City of St. Catharines


Summary of Duties:

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Administration Officer the Community Emergency Management Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance and review of a comprehensive Emergency Management Program for the City of St. Catharines in accordance with applicable legislated requirements.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive Emergency Management Program in compliance with the provisions of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and Ontario Regulation 380, ensuring readiness of both primary and back up emergency operation centres (EOC).
  • Act in the capacity of the Community Emergency Management Coordinator (C.E.M.C) for the City of St. Catharines and provide support as a Liaison Officer during an emergency event.
  • Serve as an advisor to the Emergency Operations Director and the Municipal Emergency Control Groupin the event of a municipal emergency.
  • Manage and coordinate activities in support of the City of St. Catharines Emergency Management Program Committee, as well as provide advice and recommendations regarding opportunities and service enhancements.
  • Ensure the municipality and its emergency operations facilities are in a continuous state of readiness in the event of a municipal emergency through ongoing planning, training, exercise, testing, and awareness initiatives.
  • Develop, execute and monitor corporate emergency/crisis prevention, policies, and procedures, in relation to key areas of emergency management, including prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
  • Lead the provincially mandated annual review and revisions of the Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) and Critical Infrastructure List (CI) to ensure the municipality meets its mandatory requirements under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
  • Develop emergency/crisis management policies, systems, processes, activities, guidelines and corporate initiatives.
  • Monitor and assess emerging trends, issues, information sharing activities and makes recommendations on modifications and/or opportunities.
  • Develop and oversee training and exercising for EOC personnel.
  • Assist municipal staff in the development, implementation and maintenance of the Business Continuity Plan for their respective areas of operations.
  • Build and sustain a network of partnerships, including municipal and regional partners, Niagara municipalities, Provincial government, private sector, and volunteer stakeholders.
  • Promote Emergency Preparedness for all citizens of the municipality through an annual public awareness campaign, community workshops, presentations to interest groups and stakeholders, school-based and media-based public education programs and any other means available.
  • Work cooperatively with the Region of Niagara emergency management staff when necessary in the sharing of tools, best practices, training and exercises.
  • Work with agencies such as EMS, Fire, Police and Red Cross.
  • Develop and write technical reports, briefs, position papers and committee reports as directed.
  • Conduct post incident reviews and develops after action reports for the Emergency Management Program Committee. Provides support for recovery planning and implementation.
  • Attend educational training conferences and seminars as required.
  • Prepare and monitor the annual operating budget.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Position Requirements:

  • College Diploma in Emergency Management, or related discipline.
  • Certification from Emergency Management Ontario in Basic Emergency Management and Incident Management System (ISM) 100 and 200.
  • Certification in IMS 300 and as a trainer for IMS 200 and 300 is considered an asset.
  • Certification as a Community Emergency Management Coordinator and a Certified Business Continuity Designation is considered an asset.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in emergency planning within a municipal environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, Ontario Regulation 380/04 and the CSA Z-1600 Standard, government (municipal, regional and provincial), processes and emergency services.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate courteously and effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels of staff, elected officials and the general public.
  • Proven time and project management skills with the ability to multi-task within a dynamic environment.
  • The ability to work in a team environment, liaison with key external stakeholders and individuals/departments at all levels of the organization and to function effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, care and accuracy with advanced working knowledge of computerized systems and proficiency in MS Office Suite with the ability to quickly adapt to applicable software.
  • Motivated individual with proven initiative.
  • A demonstrated commitment to enhancing a safetyculture.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s licence, Class “G”, with a clean drivingrecord.



Pay Group 8 – Minimum $72,129 annually; Maximum $90,161 annually

Expected Work Location: City Hall

Hours of Work: Currently Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.


Applications will be accepted online at  Please reference the recruitment number 2019-134 in your cover letter.  Applications received any other way will not be accepted.

The City of St. Catharines is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Division to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.


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