Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Advisor

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Position Summary


Job ID:  3591


Location:  BURNABY, BC


To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online, by clicking on 'Apply' below.

  • Join one of BC’s Top Employers!
  • Be part of an exceptional company culture with great employee benefits and a healthy work/life balance!

BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


BC Housing is a provincial Crown Corporation that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province to address critical gaps across the housing continuum ranging from emergency shelter through to rent assistance in the private market and affordable home ownership.  Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.

 Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.

BC Housing is committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets.  We encourage and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, individuals with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.

BC Housing offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. But a job is more than a pay cheque. We also offer our staff the opportunity to work together to make a difference. When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they’ve helped provide safe, affordable housing for British Columbians.  And while they’re here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities:

  • In-house training, and training at other institutions, for courses related to employees’ current positions or to prepare them for advancement within BC Housing.
  • Wellness programs including physical fitness, programs to help employees quit smoking, free flu shots, mental health resources, and lunch-and-learn lectures and seminars.
  • Recognition programs including long-term service awards, idea recognition and outstanding performance awards.
  • Livegreen incentives include an employee transit pass program, and other initiatives that encourage alternative, sustainable transportation (even a bike purchase program!).
  • An active Social Club that organizes special events like seasonal parties and arranges group discounts to other events.
  • Participation in community and charitable events.

** Please note: Eligibility for benefits offered is based on employment status **



Reporting to the Manager, Occupational Health and Safety, the Occupational Health & Safety Advisor provides training, administration, project management, and advice relating to BC Housing’s hazardous materials program, contractor safety program, and OHS program.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Diploma in a relevant discipline such as occupation health and safety, construction safety officer/specialist, or environmental studies. Training in Hazardous Building Materials (asbestos, lead, silica) required.
  • Considerable directly related work experience, including experience in training adult learners, health and safety practices.
  • One of the following designations preferable: CRSP – Certified Registered Safety Professional, CHSC – Canadian Health and Safety Consultant, CSO – Construction Safety Officer.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer.


  • In-depth knowledge of the WorkSafeBC Regulations and Workers Compensation Act as well as having some knowledge of other authorities having jurisdiction like the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.
  • Some knowledge of building, mechanical and electrical systems as well as the BC Building Code.
  • Some knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices associated with business analysis and business process improvement.
  • Some knowledge/ability to estimate costs for abatement of hazardous materials.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of business tools, templates, software applications and processes to support the various OHS programs.
  • Good understanding of computer systems and excellent computer skills.
  • Effective analytical, problem solving, planning, organizational and project leadership skills.
  • Effective communication, facilitation, conflict resolution, relationship management and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to plan and manage projects, and act as contract administrator for consultant contracts.
  • Ability to provide training and/or presentations from small to large groups of people.
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and drive them through to completion.
  • Ability to work under pressure in meeting deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively in a variety of team settings and ability to work independently.
  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence and willingness to travel on Commission business and work occasional evenings and weekends.  

How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.


Please review the Job Description prior to applying

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As part of the application process, you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. Please allot up to 5 minutes to fill it out after submitting your resume and cover letter as one single document.

Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at www.bchousing.org/careers will be accepted

If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in a meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at www.bchousing.org/careers

At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, individuals with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.  If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact hr_admin@bchousing.org.

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.

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