New Job Occupational Health And Safety Officer In Yukon

Occupational Health and Safety Officer
Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Company : Government of Yukon
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Yukon

Full Description

Job Summary and Requirements

This opportunity is for a permanent position working 75 hours biweekly.

The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Board (WSCB) administers workplace health and safety and workers’ compensation in the territory. WSCB’s mission is to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses in partnership with employers and workers and to support workers when injuries occur. We take care of injured workers by facilitating their stay at work, return to work and recovery.

The Role:
Reporting to the Chief Mine Safety Officer, The Workplace Health and Safety Officer – Mining, working with the Mine Safety Unit is responsible for health and safety inspections and appropriate enforcement action for all existing mining operations and exploration projects under Yukon jurisdiction. The position plays a variety of key roles in relation to health and safety legislation, regulation, policies and maintenance of industry standards, such as accident investigation, blast permit authorization, mine safety training and health and safety management system evaluation.

Essential Qualifications:
Please submit your resume and cover letter clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note, selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Completion of post-secondary coursework in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Significant experience working within the mining industry
  • Experience in a supervisory role including leading, managing and directing teams in a work place setting
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Act (WSCA) and Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations and WSCB policies
  • Professional engineer designation will be considered an asset.
Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their competence according to the standards set within the Yukon Government Core Competency Framework

Candidates should have and may be assessed on their:
  • Promoting Common Values and Ethics
  • Thinking Strategically
  • Influencing Others
  • Taking Action and Achieving Results
  • Collaborates
Conditions of Employment
  • Must have and maintain a valid class 5 Yukon drivers' license
  • Have and maintain a Vulnerable Sector Security Clearance
  • Completion of Standard First Aid/CPR AED course (within 3 months)
Additional Information
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Relocation expenses will not be considered.

Contact details:
For more information about the position, please contact Meredith Young at [email protected]

For information about this competition please contact Matthew Fehr, Human Resources Consultant at [email protected].

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