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Manager, Policy Development and Reporting

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Health, Safety and Environment Branch 

Classification: AS-6 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC 


The NRC Advantage

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.


The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. 


NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge

The NRC’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Branch proactively establishes, promotes and implements best practices in health, safety and environmental management. The HSE Branch provides enabling and support services to NRC’s Research & Development activities, assuring the health and safety of our employees, our neighbouring communities and our environment.
We are looking for a an energetic and influential Manager, Policy Development and Reporting, within the Health, Safety and Environment Branch (HSE) to seize the opportunity of leading a team of professionals in the strategic development of policy instruments with aim of meeting compliance requirements and directly enabling NRC researchers to make sound health, safety and environment decisions. The Manager, Policy Development and Reporting would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.
As the Manager, Policy Development, you will operate in both strategic and operational spheres within a fast-paced environment. You will promote a robust organisational safety culture and diligent compliance to legislative requirements through the development of strategic and operational policy frameworks.  You will actively set direction and manage a multidisciplinary team in the development and delivery of an array of supporting systems, tools and programs to enable reporting, awareness, risk and hazard management. You will be relied upon to provide operational and strategic advice and to propose relevant remedies to the Executive Director, HSE and NRC senior management pertaining to the key areas of prevention plans, performance gaps to approved programs, compliance to policies/standards/procedures. To accomplish the latter, you will support your recommendations with comprehensive impact and risk analyses.
In this role, you are expected to be acutely informed and abreast of federal and provincial legislation in Environment and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), as well as best practices in other sectors of industry for potential applicability to the NRC.
Strong and influential communication, effective teamwork skills and excellent organizational awareness in addition to exceptional analytical abilities are the ingredients to success in this role.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


University Degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of science, engineering, industrial hygiene or in a related discipline.
Certification in Project Management Professional, Professional Certification in Occupational Health and Safety Professional Certification in Occupational Health and Safety or environment will be considered an asset.

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency


A combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • Significant* and recent** experience in leading and managing, human and financial resources.
  • Significant* experience in the strategic management of OHS and/or environment programs, ideally in R&D environments.
  • Significant* experience in policy development, managing implementation and performance, ideally within the Government of Canada context.
  • Significant* experience in reporting performance of OHS and/or environment programs to internal and external stakeholders, ideally within the Government of Canada context.
  • Significant* experience in providing advice, guidance, and recommendations on OHS and environmental issues to senior and executive management, as well as to workplace OHS and environment committees or representatives to support corporate management decision-making processes.
  • Experience in developing and managing effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in planning and managing projects including human resources, budgeting and schedule reporting.

*Significant experience is defined as more than 2 years of experience.
**Recent experience is defined as experience gained within the last 5 years.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  • Significant knowledge and understanding of policy development, human resources management and financial management ideally within the Government of Canada context.
  • Significant knowledge of the Canada Labour Code, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, and other legislation pertaining to Environmental Management and Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Knowledge of the federal and provincial statutes and regulations concerning the reporting of accidental injuries and occupational diseases.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices in accident (injury and non-injury, including environmental related events) prevention, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, Workers' Compensation administration, workplace inspections, environmental assessments.
  • Knowledge of Project Management practices and principals.
  • Ability to analyse organisational needs and issues through the conduct of risk assessments and impact assessments and provide relevant recommendations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work at a detailed level as well as a strategic level as needed.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Communication (Level 3)
  • Management services - Networking (Level 3)
  • Management services - Organizational and environmental awareness (Level 3)
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 3)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 3)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 3)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: Management Services.


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.

Salary Range

From $93,470 to $104,792 per annum. 


In addition, the incumbent will receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.


  • Candidates who have Second Language Evaluation (SLE) test results with the Public Service Commission should include these results with their application.
  • The incumbent may be asked to travel to other NRC sites across Canada.
  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Measures for accommodation are available to all candidates retained for further assessment.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (12007) to:


Telephone: 343-552-7798

Closing Date: 16 June 2021 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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