New Job Occupational Health & Safety Officer (Inspector (Specialist) 3) In Nova Scotia

Occupational Health & Safety Officer (Inspector (Specialist) 3)
Occupational Health & Safety Officer (Inspector (Specialist) 3)

Occupational Health & Safety Officer (Inspector (Specialist) 3)

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $5,184–$6,021 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration

Location: TRURO

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 2/16/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

At the Safety Branch of the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration, we are responsible for delivering effective and efficient regulatory management for the protection of the public and workers’ safety through education, outreach, inspection and enforcement, equipment registration, permits, and licenses. Our staff of over 115 employees, located throughout Nova Scotia, do this by using the Pathways to Compliance to enhance compliance of provincially regulated employees, employers and contractors through setting, promoting, verifying and enforcing requirements under various pieces of legislation.

LSI works to provide fairness, safety, and prosperity for all Nova Scotians by helping them live, learn and work to their highest potential. We have a staff of more than 500 employees working from offices throughout Nova Scotia. Together we are responsible for safety, labour standards, apprenticeship, immigration and population growth, and many other facets of everyday life.

If you are searching for a rewarding career, we have an exciting opportunity for you to explore as an Occupational Health and Safety Officer.

About Our Opportunity

As the Occupational Health and Safety Officer you will be independently responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of the Internal Responsibility System within all workplaces (industrial, construction, institutional, forestry, fishery, mining, etc.) in an assigned district.

You will provide information, advice and guidance to employers, contractors, employees, unions, equipment suppliers, and professionals with respect to their duties and responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. You will assist Labour and Management through compliance and promotion to work cooperatively to affect the highest possible standard of safety and health in the workplace.

As the Occupational Health and Safety Officer you will report directly to the Regional Director.

Primary Accountabilities

As the Occupational Health and Safety Officer duties also include:

  • Conduct workplace inspections and complaint investigations as well as investigations of accidents, incidents and allegations of discriminatory action, as assigned by the Regional Director, which are not assigned to investigators.
  • Ensure compliance by issuing orders and initiating prosecution action.

Qualifications and Experience

This may be the right opportunity for you if you have completed high school as well as a related trade or technical training in the area of specialty (Occupational Health & Safety) with 7 years of related experience after the course completion.

You must be able to work both independently and as a member of a team, exhibiting collaborative behaviors. The ability to exercise professional discretion, manage competing interests, and maintain and build effective stakeholder relationships is critical. Previous experience in dealing with difficult clients is a must. You must be able to understand, interpret and explain legislation in plain language terms for clients. You must be comfortable, and able to communicate effectively, in a variety of settings including one-on-one and larger gatherings.

Demonstrated proficiency in various computer programs, (i.e. Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook) as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills, is required. This position requires access to a reliable motor vehicle and a valid driver’s license. Offer of employment is contingent on an appropriate background and criminal records check.

While not required, it is considered an asset if you have a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation, P. Eng designation, or acceptable equivalency.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Include such as:

  • 2 year diploma in a related area of specialty (Occupational Health & Safety) with 6 years of related experience
  • 4 year bachelor degree in a related area of specialty (Occupational Health & Safety) with 4 years of related experience

Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


Based on the employment status and Union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offering and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

  • You must be able to work irregular hours, to travel and have access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Must be eligible for Special Constable Status, which requires a criminal record check.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • This position requires the wearing of identifiable clothing
  • May be required to work overtime and perform standby duties

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career
  • Engaging workplace: our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies
  • Countless career paths
  • Department specific flexible working schedules

Pay Grade: TE 27

Salary Range: $2,591.91 - $3,010.49 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected].