Safety Program Administrator
Are you a safety-minded individual?
Are you capable of balancing competing priorities and making informed decisions under pressure?
Do you have a passion for fish, wildlife and conservation in British Columbia?
Do you want to work with a team of exceptionally talented and bright people to make a real difference in the world?
The BC Conservation Foundation is a value-based enterprising non-profit charity. We promote the conservation of fish and wildlife in the Province of British Columbia through the protection, acquisition and enhancement of fish and wildlife populations.
The BC Conservation Foundation is seeking a hard-working, organized and self-motivated person to fill our Safety Program Administrator position. The ideal candidate is passionate about workplace safety and has a keen interest in environmental conservation. This individual brings a positive can-do attitude to the job and a willingness to learn, adapt and respond quickly while maintaining a high standard of attention to detail.
25 hours during office hours per week (Monday-Friday). You will also be on-call to respond to missed check-ins for field staff after office hours Monday-Thursday and will be on-call for fieldwork emergencies one weekend per month. You will receive 10 hours of compensation per week to cover worker check-ins and emergency calls outside of your 25 office hours per week.
Total = 35 paid hours per week.
Salary: $23.00 - $26.00 per hour, depending on experience. Generous benefits package after three months.
Location: This is a hybrid position. Most days you will be working remotely, but regular visits to our Surrey or Kamloops office will be necessary.
Report to: Executive Director
Closing Date: Until filled.
You and the Job
Working closely with all levels of the organization, the Safety Program Administrator will provide health and safety support to projects. S/he/they will maintain and enhance the Occupational Health and Safety Program, monitor the worker check-in system, and promote a positive safety culture.
- Maintain and continue to develop the Occupational Health and Safety Program.
- Develop safe work practices, educational resources and training materials.
- Effectively disseminate workplace safety information throughout the organization using email, newsletters, safety bulletins and meetings.
- Enhance content for the safety section of the BC Conservation Foundation website.
- Provide health and safety support and guidance to Project Coordinators and employees.
- Ensure all projects comply with occupational health and safety regulations.
- Conduct employee safety orientations.
- Help employees complete Project Safety Assessments (PSAs) and ensure appropriate safety control measures are in place to minimize the risk of injury.
- Purchase, maintain and inventory safety equipment, including first aid kits, bear spray, satellite communication devices and project-specific gear.
- Send safety equipment to employees and ensure they know how to use it.
- Utilize SafetyLine to monitor fieldwork staff across the province. Use sound judgment to calmly and effectively respond to fieldwork emergencies and missed check-ins.
- Track rental safety gear and SafetyLine usage and communicate with the accounting department.
- Oversee and deliver Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) meetings and take meeting minutes.
- Report workplace injuries and near misses to WorkSafeBC and complete incident investigations.
- Stay current on WorkSafeBC regulations and industry safety initiatives.
- Enhance Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) education and professional development opportunities.
- Create a Health and Safety employee recognition and awards program.
- Monitor regional and provincial COVID-19 and communicable disease-related information. Respond to guidance from the provincial health officer during times of elevated risk.
- Assist colleagues on other organizational tasks as needed.
- Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety AND/OR fieldwork experience in remote locations with an environmental background preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to work well in high-stress situations.
- Willing to be available 24 hours a day during designated on-call periods.
- Ability to stay current on workplace safety regulations and ensure compliance.
- Valid Class 5 BC Driver's licence.
- Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite and InDesign.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- You live in the Metro Vancouver / Kamloops region and are legally able to work in Canada (i.e. you have a valid Social Insurance Number).
What You Bring to the Role
- A passion for conservation and making a difference. You have the talent and heart to deliver and make an impact.
- Experience in non-profit, community or government roles and working with diverse stakeholders, including experience with Indigenous communities is an asset.
- Team player. You thrive in a busy, deadline-driven and information-rich workplace.
- Resilient and flexible. You are a quick learner and a collaborative colleague who enjoys being part of a team and can work independently.
- Exceptional attention to detail and quality while managing multiple projects. You are organized and care deeply about producing high-quality work.
- You are organized and care deeply about producing high-quality work.
- Non-profit/charitable sector knowledge.
- Sound analytical, problem-solving, computer and organizational abilities, and strong interpersonal skills.
- Sound judgement, initiative, discretion, and previous experience in dealing with all levels of staff, external clients, and suppliers.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to work effectively in a demanding environment while meeting tight deadlines.
- Ability to manage a rapidly-fluctuating workload.
- Ability to plan and organize effectively.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to be proactive in identifying and addressing issues.
- Passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion with an interest in supporting purposeful change.
- Excellent written and spoken English language skills. Other language skills are an asset.
What You Get
- Generous benefits package after three months.
- Amazing work culture with great colleagues, working on the environmental issues of our time.
- A chance to make an impact on the health of our planet.
We recognize the importance of a diversified workforce, and we encourage Indigenous People(s), First Nations, Métis candidates, women, members of visible minorities and persons with different abilities to apply.
While the BC Conservation Foundation does not currently have a mandatory COVID-19 policy, we take The BC Public Health Officer’s guidelines seriously. Many of our clients have enacted mandates that stipulate vaccination requirements be met by their workers and contractors. In light of this, we require all BC Conservation Foundation employees, our contractors and volunteers to be fully vaccinated before entering client mandated worksites, unless having a properly supported human rights exemption reflected under the provisions of the BC Human Rights Code.
The BC Conservation Foundation respectfully acknowledges that we operate on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of many Indigenous Peoples throughout British Columbia.
Submit your resume and a separate cover letter in PDF format using the upload feature below. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
Job Type: Full-time (probationary period for the first 6 months).