New Job Manager, Health, Safety And Emergency Planning Cor 22022 In Nova Scotia

Manager, Health, Safety and Emergency Planning COR 22022
Manager, Health, Safety and Emergency Planning COR 22022

Manager, Health, Safety and Emergency Planning COR 22022

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $77,430–$100,659 a year
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Manager, Health, Safety and Emergency Planning
Location: Halifax
Type of Employment: Full-time, Permanent
Union Status: Excluded (Non-Union)
Competition # COR 22022
Closing Date: March 31, 2023

About Us

Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency (NSPHA) is the provincial government agency responsible for the administration and delivery of affordable housing solutions for low-income Nova Scotians.

We contribute to the prosperity of Nova Scotia by helping individuals and families find a home that’s right for them, at a price they can afford, in a healthy and vibrant community that offers the services, support and opportunities they need. We accomplish this by working closely with other levels of government as well as private and community partners.

Across its districts, NSPHA provides more than 11,200 safe, affordable homes as part of its Housing Services to seniors and families. District offices manage the day-to-day operations of Nova Scotia’s housing stock. Their responsibilities include administering tenant applications and placements, collecting rent, resolving tenant issues, and maintaining and repairing properties.

About Our Opportunity

Reporting to the Director, the Manager, Health, Safety and Emergency Planning is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of the housing agency Occupational Health and Safety and Emergency Planning program. The incumbent will perform strategic and operational functions for NSPHA concerning risk management, regulatory compliance, operational continuity, and make recommendations to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of NSPHA employees and tenants. The incumbent conducts themselves in a manner that champions the development of a strong, positive health and safety culture that is focused on the prevention of personal injury, illness and the protection of NSPHA assets.

Primary Accountabilities

  • Update, manage, communicate and lead an Occupational Health and Safety Program for NSPHA aimed at effectively, efficiently, ensuing the health, safety, and wellbeing of NSPHA employees and tenants planning.
  • Design and manage the NSPHA Emergency Response (ER), and Business Continuity Plan (BCP). Ensures that Emergency Response plans are complete and updated with respect to all applicable legislation, regulations, polices, procedures and guidelines for all multi-unit residential buildings in the portfolio. Ensures that a BCP for all NSPHA work locations are current and adhere to Nova Scotia BCMO standards.
  • Evaluate training needs and ensures that appropriate OHS, BCP and ER training resources are available to staff and clients and Provide support and direction to District Safety and Emergency Planning Staff.
  • Create a framework for performance management by developing applicable measures and setting targets. Evaluates and reports progress toward meeting targets set for Occupational Health and Safety Program, Emergency Response, and Business Continuity Planning.
  • Develop strategic relationships with public and private sector entities including legislators, regulators, service providers, trainers, subject experts – to assist NSPHA in proactively creating positive working relationships and accessing expert advice and resources leading to more successful outcomes.
  • Offer technical and policy development support using knowledge of relevant legislation, codes and standards, protocols, best practices, in areas of building life-safety systems, risk management, emergency response, business continuity, environmental remediation, disaster recovery, hazardous materials, Occupational Health and Safety, indoor air quality and water quality to inform and support adjacent program development.
  • Provide support to the Director and Executive Director as required. Prepare reports, Briefing Notes, Information Notes, Situation Reports, draft correspondence and provide documentation and information for executive requests.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field with five years related experience with at least 2 years' experience leading a team.
  • Recognized safety designation, examples include the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Canadian Health and Safety Consultant (CHSE), Nebosh Certificate, …
  • Expertise in creating corporate risk registers and developing and implementing mitigation plans.
  • Knowledge of environmental testing protocols for air quality and water quality.
  • Understanding of principles of adult education and learning.
  • Expert knowledge of applicable acts, regulations, codes, standards, guidelines, etc., particularly, the Occupational Health & Safety Act, Nova Scotia Building Code Act, Fire Prevention Act, and Emergency Management Act.
  • Experience in preparing business cases to support decisions or recommendations to senior management.
  • Understanding of policy development and implementation process.
  • Familiar with the function and operation of building system mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Must demonstrate competency in desktop software including Microsoft Office and CMMS software.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and reliable vehicle and ability to travel throughout the NSPHA regional locations as required.


  • Experience working in a unionized environment.
  • Understanding of NSPHA services, policies and procedures.
  • Experience using Yardi Software.

Competencies required at this level of work are Time Management and prioritization skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, and Communication.

If you are a team player, who is passionate about improving the lives of Nova Scotians, you are the candidate we are looking for to join our team. We will assess qualifications using one of more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks. Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.
Checks may include one or more of the following: criminal background checks, driver’s abstract, and confirmation of education credentials.


An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


Based on the employment status, eligibility and union agreement, the Nova Scotia Provincial Housing Agency 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 and flexible working schedules.

Classification: MC 22
Salary Range: $77,429.84 – $100,658.80 Yearly
Work Week: 35 hours

Note: This is not a Civil Service position.

We are committed to employing staff who are representative of the diverse community we serve. If you are a member of one or more of the following designated groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your cover letter or resume: 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 application.

To Apply

Please merge your cover letter and resume into one document when applying. In the cover letter or resume, please quote the competition number and name.

Our preferred method of applying is through Career Beacon.

  • Submissions must be received by midnight on the closing date. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $77,429.84-$100,658.80 per year


  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Life insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Halifax, NS: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: One location