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Territorial Health and Safety Coordinator

Community and Government Services
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This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
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Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
11 January 2019

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 Territorial Maintenance Manager, the Territorial Health and Safety Coordinator promotes and supports a culture of health and safety within Community and Government Services (CGS), ensuring compliance with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislative requirements, policies, standards and integrated with Inuit Societal Values. The position is responsible for the establishment of internal OHS policies and procedures, initiating and leading workplace audit, investigates into accidents and injuries and development of detailed reports, reviews, and summaries including recommendations on CGS’s accident prevention programs.

The position provides technical expertise, guidance and advice/orientation on improving internal responsibility system within the workplace. This includes conducting health and safety related research and development and delivery of related education and training programs to CGS staff across the Territory. 

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Degree from a recognized university in Occupational Health and Safety, Labour/Industrial Relations, Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Legal Counsel, Human Rights Training or a related field plus three (3) years of related experience. Program development, ideally in a northern cross-cultural environment, working with sensitive and confidential employee information and proven ability to work with principles for investigative and administrative review process will be considered as assets.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in Inuktitut 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.

Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220