Chilliwack is a rapidly growing and vibrant community of 91,000, located 100 kilometers east of Vancouver. Our municipality takes great pride in our focus on providing excellent service to our citizens and we are looking for a like-minded person to join our team.
Reporting to the Director of Operations, you will be responsible for managing the Operations Department safety program and for determining and prioritizing the health and safety issues that impact Operations Department employees. The Operations Department has over 120 employees who work as a team to maintain the City’s roads, sewer, water supply, water distribution and storm drainage infrastructure as well as the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and flood protection dykes. You will become a key member of the Operations Department management team and will work collaboratively to continually improve health and safety as it relates to the departments activities and operations.
You will be responsible to devise and manage Operations Department training strategies and programs, identify training and development needs, oversee training program implementation and assess training outcomes. You will carry out audits to ensure that departmental operations are carried out in compliance with the Workers Compensation Act and O.H.S. Regulations as well as departmental and corporate safety policies and procedures. You will notify department employees of any regulatory changes that may affect their operations and you will develop recommendations for change to ensure compliance. You will recommend changes to training and safety programs to improve overall safety. You will co-ordinate investigations for workplace accidents and incidents involving Operations Department employees and shall work with supervisors to make recommendations for corrective actions to reduce or eliminate hazards and/or unsafe work practices. You will conduct daily building and/or job site inspections to ensure safe work practices are being followed and will offer recommendations for improvement as required.
You will hold a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation or a closely related/equivalent qualification and have a minimum of 5 years experience in health and safety or construction management and/or training administration, or, an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package and a dynamic work environment.
If this job is a good fit for you, apply at jobs.chilliwack.com and create your on-line profile or submit your formatted resume.
We thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Chilliwack and advise that only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.
Operational Safety and Training Manager
Competition Number: E1902
Closing Date: March 29, 2019, 4:30 pm
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