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Senior Manager, Provincial Mining Health and Safety

October 10 2021
Categories Production, Operations, Quality, Safety, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Piping, Geological, Geotechnical, Mining, Health, Safety, Environment, Materials, Metallurgy, Executive, Oil & Gas, Mining, Natural Resources
Toronto, ON

Are you a dynamic leader who can inspire staff to work in a fast-paced environment? If so, then consider this opportunity with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. As the Senior Manager, Provincial Mining Health Safety, you will work to develop strategies and policies which meet the ministry's objectives for the safe development of mines and other surface and underground operations.

About Us

Within the jurisdiction of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Mining Health and Safety Program sets, communicates and enforces standards that are designed to reduce injuries and illness among workers in the mining industry. This applies to employees and employers in open pits, quarries, metallurgical operations, sand, clay, shale and gravel pits, aggregate plants, peat workings, oil and gas exploration and drilling, and diamond drilling operations. The program expects employers and employees to assume primary responsibility for occupational health and safety in the workplace.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment. We offer:

  • A defined benefit pension plan
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
  • Comprehensive Health Plan
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Collegial and professional work culture
  • Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
  • On-the-job training to support your success in the role

The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of:

  • Canada's Best Diversity Employers
  • Greater Toronto's Top Employers
  • Canada's Greenest Employers
  • Canada's Top Employers for Young People

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • Act as the provincial leader for mining in the division, and serve as a liaison between corporate and field staff.
  • Oversee and manage the planning, development, evaluation and implementation of strategic program frameworks to support delivery, transformation and change management initiatives of ministry programs and the regulatory mandate to meet ministry/OPS strategic goals.
  • Ensure the overall compliance with legislative statutes, collective agreements, government and ministry policies, directives, guidelines and commitments related to programs and services.
  • Provide expertise and advice to ministry senior management and staff on program development and implementation options, recommendations, risks and issues management strategies.
  • Establish consultative and communication networks with system partners, external stakeholders and clients at the provincial and federal levels.

The  Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Behaviours  defines what it means to be a leader:

  • We are  responsible  for being leaders that demonstrate authenticity, accountability and courage.
  • We are  innovative  by embracing positive disruption, having a future mindset and by developing each other, every day.
  • We are  collaborative  by leading with a common purpose, being inclusive and driving people centered outcomes.

Location:  Although the headquarters for this position is in Sudbury, the hiring manager may consider the following alternative locations: Thunder Bay, Timmins or Sault Ste Marie.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory
You must be a licensed Engineer with a membership in Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) in good standing.

Strategic Leadership Skills

  • You have the ability to provide coordination and strategic leadership in the design, development, analysis and implementation of policies, strategies, standards and business plans.
  • You have experience fostering an environment of high performance, learning, growth and continuous improvement.
  • You can engage team members in a positive and inclusive work environment, promoting innovation and creativity.
  • You have experience developing and implementing practical solutions to unique and complex issues.
  • You have demonstrated skills in managing financial budgets and human resources including labour relations issues.
  • You have sound judgement and political acuity skills to provide authoritative advice and guidance to senior management.
  • You can effectively manage expectations, and anticipate and resolve major obstacles and conflicts.

Technical Expertise

  • You have superior knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of engineering in the mining industry.
  • You have a strong background in the current Occupational Health and Safety legislation, the environment, client, and industry groups, and of current trends and developments.
  • You have knowledge of other related initiatives (i.e., the Safe At Work Ontario strategy).
  • You can apply relevant legislation and regulations and/or investigations processes and techniques for program delivery to oversee the monitoring of activities for adherence and compliance to the Act and regulations.

Program Management Skills

  • You are able to provide direction and project management oversight to the development of program strategy and framework to support the delivery of key government/ministry policy and regulatory mandate.
  • You can anticipate or recognise operational and related engineering policy needs and implement change, as required.You have the skills and experience to plan, develop and manage various projects and initiatives, and ensure they are completed within set timeframes.
  • You have knowledge of budgetary and financial processes to prepare and implement fiscal and performance budgets and multi-year and annual work plans, and monitor/report on budget allocations.You can analyze and interpret findings, and make appropriate decisions.

Communication and Relationship Management Skills

  • You can develop and present effective briefings to inform senior management and stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • You have demonstrated strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to build collaborative relationships, and to resolve issues and/or gain support on initiatives with a wide range of diverse groups.
  • You understand and can implement strategic plans through government decision-making and policy development processes, and can provide expert advice to senior management on high profile issues.
  • You have advanced writing skills to prepare minister letters, briefing notes, professional reports, policies and proposed legislation.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code  . Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Salary Range:  $95,113.00 - $146,914.00 Per Year

Additional Information:

1 Permanent, 159 Cedar St, Sudbury, North Region

Please apply online, only, at  www.ontario.ca/careers , quoting  Job ID 16 9134 , by  Wednesday , October 2 0 , 2021 . Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario's  Human Rights Code.

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