Senior Technical Specialist, Occupational Health and Safety

We Have a Big Name – and a Big Mission

We’re the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. But you can call us CCOHS.

We’re a federal government corporation focused on a single mission: upholding the right of everyone in Canada to a healthy and safe workplace where they can thrive. Our tools and resources are designed to give employers and workers across the country the information they need to stay healthy and safe, both physically and mentally, on the job.

And that’s where you come in. We need your occupational health and safety expertise to help us get this important information into the hands of our key stakeholders. Our fact sheets, person-to-person information service, and other resources are making a big impact across Canada. As an integral part of our Public Health and Legislation Services team, you’ll help us have an even greater impact.

So if the idea of making a difference and being part of a culture that values innovation, professional growth, and your overall well-being excites you, we encourage you to read on.

About the Role

  • As a Senior Technical Specialist, Occupational Health and Safety, you will support the planning and plan implementation of the Public Health and Legislation Services Unit and other assigned project teams. You’re the subject matter expert for health and safety and are responsible for the final approval of content for projects, products, and services.
  • Leveraging your technical expertise, you will provide advice on inquiries and to staff about occupational health and safety matters. You will research, analyze, write, and review health and safety-related content for projects, presentations, conferences, webinars, e-courses, communication tools, publications, and other services. Applying critical appraisal methods, you will edit technical health and safety content for accuracy, balance, clear language, and completeness to ensure CCOHS standards are met.
  • As a subject matter expert, you’ll represent CCOHS through various committees, national meetings, working groups, and in the media, while maintaining a high level of awareness regarding national and international initiatives and priorities, as well as stakeholder needs.

What You Have

  • Master's degree in occupational hygiene, occupational health and safety, or a related field and at least ten years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of pandemic response and/or infection control health and safety; specific knowledge in public health and biological hazards is an asset.
  • CRSP and/or CIH/ROH designation is required.
  • Excellent internet research skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and e-learning software packages.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in both official languages (English/French) are highly desirable.

Who You Are

  • A supportive, respectful team member with project management skills, who treats others equitably and thrives in an environment where new ideas and collaboration are encouraged.
  • An avid researcher who is skilled at writing, analyzing, and reviewing occupational health and safety content in a variety of formats.
  • An enthusiastic believer of providing exceptional, efficient service in a clear manner.
  • An excellent communicator who connects well with stakeholders and clients.

Job Description


Within the range of

$93,133 to $112,855 (CCOHS-11) per annum.

Full-time, unionized position

Application Deadline

March 24, 2023

Quote File Reference Number: PH-002

Vacancies: 1

To Apply

If you are excited by this opportunity, we want to hear from you. Send us your application in confidence to ​

Attach resume as an MS Word or PDF document.

This competition is open to residents of Ontario only.


Here at CCOHS, we promote work-life balance, encourage personal development, and foster respect, civility, and inclusion. For more reasons why this is a great place to work and information on our comprehensive benefits and federal public service pension plan, visit our Careers page.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please contact Human Resources at All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Note: Attaining Reliability Status Security Clearance is a condition of employment for all CCOHS positions. This position is temporarily remote – future travel to facilities may be required. All resumes are maintained confidential and are kept on file for a period of six months.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.