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BC Public Service

STO 27R - Inspector of Mines-Ergonomics - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Cranbrook, BC
Full Time
2 days ago
75,552 to 86,175 per year
Posting Title

STO 27R - Inspector of Mines-Ergonomics - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification

Scientific/Technical Off R27




Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range

$75,552.53 - $86,175.83 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Energy, Mines & Low Carb Inn.

Ministry Branch / Division

Health and Safety Specialists, Mines Health, Safety and Enforcement Division

Job Summary

Inspector of Mines, Ergonomics
Scientific Technical Officer 27

Amendment (November 21, 2022): The salary has been amended to reflect the 19th BCGEU Main Agreement.

Amendment (Nov 21): Posting closing date extended to December 5, 2022.

There is currently one (1) temporary opportunity until 12/31/2023 which may be extended or become permanent.

This position may be performed from any ofthe following locations: Cranbrook, Kamloops, Prince George, Smithers, Vancouver or Victoria.
An eligibility list for future temporary and/or permanent opportunities may be established.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service.More information can be found here .

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career

The Mines Health, Safety and Enforcement Division (MHSE) provides oversight of the mineral exploration and mining sector during all stages of mine projects. The division includes: the Office of the Chief Inspector of Mines; the Mine Audits and Strategic Services Branch; the Abandoned Mines Branch; and the Regulatory Management and Enforcement Branch. The Code Review Secretariat in MHSE supports the ongoing work of the Code Review Committee.

This position is part of the Office of Chief Inspector of Mines. The Chief Inspector is responsible for: mining compliance oversight; programs required to protect the health and safety of workers and members of the public from risk factors associated with mine operations across the province; and mine emergency incident response.

The Inspector of Mines - Ergonomics is a ministry and industry resource on the topics of ergonomics, human factors, human error, musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) prevention for injury and incident prevention and the prevention of occupational disease. Musculoskeletal disorders account for approximately 50% of lost days due to injuries in the B.C. mining industry. The position assists the Senior Inspector of Mines - Ergonomics in the compliance and enforcement of health and safety under the delegated authority of the Mines Act and the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines (HSR) in British Columbia by inspections and reviews of health and safety programs specific to MSD prevention and ergonomics, and the provision of key technical support and advice to mining industries and the ministry to ensure compliance with mining legislation and the application of sound ergonomics practices.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia ( .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirementas outlined below:

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, or related discipline, with acceptable course and project work directly related to ergonomics, MSD Prevention and task analysis.
  • Minimum one year experience in occupational health and safety. Preference may be given to those with health and safety experience in a regulatory agency.
  • Direct experience developing and implementing a training program and applying risk assessment tools related to MSD prevention.
  • Must have or willing to pursue certification with the Canadian College for the Certification of Professional Ergonomists (CCCPE) and be a current member of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists.
  • Experience in teaching adults.
  • Experience with managing multiple complex projects simultaneously, following accepted project management techniques.
  • A valid B.C Class 5 drivers license.

Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Preference may be given to those with a Master of Science in Kinesiology, or related discipline, in addition to the minimum requirements listed above.
  • Minimum one year experience in mining or other heavy industry.

Provisos/Willingness Statements:
  • Hold or willing to pursue Surface and Underground Mine Rescue Certification.
  • Hold or willing to pursue Incident Command System 100, WHMIS, TDG and Standard First Aid.
  • Must be available to travel by air, fixed wing, helicopter and overnight.
  • Must be able to climb ladders, walk up and down steep ramps, and work in underground conditions using appropriate equipment and in environments where exposure to chemical vapours, noise, dust, heat and cold may be present.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC)will berequired.


Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category

Scientific and Technical