Wilfred Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University is poised to meet its future with vision, energy, and optimism. Excellence in education and research supports an academic community addressing critical business, economic, social, and environmental challenges. With over 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across locations in Waterloo, Brantford, Kitchener, and Toronto, Laurier is a mid-sized university with small-school strengths: experiential programming, engaged alumni, high levels of student satisfaction, and a unique culture inspiring lives of leadership and purpose.

Reporting to the Manager, Safety and Risk Control, the Emergency Management & Fire Safety Officer works collaboratively with colleagues within the Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management department and across the university to develop, implement and maintain the Emergency Management Program and the Fire/Life Safety Program.

Responsibilities pertaining to emergency management include the implementation of prevention techniques, mitigation strategies and preparedness activities. In addition, the incumbent maintains Laurier’s emergency response plans and helps oversee recovery activities during and after emergencies.

Fire/life safety responsibilities include conducting fire/safety audits and risk assessments, developing and maintaining fire safety plans and providing advice on practices, policies, codes and compliance standards. The incumbent is also responsible for all training and education related to fire/life safety and is the subject matter expert for all campuses liaising with the fire departments and municipalities on a regular basis.

The ideal candidate will possess a college diploma in Fire Protection and Prevention, possess a certificate in Emergency Management, and/or Provincial Certification/training in emergency management plus four years of experience developing emergency preparedness and management programs. The successful candidate will also have strong working knowledge of the Ontario Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Building Code Act and Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at jbecker@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Diversity and Equity Office at diversity@wlu.ca. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or hr@wlu.ca.

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity please visit www.wlu.ca/careers for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.

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