Are you an expert in occupational health and safety with a passion for injury prevention and safe workplaces? Are you a skilled people manager and an experienced project manager?
We are seeking an occupational health and safety professional to join our Prevention Field Services leadership team as a Manager, Prevention Field Services. As a key member of a provincial management team, you will manage key project/initiatives to advance injury prevention and safety in the workplaces of British Columbia. In addition, you will be a key contact for external stakeholders on prevention and other occupational health and safety-related matters.
How you'll make a difference: You'll help ensure B.C. workers go home safely at the end of their workday.
Where you'll work
At WorkSafeBC, we offer a hybrid work model that combines the convenience of working remotely with the dynamism of working in one of our offices, based on the operational needs of the position.
In this role, you'll work primarily from your B.C. home and occasionally in our Prince George office. You will occasionally travel throughout the province, as required.
What you'll do
- Oversee and ensure the effective delivery of Prevention services and programs, including education and consultation with employers and workers and enforcement of the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
- Participate in business planning and decision-making activities related to the continual improvement of our prevention services
- Develop, lead, and implement regional and provincial short and long term projects that support the efficient and effective delivery of quality work at the field level
- Provide advice to management and field personnel in the organization to ensure the effective application of law, policy, and guidelines applicable to occupational health and safety
- Work directly with both internal and external stakeholders, including industry, employer, and labour representatives
- Manage operations of your office, including the team of staff
Is this a good fit for you?
We're looking for someone who can:
- Lead a team working in a complex, high volume, regulatory environment
- Develop strategies and solutions to address complex industry issues and initiatives in order to reduce risk and keep workplaces healthy and safe
- Provide occupational health and safety expertise and guidance to WorkSafeBC staff and stakeholders
- Build partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
- Deliver extraordinary customer service and exhibit proficient skills in public speaking and presentations
- Demonstrate outstanding project management skills
- Travel to locations in BC and stay overnight as required
- Occasional on-call manager work is required as part of the position's responsibilities
Your background and experience:
- A degree, diploma or certificate in a relevant discipline, such as occupational health and safety, occupational hygiene, etc.
- A minimum of five years of experience in occupational health and safety in a primary industry (e.g. manufacturing, construction, forestry, healthcare, etc.) where you have gained knowledge in more than one stage or part of the industry process and understand common health and safety risks and hazards unique to the industry
- A minimum of three years of work experience in a leadership role with oversight and/or management of staff in occupational health and safety that demonstrates a broad knowledge of industry, employer, and labour issues
- A track record of successful project management and implementation
An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Important to know
Before we can finalize any offer of employment, you must:
- Successfully meet the legal requirements under the Criminal Records Review Act to work with children and/or vulnerable adults.
- Confirm you're legally entitled to work in Canada
WorkSafeBC's COVID-19 Employee Mandatory Vaccine Policy is suspended effective January 9, 2023, however we reserve the right to re-implement it in response to changes in the public health landscape, including public health orders. We are committed to the protection, health, and safety of our employees and our Communicable Disease Prevention Program and related protocols remain in effect.
Who we are
At WorkSafeBC, we promote safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We're honoured to serve the 2.49 million workers and 263,000 registered employers in our province.
What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?
It's challenging, stimulating, and rewarding. Our positions offer diversity and opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important, and so are the people we do it for.
Our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences that reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self.
Learn more: Discover who we are.
As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that help you get the most out of work - and life. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes:
- Defined benefit pension plan that provides you with a lifetime monthly pension when you retire
- 4 weeks of vacation in your first year, with regular increases based on years of service
- Benefits package that includes customizable options for health care and dental benefits, additional days off, and a health care spending account
- Optional leave arrangements
- Development opportunities (tuition reimbursement, leadership development, and more)
Learn more: Find out what we offer.
Want to apply?
- Applications are welcomed immediately, however must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. PST on the closing date.
- Please note that we will be starting assessments prior to the closing date.
- We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email Recruitment Testing Accommodation (SM) when you submit your application.