Northern Health: Health & Resource Development Technical Advisor (Relief Full Time) (Worksite Location is Flexible)

Northern Health

Health & Resource Development Technical Advisor

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Competition #: 05430906
Bargaining Unit: BCGEU
Facility: Flexible
Hourly Wage: $34.26 – $42.73
Close Date: AUGUST 05, 2019*
Comments: Successful applicant can be located in Fort St. John, Prince George, or Terrace.



Position Summary

The Health and Resource Development Technical Advisor will provide technical expertise in assessing and minimizing the impact of industrial resource development and major projects on health, (including environmental exposures/changes, accidents and malfunctions, impacts to health service and infrastructure, and impacts to the socio-economic determinants of health). The position will work under Northern Health’s Industrial Framework and will also support Northern Health’s Regional Air Quality Program. The incumbent will work independently and in collaboration with others in these areas with the goal of improving health outcomes and the prevention of illness.




  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Health, Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Environmental Science or a related environmental or health field.
  • Two (2) years of recent and relevant public health experience or two (2) years of recent and relevant natural resource management/industry experience focusing on the protection of human health from air quality and/or resource development/industry issues.
  • One (1) year of recent and relevant experience in writing or critically reviewing technical documents that evaluate the impacts on human health due to air quality, or natural resource development decisions including health impact assessments, human health risk assessments, environmental assessments or Technical Assessment reports.
  • One (1) year of recent and relevant experience working in multi-stakeholder policy environments
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Possession of a valid BC Driver’s License.



Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of health impacts associated with industrial/resource development projects and understanding of major projects and issues in Northern BC.
  • Knowledge of healthcare systems and Northern Health’s priorities in Health and Resource Development.
  • Knowledge of natural resource management regulatory processes and decision making tools (e.g. environmental assessments, waste discharge permits, management plans, health impact assessments, air shed assessments, human health risk assessments).
  • Demonstrated ability to access and analyze scientific information, develop scientific expertise, apply research and evidence-based information on complex technical issues and critically review technical information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in complex, politically sensitive environments.
  • Ability to adapt to changing environments, prioritize and manage heavy workloads, organize and manage multiple program priorities and respond to changing priorities or emerging opportunities.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, including strong oral, writing and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to form strong professional networks and work in politically sensitive multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with skill, tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and be an effective positive influencer.
  • Ability to use related computer applications.



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