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Competition Status: Application Screening

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Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Operations Division
Mississauga, Toronto
Job Term:
2 Permanent
Job Code:
15548 - Scientist 4
$1,447.54 - $1,837.28 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development contributes to the prosperity of Ontario by advancing health, safety, fairness and productive relationships in the workplace and the broader community.

In this role, you will be part of a regional and corporate team of professionals consisting of: occupational hygiene consultants, ergonomists, engineers, radiation specialists and medical consultants.

AMENDMENT: New position added in Mississauga. Job posting extended until December 21st.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• get an opportunity to gain a breadth of experience in ergonomic workplace design and evaluation and provide professional advice and consultation on related issues and hazards
• visit various types of industrial, construction, healthcare and mining work sites to conduct inspections and investigations
• collect scientific data of an ergonomic nature and analyze how the job is performed based on the measurements taken and the types of injuries incurred
• enforce occupational health and safety legislation
• provide consultation, advice, recommendations to Ministry inspectors and workplace representatives

How do I qualify?


• You must have a valid class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that s/he has a valid driver's licence upon being hired.
• You have certification from the Canadian College for the Certification of Professional Ergonomists (CCCPE), or Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics, (BCPE), or equivalent.

Technical knowledge:

• You have advanced knowledge, understanding and training in the subspecialties of ergonomics such as kinesiology, human kinetics, psychology, physiology, biomechanics and/or equivalent experience in occupational ergonomics.
• You have fulsome understanding and training in ergonomic analysis techniques and tools, occupational ergonomic research and observation.
• You have knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations, and relevant policies, standards and practices to identify and evaluate occupational health and safety hazards.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• You have advanced communication and interpersonal skills to provide clear advice and recommendations, and to correspond effectively with colleagues, clients, management, labour groups and other stakeholders.
• You have proven dispute/conflict resolution skills to resolve issues and disputes between labour and management in highly confrontational or adversarial situations.
• You are able to establish productive working relations with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
• You have proven written communication skills to prepare technical ergonomic reports.

Analytical skills:

• You have keen powers of observation, analytical abilities and attention to detail, combined with investigative techniques to conduct field audits in a wide variety of workplaces, some of which may be hostile or hazardous.
• You have the ability to work independently under minimal supervision and use tact and good judgement to make recommendations in situations where a great deal of ambiguity exists.

Investigation and compliance knowledge:

• You have knowledge of investigative techniques to carry out inspections and investigations at workplaces, interview worker and employer representatives, and gather all relevant information and evidence.
• You have an understanding of court/inquest procedures, processes and practices to submit information for legal action and appear in court/at inquests as an expert witness.

Computer proficiency:

• You have proficiency using computers and common office productivity software, such as word processors, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• You can effective use ergonomic analysis programs, in order to develop data from investigations and inspections, and perform ergonomic analyses.

Additional Information:

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Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Science and Engineering
Posted on:
Friday, November 27, 2020
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
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Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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 Monday, December 21, 2020 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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