Coordinator, Health and Safety



Requisition ID: 10830  
Department: Public Works Dept.  
Service: Operational Performance & Devel Services  
Branch: Safety, Equity & Performance Branch 
Employment Type: 1 Full-time Temporary - Up to 6 months 
Work Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Affiliation: CIPP 
Salary Information: $74,590.88 - $90,759.76  annually (2022 rates of pay)
Location: 100 Constellation, Nepean  
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Administrative and Support Services 
Application Close: 29/02/2024


The Health and Safety unit delivers a comprehensive health and safety program for the Public Works department by conducting safety inspections, audits and investigations, assessing and mitigating departmental health and safety risks/hazards, implementing management strategies including monitoring and promoting compliance to legislated and corporate requirements, developing or enhancing health and safety programs, and delivering health and safety training to staff.  

You are responsible for providing an overall coordination function for all Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) related programs, services, and initiatives within the department.  You support management and staff by providing advice and guidance, developing programs and procedures, coordinating special projects, conducting risk assessments, monitoring compliance through inspections and audits, conducting incident investigations, and making recommendations for improvement. 

You also liaise with Health and Safety in Human Resources Services and the operating branches within the Public Works department.


Completion of 3 year university degree in Science, Human Resources, Business Administration, or other related field, with coursework related to OH&S administration

Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible OH&S experience working in a large unionized industrial organization, implementing initiatives, performing project management, and/or conducting research and analysis


Health & Safety certification such as Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Certified Health & Safety Consultant (CHSC), Registered Occupational Hygienist/Technologist (ROH/T) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is desirable


  • Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act and applicable regulations
  • Workplace Safety Insurance Act and applicable regulations 
  • Applicable federal, provincial and municipal legislation related to OH&S
  • Key safety issues involved in operating an industrial operation
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of a range of OH&S work procedures and practices
  • Hazard Recognition, assessment and control
  • Inspection and audit planning and procedures
  • Incident investigation methodology
  • Risk assessment methodology
  • Research methods, data collection and interpretation
  • Planning and performance measurement
  • Policy and procedure development and documentation practices 
  • Project management principles and techniques
  • Training and development approaches and evaluation methodology
  • Strategic and operational planning
  • Human resources practices and principles, collective agreements
  • Computer applications relating to the work, including MS Office Suite, SAP, PowerPoint 
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.


  • Able to interpret and apply legislation
  • Able to work independently, with minimum support/direction
  • Able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all staff and as part of a team  
  • Able to plan, initiate, organize, and prioritize work, and to balance the stress of multiple demands, conflicting priorities, and pressures, while maintaining a keen sense of quality and deadlines
  • Able to plan, lead, coordinate, implement, and manage projects to completion
  • Able to conduct research, compile/analyze issues/data, make judgments on the interpretation of issues/data, identify and compare a range of options, and make recommendations
  • Possess strong problem solving skills and the ability to make decisions where precedent is not usually available
  • Able to communicate complex information and influence and convince others to adopt courses of actions they might not otherwise wish to take
  • Able to initiate and facilitate change
  • Able to exercise discretion in dealing with sensitive issues
  • Able to conduct interviews and obtain relevant information
  • Possess excellent consultative, collaboration and interpersonal skills; able to direct, advise and guide
  • Able to negotiate and persuade others and to bring conflicting points of view to consensus 
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills; able to write reports and deliver presentations; able to communicate effectively with a range of audiences 
  • Possess strong existing computer skills, with ability to use Microsoft Office suite applications and SAP
  • Able to think analytically, and focus on accuracy and detail
  • Able to demonstrate leadership and initiative
  • Patient, flexible and adaptable
  • Able to display tact and diplomacy
  • Innovative, creative, and resourceful
  • Customer service oriented


  • Language Requirement: English oral, reading, writing
  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements. 
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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from members of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and non-binary persons, persons of all ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, classes, gender identities and expressions. 
Candidates are encouraged to self-identify as a member of one or more designated employment equity groups in the self-identification questionnaire.


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.