Programmer/QA Analyst (1-Year Temporary)

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 that’s focused on a single mission: we believe everyone in Canada has the right 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.

We need rock solid information technology infrastructure and platforms to get this important information into the hands of users. Without this in place, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the many courses, fact sheets, databases, podcasts, guides, and other tools that workplaces across Canada need.

And that’s where you come in. You will play a role in ensuring the reliability of assigned web-based applications used to support CCOHS products and services. You’ll be part of our IT Operations and Quality Assurance team to help make these plans a reality.

If you’re excited about making a difference and being part of a culture that values innovation, professional growth, and your overall well-being, we definitely want you to read on.

About the Role

  • As a Programmer/QA Analyst, you will create, update, and maintain web pages by developing and testing code for web required elements involved in the delivery of a variety of CCOHS products.
  • Reporting to the Manager, IT Operations and Quality Assurance, you’ll develop and execute formal test procedures on external and internal web applications, such as CCOHS’ website, e-commerce and websites developed for clients. You understand the importance of high service quality, and will test changes to these applications on a variety of different systems and web browsers to ensure proper functionality and compliance with web standards on accessibility, usability and interoperability.
  • As a member of the IT Operations and Quality Assurance team, you know how to work collaboratively with others to design and build web sites using best practices.

What You Have

  • A college diploma with concentration in computer technology or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years of work experience developing and maintaining web sites, using HTML, JavaScript, CSS, PHP/Python and relational databases such as MySQL.
  • Good understanding of web development standards, as well as government web standards and the WCAG 2.0 accessibility standard.
  • Good knowledge of testing methodologies, such as Unit Testing, and automatic testing tools.
  • Ability to work with content in both official languages is essential.
  • Proficiency in using Unix/Linux and Windows operating systems.

Who You Are

  • A supportive, respectful team member who provides guidance, treats others equitably, and thrives in an environment where new ideas and collaboration are encouraged.
  • An IT professional with an understanding of user requirements, and the ability to translate these into usable solutions.
  • An excellent communicator who connects well with stakeholders and clients.
  • A lifelong learner of leading IT best practices and trends, and integrates this into daily work.

Job Description


Within the range of

$68,220 to $87,833 (CCOHS-08) per annum.

Full-time, temporary, unionized position

Application Deadline

Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

Quote File Reference Number: SY-119

Vacancies: 1

To Apply

If you are excited by this opportunity, we want to hear from you. Send us your application in confidence to ​ quoting File Reference Number SY-119.

Attach resume as an MS Word or PDF document.


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. 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.