This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, the Manager Occupational Health and Safety provides operational and strategic leadership in the development of Health and Safety, and Corporate Services Emergency Contingency programs. The Manager is responsible for the implementation, monitoring and administration of departmental policies, programs, and procedures in relation to Occupational Health Safety (OHS) and Emergency Planning (EP).
The Manager provides a wide range of occupational health and safety services for the Department of Health, impacting other GN departments, boards, and agencies and impacts the overall health, safety and reputation of the department and its employees. This position has direct supervision of staff and provides supervision, leadership, training, and support to ensure that established requirements are met. The position also trains and develops staff, ensures certifications and training requirements are met and works with local managers and Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees to ensure each health center is functioning effectively and is in compliance with the various legislative requirements in Nunavut.
The knowledge, skills, and experience required for this job are usually obtained through completion a recognized undergraduate degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Social Sciences or Health related filed along with three (3) years OHS experience at operational and strategic levels including two (2) years of emergency planning and preparedness experience. Certification with the Canadian Board of Registered Safety Professionals along with experience preparing OHS risk assessment is also required. Certification in Emergency Panning, Emergency Management or Emergency Preparedness and previous experience in the health care sector or health care facility are considered assets.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.