Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo

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Manager, Safety and Security

Manager, Safety and Security

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CA-AB-Fort McMurray
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 The Manager of Safety and Security is responsible to ensure, maintain, and improve the safety and security of all internal and external stakeholders, facilities and assets of the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC).  The RRC is responsible for operating MacDonald Island Park, which includes the Suncor Community Leisure Centre, Shell Place and the Miskanaw Golf Club, the Anzac Recreation facility and aquatics programming at the Fort Chipewyan Swimming Pool.  The Manager of Safety and Security will have proven experience in risk mitigation and investigations within a corporation/entity relating to work force injuries, background investigations, and legal proceedings.  Serving as the subject matter expert in safety and security, the Manager of Safety and Security will develop or enhance safety and security policies, procedures, plans tools and systems and ensure the implementation across all RRC facilities to mitigate risk and realize operational effectiveness and efficiency in this functional area.


Position Type: 1 Full-Time Position Available (Exempt)

Posting Period: Open Until Filled

Pay rate: TBD


The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo, is a not-for-profit company, operating recreational facilities in the Wood Buffalo Region. The flag ship complex, MacDonald Island Park is Canada's largest community recreational, leisure, and social centre. Home to the Suncor Community Leisure Centre, Miskanaw Golf Club and Shell Place, MacDonald Island Park works under the umbrella of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. 


Internal applications will be accepted until August 28th 5pm. 

First preference will be given to local candidates.


  • Manage, plan and implement programs to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries, illnesses and financial losses.
  • Design and implement effective metrics to track progress, proactively identify areas of concern and drive accountability as it pertains to safety and security.
  • Develop accident-prevention and loss-control systems and programs for incorporation into operational policies.
  • Conducts incident investigations to determine the root cause of safety incidents.
  • Conduct periodic inspections of all RRC facilities. Action any findings with the appropriate the stakeholder and follow-up on the resolution in a timely manner.
  • Evaluate hazardous conditions and recommend engineering controls, administrative controls and or the use of personal protective equipment to mitigate the identified hazard.
  • Addresses gaps and implements changes in organizational and employee safety and security policies, system plans and strategies.
  • Educates, trains and provides support in the development and execution of consistent security and safety management programs at the RRC.
  • Monitor that employee training and certifications to ensure all employees have the valid and appropriate training and certificates required to perform their work tasks.
  • Proactively manages and or finds innovative and pragmatic solutions to various security situations or matters.
  • Manage and implement the RRC’s security programs, ensuring it complies with the Government of Alberta Security Services and Investigators Act.
  • Conduct all safety orientation and refresher training as required for employees, contractors and other stakeholders as deemed necessary.
  • Actively participate in the RRC’s Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee.
  • Manage and coordinate a team of Safety and Security Coordinators to ensure efficient implementation of safety and security activities throughout the RRC. Conduct annual performance reviews and proactively work to develop the team.
  • Designs, implements and maintains a comprehensive Emergency Response Plan and Business Continuity Plan in collaborations with the RRC’s Senior Leadership Team.
  • Keep abreast of impending Health, Safety and Security regulatory changes and new regulations and communicate these changes to the RRC’s Senior Leadership Team.
  • Fulfill the role of Safety and Security Coordinator as required for ad hoc shifts.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education & Certifications:


  • Completion of an undergraduate degree or higher
  • Completion of 2 year OHS college or university certification
  • Certification/Diploma in police/criminal studies
  • Licensed Provincial Security Guard
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Emergency response and First Aid Certification


Essential Skills and Experience:


  • Team supervision
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in a Safety/Security role
  • Exceptional communication & customer service skills
  • Proven amicable de- escalation techniques and skills
  • Strong investigation and report preparation skills
  • Advanced literacy and computer skills
  • Time management
  • Expedited response time while making calculated decisions
  • Attention to detail
  • Focus and concentration


Desirable Skills and Experience:


  • Previous experience in law enforcement consider an asset
  • Previous experience in a leadership/people management role
  • CRSP completed or in process
  • OH&S background
  • Previous professional experience in Safety Advising or Management role






  • Working for extended duration in fluctuating indoor/outdoor temperature conditions
  • Long durations of time working on your feet
  • Ability to patrol continuously for multiple hours at a time
  • Shift work
  • Day & Night shifts
  • Ability to climb stairs/sit/stand/kneel/crawl
  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds



  • Safety Security Shift Coordinators
  • Executive leadership team
  • Management, supervision and line level RRCWB employees
  • External: Stakeholders, sponsors, Industry Partners and community networks
  • Facility patrons and members of the general public