Lac Ste. Anne County is seeking a qualified Health and Safety Director to join the Community and Protective Services Department. Under the direction of the General Manager of Community and Protective Services, this position is responsible for overseeing the Lac Ste. Anne County Safety Program and supporting its enhancement, with the objective of minimizing occupational injuries, accidents, and health problems within the County’s workforce.
Salary: Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
Benefits: Full benefits package available, including an Earned Days Off program
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, based on 35 hours per week; overtime availability required.
Closing Date: Posting will remain open until position is filled.
Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume by email to Kathryn Kerr at firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Providing guidance and support to all staff in the area of Occupational Health and Safety.
Maintaining comprehensive knowledge of the Lac Ste. Anne County Occupational Health and Safety system and the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation, and Code.
Completing, or supporting the completion of, an investigation of any incident or near miss at Lac Ste. Anne County; ensuring investigation documentation is properly submitted.
Supporting the completion of job-specific formal hazard identification, assessment, and control worksheets for all departments.
Ensuring safety and/or toolbox meetings are taking place on an individual, departmental, functional, or County-wide basis.
Supporting the completion of onsite announced and unannounced worksite inspections, as well as formal facility inspections for all departments and facilities, including facilities owned by organizations listed as additional names insured through the County.
Developing, or supporting the development of, emergency response plans for all facilities, ensuring that employees are trained in emergency response procedures and equipment use. Ensuring the completion of emergency response drills and corrective action plans, as required.
Ensuring the regular review, revision, and development of policies and procedures, forms, and other tools related to Health and Safety, as well as safe work practices and safe job procedures, as required.
Ensuring all applicable documentation is prepared, collected, maintained, distributed, and/or filed accordingly.
Developing and monitoring operational and capital budgets in relation to the Health and Safety functional unit; ensuring the completion of relevant financial transactions, such as accounts payable and accounts receivable.
Providing coordination and administrative services to the Joint Worksite Health and Safety Committee (JWHSC).
Serving on relevant committees and boards, as approved; such appointments will be limited to those related to health and safety organizations or agencies.
Conducting Health and Safety orientations for all new hires, returning employees, and contractors.
Completed certificate or diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from an accredited post-secondary institution, combined with completion of the Recognized Municipal Health and Safety Advisor and Certified Peer Auditor programs through the Municipal Health and Safety Association.
Must possess and maintain the following safety training certificates; training may be provided by the County, but employment will be dependent on successful certification:
Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association Auditor
Online Defensive Driving
Formal Workplace Inspections
Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control
Joint Health and Safety Committees
Quantitative Respirator Fit Testing
WHMIS Train the Trainer
Flag Person Train the Trainer
Minimum of 3-5 years relevant and related experience in a workplace health and safety role is required. Experience in a rural municipality is preferred.
Considerable knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and regulations is required; familiarity with Alberta National Safety Code audits and the Alberta Certificate of Recognition (COR) program preferred.
Must possess and maintain a valid Alberta Operator’s License, with the ability to provide a clean Driver’s Abstract upon request.
Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and other industry-specific applications.
Must work effectively and efficiently with others and alone, be punctual, communicate openly, take direction well, and show some independence of judgement and action.
Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, including the ability to clearly communicate complex and technical information. Must be comfortable with public speaking.
Must be proactive and well-organized, with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
Ability to build and maintain effective professional relationships with public and private organizations.
Attention to detail, solid problem solving, and advanced analytical skills required.
Strong initiative and leadership qualities.
Additional Job Information:
Position Type: Fulltime Permanent
Posted Date: Mar 30, 2022
Closing Date: June 01, 2022