Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness (OHSW) Officer

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Job ID: J0221-1040
Classification: SEN-07
Job Type: Indeterminate (Permanent) Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Minimum Salary: 63700/Year
Maximum Salary: 80601/Year
Closing Date: March 9, 2021

About the Senate

The Senate plays a unique role in shaping our country's democracy. As members of the upper house of Parliament, senators examine legislation, study public policy, champion causes and conduct interparliamentary diplomacy.

As a workplace, the Senate is composed of dynamic people representing our nation's diverse talents, backgrounds and perspectives. Build and advance your career by joining a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to excellence in support of senators and the institution.

How will you contribute?

Reporting to the OHSW Advisor, you will be providing technical expertise, specialized advice and guidance, analysis and recommendations to senators, managers and employees on a range of topics relating to ergonomic matters, mental health, wellness issues and the Senate's hazard prevention program. You also will help develop, implement and monitor OHSW programs and protocols to ensure compliance with relevant health and safety legislation and regulations. You will play a key role building awareness of health and safety issues by supporting the development and delivery of training initiatives for a variety of stakeholders.

As part of the People, Culture and Inclusion team, the OHSW Officer will act as a champion of change to identify organizational risks and develop practical solutions and strategies to advance and improve programs, policies and services.

Open to

The general public to staff one (1) permanent (Full-time) position in the Human Resources Directorate. This selection process may be used to staff determinate OR indeterminate positions at the same level with similar requirements.


• Recognized post-secondary degree in Occupational Health and Safety or a related field OR an acceptable combination of education, training and an additional 4 years of experience;
• Five (5) years relevant experience supporting and implementing OHSW programs, policies, and procedures as well as Occupational Safety and Health Regulations;
• Experience responding to workplace incidents, safety complaints, work refusals, and hazardous occurrences;
• Experience performing accident and incident investigations and submitting reports to external regulatory authorities;
• Strong communication and presentation skills to discuss sensitive issues and propose solutions that help mitigate organizational risks;
• Ability to manage competing projects to meet operational requirements of varying urgency;
• Superior interpersonal skills and demonstrated capacity to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders;
• Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) certifications considered an asset.

Linguistic Requirements



Action Management

Organizational Needs

The Senate of Canada is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace where all employees are provided full and equal access to employment, development, and advancement opportunities.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates must consent to supply personal information and obtain a security accreditation in order to be eligible for appointment.

How to apply

Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation for special needs are available upon request.

The use of masculine gender in the text includes feminine and is used without discrimination.

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. You must consent to receiving e-mails from our system in your online profile.

The Senate of Canada reserves the right to retain a determined number of candidates who best meet the essential requirements of the position.

The Senate of Canada is a separate and distinct employer from the federal public service and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act.

We thank all those who apply to this selection process.

The posting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date stated above.