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National Advisor, Occupational Hygiene

Reference number: RCM23J-023600-000448
Selection process number: 23-RCM-EA-N-N-NCR-HR/OHSB-121302
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Occupational Health and Safety Branch
73 Leikin Drive, Ottawa, ON
EG-07 - SP-TC-07
$93,378 to $117,387

Closing date: 20 October 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

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The position will be considered the subject matter expert on many National Programs such as Lead Safety, Hearing Conservation, Respiratory Protection and Laser Safety as well as other duties as it relates to industrial and occupational hygiene. With a great team in place to support your projects, the position will challenge you to be creative and innovative in your thinking and allow you to engage in meaningful and engaging work to support employee health and safety. If you are up for the challenge, join us at the RCMP and be a part of an amazing team!

Work environment

Our team is located at 73 Leikin Drive in Ottawa, Ontario (Barrhaven), in a modern building with plenty of free parking, convenient access to bus routes immediately outside of the building, free use of a gym, and a cafeteria onsite.

Our team is currently working under a hybrid work schedule. The selected candidate will be required to report to the workplace 3 days per week. Virtual employment will not be considered.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff one position on an indeterminate basis, with a linguistic profile of Bilingual - Non-Imperative (BBB/BBB) and a Secret security clearance.

A pool of candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions within the RCMP in the National Capital Region on an indeterminate or specified period (including term, acting, or assignment) basis, with various linguistic profiles and various RCMP security clearances.

Should a Civilian Member (CM) be found qualified and selected for appointment, the appointment will not result in a change of status to the Public Service (PS) category for the CM.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized Canadian University with acceptable specialization in occupational health, industrial hygiene, health physics, biological or chemical sciences, safety engineering or any other field relevant to the work to be performed

Degree equivalency

Certification as a Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is required

Recent* and significant** experience developing, implementing, monitoring and coordinating elements of a comprehensive occupational health and safety program
Recent* and significant** experience conducting assessments of workplace and operational environments, such as: identification and evaluation of hazards and making recommendations utilizing the hierarch of safety controls
Recent* and Significant experience** developing, implementing and monitoring a Respiratory Protection Program

Recent* is defined as three cumulative years in the last five years.
Significant** refers to the depth and breadth of experience associated with the performance of a broad range of related activities, which were the candidate’s primary work responsibilities. It will be assessed based on the scope, the complexity and the diversity of the work performed.

Note: Experience as a member of an occupational health and safety committee alone is insufficient.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Non Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of Federal and Provincial Occupational Safety legislation
Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety principles
Knowledge of National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Canadian Standards Association; (CSA Group) and other applicable industry standards

Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Demonstrate integrity and respect
Show initiative and being action-oriented

Ability to facilitate and provide instructional training
Ability to analyze complex issues and recommend practical solutions
Ability to prioritize activities in order to meet deadlines
Ability to influence
Ability to ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally


The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Professional designation (and member in good standing) of Certified Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)

Experience working with or for a Federal Government Organization in a
Health and Safety capacity.
Experience in the application of project management principles and practices
Experience in the development, implementation and monitoring of an asbestos management program and/or a lead safety program

Knowledge of building maintenance/asset management as it pertains to health and safety

Willingness and ability to occasionally work irregular hours, overtime, sometimes on short notice

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance - All applicants for positions within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be subject to a thorough security clearance process which includes an interview wherein questions may include (but not limited to), reference checks, previous employment, on-line activities, credit checks, alcohol and/or drug use.

Must travel for work and training purposes via various modes of transportation
Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including but not limited to personal flotation devices, protective footwear, respiratory protection and fall protection equipment. Some of these items may be heavy or cumbersome.
Possession of a valid Provincial Driver’s Licence

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

A written exam may be administered.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

A simulation/situational exercise or role play may be administered.

Please note that asset qualifications, top-down and/or random selection may be used to identify which applications will be given further consideration.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

You must provide proof of education credentials. If you obtained your degree outside Canada, it is your responsibility to demonstrate its equivalence, please take a look at the following link for more information: https://www.cicic.ca.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Please identify clearly your substantive group and level and your employment status on your resume and/or application form.

If a qualified candidate has been selected and appointed on an indeterminate basis from the established pool, they will be removed from the pool. If a candidate is selected for a specified period (including term, acting, or assignment/secondment) appointment, they will remain in the pool for future offers.

Our means of communication with applicants is via e-mail. Please ensure to include a functional e-mail address, which will accept messages from unknown users (some e-mail systems block these types of e-mails). It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

You will be required to answer screening questions to demonstrate how you meet the Essential Qualifications (Education and all Essential Experiences).

When answering the screening questions, it is not sufficient to say that you have the required qualifications or to list your current or past responsibilities. Rather, you must provide concrete examples of tasks you have accomplished with significant details to explain the WHAT, WHEN, WHERE and HOW you acquired each qualification.

For each experience criteria, please provide the following information:

1- Name of the department or organization where the experience was acquired;
2- Title of the position occupied, group and level and the period(s) in which you performed the functions (M-Y to M-Y);
3- Specific details of tasks or projects demonstrating how the experience was acquired (Situation/Challenge, Tasks, Action and Result).

Should your responses to the screening questions contain insufficient details to demonstrate that you meet the screening criteria, your application will not be given further consideration in this process. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

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Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Melissa Kabo, PS-CM Staffing Advisor
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