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Job Title:  Officer, Health and Safety


Vancouver, BC, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  157160
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 157160 
Business Function: Human Resources 
Primary City: Vancouver 
Other Location(s): 
Province: British Columbia 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Temporary 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level: CPMGA01 
Number of Vacancies 1 
Job Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY):  07/08/2022



Job Description

Provides Health &Safety (H&S) specialist services, advice and guidance to clients, stakeholders and national policy owners in the interpretation, application and administration of Canada Labour Code requirements, Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (COHSR), H&S standards and specifications and corporate policies and procedures. Provides H&S direction and support to corporate change initiatives to ensure regulatory compliance is achieved and safety performance is improved.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for Officer, Health & Safety.

  • Provides advice and guidance to field H&S officers, stakeholders and national policy owners in the interpretation, application and administration of the Canada Labour Code, H&S standards and specifications in accordance with Federal regulations, legislation and corporate policies.
  • Assesses, monitors and evaluates safety policies, programs and procedures for compliance and improvement opportunities. Identifies trends, performance indicators and strategies for improvement.
  • Supports clients in planning and developing safety strategies to address facility, process and equipment changes. Assesses, observes and analyze facilities, equipment practices, work methods and safety behaviours. Recommends corrective and preventative actions and develops supportive programs as required.
  • Develops strategies with clients to resolve contentious issues and complex problems, in many instances requiring collaboration with local joint health and safety committees (LJHSC), unions, HRBPs, labour relations, regulators and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provides technical safety subject matter expertise to field H&S officers and their clients in areas such as ergonomics, industrial hygiene, violence prevention, workplace occupancy, equipment safety, and root-cause investigations.

Job Responsibilities (continued)

  • Provides subject matter expertise on safety and health training, awareness and prevention. 
  • Represents Health & Safety at various meetings, joint union/management committees, projects, external partners (federal, provincial regulators, Group of Companies, etc.) and other work groups as required.
  • Maintains and develops effective relationships with key internal stakeholders to ensure systems, policies and programs are understood, relevant, effective and well implemented.
  • Maintains and develops effective relationships with external stakeholders such as professionals in the field of health and safety to remain current on trends, developments, programs and practices, to exchange information and to contribute to the existing body of knowledge.



  • Completed post-secondary, preferably in a related field OR a combination of equivalent professional experience and training


  • Minimum 3 years’ of relevant experience as field OHS practitioner
  • 1 to 3 years’ of relevant experience in equipment safety and/or construction site safety
  • Experience with ISO 45001: Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (formally OHSAS 18001)
  • Experience in a unionized environment an asset

Other Candidate Requirements

  • Proficient computer skills and competent with Microsoft Office programs
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional an asset
  • Strong communication, analytical, and customer service skills

Other Information

This is a temporary assignment to cover a maternity leave. 


Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.

Employment Equity
Canada Post is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.


Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.


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Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Our Leadership Behaviours 
Decision Making – A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things. 

Our Values
Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.
Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.

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