Deputy Emergency Program Coordinator
Competition No. 20-18
This position is exempt from the Union
Located next to downtown Victoria, the Township of Esquimalt, with a population of over 17,000, is home to Canada’s Pacific Naval Fleet. The community boasts extensive amenities including beautiful parks and beaches, scenic waterfront walkways as well as modern recreational facilities, schools and commercial services.
The Community Safety Services Department is seeking a motivated individual to fill a full-time regular Deputy Emergency Program Coordinator position. Reporting to the Director of Community Safety Services, the Deputy Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the operations of the Township’s Emergency Program. You will assume the lead in maintaining the Township’s emergency plans and strategies, including: hazards, risks, and vulnerabilities assessment; volunteer-based emergency response and recovery programs; acting as the Emergency Social Services Director; citizen evacuation; and Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). Additionally you will coordinate and conduct emergency management training for municipal staff and program volunteers.
The ideal candidate will have 3 - 5 years of progressive experience in emergency management, community development, and volunteer management, and a certificate in Emergency Management or a related degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Other preferred qualifications include:
- Knowledge of the functions and operations of an Emergency Program, Incident Command System, BCEMS, and of federal and provincial statutes related to an Emergency Program.
- Volunteer management skills in recruitment, training, orientation, evaluation, and recognition.
- Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with: municipal staff and departments; volunteer networks and community organizations; municipal, regional, and provincial government agencies; and non-governmental organizations.
- Experience with the establishment and activation of an EOC.