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Safety Officer

Reference ID: 75030

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High Prairie, AB
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Full Time
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Education and Training
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Quality Assurance


The High Prairie School Division No.48 (HPSD) is a collaboration of schools spread throughout the High Prairie region of Alberta, and is always striving to meet its mission statement:

Through exemplary teaching, leadership, and collaborative partnerships, we prepare students to be socially responsible and to succeed locally and globally.

High Prairie School Division No. 48 provides quality education and learning opportunities to more than 3,600 students in Kindergarten to Grade-12. With over 360 staff at its 12 schools, the HPSD currently has four schools located in Slave Lake and four schools located in High Prairie with additional educational facilities situated in Kinuso, Joussard, Donnelly and Falher.

About High Prairie

The Town of High Prairie is a thriving community of around 3000 people who can take advantage of living in a modern community surrounded by golden prairie, lush forests and numerous lakes. High Prairie is only a 20 minute drive from Lesser Slave Lake, an ideal family holiday destination and one of Alberta’s best recreational playgrounds.

For you and your family, there is no shortage of activities to enjoy! The area is home to a spectacular indoor aquatics facility and the Gordon Buchanan recreation Centre which meets the demands of the growing town. A full compliment of facilities and outdoor activities exist such as an arena and curling rink, rodeo grounds, golfing, walking trails, baseball diamonds, the Agriplex/Equestrial Centre, libraries, a local museum, an aquatic centre, and more!

High Prairie School Division No. 48 is prominently situated in the heart of northwestern Alberta’s picturesque Mighty Peace Country, widely recognized by residents and tourists alike as one of the province’s best kept secrets. The region – comprised of a richly unique and multifaceted blend of cultural descents including Anglophone, Francophone and Aboriginal heritages – is driven by a strong economic engine, fuelled by key sectors such as agriculture, forestry, oil and gas and tourism. 

For those relocating with children, you will appreciate the family-oriented culture of High Prairie, its affordable housing, and its unwavering commitment to fostering a safe environment for the public.  

Currently, High Prairie School Division No. 48 is searching for a Safety Officer to work from their Central Office in High Prairie, AB.

With the overall goal of managing and coordinating all aspects of the school division’s Health and Safety program, you can expect your daily activities to include:  

  • Coordinating all matters related to Occupational Health and Safety at all school division sites and schools (Codes of Practice, Hazard Identification/ Assessment/Control, Training, Safety Meetings, Incident Reporting and Investigation, Inspections, Records and Statistics, Program Maintenance, etc.);
  • Overseeing all policies, processes and procedures related to internal and external risk management;
  • Overseeing school/site Emergency Response Plans and act as Emergency Operations Center Director for the Division;
  • Leading the District Safety Committee; and
  • Acting as Incident Commander for the Learning Support Centre.

To qualify, you will need related experience in the field of workplace safety or risk management. Applicants must have completed the standard First Aid Certificate, have knowledge of Local/Provincial/Federal Codes and standards, and have experience in building maintenance standards and procedures.

Preference will be given to candidates who have a post secondary education in a related field and certification as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)or Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC). You must also be a highly organized professional who is proficient with computer programs.

Employment will be contingent on an acceptable Criminal Record check (less than 6 months old).

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive salary package of $65,312 to $74,568 based on experience.

In addition, you can look forward to the following array of benefits:

  • Full benefits, including: Life, Disability, Dental, and Extended Healthcare
  • Health Spending Account
  • Local Authority Pension Plan pension
  • Three weeks of vacation

That’s not all! High Prairie School Division No.48 understands that professional development is important to staff retention. All employees are encouraged to partake in open conversations with management to pinpoint any opportunities that exist for professional development, and the organization will subsidize the cost of courses/training where appropriate. 

Upon joining us, you will find a skilled team that is positive and supportive. Our employees enjoy the fun, children-focused environment, and you’ll appreciate being encouraged to reach for your full potential!

For a unique opportunity to bring your experience to a unique collaboration of schools in majestic High Prairie, Alberta - Apply Now!

Please note that applications will be accepted until February 3rd, 2016


Posted: August 14, 2017
Closes:October 13, 2017