Corporate Health and Safety Advisor

Req ID:  665
Business Unit:  Executive Services
Division:  Human Resources & Corporate Safety
Shift:  Auxiliary
Rate of Pay:  $42.31 - $49.78 per hour
Hours of Work:  Up to 70 hours bi-weekly
Posting Date:  Feb 7, 2024
Closing Date: 

Job Opportunity

 

Req ID: 665 

Business Unit: Executive Services 

Division: Human Resources & Corporate Safety

Regular/ Auxiliary: Auxiliary (Term duration is until December 31, 2024 and may be extended)

Rate of Pay: $42.31 - $49.78 per hour plus 14% in lieu of benefits

Hours of Work: Up to 70 hours bi-weekly

Posting Date:  February 7, 2024

Review of Applications: Will begin on February 22, 2024, but this position will remain open until filled.

Position Purpose

This position provides hands on professional leadership and actions to deliver the CRD’s Occupational Health and Safety program. 

The incumbent will assist Corporate Safety Managers on strategic initiatives and support them on the key duties and responsibilities as listed below. The position supports and provides professional expertise to the development, implementation, coordination and administration of a variety of safety matters and initiatives in the workplace. 

Key Accountabilities/Position Outcomes

  • Provides professional and expert advice and support to the organization in all areas of occupational health and safety.
  • Partners with the CRD Corporate OHS manager, OHS Managers, and line managers/supervisors to assist in resolving health and safety issues in their portfolios, departments and divisions.
  • Works closely with OHS Managers to review, monitor, inspect, investigate, and audit a variety of OHS activities, and recommends and takes appropriate corrective measures to ensure compliance. 
  • Working with OHS Managers, supports the development, maintenance, implementation and assessment (auditing) of the CRD’s OHS systems, policies and programs to enhance the culture of safety and ensure compliance with legislation.
  • Ensures corporate compliance with all OHS program aspects, and contributes to and supports as necessary, accident/incident investigations, workplace safety compliance, risk assessments, safety inspections, and contractor safety document review and supports the implementation of corrective actions where required.  
  • Assists supervisors and managers in conducting incident investigations, identifying contributing factors, root cause and corrective actions.
  • Supports the identification of hazards and associated risks to assist in the development of job planning, safe work practices and safe job procedures to ensure full compliance with the Workers Compensation Act and Provincial OHS Regulation.
  • Participates in workplace inspections to ensure that equipment, materials and production processes do not present a safety or health hazard to employees.
  • Supports the development of site-specific safety management plans. 
  • Reviews project safety documentation to ensure compliance with OHS Regulations and the Workers Compensation Act.
  • Provides support and expertise to the various safety management systems, electronic and paper, required to advance the OHS program, performs document control responsibilities including updating and storing of OHS documents on the OHS Corporate Safety SharePoint site. Checking for accuracy and reviewing and updating technical documents such as manuals and workflows. 
  • Working with managers, supervisors and workers, provides professional OHS support and guidance on all matters related to WorkSafeBC, including liaising on claims submissions, appeals, return to work programs, and related activities. 
  • Supports the administration of the Safety Management Centre (Prismatic).  Supports the ongoing development, roll out, and monitoring of the safety management systems, safety procedures, safe work practices, safety documentation and audit systems.
  • Supports the health & safety strategies in the People, Safety & Culture Strategic Plan.
  • Analyses worksite practices and ensures compliance with Workers Compensation Act and OHS Regulations. 
  • Develops and implements health and safety programs including safe work procedures, policies, and training to mitigate risk, optimize workers’ health and safety and foster a positive health and safety culture.
  • Provide training to exempt and non-exempt employees on issues of workplace safety.
  • Communicate, engage and influence decision makers and workers to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation and regulations.
  • Provide information and act as a resource to various CRD Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committees, and CRD service areas as directed by Corporate Safety.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Additional Information

  • None

Qualifications

  • Degree in a related discipline
  • A minimum of 3 years' directly related experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience

Certifications

None

Role Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent computer literacy to operate effectively and accurately, OHS office computer applications such as a Safety Management System software platform, HRIS system (SAP), Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and SharePoint.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations, legislation, and policies related to local government operations, and Occupational Health & Safety. 
  • Ability to understand and contribute to the development and adherence to organizational policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Ability to provide OHS legislation interpretation.
  • Good understanding of key issues and trends in the Occupational Health & Safety field and willingness to understand the organization and its culture, and issues impacting various diverse operations.
  • Excellent communication (verbal & written), customer service, public relations and partnering skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of systems thinking and understanding of the nature of data sets.
  • Must have strong attention to detail, ensuring accuracy in a fast paced, deadline orientated environment.
  • Must be able to effectively establish and maintain working relationships interdepartmentally and with staff at all levels of the organization. 
  • Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and effectively with the public, staff, and management.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts without major disruption to work flows or interpersonal relations.  
  • Must be able to think “outside the box,” appreciate when to escalate an issue, and problem-solve in the moment.
  • Ability to effectively influence others to discuss and review alternatives.
  • Ability to identify root causes of an issue and to provide recommendations on how to move towards a solution.  
  • Ability to assist staff, supervisors, management, Human Resources, and Safety staff on a wide variety issues.
  • Demonstrate integrity, consistency, and support of CRD goals, objectives, and policies.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, organize workload and set priorities. Flexible and willing to change priorities to meet constantly changing and firm deadlines.
  • Ability to regularly maintain complex, corporate records and proceedings on complex confidential matters. 
  • Ensure confidentiality and compliance with data privacy and data protection policies and legislation. 
  • Demonstrates excellent problem solving and process improvement capabilities.  Able to utilize innovative effective problem-solving techniques to deal with moderately complex issues.

Leadership Profile

CRD Leaders are champions for creating an accountable, high performance, service oriented organization that makes a difference in our community. They pay attention to shifts and trends in an ever-changing and complex environment and think strategically to serve residents, businesses and local governments today while developing a sustainable organization for the future. The following is a leadership summary for this position.

Business and Technical Support Services Contributor Level 3 (A3)

Leaders at this level are generally recognized as having developed specialized knowledge and skills in their area of expertise and respond to a range of moderately complex problems and situations. They respond to client needs and improve products or services in their own area, contributing to the achievement of the team goals. Working on assignments independently or with minimal supervision/guidance, they apply knowledge and skills to a range of activities and act as a technical resource to others in own area.

While CRD Leaders are accountable to all Leadership Competencies, the competencies listed below have particular relevance to this position. Click here for a complete definition of our Leadership Levels and Competencies.

Leadership Competencies

Thinks Strategically
Sees the Big Picture
Models Integrity
Focuses on Service
Builds Partnerships

APPLICATIONS

 

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please click "Apply now" to submit your resume and covering letter online.

 

We welcome all qualified applicants to apply and may consider a combination of

experience, education and/or training where possible.

 

The Capital Regional District wishes to thank you for your interest and advises that only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.


We value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. In our commitment to bring differing perspectives to our workplace, and to deliver the best possible service to our customers, we encourage and welcome applications from all people with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and lived experiences.

Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.

If you require assistance, please email us at careers@crd.bc.ca