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Organization:    Ministry of Government Services
Division:    Centre for Employee Health Safety and Wellness
City:    Kingston, London, North Bay, Oshawa, Sudbury, Toronto
Job Term:    2 Permanent
Job Code:    APL18 - Personnel Administration AM-18
Salary:    $72,512.00 - $88,263.00 Per Year
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    57747
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Do you have strong analytical skills with subject matter expertise in occupational health, safety and wellness?

If so, consider this opportunity with the Centre for Employee Health, Safety and Wellness as a Senior Health and Safety Advisor where you will lead comprehensive occupational health and safety programs and services to client ministries across the province.

• The successful candidates can perform work out of one of the offices listed below:
- Toronto: 77 Wellesley Street West
- Oshawa: 33 King Street West
- Kingston: 14 Gable Lane
- London: 231 Dundas Street
- Sudbury: 199 Larch Street
- North Bay: 447 McKeown Ave

• This position does require frequent travel across the province.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• Lead the implementation of occupational health and safety corporate programs, policies and legislative changes;
• Provide subject matter expertise in the interpretation and application of legislation, collective agreements, government directives and policy to senior management, HR partners, employee representatives and Joint Health and Safety Committees to support a consistent approach and focus on health and safety across the OPS;
• Prepare detailed written reports, briefing materials and presentations to health and safety manager and senior program management regarding high profile and sensitive service delivery and procedural issues;
• Promote effective coordination with other corporate program areas regarding the delivery of occupational health and safety learning programs in order to facilitate overall enterprise-wide corporate management and effective client service.

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge and Skills:
• You have a thorough knowledge and understanding of current theories, principles, techniques, issues and trends related health and safety, accident prevention and infection control.
• You have an in-depth understanding of health and safety federal and provincial legislation such as The Occupational Health and Safety Act and The Workers' Safety & Insurance Act.
• You have knowledge of, and experience applying risk management techniques to conduct workplace audits, assess hazards, respond to complex health and safety issues and provide specialist advice/recommendations.
• You have knowledge of collective agreements and related legislation such as The Ontario Labour Relations Act.

Research, Analytical and Project Management Skills:
• You have knowledge of research and analytical methods, techniques and tools.
• You have highly developed project management and evaluation skills to lead or participate on project teams and to identify and investigate legislative, policy and program implementation issues.
• You have strong analytical skills to identify/resolve hazardous conditions, conduct analysis, consolidate findings and develop/interpret conclusions for
program application.

Communication, Consultation and Negotiation Skills:
• You have strong consultation and negotiation skills to provide expert advice on sensitive and confidential legislative, corporate OH&S policy, program and related issues.
• You have effective oral communication skills to present reports, recommendations and proposed guidelines/best practices and to represent ministry interests/discuss trends/developments with program management and other agencies.
• You have written communication skills to prepare reports and presentations, draft procedures, briefing notes and educational materials.

Planning, Organizational and Computer Skills:
• You have planning and organizational skills to plan and coordinate work priorities within operational and legislative deadlines.
• You have computer proficiency and knowledge of software applications to prepare reports, presentations, briefing materials and complex research

Additional information:

  • 2 Permanent, 33 King St W, Oshawa, Central Region or 77 Wellesley St W, Toronto, Toronto Region or 14 Gable Ln, Kingston, East Region or 231 Dundas St, London, West Region or 199 Larch St, Sudbury, North Region or 447 Mckeown Ave, North Bay, North Region
Compensation Group:   Management Compensation Plan
Schedule:   6
Category:   Human Resources
Posted on:   Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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 Tuesday, October 29, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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