Health and Safety Coordinator – City of Port Alberni (Port Alberni, BC)

City of Port Alberni 
Health and Safety Coordinator

The City of Port Alberni is a vibrant community of 17,500 people. Located centrally on Vancouver Island, Port Alberni is a well-serviced municipality that offers residents affordable west coast living, as well as proximity to oceanfront, lakes, rivers and mountains.

We are currently looking for a Health and Safety Coordinator to join a progressive and dynamic organization that provides a full range of programs and services to taxpayers.  This position reports to the Manager of Human Resources. 

Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of the City’s occupational health and safety program, including its return-to-work program.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Promoting and supporting occupational health and safety in the workplace
  • Acting as a resource for all health and safety initiatives for the City
  • Advising staff on applicable legislation and regulations, programs, procedures and best practises
  • Facilitating and supporting the City’s return-to-work program in conjunction with department managers, WorkSafeBC and health care professionals
  • Supporting managers and employees in conducting hazard assessments, safety inspections and investigations, and developing safe work procedures
  • Maintaining the City’s WorkSafeBC Certificate of Recognition (COR) program and conducting internal audits as required
  • Organizing and delivering various health and safety training programs
  • Reviewing and updating safety program materials and policies; compiling and analyzing safety statistics; maintaining safety-related records

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety plus 1 to 2 years of related experience, preferably in a municipal setting.  An equivalent combination of education and directly related experience may be considered.
  • A sound knowledge of occupational health and safety principles, practices and regulations.
  • Previous experience instructing courses and conducting public education sessions.
  • Completion of supervisory training.
  • Demonstrated competency using various computer programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Current OFA Level 1 (or equivalent) and CPR-C/AED certifications.
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and access to a personal vehicle.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with all City departments, and a variety of external contacts; ability to exercise a high degree of initiative and self-direction; ability to multi-task and prioritize a high volume of work.
  • The successful candidate will be required to attain the certifications required to instruct OFA Level 1, CPR-C/AED and Red Cross Standard First Aid, as well as complete the Certified Internal Auditor certification (through the BC Municipal Safety Association) within 6 months.

This position is within CUPE Local 118 and the current rate of pay is $34.92 per hour.  The successful candidate will be required to complete a Police Information Check.  For additional information, including a full job description, please go to http://www.portalberni.ca/employment-opportunities
 
Qualified individuals may apply by forwarding a resume and cover letter by 4:30pm on March 22, 2021:

Attention:         
Krista Bodin, Manager of Human Resources

By mail:                       
City of Port Alberni, 4850 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC  V9Y 1V8

By email:         
humanresources_resumes@portalberni.ca

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

 

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