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Programs & Standards Specialist - Workers Compensation Board of Manitioba

Programs & Standards Specialist - Job ID J0119-0509
Organization: WCB Manitoba
Job Title: Programs & Standards Specialist
Job Type: Permanent, Full-time
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Programs & Standards Specialist

Job Summary:
The Programs & Standards Specialist serves as a provincial leader in the development, implementation, management, quality assurance and promotion of safety standards and programs. The incumbent sets standards, certifies and trains partners, approves training providers and courses, grants authorizations and rewards, and ensures quality and consistent application of standards and programs across Manitoba.

Job Duties:

  • Leads the development, implementation, management, quality assurance and promotion of safety standards and programming initiatives with the goal of promoting and recognizing genuine and effective efforts in Manitoba workplaces in accordance with the strategic direction set by SAFE Work Manitoba (SWMB).
  • Works independently and/or collaboratively within Prevention Program Services to plan, develop, implement, support and improve new standards and programs and/or revise current standards and programs that are required to implement SWMB plans including but not limited to certification, rebate and education efforts.
  • Builds alliances, professional relationships and partnerships with key internal, public sector bodies and external stakeholders including, but not limited to, safety associations, Workplace Safety & Health, industry groups and advisory committees to promote and ensure support for SWMB initiatives.
  • Analyses data from multiple sources to monitor and report on current and on-going relevancy and effectiveness of safety standards and programs, ascertains correlations between standards/program and injury rates, ensures alignment with appropriate Canadian Safety Association (CSA) standards and other national and international standards, makes required updates and changes to SWMB standards and programming as required.
  • Approves and/or certifies partners/courses for various programs; develops quality control processes and metrics for tracking; audits for adherence and effectiveness, makes recommendations for improvement or decertification where applicable.
  • Conducts outreach activities to promote safety standards and programs at conferences, trade shows, and other relevant events.
  • Provides technical expertise and/or training to internal and external stakeholders on Prevention Program Services initiatives, policies and processes.
  • Stays current on safety including leading practices and initiatives in other jurisdictions; maintains current knowledge of SAFE Work Manitoba safety strategies.


  • University Degree in a related field
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in the design, implementation and management of complex and/or systemic initiatives, standards and/or programming with a minimum of three (3) years in a safety and health environment.
  • Certification/designation in occupational health and safety required
  • Advanced knowledge of occupational safety and health theory, strategies and industry-leading trends and practices
  • Knowledge of leading practices in professional certification and rebate programs including the development of performance standards and metrics
  • Knowledge of project management principles and practices
  • Knowledge of quality assurance practices
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers and software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) in a Windows environment
  • Well-developed research and analytical skills including the ability to obtain, assess and evaluate data to support decisions
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to utilize tact and discretion in dealing with contentious decisions, complex issues, and potentially confrontational contacts
  • Ability to interpret and apply provisions of The Workplace Safety & Health Act & Regulations, Canada Labour Code Part II, and the Workers Compensation Act and Policies
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including developing programs and delivering presentations
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Must be able to travel as required including within city limits and within the province of Manitoba

Essential Competencies:

  • Decision Making, Judgment/Problem Solving
  • Leading/Influencing
  • Analysis/Problem Assessment
  • Quality Orientation/Attention to Detail
  • Planning, Organizing & Follow Up
  • Written Communication
  • Teamwork/Collaboration

Very Important Competencies:

  • Client Service Orientation
  • Integrity and Building Trust
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Initiative
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge
  • Adaptability

Important Competencies:

  • Continuous Learning
  • Impact

Additional Information:

You will be asked to demonstrate your ability through competency based interviewing and/or testing and/or presentation.

Screening decisions are based on information outlined in your resumé and cover letter. Your work performance must be satisfactory for your application to be considered. If applying for or out of a term position, please note that article 10.09d of the Collective Agreement may apply.

Additional Information:

Ability to communicate proficiently in both official languages (English & French) is an asset.

A satisfactory criminal record check and verification of education will be required for the successful candidate.

The WCB is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce with equitable representation of Indigenous persons, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, women, LGBTTSQ+ persons and members of other equity-seeking groups. Applicants are encouraged to indicate in their covering letter or resumé if they are a member of these groups.

The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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