Occupational Health & Safety Prevention Coordinator

Competition Number: 22214

Job Title: Occupational Health & Safety Prevention Coordinator

Department: Corporate Services - Occupational Health & Safety

Position Type: Temporary Full Time Position - approximately 1 year (CUPE Local 2011)

Salary: $44.21/hr and an excellent benefits package

Posted Date: June 29, 2022

Closing Date: July 20, 2022

Last Modified: June 29, 2022, 9:23 am

Status: Closed


The District of Saanich has approximately 114,000 citizens living in an urban and rural municipality on Vancouver Island, BC, north of the provincial capital Victoria. We are the largest municipality on Vancouver Island and the eighth largest in British Columbia. As an award winning, COR certified employer since 2009, we pride ourselves on exceeding industry standards in health and safety and injury management systems. The District of Saanich is looking for a proven professional to create and coordinate prevention programs to minimize workplace injuries and illnesses.

The OHS Prevention Coordinator provides inspection and other field services, interpretations, and decisions to ensure compliance with WorkSafeBC requirements and COR standards. In addition, the Coordinator is responsible for developing and providing training programs for staff to continuously improve a workplace health and safety system and promote an organization culture of safety, therefore playing a lead role in implementing COR maintenance audits and action plans.

This position leads and guides workplace parties in conducting hazard identifications, risk assessments, and in developing safe work procedures. The successful candidate will be required to apply a broad and diverse knowledge of OHS hazards, risks and controls and the related best-practices and legislative requirements. Excellent communication skills are essential to improve safety behaviours and build the District’s capacity to recognize hazards and minimize the risks of injury.

Come join our team in support of Saanich employees who in turn serve the people of Saanich, making a difference every day.

Requirements include: University Degree in a field related to Occupational Health and Safety; three years of health and safety experience in a municipal, construction or heavy industrial sector; certified with the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSP); certification(s) in one or more of the following – an industrial trade, ergonomics, disability management, construction safety officer or other certification related to OHS and possession of a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence. Possession of an Occupational First Aid Level II certificate would be an asset. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

*In addition to the interview process, testing will be conducted.*

Important Information:

The District of Saanich has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to help keep our employees and community safe. The requirement remains in effect until April 8, 2022 after which, the policy will be suspended. It is important to know that the requirement may be reinstated and unvaccinated employees may not be able to work. In order for the District to respond to any changing vaccination requirements for staff, we request that you verify your COVID-19 vaccination status with us during your first week of employment.