School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) – Occupational Health & Safety Advisor

Exempt Staff Vacancy

Occupational Health & Safety Advisor


The Greater Victoria School District provides public educational services to over 20,000 students in the Greater Victoria Area, encompassing six municipalities.  To provide this service, the District has a current operating budget of $184 million and employs approximately 3,000 staff; which includes, teachers, principals and vice-principals, support staff, psychologists, speech and language pathologists and exempt managerial staff.

Under the direction of the Manager of Occupational Health and Safety, the Occupational Health and & Safety Advisor will:

  •  Assist with the implementation and on-going administration of the District’s occupational health and safety program;
  • Promote health and safety awareness among all employees with a focus on injury prevention
  • Support workplace Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees as required
  • Aid in investigating and reporting workplace injuries and incidents, including recommendation to prevent reoccurrence
  • develop safe work procedures, safety reports, and maintain appropriate records
  • compile and analyse safety statistics for hazard identification and monitoring
  • Interpret the Workers’ Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and make recommendations to achieve and maintain compliance
  • Assist with WorkSafeBC claims management and GRTW planning.


This exempt position offers:

  • Starting salary of $67,000 per year with an extensive benefits package
  • Six weeks’ vacation
  • Municipal pension plan
  • Mostly local travel with the occasional overnight stay.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Successful completion of a one year Occupational Health and Safety Certificate from an accredited institute
  • Extensive knowledge of the Workers’ Compensation Act, Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and any other applicable legislation
  • A minimum of five years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience planning and delivering safety training programs
  • Knowledge of office procedures and composing business correspondence at a publishing level


To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, proof of qualifications and references to:
Human Resource Services
Greater Victoria School District No. 61
556 Boleskine Road
Victoria, BC
V8Z 1E8

or by fax:

or email:

Deadline for submission: 4:00 PM, Wednesday, September 12, 2017.

School District 61 thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.