Occupational Health and Safety Manager – Job opportunity

An experienced leader and management professional to oversee the school district’s comprehensive occupational health and safety program.

In keeping with North Vancouver School District’s commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment for staff, students and visitors, the district is seeking a passionate and skilled Occupational Health and Safety (OH & S)manager to oversee the vision, planning, and maintenance of OH & S programs in our diverse school district.

The job duties of the position are broad and include responsibilities for both prevention and compliance within theOH & S portfolio. You will ensure that senior staff are well informed about the related statutory obligations of this portfolio and that proactive measures to maintain district legislative compliance are securely in place.

In addition to the more strategic responsibilities, you will deliver safety training to staff, maintain the hazardous materials inventory, conduct OH & S risk inspections at worksites, and will ensure onboarding of new staff is done well. With the support of an external organization, your list of duties will also include WorkSafeBC claims management. Finally, you will be a critical resource to the schools and each sites’ Occupational Health and Safety committee; supporting risk analysis and Emergency Preparedness efforts.

Experience within a unionized environment will be critical to your success in this role as you will work closely with Human Resource staff with any emerging OH & S issues within the labour context. This could include participation in the grievance process and Collective Bargaining. Your professional experience will also include working with WHMIS, waste management, occupational hygiene, and emergency preparedness. Your professional experience is complimented by a related post-secondary diploma/degree and your Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRS) qualification.

For more information about this opportunity and to apply by December 16, 2016, please visit www.makeafuture.ca/north-vancouver.

We wish to thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful applicants will be subject to a criminal record check.

From its coastal beaches to its mountain forests, North Vancouver’s natural setting offers year-round recreational opportunities. North Vancouver School District’s values of Trust, Respect, Responsibility and Collaboration make it “the natural place to learn” for students, and “the natural place to work” for our staff.