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Territorial Health and Safety Coordinator

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Closing Date: 
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 11:59pm

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Territorial Maintenance Manager, the Territorial Health and Safety Coordinator promotes and supports a culture of health and safety within Community and Government Services (CGS), ensuring compliance with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislative requirements, policies, 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 CGS’s accident prevention programs.

The position provides technical expertise, guidance and advice/orientation on improving 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 CGS staff across the Territory. 

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a Degree from a recognized university in Occupational Health and Safety, Labour/Industrial Relations, Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Legal Counsel, Human Rights Training or a related field plus three (3) years of related experience. Program development, ideally in a northern cross-cultural environment, working with sensitive and confidential employee information and proven ability to work with principles for investigative and administrative review process will be considered as assets.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in Inuktitut is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • 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 Inuit. 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.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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