Occupational Health and Safety Advisor – School District No. 61

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: 250-475-4113 or email: hrs@sd61.bc.ca

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.