memberships etc.: Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP)™ or Certified Training Practitioner™ or similar qualification - Preferred. Base level ability to create e-learning LMS content in: Articulate Storyline/360, Adobe Captivate, iSpring Suite, Brainshark, etc - Required. Project Management certificate (PMA) or PMP certification - Desired. Institute for performance and learning - Preferred

PERSONAL QUALITIES: Flexible, open-minded, dependable and adaptable to change. Ability to strategize, communicate, make decisions, teach, and work with diverse people.

For more detail on position, core, behavioural, and technical competencies, as well as accountability, view this posting on Indeed.ca.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Office environment, very minimal travel required
  • Some travel to member/client sites which may require adherence with their Site Access Policies (i.e. orientation, PPE, drug and alcohol testing, etc.).

KEY DUTIES

Training Content Creation and Revision:

  • Create or revise teaching materials or curriculum that meets the IACET learning outcomes and objectives standards (Element 5)
  • Review and update existing online and classroom course content, edit existing videos as required
  • Assist in developing storyboards for electronic productions such as multimedia, interactive and digital products
  • Coordinate, liaise, and collaborate with internal and external subject matter experts (SMEs) to extract and understand technical content, for content review and feedback

Training Production:

  • Plan and execute content strategy that drives high engagement aligned with IACET standards for pre, during, and post learning (IACET Elements 4, 5, 6, 7, 9)
  • Produce training, including self-paced e-learning, virtual webinars, video-based micro-learning, software demo, and job aids while adhering to project timelines and IACET learning objectives and SMART outcomes (Elements 2 & 6)
  • Produce classroom course materials, storyboards, write/edit scripts, audio recordings, and coordinate technical rehearsals with presenters/instructors for webinars, training presentations and videos aligned with IACET Elements 2 though 7
  • Stay current with industry trends and best practices

LMS Administration:

  • Manage LMS User Acceptance Testing (Functionality, Usability, Security, Stability, Errors) as it relates to new or QA scheduled courses
  • Identify LMS platform issues to Director LMS prior to launch during UAT Testing, etc.
  • Respond to a broad range of internal technical and operations procedures-related training requests and inquiries

Project Management:

  • Coordinate, liaise, and collaborate with internal and external subject matter experts (SMEs) to extract and understand technical content, for content review and feedback
  • Project management of work product for multiple customers and course developers
  • Liaison with vendors and consultants where they are involved in course production
  • Stay current with industry trends and best practices
  • Give input into financial planning, cause and effect as it relates to specific projects

Health & Safety:

  • Work safely and ensuring co-workers are protected and working safely
  • Attend health and safety-related training
  • Assist in the identification of health and safety issues and concerns; and
  • Participate in activities/programs initiated by AMHSA that enhance health and safety

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $52,000.00-$87,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program

Schedule: Day shift, Monday to Friday

Education: Secondary School (preferred)

Experience:

  • Copy editing: 2 years (preferred)
  • instructional design: 2 years (preferred)

To apply: Click here to apply on Indeed.ca or email your resume to Olana Todoruk, Director of Learning & Assurance


Health & Safety Coordinator, Town of Edson

Full-Time, Permanent Position
Competition Number: EDSOM-202210

We seek a competent, effective, and highly engaged person to fill the role of Health & Safety Coordinator. Reporting to the Senior Human Resources Manager, the successful candidate will fulfill vital functions for the Town of Edson, including but not limited to:

  • Implementing, monitoring, reviewing, and amending all aspects of the Town’s Health and Safety program, including policies, procedures, directives, formal hazard assessments & ERPs.
  • Leading or arranging annual audits to maintain the Town’s Certificate of Recognition (COR), and implementing action plans in between audits.
  • Modeling and building growing an organizational culture that strongly prioritizes Health & Safety.
  • Advising employees and managers on day-to-day health and safety matters.
  • Managing and conducting workplace incident investigations with managers, including identifying root cause for incidents and recommending and documenting corrective/preventative action(s).
  • Maintaining the Town’s compliance with regulating authorities such as Occupational Health & Safety.
  • Creating, tracking and reporting on safety-related Key Performance Indicators.
  • Maintaining the Town’s health and safety database systems.

In addition to the above, this person will be the HR team’s lead on sustaining and building on the Town’s training program, ensuring (in partnership with managers) that all required training is identified, tracked, implemented and maintained.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will be a highly engaged self-starter who can hit the ground running. Ideally, they will possess:

  • A Post-Secondary Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or a related program, and
  • At least 3-5 years’ Occupational Health and Safety experience, ideally in a municipal setting.

The following qualifications would also be considered assets:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health & Safety, a CRSP or CRST designation, Health and Safety Auditing course from AMHSA, trainer certification in WHMIS, TDG, First Aid and related programs, and/or experience working with health and safety database systems, especially Lighthouse.

Compensation

This position offers a competitive base salary range of $77,500 to $92,500 depending on experience, plus an unparalleled benefits package, which includes:

  • A pilot program that awards 6 weeks of vacation per year, regardless of your length of service,
  • Eligibility for Remote Work, with up to 40% of scheduled days working from home,
  • A $250/year Active Living Allowance,
  • Excellent Sunlife benefits through Alberta Municipalities, and
  • An excellent defined-benefit pension plan through LAPP!

How do you apply?

Please send us a resume and a cover letter telling us who you are, what you value, and why you think this position is a good fit for you.

This position will remain open until we find an excellent fit.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Be sure to quote competition number: EDSOM-202210
  • Closing Date: Until filled

Director of Community Safety, Town of Whitecourt

Permanent Full-Time
Job #22-047

OVERVIEW:

Lead the next level of Community Safety! The Director of Community Safety is responsible for managing the Whitecourt Fire Department, Law Enforcement, Occupational Health and Safety, and Community Emergency Management Program; and provides strategic leadership in the development and coordination of community safety initiatives for our rapidly growing municipality. We are looking for a proven leader to take on this vital role to address safety and other social challenges for the Town of Whitecourt. There has never been a better time for you to step into municipal employment, address challenges that come with growth, and take on a leadership role in developing initiatives that are more sustainable and resilient for every resident.

Whitecourt is a perfectly located, young, vibrant, active, and growing community with plenty of culture and recreation opportunities for families. Whitecourt has a plethora of outdoor amenities such as the Whitecourt Rotary Park, Eastlink Winter Park and Whitecourt Mountain Bike Skills Park; amazing trail systems; and hundreds of family-oriented programs and services from which to choose. This hub of the north, located on Highway 43, is just a short 90 minutes northwest of Edmonton.

The Town of Whitecourt continues to lead efforts through innovation, collaboration, and advocacy. We believe that our values of diversity, collaboration, innovation, and mutual respect bring out the best in our team, and are currently accepting resumes for a Director of Community Safety as an integral member of our senior management team.

DUTIES:

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), you will:

  • Provide senior leadership to the Department in support of the community’s vision, Council’s strategic direction, corporate priorities, and financial and governing legislation.
  • Generate shared ownership, vision and action among stakeholders, community organizations and government to improve community safety and resident/employee sense of safety.
  • Work with senior leadership to provide common direction and integrated service delivery in support of community safety priorities and client departments, based on Town policy.
  • Provide recommendations to the Chief Administrative Officer for the establishment of strategic objectives, policies, and programs for the delivery of community safety services and programs.
  • Ensure effective, and equitable management and stewardship of financial resources (capital and annual budgets), and assets allocated to the Community Safety Department in collaboration with the Director’s direct reports.
  • Be responsible for the outcomes and activities of the Whitecourt Fire Department, Law Enforcement (including the Bylaw/Peace Officer Program), Occupational Health and Safety Program, and Community Emergency Management Program.
  • Continue to develop, refine, and enhance the Town’s Occupational Health and Safety Program to meet the organizational safety requirements.
  • Be appointed as, and responsible for, the duties of the Director of Emergency Management under the Community Emergency Management Plan.
  • Act as the Town liaison with RCMP.
  • Participate as a member of the Town’s Senior Management Team; providing input and direction towards the achievement of the Town’s overall goals.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The strategic leadership of the Director is vital to the development and coordination of community safety for our community. The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education (i.e. Business Administration, Political Science, certificate in Local Government Administration, or equivalent) supplemented with extensive private sector or public sector management and leadership experience.
  • A CLGM designation and/or enrollment or completion of the National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) program is desired.
  • Five years of administrative leadership experience at a senior level.
  • Disaster & Emergency Management and Occupational Health & Safety Certificates are an asset. These will be required once hired.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas, project, and process concepts, both orally and in writing, with ease and clarity.
  • Ability to effectively build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders (vendors, citizens, other orders of government, and business community).
  • Proven leadership and strategic planning ability with demonstrated understanding and effectiveness in managing and optimizing a professional team.

The formal position description is available upon request.

COMPENSATION:

The Town of Whitecourt offers a progressive working environment, comprehensive benefits and pension plans.

The salary range for this position is currently $130,740 to $159,070 per year.

The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment physical and criminal record check, and provide a clean driver’s abstract, prior to being hired.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION:

Please submit your application to the address listed below. Priority will be given to applications received by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022, however, the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Please submit your application by mail or email with a cover letter and a resume to:

  • TOWN OF WHITECOURT
  • Re: Job # 22-047, Director of Community Safety
  • Box 509, 5004-52 Ave.
  • Whitecourt, AB T7S 1N6
  • Email: [email protected]

If submitting an application by email, please put the subject line as: Job #22-047, Director of Community Safety - NAME

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted further.


Advisor, Health & Safety, Regional municipality of Wood Buffalo

Human Resources Department - Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Advisor, Health and Safety provides on-site support to ensure the effective execution of the Municipality’s health and safety management system, including codes of practice and contractor management. This role directs involvement in daily operations and maintains responsibility for program administration. Primary responsibilities of the position include: 

 Guidance: Facilitates awareness and compliance with regulations, policies, procedures, practices, industry standards, and best practices. Develops and maintains relationships with all stakeholders, as well as an advocate for continuous performance improvements. Provides guidance to frontline staff, supervisors and managers on all health and safety management system components.

 Program Development: Assists in the development of comprehensive hazard management, incident management, and contractor management programs. Conducts research and provides recommendations to support compliance with regulations, industry standards, and best practices. Supports the development of policies and practices. Responsible to develop procedures, analyze data, measure performance, and assess system effectiveness.

 Service Delivery: Assists in identifying, prioritizing, and managing health and safety related risks. Resolves health and safety related enquiries and concerns with the support of the health and safety team. Conducts positive interventions, inspections, audits, and investigations. Responsible to identify trends, gaps, and best practices. Supports and/or delivers safety orientations, training, and coaching. Ensures the effective implementation of preventative measures, action items, and recommendations. Facilitates health and safety related training, safety meetings, and toolbox talks.

SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with leadership, management, and workers in a transparent manner that builds trust, confidence, credibility, and respect.
  • Responsible self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including clear and concise messages and clarification on the application of legislation, regulations, policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Collaborative approach that enables the integration of the health and safety management system into operations, as well as reinforce a positive health and safety culture, and support behavioral changes.
  • Problem solving capabilities that allows to identify, prioritize, and manage risks.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

EDUCATION:

  • Recognized Municipal Health and Safety Advisor (RMSA) or National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) certification is required.
  • Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is required.
  • Auditor certification from Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA), ICS, H2S Alive, Fall Protection, Confined Space, and Ground Disturbance certifications is required.
  • Eligible to obtain a health and safety technician designation is preferred (Canadian Registered Safety Technician or Registered Occupational Hygiene Technologist).
  • An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Five (5) years of experience in a health and safety advisor capacity is required.
  • Experience working in a public-sector environment with unionized and non-unionized employees is considered an asset.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to provide a Criminal Record Check for review and acceptance.
  • A valid Class Five (5) Operator’s Licence is required as incumbent will be required to operate a personal or municipal vehicle for business use on a regular basis. 
  • Clean driver’s abstract is considered an asset.
  • Must be willing to work outside in all conditions. 
  • Immunizations are strongly recommended for work in unsanitary conditions.
  • Must be medically and physically able to perform job. 
  • Auditory testing may be required.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations outside of regular business hours if required.

SAFETY:

As an employee of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the incumbent is responsible and accountable for knowing and working in accordance with the Health and Safety Directive.  As per section 2 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the incumbent shall ensure while in the employ of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo the health and safety of employees, contractors, and the public.

Requisition ID: 1106
Affiliation: Exempt
Position Type: Permanent Full Time
Number of Openings: 2
Bi-weekly Working Hours: 70 hours bi-weekly
Department/ Branch: Human Resources, Health and Safety
Job Location: Fort McMurray
Salary Range: Competitive Salary
COLA: Bi-Weekly - $480
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Posting Type: Internal and External

Reposted: September 10, 2022 

To apply:  Please visit our website at https://jobs.rmwb.ca

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Late applications will not be accepted.


Updated: November 22, 2022