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Organization:    Ministry of Labour
Division:    Operations Division
City:    London, North Bay, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Timmins, Windsor
Job Term:    7 Permanent
Job Code:    5468 - Occup Health & Sfty Inspector
Salary:    $1,321.19 - $1,624.55 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    47568
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Do you have underground mining experience and are you looking for a new challenge? Does health and safety matter to you? If so, then this is a great opportunity for you. Bring your underground experience and your enthusiasm for workplace health and safety to the position of Occupational Health and Safety Inspector for Mining with the Ministry of Labour.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• enforce the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations
• conduct comprehensive inspections and investigations, write orders and reports
• engage in enforcement activities including prosecutions
• work with health and safety partners, workers, union/management to promote safe work practices and working conditions with workers, unions and management through the Internal Responsibility System (IRS)

The completion of the Occupational Health and Safety Inspector on-line questions is mandatory. Complete in detail all questions. This is the tool used to assess whether you meet the qualifications to move to the next step of the recruitment process. Resumes will not be reviewed, please do not include them. All information that the recruiters need should be included in the answers to the on-line questions. You will; however, need to include a cover letter indicating your interest in the position. If additional space is required for a section, you may attach additional pages to your cover letter (cover letter and additional pages must be saved as one document in order to upload into the system).

In completing your on-line submission, please see the list of questions found at http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/about/jobs/recruitment.php

This competition will also be used to create an eligibility list to fill upcoming opportunities within the next twelve months.

Please specify which location(s) you are interested in as there are multiple vacancies:
• 1 position in Sudbury located at 159 Cedar Street, Suite 301
• 1 bilingual position in North Bay located at 200 First Avenue West
• 1 position in Thunder Bay located at 435 James Street South
• 1 position in South Porcupine located at 5520 Highway 101 East
• 3 positions available for London - you can work from the London office at 217 York Street or from the office in Windsor, located at 4510 Rhodes Drive and you will report to the London District.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:
• You must possess oral French language skills at the advanced level for the bilingual position in North Bay.
• You must possess class “G” driver's license.
• You must be able to travel extensively, respond to after-hour calls, and the have ability to work evenings and weekends as part of regular scheduled work.

Technical knowledge:
• You have working knowledge and practical experience in the mining industry including surface and underground mining. Underground experience is essential.
• You have experience with mining operations and equipment to identify, evaluate and control health and safety hazards.

Analytical skills:
• You have the ability to enforce, interpret, apply and explain legislation.
• You possess strong reasoning and judgement skills to maintain objectivity.
• You are able to assess and use the appropriate level of authority to enforce the occupational health and safety legislation.
• You can remain neutral through investigations and inspections.
• You have experience conducting inspections and investigations including interviewing experience and experience handling evidence.
• You have analytical and auditing skills and the ability to learn enforcement and court procedures.

Communication and interpersonal skills:
• You have conflict resolution and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively impact and influence others with professional advice/solutions.
• You can respect differing interests and communicate appropriate course of action.
• You have sound planning, organizational skills to manage conflicting priorities.
• You have well developed communication skills to promote compliance, provide advice and consultation.
• You have the ability to accurately document and convey information with demonstrated experience in report writing.

Other important skills:
• You have knowledge of computer information technology, computer databases and software packages.
• You have sound planning and organizational skills to manage conflicting priorities.
• You are a results oriented person and have the ability to deliver on performance objectives.

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 159 Cedar St., Suite 301, Sudbury, North Region
  • 1 Permanent, 435 South James Street, Thunder Bay, North Region
  • 1 Permanent, Hwy 101 - Legion Dr, Timmins, North Region
  • 3 Permanent, 217 York St, London, West Region or 4510 Rhodes Dr, Windsor, West Region
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, 200 First Avenue, Suite 204, North Bay, North Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3.7
Category:   Inspections and Investigations
Posted on:   Friday, November 30, 2012
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • Prior to the offer of employment, in accordance with the Ontario Public Service personnel screening checks policy, the top applicant(s) will be required to undergo personnel screening checks, which includes a police records check.
  • N-LB-47568/12(4)

    Mining Inspector online applications

    In addition to the responses you will provide to the electronic questions, please ensure that you provide specific details and information in your attachments regarding:

    1. Education and training – if you have completed any of the following
    • Common core (specify modules)
    • College or university diploma/degree
    • Health & Safety certification
    • Professional designations – i.e. CRSP
    • Certificates of Qualification or Apprenticeship
    • Other courses/training directly related to Mining

    2. Experience
    • underground mining, including methods and equipment you have used
    • surface mining experience including what activities and operations your experience is comprised of
    • mechanical experience – including specialized equipment, plants, systems
    • electrical experience – specifying the level of responsibility and the degree of your involvement
    • positions that you have held in your mining career progression

    3. Experience
    • Interpreting and applying codes, standards and legislation
    • Conducting investigations
    • Conducting interviews
    • Conducting physical inspections
    • Resolving and/or managing conflict
    • Enforcing legislation, regulation and codes
    • With court processes and procedures

    4. Computers skills
    • Types of software programs you have experience using and what you have used the programs for
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, December 14, 2012 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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