Occupational Health & Safety Advisor

City of North Vancouver

The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver
Occupational Health & Safety Advisor
Exempt - Regular Full-Time


The City of North Vancouver has an exciting opportunity in our Human Resources Department for an exempt regular full-time Occupational Health & Safety Advisor.
 
If you are a dynamic, self-motivated Occupational Health & Safety professional with extensive experience, we want you to join our Human Resources team. 
 
You will have strong problem-solving capabilities, with a demonstrated ability to effectively lead, manage and prioritize multiple demands, be an excellent communicator, with a strong work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills, and deal effectively with employees in a unionized environment, the public, officials and external agencies to continue to foster a safe and healthy working environment. We pride ourselves on building and nurturing a relationship-focused and collaborative culture at the City of North Vancouver.
 
As an Occupational Health and Safety Professional, you will collaborate with other internal departments to deliver occupational health and safety programs, initiatives and training.  You will also provide information and guidance on health and safety matters, including Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures, development and support COR certification.  You will also conduct workplace inspections and safety audits and coordinate workplace health and safety.  Using your superior analytical skills and research abilities you will be responsible for monitoring and tracking employee claims/injuries/illness/accident data to identify trends and implement proactive workplace strategies.  Together with your responsibility for investigating workplace accidents and processing accident claims, you will liaise with WorkSafeBC and other agencies and be the City’s representative before WorkSafeBC and other forums.  This will include researching, preparing and filing the required written documentation.  An understanding of disability case management would be advantageous, as you will also collaborate with HR team members on disability case management.
 
You will have several years of progressive experience in health and safety advising in a unionized environment, together with a diploma or degree in occupational health and safety, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  You will also have a sound understanding and experience of COR Certification.  A thorough knowledge of relevant legislation (Workers’ Compensation Act, WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and rehabilitation/claims services and policies) is required.  A knowledge of labour relations legislation, as it applies to health and safety workplace would be an advantage.  Preference will be given to applicants with the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) certification. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and a valid Class 5 BC Drivers’ License are also required.  Level II First Aid Certification would be an asset, together with a knowledge of occupational first aid requirements.
 
We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package for this exempt position, including a compressed work schedule.
 
If you are passionate about making the City of North Vancouver an even greater place to live, apply on-line through the Career Portal at www.cnv.org prior to 5.00 pm, Friday, August 3, 2018.
 
Thank you for your interest in the City of North Vancouver.
 
Posting#:  2018-0077

Organization: City of North Vancouver
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Occupational Health & Safety
Posted: July 3, 2018, 11:26 am
Expires: August 3, 2018, 5:00 pm

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