Apply By: Monday, March 25, 2019 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Selection Process

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Ministry of Labour
Occupational Health and Safety Branch
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
15548 - Scientist 4
$1,419.02 - $1,801.08 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Bring your health and safety experience and knowledge gained in industrial sectors to this position with the Ministry of Labour.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• Enforce the Occupational Health and Safety Act and associated Regulations with emphasis on occupational health hazards relating to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation
• Conduct radiation-related inspections and investigations in institutional and industrial workplaces
• Anticipate, identify and assess occupational health hazards arising from physical agents specifically those arising from ionizing radiation, non-ionizing radiation and radioactive materials
• Monitor and audit workplace performance for radiation exposure
• Engage in enforcement activities including prosecutions
• Provide technical information on ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and radiative materials to workplace parties

How do I qualify?

Mandatory Requirement

• You hold a valid class “G” driver's license or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario

Technical Knowledge:

• You have working and practical experience with ionizing, non-ionizing and environmental radiation
• You have knowledge of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation science, related fields (e.g.: biophysics, radiometry, health physics)
• You have knowledge of radiation propagation, radiation quantities, risk quantification and assessment, radiation shielding and radiation measuring instrumentation and techniques
• You have in-depth knowledge of radiation protection standards, theory, practices and guidelines
• You have knowledge of trends, new developments, practices and hazards in the discipline
• You have the ability to conduct inspections and investigations including interviewing and handling evidence
• You have the ability to learn court procedures

Analytical and Organizational Skills:

• You have knowledge and experience with enforcing, interpreting, applying and explaining legislation
• You have the ability to critically evaluate and interpret information that is scientific and technical in nature
• You have the ability to identify and evaluate radiation-related hazards and occupational health and safety hazards
• You have planning and organizational skills to co-ordinate your own workload
• Ability to work independently without supervision

Communication, Interpersonal and Dispute Resolution Skills:

• You have oral communication and written communication skills to carry out inspections and investigations, clarify information and provide interpretation and application of legislation, regulations and standards, prepare written decisions, orders, reports and recommendations
• You have proven interpersonal and dispute resolutions skills to establish and maintain productive working relationships and resolve issues and disputes (e.g. work refusals) between labour and management
• You have the ability to work well under pressure in a high-profile and time-sensitive environment
• You can respect differing interests and conflicting priorities in possible emotional circumstances

Other Skills:

• You have knowledge of personal computers and software (e.g.: word processing, spreadsheet, database) and information technology systems in order to develop data from investigations and inspections, prepare reports and recommendations, and to input or access networked information systems

NOTE: For more information please refer toMinistry of Labour Website

Additional Information:

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Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Science and Engineering
Posted on:
Thursday, February 21, 2019
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    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 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 screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
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, March 25, 2019 11:59 pm EDT. 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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