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Security and Health & Safety Advisor

Posted: Sep 18, 2023 Closing date of the competition: Oct 02, 2023 Location: Montreal (Balmoral) Flexibility Profile: Mostly On-Site Salary Range: 9 – $73,777 to $93,407 (under review) Position Status: Temporary - Full-time, 2 years Position Number: 00286573 Division: Human Resources, Strategic Planning and Institutional Services Department: Material Resources and Accommodations Union Category: PIPSC

Are you passionate about great storytelling, about exploring the issues that matter, about pushing the boundaries in new audiovisual experiences? So are we. As Canada’s public producer and distributor, the National Film Board has been telling the country’s stories and pioneering breakthroughs in virtually every field of audiovisual content since 1939. But to do this, we need a team that truly reflects the richness and diversity of Canada. If you’d like to be a part of this team—and part of the NFB’s incredible legacy—we’d love to hear from you.


Responsible for implementing, maintaining and communicating policies and procedures related to occupational health and safety, security management (physical security) and emergency measures. Recommends appropriate mitigation measures to respond to assessed physical threats and risks. Investigates and documents security-related incidents and recommends solutions to prevent recurrence. Makes recommendations to management aimed at supporting the NFB’s continued compliance with its obligations under Part II of the Canada Labour Code and associated regulations.


With regard to security management:

  • Recommends, develops and communicates security business rules, policies and procedures; assesses whether modifications to NFB practices or policies are required to ensure continued adherence to Government of Canada security-management requirements and industry best practices.
  • Provides security-management related advice, specifically around physical security, to all levels of the organization; communicates policies and procedures and responds to staff questions and concerns.
  • Evaluates the existing threat and risk-assessment reports for NFB offices across Canada; identifies and evaluates corrective solutions, recommends action plans and manages the implementation of approved solutions (e.g., security controls, updating policies and procedures).
  • Collaborates with building management or designated NFB staff, as they case may be, to ensure emergency procedures (e.g., annual evacuation and lockdown drills, training, development and updates of procedures) are readily available for all NFB offices.
  • Acts as the chief emergency warden for the Balmoral office; leads the Building Emergency and Evacuation Team, recruits and trains new members as required, maintains a registry of persons that requested assistance due to mobility or other circumstances, and designates aids.
  • Maintains evacuation plans for all NFB offices.
  • Collaborates with staff in different sectors to understand their operational realities and assess the impacts of security solutions being evaluated to address identified vulnerabilities.
  • Acts as the first point of contact for security threats and incidents; investigates issues, recommends appropriate responses, communicates information to those concerned; ensures that security incident reports are completed and reports incidents to external authorities if required.
  • Participates in the planning of public events at Balmoral, ensuring that potential threats and risks are appropriately assessed and mitigation solutions are implemented; coordinates the hiring of security guards when under the responsibility of the NFB and escalates issues to the Corps of Commissionaires.
  • Makes recommendations for office-access control systems and procedures for NFB offices across Canada and manages the systems for the Montreal offices; collaborates on finding solutions for ad hoc situations and communicates relevant access procedures across the organization (e.g., visitor reception).
  • Proactively conducts on-site inspections at the Balmoral and Cousens offices to identify security vulnerabilities; evaluates condition of security equipment and dispatches maintenance activities necessary to keep devices in good operating condition, verifies that procedures and protocols are being effective and followed, documents issues and addresses them appropriately.

With regard to Health and Safety:

  • Acts as the NFB’s advisor on compliance with Part II of the Canada Labour Code and other related legislation.
  • Reviews workplace accident reports and conducts investigations; files appropriate reports, implements preventative measures or coordinates these, as required.
  • Co-chairs the Balmoral Health and Safety Committee and the Policy Health and Safety Committee on behalf of the NFB; responsible for the National Health and Safety Committee and supports Health and Safety representatives across the country.
  • Leads occupational health and safety projects and initiatives such as the hazard prevention program, preventative monthly workplace inspections, first aid program etc.


  • University degree in Security Management, Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent;
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a similar role;
  • Demonstrated experience in interpreting policies, regulations and guidelines;
  • Experience in providing recommendations to management, both verbally and in writing;
  • Thorough understanding of sound risk-management principles and significant experience applying them;
  • Experience and knowledge in change-management principles and best practices;
  • Certified in first aid or willingness to become certified;
  • Proficiency in office software (MS Office – Outlook, Word, Excel);
  • Bilingualism in the official languages (French and English), both orally and in writing.


  • Detail oriented, judgment, autonomy, initiative and ability to work under pressure;
  • Excellent analytical, synthesis and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to establish good interpersonal relationships and to be effective in professional interactions;
  • Excellent ability to manage several tasks simultaneously with an organized, structured and disciplined approach to work;
  • Ability to propose consensual solutions;
  • Strong customer-service orientation and capacity for collaboration;
  • Tact, diplomacy and discretion.

Interested candidates with the above qualifications are invited to apply in writing, including a copy of their résumé to, BY OCTOBER 2, 2023, citing competition number: MC-00286573.

The NFB is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce that’s reflective of Canadian society. It promotes initiatives such as employment equity and encourages candidates to voluntarily indicate in their cover letter if they are a woman, a member of a First Nations group, Inuk, Métis, a person with a disability, or a member of a visible-minority group.

The NFB is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. Feel free to advise us of any accommodation needs.

Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.