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Senior Manager, Provincial Mining Health and Safety

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Full-Time  Anywhere 15 Sep 2020

Job Description

Senior Manager, Provincial Mining Health and Safety

Attention, Engineers!

Are you a dynamic leader who can inspire staff to work in a fast-paced environment? If so, then consider this opportunity with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. As Senior Manager, Provincial Mining Health & Safety, you will work to develop strategies and policies which meet the ministry’s objectives for the safe development of mines and other surface and underground operations.

About Us:

Within the jurisdiction of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Mining Health and Safety Program sets, communicates and enforces standards that are designed to reduce injuries and illness among workers in the mining industry. This applies to employees and employers in open pits, quarries, metallurgical operations, sand, clay, shale and gravel pits, aggregate plants, peat workings, oil and gas exploration and drilling, and diamond drilling operations. The program expects employers and employees to assume primary responsibility for occupational health and safety in the workplace.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment. We offer:

  • A defined benefit pension plan
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits, which include adoptive parents
  • Comprehensive Health Plan
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Collegial and professional work culture
  • Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
  • On-the-job training to support your success in the role

The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of:

  • Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
  • Greater Toronto’s Top Employers
  • Canada’s Greenest Employers
  • Canada’s Top Employers for Young People

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • Oversee and manage the planning, development, evaluation and implementation of strategic program frameworks to support delivery, transformation and change management initiatives of ministry programs and the regulatory mandate to meet ministry/OPS strategic goals.
  • Act as the provincial leader for mining in the division and serve as a liaison between corporate and field staff.
  • Ensure the overall compliance with legislative statutes, collective agreements, government and ministry policies, directives, guidelines and commitments related to programs and services.
  • Provide expertise and advice to ministry senior management and staff on program development and implementation options, recommendations, risks and issues management strategies.
  • Establish consultative and communication networks with system partners and external stakeholders and clients at the provincial and federal levels.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Behaviours define what it means to be a leader through the following expected behaviours and attributes:

  • We commit to the responsibilities of being a leader by demonstrating authenticity, accountability and courage.
  • We lead for the future by embracing positive disruption, and a future mindset and by developing each other, every day.
  • We are people-centred by leading with a common purpose, being inclusive and driving people-centred outcomes.

Location: Sudbury

How do I qualify?


  • Membership in Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)

Strategic Leadership Skills:

  • You have the ability to provide coordination and strategic leadership in the design, development, analysis and implementation of policies, strategies, standards and business plans.
  • You have experience fostering an environment of high performance, learning, growth and continuous improvement.
  • You can engage team members in a positive and inclusive work environment, promoting innovation and creativity.
  • You have experience developing and implementing practical solutions to unique and complex issues.
  • You have demonstrated skills in managing financial budgets and human resources, including labour relations issues.
  • You have sound judgement and political acuity skills to provide authoritative advice and guidance to senior management.

Technical Expertise:

  • You have superior knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of engineering in the mining industry.
  • You have a strong background in the current Occupational Health and Safety legislation, the environment, client, industry groups, and current trends and developments.
  • You have knowledge of other related initiatives, i.e. the Safe At Work Ontario strategy.
  • You can apply relevant legislation and regulations and/or investigations processes and techniques for program delivery to oversee the monitoring of activities for adherence and compliance to the Act and regulations.

Program Management Skills:

  • You are able to provide direction and project management oversight to the development of program strategy and framework to support the delivery of key government/ministry policy and regulatory mandates.
  • You can anticipate or recognize operational and related engineering policy needs and implement change, as required.
  • You have the skills and experience to plan, develop and manage various projects and initiatives, and ensure they are completed within set timeframes.
  • You have knowledge of budgetary and financial processes to prepare and implement fiscal and performance budgets, and multi-year and annual work plans, and monitor/report on budget allocations.
  • You can analyze and interpret findings and make appropriate decisions.

Communication and Relationship Management Skills:

  • You have sound communication skills to establish networks with system partners and external clients at the provincial and federal levels.
  • You have interpersonal skills to deal with staff, clients and the general public.
  • You have advanced writing skills to prepare minister letters, briefing notes, professional reports, policies and proposed legislation.

Salary Range: $95,113 – $141,181 per year

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 159 Cedar St, Sudbury, North Region


Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 151444, by Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at 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.

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