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August 11, 2013
Standards, Safety and Compliance 6
A successful society is defined by its people and the opportunities available for them to fully and actively participate in all aspects of life and provide for their families. Human Services works to foster a society in which families are secure and resilient, individuals have safe, sustainable employment, vulnerable Albertans have the supports they require, and no one is left behind. You can be part of helping us make a difference!
Do you have a desire to make a significant contribution, ensuring Albertans have a fair, safe and healthy place in which to work?
Operating as a member of a regional multi-disciplinary Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Team, your primary role is to lead all facets of investigations into fatal and serious workplace incidents. You will serve as the investigation specialist regarding procedural processes and provide direction to accompanying Occupational Health and Safety Officers in the collection of all forensic information and the completion of a detailed analysis of the incident. This analysis will include an in-depth review of site conditions, taking photographs, interviewing witnesses and employer representatives, developing diagrams, maps, sketches and measurements and the collection and cataloguing of physical evidence and chemical samples. Using your knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety legislation you will determine when resumption of work can safely occur at the site.
A key component of this role will be to review written reports, prosecution analysis and briefing notes for completeness and compliance with operational standards and to work with the investigations manager and the Crown prosecutor to determine if the evidence supports charges under the OHS Legislation and provide evidence in court or at a fatality inquiry. Participate in meetings to review the investigation reports with the injured workers family. As time permits, you will also conduct work site inspections, investigate complaints at work sites, and provide technical assistance to other staff. Other duties as required by the OHS manager.
The proven ability to work independently and in a team environment is essential. You will require a client service focus internally and externally, strong oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. Mediation and facilitation skills would be an asset. A demonstrated ability to prepare comprehensive, clear, and factual reports is essential. This role requires you to take part in internal and external training throughout the first year in order to meet the requirements of an Occupational Health and Safety Officer.
University degree in a related field plus four years of recent occupational health and safety inspection and investigation experience is required. Experience investigating fatal and serious workplace incidents is preferred. Equivalencies such as a related diploma and six years of experience with the above will be considered.
Bi Weekly Salary Range: $3,493.93 to $3,838.68
- This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level on a permanent and/or temporary basis.
- Travel is involved and a valid Alberta Class 5 driver's license is required.
- Candidates must also be able to work evenings and weekends as required.
- Work performed often involves periods of strenuous physical activity (e.g. walking, climbing, crawling, heavy lifting, bending, kneeling) and potential exposure to hazardous environmental conditions.
- The successful candidate must successfully complete the Peace Officer training program and be able to be designated as a Peace Officer by the Solicitor General.
- Final candidates may be asked to undergo a criminal record check.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted as one file. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or send to Brennan MacGregor, Human Resource Assistant, Alberta Human Services, #120 Mezzanine Level, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Standard Life Centre, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4R7. Fax: (780) 415-2003. Please ensure you quote the Job ID: 1018242
We thank all applicants for their interest; only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
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