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Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Reference number: RSN22J-059895-000005
Selection process number: 2022-RSN-EA-ETS-210596
Natural Resources Canada - Energy Efficiency and Technology Sector, CanmetENERGY-Ottawa
Ottawa (Ontario)
$71,599 to $77,368

For further information on the organization, please visit Natural Resources Canada

Closing date: 10 October 2022 - 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

This position will require full-time presence at the Bells Corners Complex.


Summary of Duties:

Provides advice and guidance on applicable Federal and Provincial health, safety and environmental management legislation, codes and standards.

Develops, implements, monitors and evaluates procedures, programs and safe work practices of the OHS program.

Coordinates and/or delivers health & safety training sessions.

Conducts periodic inspections of the workplace, equipment and materials.

Work environment

CanmetENERGY is Canada’s leading research and technology organization in the field of clean energy. Its expertise, projects and unique facilities are driving solutions for cleaner production and use of energy resources. CanmetENERGY-Ottawa engages in research and development in the areas of energy efficiency, clean fossil fuels and renewable and alternative energy sources, in the transition to a low-carbon future. Our goal is to ensure that Canada is at the leading edge of clean energy technology development and greenhouse gas reduction. We are one of four national laboratories under the Minister of Natural Resources Canada dedicated to research, development and deployment of energy science and technology solutions for Canada.

CanmetENERGY-Ottawa’s mission supports the Minister’s mandate by leading the development of energy S&T solutions for the environmental and economic benefit of Canadians. We foster a broad range of successful research partnerships with manufacturers, academia, planners, builders, and all levels of government, by working collaboratively to identify, test and innovate products and processes beneficial to the lives of Canadians.

At CanmetENERGY-Ottawa, we strive for organizational excellence and demonstrate this commitment through our Gold Level Certification in the Organizational Excellence Standard provided by Excellence Canada. CanmetENERGY-Ottawa also supports its employees in achieving a work-life balance that allows them to continue to be successful in their careers while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In 2021, CanmetENERGY Ottawa was named a Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month® Great Employer by Excellence Canada and Canada Life, for the third year in a row (2019 & 2020 & 2021)!
This position is located at the Bells Corners Complex, situated within Ottawa’s Greenbelt, yet close to restaurants and shopping within the area of Bells Corners. Situated between Nepean and Kanata, we are close to the Bayshore bus station as well as the Eagleson/Terry Fox Park and Ride with bus access to the Complex. This location also features trails and walking paths as well as workplace wellness programs including running, fitness and mental health initiatives to boost employee morale and work/life balance.


Everyone is welcome! Natural Resources Canada is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce with a diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds that represents Canada now and in the future. We are passionate about fostering a workplace where all people feel welcome, can reach their full potential and contribute their unique perspectives and experience to the success of the team.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff one indeterminate position.

A pool of candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions at the same group and level within Natural Resources Canada with various tenures (determinate period or permanent), various language requirements (English Essential, French Essential, English or French Essential, or Bilingual), and profile(s) (BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, CCC/CCC, etc.), various security requirements (Reliability status or Secret clearance).T

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)

A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience in the field of Occupational Health and Safety.

Degree equivalency

Experience in providing advice and guidance or administrative support related to occupational health and safety.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of the Canada Labour Code Part II and its regulations
Knowledge of the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) 2015 regulations
Knowledge of chemical management best practices
Knowledge of the Hazard Prevention Program (HPP) framework

Communicate effectively orally
Communicate effectively in writing
Showing initiative and being action-oriented
Thinking things through
Demonstrating integrity and respect
Working effectively with others

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

Post-secondary degree related to Occupational Health and Safety or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Degree equivalency

Certification as Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) or Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)

Experience working in a laboratory or industrial setting
Experience completing risk assessments
Experience in investigating, reporting and monitoring work place accidents or incidents
Experience delivering training sessions

Natural Resources Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. Qualified candidates who self-declare as members of a Visible Minority group, Aboriginal peoples, Persons with disabilities or Women (in non-traditional occupations) could be selected to meet an employment equity gap.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Requires access to chemical laboratories, workshops and industrial plant settings in a multi-storey facility without elevator access.

Must be able and willing to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) for extended periods of time including respirator, hardhat, eye and hearing protection

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

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

A situational exercise may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.


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

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