Job Posting: Occupation Health and Safety Officer (temporary full-time)

There is a temporary full time vacancy for an Occupation Health and Safety Officer in Edmonton at the Provincial Office. The position will have an estimated start date of March 14 and end date of March 10, 2023. Interested applicants should express their interest by email to personnel@una.ca by no later than January 28, 2022.

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Officer is a professional position that works with significant autonomy and reports directly to the Manager of Labour Relations. The OHS Officer will be expected to provide a full range of Union Services: providing advice and support to local OH&S Committees, assisting with preparation and presentation of OH&S concerns to the CEO and governing Boards, contributing to and participating in the education and publication activities of the Union in particular as it relates to OH&S, and other duties as assigned.

 
Qualifications
  • Formal post-secondary education in health and safety, labour relations or human resources is required. A Degree, Diploma or Certificate with a focus on Occupational Health and Safety legislation is preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Skill and experience in Occupational Health and Safety is essential. Skill and experience in the health care sector is preferred.
  • Training in Adult Education preferred.
  • Computer literacy is essential.
  • Familiarity with Canadian and Alberta labour laws is essential, particularly Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required
  • Demonstrated advocacy skills.
Knowledge, Abilities and Competencies

The incumbent must possess

  • Knowledge of the working and environmental conditions of nurses in their workplace;
  • The ability to establish goals, evaluate priorities and execute plans to achieve those goals in an efficient and effective manner;
  • The ability to work through demanding situations and promote inclusive discussions;
  • The ability to function collaboratively with members of the union and other staff.
  • The incumbent must be prepared to work occasionally irregular hours and must possess a valid Alberta driver’s license.
  • Develop and deliver education to membership and staff regarding topics relevant to Occupation Health and Safety using principles of adult education.
  • Familiarity with topical issues within the Canadian and Alberta Health Care sector and trade union movement. Commitment to principles of trade unionism.
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