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2022-116 Occupational and Environmental Health Coordinator

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Kuujjuaq
2022 December 09

Under the authority of the Nunavik Regional Director of Public Health, you will be responsible for occupational health services in collaboration with the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) and environmental health services.


You will have a multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral responsibility to ensure the protection, prevention and management of health problems related to work and the environment.


More specifically, you will be responsible for:


•         Coordinate the Regional Occupational and Environmental Health Team comprised of clinical nurses, planning and programming officers, doctors, administrative staff and consultants;

•         Collaborate in the development, implementation and monitoring of the Regional Public Health Action Plan in the areas of occupational and environmental health;

•         Work with physicians in OH and EH to develop, implement and evaluate occupational health and environmental health directions, priority objectives and actions;

•         Implement effective and effective communication mechanisms with its teams and the various clients of its departments in order to ensure a high level of coordination and consistency in the exercise of its mandates;

•         Ensure the composition and coordination of working groups established for specific mandates;

•         Participate in various regional, provincial and national committees as directed by your immediate manager;

•         Evaluate the performance of the individuals under your responsibility in accordance with the policy in force at the regional board;

•         Collaborate in the analysis of tasks, the preparation of job descriptions and competency profiles related to positions in the department;

•         Provide management representation both internally and externally;

•         Implement the new occupational health guidelines, in collaboration with the CNESST and the specifications;

•         Ensure compliance with the framework of the specific OH regional management and accountability agreement;

•         Support the annual occupational health and environmental health planning and review exercise and ensure required management follow-ups, including budget follow-ups;

•         Perform any other duties as required by your immediate manager.


Bachelor’s degree in a job-relevant discipline;

Graduate degree in health or management field an asset;

Minimum three (3) years professional experience in public health, occupational health and/or environmental health;

Knowledge of legislation and regulations applicable to areas related to the position;

Knowledge of the health network and partner organizations;

Experience in a management position may offset a requirement or any combination of training/experience deemed relevant may be considered;

Excellent communication skills in two of the three languages used in Nunavik (English, French, Inuktitut);

Experience in Nunavik and knowledge of Inuit culture an asset;

Experience in an intercultural context is an asset;

Interpersonal and communication skills;

Professional autonomy;

Ease of adaptation;

Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team;

Willingness to travel within the territory;


Candidates who are beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement shall receive priority.

Conditions and benefits

Permanent full-time position;

First-year position in Kuujjuaq and possibility of hybrid mode (telework and regular travel to the territory) thereafter

Salary under existing conditions for Health and Social Services Network Support Staff – Class 38 ($82.697 to $107.505/year)


Northern benefits: retention premium ($6,000/year), isolation premium ($10,627/year), cost-of-living allowance ($3,085/year) and, if hired more than 50 km from Kuujjuaq, subsidized housing provided, moving and storage expenses reimbursed, annual personal trips from Kuujjuaq to point of hiring provided, etc.

Additional details

Health and Social Services Network Employees Potentially Eligible for Northern Leave without Pay.



Interested candidates should send their résumé, no later than December 9, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., care of:


Human Resources
Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services
P.O. Box 900, Kuujjuaq, Québec J0M 1C0



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