Coordinator, Health and Safety

City of Ottawa, Department of Public Works based in Ottawa, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Coordinator. The City of Ottawa’s Department of Public Works plays a pivotal role in maintaining and enhancing the city’s infrastructure and public spaces. They ensures that Ottawa’s infrastructure remains safe, functional, and resilient to meet the needs of residents and visitors alike. The Department of Public Works collaborates with stakeholders to address challenges and prioritize projects that contribute to the overall well-being and prosperity of the city. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: City of Ottawa
Department: Public Works
Service: Operational Performance & Devel Services
Position: Coordinator, Health and Safety
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: $74,590.88 - $90,759.76  Annually
Employment Type: 1 Full-time Temporary - Up to 6 months
Job Category: Administrative and Support Services
Location: Ottawa, ON, CA
Job Location: 100 Constellation, Nepean
Weakly Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Affiliation: CIPP
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID/Job ID: 8809


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have completion of 3 year university degree in Science, Human Resources, Business Administration, or other related field, with coursework related to OH&S administration
Experience: Candidates should have minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible OH&S experience working in a large unionized industrial organization, implementing initiatives, performing project management, and/or conducting research and analysis

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should have the ability to work effectively in both a team setting and independently with minimum supervision

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should possess a Health & Safety certification such as Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Certified Health & Safety Consultant (CHSC), Registered Occupational Hygienist/Technologist (ROH/T), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), which is desirable
  • The candidates should have knowledge of the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act and applicable regulations
  • The candidates should be familiar with the Workplace Safety Insurance Act and applicable regulations
  • The candidates should have knowledge of applicable federal, provincial, and municipal legislation related to Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)
  • The candidates should be aware of key safety issues involved in operating an industrial operation
  • The candidates should possess theoretical and practical knowledge of a range of OH&S work procedures and practices
  • The candidates should have expertise in hazard recognition, assessment, and control
  • The candidates should be skilled in inspection and audit planning and procedures
  • The candidates should understand incident investigation methodology and risk assessment methodology
  • The candidates should be proficient in research methods, data collection, and interpretation
  • The candidates should be adept in planning and performance measurement
  • The candidates should have experience in policy and procedure development and documentation practices
  • The candidates should be familiar with project management principles and techniques
  • The candidates should have knowledge of training and development approaches and evaluation methodology
  • The candidates should understand strategic and operational planning
  • The candidates should have knowledge of human resources practices and principles, including collective agreements
  • The candidates should be proficient in computer applications relating to the work, including MS Office Suite, SAP, and PowerPoint
  • The candidates should have knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers
  • The candidates should be able to interpret and apply legislation effectively
  • The candidates should be able to work independently, with minimum support or direction
  • The candidates should be able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all staff and as part of a team
  • The candidates should be able to plan, initiate, organize, and prioritize work, and to balance the stress of multiple demands, conflicting priorities, and pressures, while maintaining a keen sense of quality and deadlines
  • The candidates should be able to plan, lead, coordinate, implement, and manage projects to completion
  • The candidates should be able to conduct research, compile/analyze issues/data, make judgments on the interpretation of issues/data, identify and compare a range of options, and make recommendations
  • The candidates should possess strong problem-solving skills and the ability to make decisions where precedent is not usually available
  • The candidates should be able to communicate complex information and influence and convince others to adopt courses of actions they might not otherwise wish to take
  • The candidates should be able to initiate and facilitate change
  • The candidates should be able to exercise discretion in dealing with sensitive issues
  • The candidates should be able to conduct interviews and obtain relevant information
  • The candidates should possess excellent consultative, collaboration, and interpersonal skills; able to direct, advise, and guide
  • The candidates should be able to negotiate and persuade others and to bring conflicting points of view to consensus
  • The candidates should possess strong verbal and written communication skills; able to write reports and deliver presentations; able to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • The candidates should possess strong existing computer skills, with the ability to use Microsoft Office suite applications and SAP
  • The candidates should be able to think analytically and focus on accuracy and detail
  • The candidates should be able to demonstrate leadership and initiative
  • The candidates should be patient, flexible, and adaptable
  • The candidates should be able to display tact and diplomacy
  • The candidates should be innovative, creative, and resourceful
  • The candidates should be customer service oriented


  • The candidates should be able to deliver a comprehensive health and safety program for the Public Works department by conducting safety inspections, audits, and investigations, assessing and mitigating departmental health and safety risks/hazards, implementing management strategies including monitoring and promoting compliance to legislated and corporate requirements, developing or enhancing health and safety programs, and delivering health and safety training to staff
  • The candidates should be able to provide an overall coordination function for all Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) related programs, services, and initiatives within the department
  • The candidates should be able to support management and staff by providing advice and guidance, developing programs and procedures, coordinating special projects, conducting risk assessments, monitoring compliance through inspections and audits, conducting incident investigations, and making recommendations for improvement
  • The candidates should be able to liaise with Health and Safety in Human Resources Services and the operating branches within the Public Works department

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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