Manager Prevention Field Services @ WorkSafeBC


Manager Prevention Field Services

Reference: 037111
Duration: Permanent, Full Time
Number of Positions: 3
Location: Richmond, Kamloops, Port Moody, BC
Deadline date: July 2, 2022

Are you an expert in occupational health and safety with a passion for injury prevention and safe workplaces? Are you a skilled people manager and an experienced project manager?

We are seeking three occupational health and safety professionals to join our  Prevention Field Services leadership team. As a key member of a provincial management team, you will manage prevention-related field services operations and key project/initiatives to advance injury prevention and safety in the workplaces of British Columbia. In addition, you will be the key contact for external stakeholders on prevention and other occupational health and safety-related matters.

If this sounds like you, we'd like to hear from you.  The current opportunities are in the following locations:

  • Kamloops
  • Port Moody
  • Richmond – the initial assignment will be in Richmond working on key projects. Future assignments will be based in the lower mainland.

WorkSafeBC has adopted a hybrid model offering opportunities to work remotely and onsite based on the operational needs of the position.

As the manager, Prevention Field Services you will:

  • Oversee and ensure the effective delivery of Prevention services and programs, including education and consultation with employers and workers and enforcement of the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Participate in business planning and decision-making activities related to the continual improvement of our prevention services
  • Develop and implement regional short and long term projects appropriate to the needs of your specific region
  • Provide advice to management and field personnel in the organization to ensure the effective application of law, policy, and guidelines applicable to occupational health and safety
  • Work directly with both internal and external stakeholders, including industry, employer, and labour representatives
  • Manage operations of your office, including the team of staff

We're looking for someone who can:

  • Lead a team working in a complex, high volume, regulatory environment
  • Develop strategies and solutions to address complex industry issues and initiatives in order to reduce risk and keep workplaces healthy and safe
  • Provide occupational health and safety expertise and guidance to WorkSafeBC staff and stakeholders
  • Build partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Deliver extraordinary customer service and exhibit proficient skills in public speaking and presentations
  • Demonstrate outstanding project management skills
  • Travel to locations in BC and stay overnight as required
  • Occasional on-call manager work is required as part of the position's responsibilities.

Your experience and educational background :

  • A degree, diploma or certificate in a relevant discipline, such as occupational health and safety, occupational hygiene, etc.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in occupational health and safety in a primary industry (e.g. manufacturing, construction, forestry, healthcare, etc.) where you have gained knowledge in more than one stage or part of the industry process and understand common health and safety risks and hazards unique to the industry
  • A minimum of three years of work experience in a leadership role with oversight and/or management of staff in occupational health and safety that demonstrates a broad knowledge of industry, employer, and labour issues
  • A track record of successful project management and implementation.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered

Application requirements:

You must submit your application by 4:30pm on the closing date of the competition and specify which location(s) you are interested in.

If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email HR Testing Accommodation (SM) at the time you submit your application.

Who are we?

At WorkSafeBC, we're dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries and diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We're honoured to serve the 2.4 million workers and 245,000 registered employers in our province.

WorkSafeBC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In implementing the policy, WorkSafeBC will consider its obligations to accommodate those staff who are unable to be vaccinated.

We recognize that our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences, and which reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.

Our benefits

Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary , your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life.

WorkSafeBC has adopted a hybrid model offering opportunities to work remotely and onsite based on the operational needs of the position.

You will be required to successfully meet WorkSafeBC's requirements with regards to a criminal record clearance.

Learn more about what we offer.

You will be required to successfully meet WorkSafeBC's requirements with regards to a criminal record clearance.

This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Thank you, in advance, for applying.

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