City of Mississauga

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Manager, Emergency Management you will be accountable to provide general

support to the Office of Emergency Management and assist with projects, programs and initiatives. The duties

will be primarily in public education but will also include assisting the Manager and Specialists with training,

exercises, records management, risk-based planning, preparing an annual Hazardous Identification Risk

Analysis (HIRA), and business continuity.

Duties and Responsibilities

• You will be part of the EOC staff and required to report to work if there is an emergency situation at the

City of Mississauga.

• The primary role of this position is to educate the public and advise the community on emergency

preparedness.

• Provide research on public education initiatives in emergency management to inform the corporate and

public education strategy and utilize the information to design and implement resident, community and

business outreach programs. Update and maintain relevance of all on-line emergency management

media (intranet and internet) in collaboration with Communications staff including web site, Twitter and

other social media platforms.

• Coordinate the completion of a public education campaign and materials based on the HIRA (two

hazards per year). Staff emergency preparedness displays for public education events throughout

Mississauga.

• Develop the annual Emergency Preparedness Week campaign and materials.

• Consult with staff of local and area governments, schools, hospitals, and other institutions in order to

develop public education campaigns/initiatives that will inform and improve resiliency of the public in the

event of a natural disaster or other emergency.

• Provide research, analytical and interpretation of data to inform education in continuity of operations

planning to ensure the community emergency management program addresses how the municipality

and affected business community can prepare for continuity of operations during and after a disaster.

• Develop and/or acquire relevant preparedness public education materials based on the HIRA and

maintain a relevant social media and website presence with the public on the most probable hazards.

• Assist annually in the publication of an approved Hazard Identification Risk Assessments (HIRA) for

natural, technological and man-made hazards in accordance with the definition of an emergency in the

Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

• Provide research of data to support the revisions of enhanced plan components to include supporting

plans for high risks e.g. hazardous facility, flood, severe weather, critical infrastructure etc.

• Assists with exercises and training exercises in simulated conditions.

• Participates in providing required support within the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) during

emergencies.

• Develop and maintain liaisons with municipalities, region and provincial departments, and similar entities

in order to assist with initiatives.

• Prepare agenda’s, minutes and other documents as required for Committee and Working Group

meetings. Assist in the development of other documents required under the Emergency Management

Program.

• Performs other duties as required.

Skills and Qualifications

• College Diploma or University Degree in Disaster Management, Education, Communications, Sociology

or Psychology.

• Further specialized education in the Incident Management System (IMS), combined with at least one

year of experience in developing and delivering public education campaigns.

• You have an understanding of municipal government and stakeholder responsibilities regarding

emergency management, understanding of business continuity practices .

• You possess strong research and project management skills with an ability to perform effectively in

stressful situations.

• Proficient in standard Microsoft Office applications required; SharePoint preferred. Knowledge of

designing and managing databases is preferred.

• Your written and verbal communication skills are well developed and you are able to handle multiple

complex tasks concurrently.

• Experienced using online research engines, web-meeting facilities, capable to identify and access a

broad range of resources within limited time.

• You are able to establish effective working relationships and provide quality customer service. You can

work independently with minimum supervision as well as part of an Emergency Management Team.

• Must have the ability to travel and transport informational displays and materials.

• Moderate occasional lifting required to an approximate maximum of 30 – 40 lbs.

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Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 25.52 – $ 34.03

Hours of Work: 35

Work Location: Mavis Yard: Common Building

Organization Unit: CMS/Emergency Management

Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Fire Division , Emergency Management

Non-Union/Union: Non Union

A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, their own expense, to verify the absence

of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act,

2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the

recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the

recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any

accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal

participation.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.mississauga.ca.