Coordinator, Transit Safety
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Transportation Services Department, Safety, Compliance, Training & Development Service, Safety and
1 Full-time Continuous Position - 35 hours/week
$57,972.46 to $82,229.42 annually (2019 rates of pay)
Transit Service, 1500 St.Laurent
Responsible for the oversight and coordination of safety, regulatory compliance and emergency management
related programs, services and initiatives within Transit Services. Supports management, staff and health
and safety committees by providing advice and guidance, developing and maintaining programs and
procedures, managing special projects, developing and delivering education and information sessions,
conducting hazard identification and risk assessments, monitoring compliance through inspections and
audits, conducting accident/incident investigations and making recommendations for improvement.
Acts as an advisor to all Transit branches by assisting and contributing to the ongoing development,
implementation, evaluation and maintenance of all health, safety and emergency management programs.
Supports the development/implementation/oversight of various systems, plans, policies, rules and
procedures, emergency preparedness and training, business continuity and coordinates activities with other
city partners, federal agencies and other Canadian/international transit authorities.
Education & Experience
Three (3) year university degree in occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, science, engineering or
other relevant discipline, OR college diploma/certificate in occupational health and safety.
Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience preferably in a labour intensive and unionized
environment, in coordinating and implementing various projects/plans, providing analysis, recommendations
and reports, in Occupational Health and Safety.
- Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
A valid Ontario unrestricted "G" class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit
The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check to the City of Ottawa’s
Designated – specific level of language proficiency:
French oral, reading, writing required.
English oral, reading, writing required.
Candidates who do not meet language requirements will be required to participate in training.
- Issues and principles pertaining to emergency preparedness, concepts and techniques
- Hazard assessment, risk mitigation and methods of control
- Accident investigation and workplace inspection methodology
- Risk assessment methodology
- Research methods, data collection and interpretation
- Canada Labour Code-Part II respecting Occupational Safety and Health rules, regulations and
- Federal and provincial legislation, regulations, standards, codes and by-laws relating to safety and
emergency preparedness plans, policies, rules and procedures
- Fire planning as set out under the Canada Labour Code-Part II and the Ontario Fire Code and National
Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes as they relate to emergency evacuations, drills, building
codes, and railway structures such as bridges and tunnels
- Policy and procedure development and documentation practices
- Project management principles and techniques
- Adult education and training content related to health, safety and emergency preparedness for bus and
light rail operations
- Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.
Competencies & Skills
- Able to work independently, with minimum supervision, and collaboratively with all staff as part of a
- Able to act decisively and handle emergencies calmly
- Able to lead teams and work cooperatively with multi-disciplinary/jurisdictional groups on transit
industry safety and emergency planning projects and exercises
- Able to communicate complex information and influence conflicting points of view to consensus
- Possess organizational skills and flexibility to plan, initiate, organize and prioritize own work, and to
deal effectively with multiple demands, conflicting priorities, stresses, pressures and deadlines
- Interpret and apply legislation, codes and standards
- Able to conduct research, identify and assess problems and use analytic and problem solving skills to
make decisions, solve problems and formulate recommendations
- Able to develop subject specific training courses/materials
- Able to observe strict confidentiality on all work related matters
- Possess computer literacy in MS Office Suite in a Windows environment, including PowerPoint, and
use of the intra/Internet
- Possess effective communication, presentation, and facilitation skills
- Able to initiate and facilitate change
- Able to prepare comprehensive reports, presentations, correspondence in an organized, clear and
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We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process
will be contacted.
The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
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HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.