Alberta Mine Safety Association

Mining Emergency Response Coordinator/Instructor

The Alberta Mine Safety Association (AMSA), an Alberta based not-for-profit, is seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to join us as a Mining Emergency Response Coordinator/Instructor. In this multifaceted role, you will serve as a subject matter expert in AMSA’s mine rescue programs, Chief Judge for the Annual Mine Rescue Competition and provide additional support to AMSA’s strategic initiatives. Working closely with AMSA’s members, management team and industry experts, you will serve as an instructor and ensure that our services and training align with industry standards and cater to needs of our membership.



  • Deliver AMSA’s & industry training programs using adult education principles to instruct, facilitate, and assess participant learning in both virtual and in-person settings.
  • Facilitate Mine Rescue and Safety training workshops and symposiums.
  • Support/facilitate weekend as well as weekday training.
  • Ensure students are thoroughly trained in the courses being offered.
  • Ensure students are aware of Industry Standards, Occupational Health and Safety legislation, and any other applicable documentation.
  • Offer supplementary training to individuals who were unsuccessful during an exam or skills assessment.
  • Transfer knowledge by sharing experiences and demonstrating skills.

Course Revision / Development

  • Research, develop, and present specific training course criteria relating to mine rescue, emergency response and industry safety standards.
  • Assist in the design of learning environments and materials that adhere to adult learning principles and promote inclusivity.
  • Apply learning theory and technical expertise to create engaging educational experiences.
  • Define learning objectives and conducting needs assessments to understand member needs and learning styles.
  • Ensure all student training records are accurate and up to date.
  • Provide support to AMSA’s member trainers with their training requirements.

Other Duties

  • Act as the Chief Judge/Coordinator for the Annual Alberta Mine Rescue Competition.
  • Serve as a Mine Rescue/Emergency Response subject matter expert, providing valuable resources and insights to the association and membership for mining industry safety standards and emergency response.
  • Perform course delivery and instructor audits to assure continuity of delivery and compliance with AMSA’s training standards.
  • Act as a technical resource and provide advise on Emergency Response Programs.
  • Be able to travel to external client’s locations when required.
  • Perform member requested site audits to provide an outside review of Mine Rescue programs for continued improvement of operational effectiveness, plans and procedures.
  • Represent AMSA on technical committees and trade fairs.
  • Promote and establish excellent Government of Alberta OHS and member relationships.
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of ERPs and Mock Experiences.



  • Mine Rescue Certification
  • College, University or applicable designation(s)
  • Relevant certifications or a degree/diploma in adult education
  • Medical First Responder (MFR) or higher Instructor Certification
  • NFPA 1041 is considered an asset

Experience Required

  • Minimum of 3 years in Emergency Response and/or Mine Rescue
  • Experience training adult learners
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong customer service/member relations skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing schedules and priorities, can switch focus between multiple tasks and meet deadlines while working individually or as part of a team
  • Ability to be proactive, self-motivated, and self-directed
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, and able to learn new software programs as required)
  • Ability to deal with members, students, and the public in a positive, courteous, and respectful manner
  • Fluent in the English language (reading, written, and spoken)
  • Class 5 Driver’s License and a clean driver’s abstract

Preferred / Considered an Asset

  • Mining industry and heavy equipment experience/knowledge
  • Safety Instructor Certification (Medical First Responder, Confined Space, Mental Health, Fall Protection)
  • Knowledge of adult instructional development, learning theory, principles, instructional design, training methodologies, learning management systems, and competency assessment
  • Experience towing a trailer

Skill Set

  • Willingness to learn new ideas, technologies and training strategies.
  • Can excel in a teamwork environment, fostering a constructive work environment based on collaboration and communication.
  • Can demonstrate expertise in applying adult learning strategies to ensure course and student needs are met effectively.
  • Capable of facilitating AMSA’s courses to meet student requirements offering technical support and expertise as necessary.
  • Utilize a project management approach for course development and classroom management.
  • Exhibit professionalism in representing AMSA, with a keen focus on student and membership satisfaction.

Compensation and Work Structure

  • AMSA will offer a competitive salary and benefit package. This position will be full time at 40/week with some evening and weekend work.
  • Some travel to mine sites across the province will be required.
  • AMSA will ensure the successful candidate receives ongoing training. A willingness to learn new ideas, technologies and training strategies is a must.
  • Reports to the Operations Manager

If this position suits your skill set and experience, please forward your resume and cover letter by email to by April 29, 2024.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

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Alberta Mine Safety Association
1002 – 7 Street Nisku, AB T9E 7P2