Employers' Adviser

  • ClassificationSpecialist > Occupational Health and Safety
  • Salary
  • Work typeFull-time
  • LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
  • Posted on04 Oct 2017
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Ministry of Labour

Employers' Adviser

Salary $62,000 - $86,000 annually

The Employers’ Advisers Office is established through the Workers Compensation Act to provide expert advice, assistance, representation and training to over 200,000 registered Employers, Independent Operators, Sole Proprietors, Partnerships and Employer Associations province-wide with respect to all aspects of workplace injury claims, employer paid assessments and workplace occupational health and safety matters.

Employers’ Advisers are experts in all areas of workers’ compensation, and provide independent advice, assistance, representation and education to BC employers, potential employers and employer associations as authorized under section 94 of the Workers Compensation Act.  The Employers’ Advisers Office is part of the BC Ministry of Labour.  Employers’ Advisers respond to enquiries and assist employers to understand, navigate and comply with WorkSafeBC issues in claims, assessments and occupational health & safety.  Advisers manage a diverse caseload involving complex issues and prepare written submissions and attend oral hearings, where there is merit, on behalf of employers to WorkSafeBC, the Review Division, and the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal.  Advisers also participate in mediations, prepare and deliver educational seminars and public speaking engagements on occupational health & safety issues, prevention, claims management, assessments and appeals. 

Qualifications for this role include:

  • University degree in a related discipline (i.e.: law, psychology, human resources, occupational health & safety, etc.) plus two (2) years related experience;

  • OR Diploma plus four (4) related years’ experience, training and/or certification (i.e. CRSP, CPHR)

  • Experience providing advice and assistance concerning various types of legislation, regulations, policies or procedures.

  • Experience researching and preparing cases for decision/submission to or appearing before tribunals/boards/commissions/appellate bodies/mediations.

  • Experience with case management, claims adjudication, assessments (insurance), prevention (OH&S), medical and legal review.

  • Prefer previous experience with workers' compensation and workplace occupational health and safety matters.

  • Prefer experience preparing and presenting presentation materials for educational and informational purposes.

  • Valid Class 5 driver’s licence.

    For more information on this career opportunity including how to apply online by October 20, 2017, please visit: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=44691


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