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5 Oct 2018

Management Director, Safety & Security

College of New CaledoniaPrince George, British Columbia, Canada

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Job Description





Acclaimed for our warm, welcoming and culturally inclusive environment, the College of New Caledonia is located in scenic central British Columbia, at the hub of BC’s economic growth with campuses in Vanderhoof, Mackenzie, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Quesnel and Prince George. Information on the College can be found at:

Prince George is a mid-sized city of about 74,000 people located in central British Columbia on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh. Surrounded by tree-covered hills and a short drive in all directions to the beautiful BC outdoors, Prince George has all of the amenities of a large city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a small town. As the largest city in the surrounding region, Prince George is a family-friendly city

of opportunities where you can move up in your career, achieve your educational and home-ownership goals, while still affording an exceptional lifestyle. Additional information on life in Prince George can be found at: and


Under the general direction of the Vice President, Finance & Corporate Services, the Director, Safety & Security is responsible for coordinating strategic and expert professional advice and technical guidance to the College community on a broad range of health and safety related matters including health, safety and environmental best practises and administration. This position is also responsible for the College’s security operations, and for ensuring that the College maintains compliance with all safety and security legislation, guidelines, and policies.

The Director, Safety & Security manages the portfolio’s activities in order to: protect the health and safety of students, staff and visitors to the College; preserve the reputation of the College, and works to maintain positive relationships between the College, employees, contractors and the general public. The Director is also responsible for the College’s emergency operations.

While the position is located at the CNC Prince George campus, it is responsible for the overall health and safety requirements at all of the College’s work sites.


The nature of the Safety and Security Department requires a strong ability to collaborate across departments and to provide leadership and engagement in promoting a safety culture. The department must achieve prescribed results as set out in the College and Department’s strategic plan.

The Director, Safety & Security is involved in all aspects of health, safety, and security services and may occasionally assume some of the responsibilities of direct reports.

The Director, Safety & Security is a member of all Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees (JOHS) and participates in scheduled meetings and committee activities to further the goals of the health and safety as a whole.

The Director consults with and supports the work of his/her direct reports within the Safety and Security Department and fosters the development of teamwork and individual growth in an environment that is conducive to quality and continuous quality improvement.


  • Responsible for planning, coordinating, developing and delivering health, safety and environmental services to the institution; responsible for setting goals, establishing priorities, managing resources; developing and implementing new procedures and initiatives to ensure costs and risks are contained and service quality is maintained at a consistently high level. Consults with and supports the work of direct reports and the Joint Occupational Health and Safety (JOHS) committees and encourages teamwork both within each area, and throughout the College community.
  • Reviews all injury reports and leads incident investigations.
  • Develops and manages a security management program for the College, so that the College is a safe and secure environment for staff, students, and public, and that College buildings and equipment are protected from theft and damage.
  • Develops and manages the College’s emergency operations in coordination with the College’s Executive.
  • Attends to personnel matters affecting the department including recruitment of new and replacement employees and specialized consultants, orientation and training, scheduling, professional development, position descriptions, and performance planning and appraisal.
  • Responsible for and controls the departmental budgets, expenditures and allocations within those budgets and the submission of accurate financial forecasts.
  • Develops, implements and maintains a system of internal controls and practices to ensure alignment with the College strategic plan, mission, values, goals and policies. Ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Ensures proper audit and business protocols for health and safety practices are implemented, monitored and controlled. Ensures health and safety inspections are conducted as required.
  • Ensures College employees are familiar with the relevant health and safety regulations and receive proper instruction in safe work practices and accident prevention.
  • Researches health and safety matters, provides findings and recommendations.
  • Supports the team in construction related activities by ensuring that appropriate documentation and training material is reviewed with Contractors before services begin. E.g. Instruction sheets, check lists, forms, training materials.
  • Develops and prepares templates and revises current safety templates to reflect the changing needs of the College and relevant legislation. Establishes standards and guidelines that ensure the College uses best practices in health and safety processes. Maintains a current and secure filing system (electronic preferred), maintaining confidentiality as appropriate.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining effective working relationships with all internal and external groups, including WorkSafeBC.
  • Identifies conflicts and leads resolution of internal operational issues pertaining to health, safety, environment, and security among all parties. This includes communication of College expectations and performance feedback where applicable.
  • Creates a repository of documents that includes but is not limited to the current health and safety legislated requirements. Assists with the coordination of consultants, contractors, and other professional services to ensure the projects health and safety objectives are met.
  • Monitors trends in related industry activities to enable the College to take advantage of emerging opportunities. Maintains knowledge of current developments in health and safety services (including investigations and risk assessment guidelines) and is aware of trends, conditions and legislation affecting the College in order to provide advice and guidance to all levels of the organization.
  • Administers and ensures adherence to College policies and collective agreements within department. Develop and recommend policies related to areas of responsibility to the Vice President Finance & Corporate Services and implement and administer approved policies.
  • When required and appropriate, represents the College on provincial committees, participates in internal committees, and liaises with other institutions, and with government and private sector organizations and agencies.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Vice President, Finance & Corporate Services.
  • You will be part of a team actively engaged in contributing to and accomplishing the vision, mission, and goals of the College and in supporting the aspirations and needs of our learners.
  • You will promote a positive work atmosphere by interacting and communicating in a professional manner that demonstrates mutual respect with students and colleagues.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Industrial Hygiene or an Occupational Health and Safety field.
  • Professional designation such as Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC), Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent is preferred.
  • Must have or obtain a BC BST Security Worker License.
  • Minimum of three years management experience in safety and security, at a post-secondary institution or a comparable public sector environment. This should include experience with major projects, multiple campus locations, and in a variety of different work environments.
  • Experience in leading staff including scheduling, hiring, training, and managing performance.
  • Experience in and a good understanding of public safety and security operations.
  • Experience in health and safety regulatory requirements, report writing, analysis of information, and administration of contracts.
  • Experience in emergency planning and managing emergency operations.
  • Formal training in conflict resolution.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Familiarity with BC Certificate of Recognition (COR) would be considered an asset.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of related acts and legislation, such as the Workers Compensation Act of BC, Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and the Personal Health Information Act .
  • Team and service oriented leader with an aptitude for working in a collegial and collaborative environment. Strong human relations abilities and proven leadership skills.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentational communication skills.
  • Proven project management skills and excellent organizational, as well budgeting and financial management skills.
  • Creative, innovative and strategic thinker.
  • Ability to successfully multitask and manage competing priorities simultaneously.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and resourcefulness.

Hiring criteria shall include professional qualifications, professional experience, administrative experience, community awareness and personal attributes such as team work, relationship building, communication skills and leadership.

SALARY: $ 84,523 – $112,697 per year.

START DATE: January 2, 2019

SCREENING: Screening of applications will begin on October 29, 2018. Applications received up until this date will be reviewed, applications received after this date may be considered.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: For further details on this position, or to apply, visit this opportunity at You will receive a reply email to acknowledge receipt of your application.

For information on other employment opportunities with the College, please check our website at:

We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CNC embraces the principles of employment equity.

Job Categories: Full-time. Job Types: Management. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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