Occupational Health

locationHalifax - Nova Scotia (NS),

atProvince of Nova Scotia

Estimated salary $5,547 - $6,968 a month

Job Description:

Apply By: 3/5/2020

Public Service Commission

Occupational Health & Safety Consultant, Permanent, HALIFAX

Competition # 24123

About Us

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is a modern client-centric human resources organization within the Nova Scotia Public Service supporting government departments, agencies and employees as they deliver programs and services to Nova Scotians. We are committed to be the change for a more engaged and inclusive public service. Our work culture is one of collaboration, flexibility, partnership and continuous improvement.

About Our Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, Occupational Health and Safety, the OHS Consultant provides OHS consulting services to management and staff within government. Specific duties include: development of materials in support of corporate OHS initiatives; interpretation of legislation; providing and/or seeking expert advice on specific matters; participating in the development and review of corporate health and safety policies and programs; development and implementation of OHS performance evaluation and reporting systems; supporting Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees/Representatives to facilitate improvements and to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses; delivering OHS training to management, employees, and committees on a variety of health and safety topics.


A degree in a related discipline plus a minimum of 1 year of experience as an Occupational Health and Safety Professional is required, or an acceptable equivalent.

Certification in Occupational Health and Safety or a closely related discipline and/or a professional designation (ie. CRSP, CHSC) would be considered an asset. Experience in government or another large organization with multiple worksites across a large geographical area would be preferred.

The successful candidate must demonstrate: knowledge of provincial OH&S legislation; effective interpersonal communication skills; conceptual thinking and initiative in proactively addressing potential problems; exceptional time management skills; the ability to maintain respectful relationships and networks; computer literacy; adult education principles; and the ability to provide discretion in dealing with matters that are personal and confidential. Travel is required.

Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Conceptual Thinking, Strategic Orientation, Outcome Focus, Initiative, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

Pay Grade: EC 11

Salary Range: $2,773.68 - $3,484.02 Bi-Weekly

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