Safety Officer

Jul 19, 2022

Who We Are

The Mikisew Cree First Nation (Mikisew) has lived on the ancestral lands of the Athabasca Delta and Wood Buffalo National Park in northeastern Alberta since time immemorial. The lives of our members are linked to the land and to a close understanding of traditions, history and a natural way of life. Many of our members live in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, and our traditional lands range over a large portion of Athabasca oil sands deposits. For nearly 30 years, Mikisew Group, our wholly owned business arm, has worked toward the long-term, sustainable economic progress of our Nation and its members through employment and significant investments in education, training, social programs and infrastructure.

 Who You Are

Mikisew is currently seeking a dedicated and compassionate Safety Officer.  Reporting to the Construction Supervisor, The Safety Officer is responsible for ensuring the workplace meets all safety regulations and standards. They will implement safety protocols, conduct inspections, and provide training to employees to minimize workplace accidents and injuries. The Safety Officer will collaborate with management to develop and implement safety policies and procedures, as well as investigate any incidents or accidents to determine root causes and prevent recurrence.

Please note that this position is based in Fort Chipewyan, AB.


  • Develop and implement safety policies and procedures in accordance with local, provincial, and federal regulations.
  • Conduct regular inspections of the workplace to identify potential hazards and ensure compliance with safety standards.
  • Provide safety training to employees on topics such as proper equipment usage, emergency procedures, and hazard identification.
  • Collaborate with management to develop and implement emergency response plans and evacuation procedures.
  • Investigate accidents and incidents to determine root causes and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Maintain records of safety inspections, training sessions, and incidents for regulatory compliance.
  • Monitor and enforce safety regulations and standards throughout the workplace.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in workplace safety to continually improve safety programs.
  • All other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent; post-secondary education in occupational health and safety, Environmental Science, or related field considered an asset.
  • Certification in Occupational Health and Safety is preferred.
  • Proven experience as a safety officer or similar role, with a minimum of 2 years in a relevant industry.
  • Strong knowledge of safety regulations and standards, including OSHA guidelines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively train and educate employees on safety procedures.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to investigate accidents and implement corrective actions.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

 Other Requirements

  • Possess a valid Class 5 AB driver’s license
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required.
  • Willingness and ability to work after hours and/or weekends and be on-call when required.
  • Willingness to submit to an oath of confidentiality.
  • Successful Completion of Criminal Record Check.
  • Willing to work flexible schedule. Combination of working remotely, in-office, and at community locations.
  • Must be fluent in English and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office Software is essential.
  • Ability to provide clear, precise information to Leadership and members.
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language (or another applicable First Nation language) would be beneficial.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Dental care
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Fort Chipewyan, AB: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

How to Apply:

If you or someone you know is interested, please send your resume to

Application deadline is until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all who apply but we will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Thank you!