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Certification Officer

Richmond, BC
Full Time
6 days ago

Do you have experience in occupational health & safety training development or evaluation? Are you excited about having the opportunity to make a difference in ensuring the health and safety of British Columbians?

We're looking for a certification officer to maintain occupational training and certification standards, develop and revise content for certification standards, and evaluate certification programs. You will play a vital role in our Certification Services department where you'll have the opportunity to support occupational health and safety education, training, and certification that makes a difference in the lives of workers and employers in British Columbia.

How you'll make a difference: You'll help ensure B.C. workers go home safely at the end of their workday.

Where you'll work

WorkSafeBC, we offer a hybrid work model that combines the convenience of working remotely with the dynamism of working in one of our offices, based on the operational needs of the position.

In this role, you'll work primarily from your B.C. home and occasionally in our Richmond office.

What you'll do
  • Conduct internal and external activities to maintain training and certification standards
  • Evaluate certification programs, and occupational qualification in subject matter areas referenced within the Workers' Compensation Act or the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Engage internal and external resources as needed
  • Conduct quality assurance and quality control activities, including inspections, audits, and document analysis
  • Ensure requirements of agency registration agreements or service agreements are met and make recommendations to ensure compliance

Is this a good fit for you?

We're looking for someone who can:
  • Analyze a variety of learning environments including instructor performance and provide advice and recommendations on instructional techniques for adult learners
  • Provide technical advice to Prevention officers and conduct misconduct investigations of certified or authorized worker misconduct
  • Review first aid, blasting, and other training or certification programs
  • Deliver and assist in the design of presentations to stakeholders
  • Independently keep up to date on equipment and supplies, innovations, changes in standards, and protocols that impact performance of certified worker duties
  • Plan and conduct outreach and training within a specific budget.
  • Conduct job task analysis to ensure that training materials and standards meet industry needs and align with pre-determined outcomes

Your background and experience:
  • A bachelor's degree
  • A minimum of 3 years of training experience in Occupational First Aid, trades or vocational (such as Asbestos abatement or tree falling), Blasting, Diving, or OHS education, including 18 months in occupational training program development or evaluation.
  • A valid B.C. driver's license and flexibility to travel throughout the province as needed (approximately 30%)

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

Important to know

Before we can finalize any offer of employment, you must:
  • Consent to a criminal record check / Successfully meet two different criminal record clearances; one of which meets the legal requirements under the Criminal Records Review Act to work with children and/or vulnerable adults / Successfully meet the legal requirements under the Criminal Records Review Act to work with children and/or vulnerable adults.
  • Confirm you're legally entitled to work in Canada

WorkSafeBC's COVID-19 Employee Mandatory Vaccine Policy (the "Policy") is suspended effective January 9, 2023, however we reserve the right to re-implement it in response to changes in the public health landscape, including public health orders. We are committed to the protection, health, and safety of our employees and our Communicable Disease Prevention Program and related protocols remain in effect.

Who we are

At WorkSafeBC, we promote safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We're honoured to serve the 2.49 million workers and 263,000 registered employers in our province.

What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating, and rewarding. Our positions offer diversity and opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important, and so are the people we do it for.

Our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences that reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self.

Learn more: Discover who we are .

Our benefits

As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that help you get the most out of work - and life. Along with a competitive salary of:$40.34 - $50.82 hourly, your total compensation package includes:
  • Defined benefit pension plan that provides you with a lifetime monthly pension when you retire
  • 3 weeks of vacation in your first year, with regular increases based on years of service
  • Extensive health care and dental benefits
  • Optional leave and earned-time-off arrangements
  • Development opportunities (tuition reimbursement, leadership development, and more)

Learn more: Find out what we offer .

Want to apply?
  • Applications are welcomed immediately, however must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. PST on the closing date.
  • Please note that we will be starting assessments prior to the closing date.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email Recruitment Testing Accommodation (SM) when you submit your application.