Manager of Occupational Health and Safety

District of Saanich

Corporate Services Department
Occupational Health and Safety Section

 Manager of Occupational Health and Safety

Regular Full Time Position

The District of Saanich is seeking a proven professional to lead their Occupational Health and Safety Program into the future. Building on the continued success as the first municipality in BC to achieve WorkSafe BC Certificates of Recognition in Health and Safety and Return to Work Programs, the Manager will implement continuous improvement to further strengthen the corporate safety culture. As part of the management team, the goal is to improve service to the public by leading and supporting employees toward less injury, more productivity and cost reduction.

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, the Manager will provide expert guidance on all OH&S matters including incident and occupational disease prevention, return to work and WorkSafe BC claims management programs. Setting high standards and being results driven will be paramount. The incumbent will lead by example and provide expertise in safety and injury management while establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders, including managers, supervisors, unions, employees, OH&S committees and WorkSafe BC representatives.

The ideal candidate will bring to the District an outstanding track record of building and implementing occupational health and safety programs in addition to a solid understanding of claims management within a diverse, multifaceted organization. In addition, the candidate must have an Occupational Health and Safety Diploma or University Degree from a recognized postsecondary institution or acceptable equivalency; CRSP or CSP designation; a minimum of seven years experience in the practice of occupational health and safety and claims management, including three years experience in a management/supervisory position; a valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence and a personal vehicle for use as and when required.  Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.   

A competitive compensation package is offered for this exempt position. Role profile and competition information can be found at Please apply by 11:45 p.m. on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 quoting competition 224.18 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7 (Fax 250-475-5550) or Email As a component of the selection process, testing will be conducted.  We thank all applicants for applying. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

Organization: District of Saanich
Location: Saanich, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Occupational Health & Safety
Posted: October 4, 2018, 8:52 am
Expires: October 19, 2018, 11:45 pm

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