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Health and Safety Specialist (Seasonal)

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Land and Water Division, Ontario Parks, Operations and Development Section
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary (seasonal contract up to 42 weeks)
Job Code:
05473 - Occup Health & Safety Advisor
$1,287.70 - $1,609.10 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you an excellent communicator with knowledge of health and safety programs and legislation?

If so, then consider this position with theMinistry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.

The Branch

Ontario Parks is dedicated to permanently protecting a system of provincial parks and conservation reserves that includes ecosystems that are representative of all of Ontario's natural regions, protecting provincially significant elements of Ontario's natural and cultural heritage, maintaining biodiversity and providing opportunities for compatible, ecologically sustainable recreation.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
Competitive compensation and benefits
• Flexible work arrangements that may include flexible hours, telework (remote work), compressed work week, or job sharing (if applicable)
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• We provide on-the-job training to support your success in the role

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Support the health and safety needs of the branch to ensure compliance with legislation, standards, regulations and corporate policies
• Promote health and safety compliance by coordinating and conducting health and safety audits
• Lead, provide advice and develop/deliver training to support the implementation of new initiatives
• Represent the health and safety interests of the branch on branch/division/ministry and agency health and safety committees and working groups

How do I qualify?


• The position requires the successful candidate to have a valid class G driver's licence or equivalent. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver's licence upon being hired.

Technical knowledge:

• Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, and standards, to advise staff and recommend options related to health and safety within provincial parks and conservation reserves.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• Demonstrated oral and written communication skills to respond to issues, provide recommendations, prepare reports, option notes, briefing materials and correspondence.
• Interpersonal, relationship-building, consultation, and facilitation skills to provide advice, explain policy and/or program recommendations, establish partnerships, and work cooperatively on new initiatives.
• Presentation skills to present information, proposals, and training related to health and safety.

Analytical skills:

• Analytical skills to research, investigate and assess health and safety issues to identify deficiencies, assess risk, suggest priorities, and recommend solutions.
• Evaluative skills to audit and assess health and safety programs within provincial parks and conservation reserves.
• Implementation/delivery skills in order to develop strategic program implementation plans.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 42 weeks, 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Consulting and Planning
Posted on:
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
  • T-ET-207801/23
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 Friday, December 29, 2023 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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