Woodlands County is a rural municipality approximately 150 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, with an area of 7,668 square kilometres. The County surrounds the Town of Whitecourt and includes the hamlets of Blue Ridge, Goose Lake, and Fort Assiniboine. With a population of over 4,550 people, Woodlands County is a thriving natural playground, welcoming families, businesses and tourists alike to experience and enjoy all there is to offer.
Key Responsibilities Include:
The Health & Safety Coordinator leads the organization in health and safety for the municipality and is required to mentor and direct County employees in every aspect of Woodlands County’s health and safety program. As the Deputy Director of Emergency Management, this position is required to work closely with the Protective Services Manager, deliver emergency training and update the emergency response plan.
This position is responsible for:
Ensuring correct health and safety protocols support County operations
Coordinating, developing and maintaining the County’s health, safety and risk control programs that include Health, Safety and Environmental Manual, Pandemic Response and Relaunch Plan
Workplace inspections, ensuring they are performed in accordance with the Health, Safety and Environmental manual.
Coordinate training for employees
Maintain safety reporting software
Respond to after-hour calls when required
Host and evaluate emergency response drills throughout the County
Time commitment: 50% field, 50% office
Great communication skills, both written and verbal
Positive attitude, highly motivated, able to work independently and as a team
Understanding of ICS structure and emergency management models
Conducting all safety meetings and recording minutes for meetings
OHS & WCB reporting as required
Conducting internal and external COR audits
Qualifications & Education Requirements:
Health and safety diploma or certificate
Certificated AMHSA auditor
5-7 years experience within the health and safety profession