Health and Safety Learning and Development Officer (3 year term)

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Job Summary

The incumbent will be accountable for the development, maintenance and assessment of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) learning, development and training curriculum for the National Gallery of Canada. The Learning and Development Officer will develop, manage and maintain the OHS training strategy that meets the needs of the NGC and that is aligned with legislative requirements. The Learning and Development Officer is required to:
• Identify current and future learning and developmental needs through various methods including consultation with line managers;
• Work with subject matter experts, technical writers, eCourse developers, educators and instructors to tailor learning and development programs, as required, to meet federal jurisdiction work site;
• Deliver a variety of learning, development and training programs, as required;
• Maintain records of OHS learning, development and training received by employees; and Manage the integration of the Hazard Prevention Program with the OHS training program and identify training requirements arising from the critical task inventory, and assist in developing and documenting safe work procedures. Resolve any specific problems and tailor HPP and training programs as required under a federal jurisdiction work environment.


Knowledge & experience:
• Post-secondary certificate related to workplace Health and Safety or equivalent training and work experience;
• 7+ years of directly-related OHS (operations or learning development experience);
• In-depth knowledge of administrative theories and principles pertinent to Occupational Health and Safety to establish a complete framework;
• Expert analytical, communications and writing skills to conceptualize, plan, develop and manage the HPP and OHS Training programs;
• In-depth knowledge of Part II of the Canada Labour Code and its regulations;
• In-depth knowledge of health and safety principles, theories and current practices;
• Thorough knowledge of the learning principles and assessment methodologies;
• Thorough knowledge of Treasury Board Secretariat’s safety and health standards and guidelines (Through the National Joint Council);
• Knowledge of the Canadian Safety Association (CSA) (e.g. PPE, elevating platforms, other standards and guidelines);
• Knowledge of the Labour and Workplace Safety Insurance Board requirements (accident reporting).

• Strong ability to interpret legislative requirements and integrate them into a training methodology to maximize employee learning and increase employer due diligence;
• Ability to plan, organize, and control a training or hazard prevention program or project from inception to completion;
• Ability to conceptualize, develop and deliver bilingual training sessions;
• Ability to interpret standards, codes, Acts and regulations, and determine applicability within Gallery Operations;
• Ability to plan, organize and manage occupational safety and health programs;
• Ability to develop a Hazard Prevention Program and a complete OHS Training program;
• Ability to work with relevant computer software (including word processing, email, spreadsheets).

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Condition of Employment

• Must meet the bilingual requirement to be invited to the interview process.
• Reliability Status - this factor is not used at the pre-selection stage.

Additional Information

• Comprehensive Medical and Dental Plan after waiting period
• Shared contribution to the Public Service Pension Plan
• Paid vacation and sick leave prorated depending on term
• Paid Family Related Leave
• Long Term Disability Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Employee and Family Assistance Program
• LinkedIn Learning Program
•Discounted parking in our heated garage
• Easy access by public transit to the Gallery, downtown Ottawa
• Secure on-site indoor bicycle storage
• Staff showers and change room
• On-site staff discounts at the Boutique and Happy Goat Coffee
• Free admission to the National Gallery Collection and Special Exhibitions

• Temporary assignment with the possibility of an extension or becoming indeterminate.

• A variety of assessment tools may be used to assess candidates.
• The National Gallery of Canada is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of Canadian Society. Applications are invited from all qualified candidates, including Indigenous peoples, women, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, racialized people, and people with disabilities.
• The Gallery is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environment. Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation are available upon request.
• Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.

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