Provincial Specialist Mining Health and Safety (MHS)
If you possess a strong health and safety foundation in the mining sector, this may be an opportunity for you. We are looking for a qualified individual to plan, develop and evaluate provincial policies and programs specific to the Mining Health and Safety program with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.
What can I expect to do in this role?
- Evaluate proposed and existing enforcement regulations, policies and programs
- Provide technical program knowledge and develops sector specific standards and guidelines
- Work collaboratively with health and safety partners and stakeholders to develop prevention strategies and promote outreach programs
- Lead and/or participate on provincial occupational health and safety program and policy development projects
How do I qualify?
Occupational Health and Safety and Mining Sector Knowledge
- You have experience applying relevant legislation and regulations (e.g. Occupational Health and Safety Act, Trades, Qualification and Apprenticeship Act, Apprenticeship and Certification Act, Regulation for Mines and Mining Plants and Designated Substance Regulations) and applicable codes and standards in the mining sector.
- You know workplace health and safety principles related to safety, work procedures and processes, use of equipment, machinery, tools and devices to identify safety or health hazards related to job performance or exposure to substances which may compromise the health and safety of workers.
- You understand technical, scientific and professional (e.g. engineering knowledge) issues and current mining developments and trends in health and safety in other jurisdictions.
Policy and Program Development Knowledge
- You have knowledge of policy and program development principles/techniques and government policy development and approval processes.
- You have knowledge of government planning processes, program performance measures and program effectiveness criteria to enable planning and development of program and mining sector-specific strategies, standards and policies.
Research and Analytical Skills
- You have demonstrated research, qualitative/quantitative analyses and synthesis to assess program effectiveness and efficiency.
- You know statistical methods, economic theories, information systems and systems programming to access and interpret data, support research and policy/program development activities.
- You can conduct environmental scans, risk assessments and analyze directions, trends, standards and policies for health and safety within the mining sector to interpret findings and develop options/recommendations to address impacts.
Communication, Consultation and Negotiation Skills
- You have proven communication, interpersonal and consultation skills to liaise with stakeholders, balance competing interests, and provide information at coroner’s inquests and court proceedings, deliver presentations and prepare briefing materials and issue notes.
- You have negotiation, conflict-resolution and consensus-building skills to reconcile different positions and persuade clients/stakeholders to adopt alternative response to resolve problems/conflicts.
Leadership and Project Management Skills
- You are a proven leader and have experience managing and leading projects, including developing terms of reference, timelines and desired outcomes.
- You have experience using computer applications for word processing, spreadsheets, power point and graphics to prepare briefing materials, presentations and correspondence.
Salary: $77,450 – $112,571 per year
- 1 Temporary, duration up to 9 months, 159 Cedar St, Sudbury, North Region, Criminal Record Check
- In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).
A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Please apply online, only, by Tuesday, December 3, 2019, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 141189 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.
If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.