BC Public Service
BC Ministry of Labour
Nanaimo, Prince George or Richmond
Employer’s AdviserSalary $62,000.00 - $86,000.00 annually
This posting is for Nanaimo. Other postings are currently available for positions in Richmond (REQ # 51687) and Prince George (REQ# 51665). Please apply separately to any locations you may be interested in.
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The Employers’ Advisers Office is established through the Workers Compensation Act to provide expert advice, assistance, representation and training to over 200,000 registered Employers, Independent Operators, Sole Proprietors, Partnerships and Employer Associations province-wide with respect to all aspects of workplace injury claims, employer paid assessments and workplace occupational health and safety matters.
Employers’ Advisers are experts in all areas of workers’ compensation, and provide independent advice, assistance, representation and education to BC employers, potential employers and employer associations as authorized under section 94 of the Workers Compensation Act. The Employers’ Advisers Office is part of the BC Ministry of Labour. Employers’ Advisers respond to enquiries and assist employers to understand, navigate and comply with WorkSafeBC issues in claims, assessments and occupational health & safety. Advisers manage a diverse caseload involving complex issues and prepare written submissions and attend oral hearings, where there is merit, on behalf of employers to WorkSafeBC, the Review Division, and the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal. Advisers also participate in mediations, prepare and deliver educational seminars and public speaking engagements on occupational health & safety issues, prevention, claims management, assessments and appeals.
Qualifications for this role include:
- University degree in a related discipline (i.e. law, psychology, human resources, occupational health & safety, etc.) plus two (2) years related experience; OR Diploma plus four (4) related years’ experience, training and/or certification (i.e. CRSP, CPHR)
- Experience providing advice and assistance concerning various types of legislation, regulations, policies or procedures.
- Experience researching and preparing cases for decision/submission to or appearing before tribunals/boards/commissions/appellate bodies/mediations.
- Preference may be given to candidates with experience in case management, claims adjudication, assessments (insurance), prevention (OH&S), medical and legal review.
- Preference may be given to candidates with previous experience in workers' compensation and workplace occupational health and safety matters.
- Preference may be given to candidates with experience preparing and presenting presentation materials for educational and informational purposes.
- Preference may be given to candidates fluent in a second language such as Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, French, Spanish or other.
- Valid Class 5 driver’s licence with no restrictions.