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Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Groups: 
Nunavut Housing Corporation
Community: 
Arviat
Reference number: 
12-504481
Type of employment: 
Term
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Salary: 
$94,010 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$21,113 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
26 January 2018

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Director, Infrastructure, the Occupational Health and Safety Officer promotes and supports a culture of health and safety within the Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) and Local Housing Organizations (LHO), ensuring compliance with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislative requirements, policies and standards and integrated with Inuit Societal Values. The position is responsible for the establishment of internal OHS policies and procedures, initiating and leading workplace audits, investigations into accidents and injuries and development of detailed reports, reviews, and summaries including recommendations on NHC’s Health and Safety programs. The position provides technical expertise and guidance and advice/orientation on improving the internal responsibility system within the workplace. This includes conducting health and safety related research and development and delivery of related education and training programs to NHC staff and LHOs across the Territory.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job are normally acquired through specialized studies leading to a degree or diploma in occupational health and safety along with 5 years of progressively responsible experience in health and safety. The ability to speak Inuktitut is considered an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Experience working in a northern environment as well as knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact: 
Department of Finance (Rankin Inlet)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 460, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C 0G0
Phone: (867) 645-8065
Toll free: 1-800-933-3072
Fax: (867) 645-8097
Email: KivalliqHR@gov.nu.ca
www.gov.nu.ca/finance