Manager, Occupational Health Services

The Ministry of the Solicitor General operates correctional institutions and probation and parole offices across the province, and employs correctional and probation and parole officers, nurses, administrative support personnel and managers in its operations. 

This unique and challenging position offers an opportunity to showcase your extensive expertise in the field of occupational health. Using your experience, skills and talent, you will lead the creation, administration and oversight of an occupational health program for employees working in correctional services.

OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism

The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority, with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions.

To advance this goal, the OPS is collecting socio-demographic information that will help to address potential barriers and achieve equity in hiring. You are requested to complete the voluntary survey and contribute to building a more diverse, anti-racist, inclusive and accessible OPS.

The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply and encourages applications from Indigenous and racialized individuals, and persons with disabilities.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy < > and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint < > pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code < >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Manage the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of occupational health and safety program delivery strategies and frameworks to support occupational health services and related program delivery within the correctional facilities across the province.

• Lead the occupational health team in the delivery of occupational health and safety programs/services through the development, implementation, evaluation and maintenance of standards and policies and procedures for occupational health care within correctional facilities and probation and parole offices across the province.

• Lead the development and implementation of stakeholder management strategies to ensure consultative mechanisms are in place for the identification of emerging trends, issues and challenges, to help inform future policy direction and maintain ongoing stakeholder relations.

• Lead a team of occupational health nurses, and oversee and coordinate the development and implementation of occupational health and safety programs and service initiatives to support institutions.

This position will require travelling province-wide.

The Ministry of the Solicitor General offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package, including:

• A defined benefit pension plan

• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits

• A comprehensive health and dental plan

• Life and disability insurance

• A progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance

• Flexible learning and developmental opportunities, including online training and mentorship programs

• Opportunities for career advancement and specialization

The Ontario Public Service has been chosen as one of:

• Canada's Top 100 Employers

• Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers

• Canada's Best Diversity Employers

• Canada's Greenest Employers

• Top Employers for Canadians Under 40

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?


• Registration as a Registered Nurse in Ontario in good standing.

• Completion of a Health Canada recognized Occupational Health and Safety Certificate Program.

• A valid Ontario driver's licence with the willingness to travel.

Strategic Leadership Skills:

• You have leadership experience and the ability to inspire, engage, motivate, develop and mentor a diverse team to deliver on results.

• You are a collaborative leader and have incorporated the principles of inclusion and diversity across all elements of your management style.

• You have demonstrated success in fostering an environment of continuous improvement, creativity and excellence.

• You have experience with strategic planning and operational management, including managing workload and human resources.

Communication, Consultation and Relationship Management Skills:

• You have good judgment and political acuity to deal with highly visible, complex and politically sensitive issues.

• You have superior written, oral and interpersonal communication skills to effectively convey complex information, solicit input and provide sound advice.

• You have effective presentation skills to prepare and present progress reports, briefing notes and a variety of correspondence for senior officials.

• You can establish and maintain strong working relationships with key partners and stakeholders.

Technical Skills:

• You understand policies and procedures relating to province-wide infection prevention and control, and health care services to lead/investigate issues and provide expertise on Correctional Services projects/teams which impact program, policy and business change on services and standards.

• You demonstrate knowledge of health care administration and health care practices and programs to oversee the implementation, evaluation and maintenance of professional standards, protocols and operational policies and procedures for the effective delivery of health care services across the province.

Salary Range: $90,348 - $135,178 Per Year

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 24 months, 25 Grosvenor St, Toronto, Toronto Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 168403, by Friday, October 8, 2021. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.