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Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Advisor

Reference number: MOT21J-028685-000011
Selection process number: 21-MOT-EA-HRS-24682
Transport Canada
Vancouver (British Columbia)
$71,599 to $77,368

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Closing date: 28 January 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing 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

The Treasury Board Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination requires, as a condition of employment, that all employees of the core public service be fully vaccinated unless accommodated based on a certified medical contraindication, religion, or other prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. If you are the successful candidate, we will require you, in accordance with this Policy, to fill out a vaccine attestation form before an offer of employment is extended.


Under the auspices of Corporate OHS, as an Occupational Health and Safety Advisor, duties include:
- Identifies and analyzes the short and long-term occupational health and safety (OHS) program needs of the region, and develops and recommends strategies and initiatives to address them.
- Facilitates and guides the implementation of corporate OHS plans, policies, systems and procedures as well as the application of the OHS regulatory requirements to TC area operations activities.
- Monitors, evaluates and reports on the level of client compliance with federal, provincial and municipal OHS acts, regulations, codes and standards.
- Plans, organizes, supports and/or leads the conduct of OHS investigations and inspections.
- Designs, develops and delivers OHS communications plans and information, training and awareness sessions at the regional level.
- Participates as a member of OHS multi-jurisdictional project teams.
- Develops and maintains interactive and consultative relationships with a variety of OHS program partners and stakeholders.

Work environment


Apply today for an opportunity to join Transport Canada.

We are looking for dynamic candidates that will help shape and build the future of Transport Canada. The persons selected will have the opportunity to increase their experience and expertise. We look forward to hearing from you!

Transport Canada employs over 5,000 talented and motivated employees working in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and Northern, Pacific regions, and at our Ottawa headquarters. We develop policies and enforce acts and regulations that support transportation efficiency, safety, security, durability, and align with global standards. Our vision is of a safe, secure, durable, innovative and integrated transportation system that supports trade and economic growth, a cleaner environment and the wellbeing of Canada's middle class. Our transportation agenda thrives to adopt new ways of thinking about how we deliver services and oversee the transportation system.

We are an employer that fosters employee well-being, provides an open and respectful workplace, competitive benefits and flexible work schedules and telecommuting that promote work-life balance. Transport Canada was named one of Canada’s top employers in 2020 by Forbes.

Intent of the process

The immediate intent of this process is to fill 1 AS-04 position in Vancouver, British Columbia on a permanent basis. An essentially assessed pool and/or a partially assessed pool may be established. NB: This process may be used to staff similar or identical positions with various tenures within Transport Canada (such as indeterminate, specified period, acting, deployment, and assignment/secondment) and with Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, English Essential language requirements.

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.

Degree equivalency

Experience* in managing activities related to an occupational health and safety (OHS) program.
Experience in providing OHS advice and recommendations to stakeholders and workplace OHS committees or representatives in the implementation of an OHS program.
Experience in researching, analyzing and interpreting legislation, policies and/or directives.

(*Experience gained solely as a member of an OHS committee is not sufficient.)

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Successful completion of two years of an acceptable post-secondary educational program in a field related to OHS.

Degree equivalency

Professional designation in OHS.

Experience in conducting workplace health and safety investigations and inspections.
Experience in providing ergonomic advice or services.
Experience working with union representatives.
Experience in delivering orientation, awareness, or training sessions to groups of various sizes.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of the Canada Labour Code Part II and other Canadian regulations governing OHS.
Knowledge of the Workers Compensation Board (WCB)/WorkSafe claims process.
Knowledge of the principles of accident prevention, investigation and inspection procedures.

Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing Initiative and being Action-oriented
Client service orientation
Digital Literacy

Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
Ability to analyze and make recommendations to management.
Ability to work under pressure.

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Agree to work overtime from time to time.
• Agree to travel from time to time.
• The conduct of investigations and audits may require climbing ladders, entering confined spaces, boarding ships and flying in aircraft. It also may involve working in small watercraft and accessing remote locations. There may be a requirement to wear a variety of personal protective equipment (sometimes heavy and cumbersome), such as respirators, PFD, hearing protection, safety lines and harnesses. Working under these conditions is minimal.
• There is an occasional requirement to stand for extended periods when conducting site inspections.
• The Treasury Board Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination requires, as a condition of employment, that all employees of the core public service be fully vaccinated unless accommodated based on a certified medical contraindication, religion, or other prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. If you are the successful candidate, we will require you, in accordance with this Policy, to fill out a vaccine attestation form before an offer of employment is extended.

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

Interested persons must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position. However, a person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Candidates are strongly encouraged to check their email on a regular basis.

In assessing candidates, assessment boards may use a variety of tools and methods including, but not limited to, reviews of past performance and accomplishments, written tests, interviews, PSC tests and reference checks. In addition, all information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

Please note that achieving the pass mark on any of the assessments used does not mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a score that is higher than the pass mark on any of the evaluations used throughout the selection process. Management may also decide to use top-down selection at any stage of the process.

Reference checks may be sought.

As part of this selection process you must provide proof of your education credentials. You will be advised to provide the documents later in the process. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you to provide proof of Canadian equivalency when applying for a job in the public service. The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) assists persons who wish to obtain an assessment of their educational, professional, and occupational credentials by referring them to the appropriate organizations The CICIC can be contacted at 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.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.


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

Michelle Cho
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