National Health and Safety Advisor


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Closing Date 2019-05-29
Reference Number 18- 968-07-140
Job Category Experienced
Who Can Apply Canadian Citizens
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Salary Range $69,350 - $84,360
Status Indeterminate (permanent)
Language Requirement Bilingual Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Job Summary

The National Health and Safety Advisor is responsible for assessing all matters relevant to the health and safety of Service employees under Part II of the Canada Labour Code, they:

  • Plan, develop and implement a Health and Safety Program to reduce the risk of incident and the severity of employee injuries, property damage, occupational illness and exposure to environment hazards in accordance to federal legislations.
  • Develop and coordinate the national policies, programs and standards relating to the Occupational Health and Safety Program and recommend appropriate changes.
  • Act as a resource person by providing policy advice, interpretation and guidance to managers and/or their representatives, employees and HQ/Regional Health and Safety Committees.
  • Plan and develop internal educational campaigns and related activities/communiqués; implement a Health and Safety training program.
  • Coordinate and monitor the processing of Employee Accident/Incident/Threat to Safety Reports.
  • Prepare, write and maintain an accident/incident statistical system and analyses the data for trends, frequency and severity rates.
  • Assess and recommend corrective action on deficiencies by conducting safety surveys, inspection and/or special environmental studies.
  • Review the minutes of the HQ/Regional Health and Safety Committees to ensure recommendations and procedures are properly implemented and followed.
  • Establish networks to foster the establishment of sharing practices, to anticipate and analyse trends by liaising with different government departments and agencies.


  • Undergraduate degree and two (2) years of relevant experience; or
  • College diploma and four (4) years of relevant experience.

The educational program must be from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada.
If you completed a program outside of Canada you will be required to obtain proof of a Canadian equivalency at your expense through a recognized credential assessment service.

Note: Any higher level of education could be recognized as experience.


Relevant experience is defined as:

  • Significant experience providing advice to managers, employees and/or Health and Safety committees on the application of the Canada Labour Code, Part II, rules and/or policies related to occupational health and safety in the workplace; and
  • Experience leading or coordinating projects involving multiple stakeholders, such as managers, employees, employee/union representatives or members of Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

Significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience that would normally be acquired by a person in a position where the performance of these duties constitute their main functions for the specified period of time.


  • Experience managing the accident/incident reporting process
  • Experience developing and delivering training related to Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Experience developing educational material, communiqués or newsletters related to Health and Safety in the workplace.
  • Canadian Safety Certification, such as: Certified Health and Safety Consultant, Certified Occupational Health Nurse, Canadian Registered Safety Professional, Registered Occupational Hygienist or Registered Occupational Hygiene Technologist.


  • Advisory
  • Analytical Skills
  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Organizational Skills/Multitasking

Conditions of Employment

Not Applicable


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Security Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to receive an Enhanced Top Secret security clearance. The process involves a security interview, a polygraph, and a background investigation that includes credit and financial verifications. The use of illegal drugs is a criminal offense. Drug use is an important factor considered in your reliability and suitability assessment during the selection process. Therefore it is important not to use any illegal drugs from the time you submit your application.



Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their application how they meet each Education and Experience criteria. Failure to do so will result in the applicant being screened out of the career opportunity.

CSIS is a separate employer and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). CSIS has its own classification, compensation system, and a different staffing regime. As such, we use a different staffing process and terminology.

CSIS is committed to diversity and inclusion and the equitable participation of all Canadians. Should you require accommodation in relation to a disability, please tell us at the beginning of the selection process. This information will be kept confidential.

The personal information provided in your application is protected under the Privacy Act and will be held in Personal Information Bank SIS/P-PU-025.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CSIS. However, only those who are selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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