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January 26, 2014
SSC6 (Safety, Standards and Compliance 6)
Jobs, Skills, Training & Labour
The Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour is responsible for working in Alberta.
Alberta's labour and workplace policies ensure Alberta has the skilled workforce and safe, fair and healthy work environments to keep growing the economy.
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 provincial multi-disciplinary Occupational Health & Safety 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 cataloging 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. 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.
Your 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.
For more information on the Occupational Health and Safety branches, please check out the video below.
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.
Final candidates may be asked to provide a Driver's Abstract and undergo a criminal records check. 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.
$3,336.13 - $3,838.68 Bi-weekly
In addition to your salary, we offer:
- Comprehensive benefits plan:
- Pension plan:
- Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
- Professional learning and development opportunities
To calculate your full compensation and benefits package, please visit:
There are (7) seven permanent opportunities available.
A valid Alberta Class 5 driver's license is required; use of your personal vehicle with reimbursement may be required. Work performed often involves periods of strenuous physical activity (e.g. walking, climbing, crawling, heavy lifting, bending, kneeling) and potential exposure to different environmental conditions. Candidates must also be able to work evenings and weekends as required.
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same or lower classification level across the Government of Alberta.
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, quoting the Job ID, to: Nicole Taschuk, Alberta Human Services, 10th floor, 855-8th Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3P1 Phone: (403) 592-4148; Fax: (403) 476-4984. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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