• Full Time
  • Ottawa

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Job Number:J0518-0188
Job Title: Emergency Management Programs Officer
Division:6420 Emergency Management Programs Division
Directorate:640 Directorate of Security and Safeguards
Job Type:Indeterminate
Location:Head Office, Ottawa
Number of Positions:1
Language Requirements:English Essential
Nuclear Energy Worker:No
Salary Range: $63,210.00 – $87,766.00/Year (Salary Under Review)

The Position:

The Emergency Management Programs Division is looking for a passionate expert in the area of nuclear emergency management to join their team.

EMPD is responsible for the administration and implementation of the Nuclear Emergency Management program and are the nuclear emergency management experts to CNSC.

This will be your opportunity to:

• Manage improvement projects related to the CNSC emergency management program
• Manage ongoing programs to ensure CNSC is prepared to respond to a radiological or nuclear emergency
• Develop, lead and evaluate various nuclear and radiological exercises or drills by designing scenarios and developing logistical exercise arrangements
• Develop and/or revise EOC operational plans and procedures
• Interface with external stakeholders regarding nuclear emergency preparedness and response on both technical and operational aspects (eg: Dose consequences, public alerting)
• Participate in exercises and respond during real nuclear emergencies as a member of the CNSC Emergency Response Organization (ERO)
• Participate as the 24/7 CNSC Duty Officer, on a rotational basis

What are we looking for?


• University degree in science or engineering

Experience in:

• Managing projects
• Writing reports and briefing notes
• Development of internal processes and procedures
• Interaction with external stakeholders
• Microsoft applications/software

Knowledge of:

• Emergency Management (EM) Principles
• Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR)
• Radiation protection principles
• Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) processes
• Nuclear Emergency Response Plan (NER Plan)
• Emergency exercise design, conduct and evaluation
• CANDU reactor principles and emergencies OR nuclear substance/device radiation safety principles and incidents

Technical competencies:

• Ability to communicate effectively in English, including drafting reports and presentations
• Critical thinking and analytical skills

Key Competencies:

The following “Key Behavioural Competencies” define the behaviours expected of all CNSC employees. These competencies serve as the basis for the selection, performance management, development and recognition of CNSC employees and will form part of the evaluation of this process.

• Live it – Model the CNSC values
• Own it – Be Accountable & Achieve Results
• Build it – Collaborate Effectively with Others
• Learn it – Commit to your Professional Growth & Personal Leadership

For more information on CNSC’s Key Behavioural Competencies go to the following link: http://nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/about-us/careers-at-cnsc/competencies/key-behavioral-competencies.cfm

Asset Qualifications:

• Experience in exercise design and execution
• Experience in the CNSC EOC nuclear emergency exercises or real events and/or CNSC nuclear emergency response plan
• Experience in nuclear emergency drills and exercises
• Experience in HTML coding

Operational Needs:

Travel: Some travel may be required.

Organizational Needs:

Preference may be given to candidates who are members of a designated group (i.e. a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a visible minority) to address identified underrepresentation, if applicable. We encourage you to self-identify.

Hiring Conditions:

Candidates must meet and maintain the following hiring conditions throughout their employment.

Security: Secret
This position requires a Canadian Secret Security clearance. The security clearance is a basic hiring condition and normally requires that you have ten (10) years of verifiable personal background history. History that cannot be verified may be grounds for denial of clearance.

Mobility: All CNSC employees are subject to the Mobility Assignment Program and may be transferred to a different work unit or geographical location due to operational requirements.

Your next step:

Do you think you have what we’re looking for? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your application, by the closing date, including:

1. A résumé and 2-page cover letter, including an email address.

2. In your maximum 2-page page cover letter please demonstrate how you meet the essential experience criteria and the asset qualifications as applicable. Please include headings and tell us more about your experience in:

a) Managing projects
b) Writing reports and briefing notes
c) Development of internal processes and procedures
d) Interaction with external stakeholders
e) Microsoft applications/software
f) Asset Qualifications (include as applicable):
• Experience in exercise design and execution
• Experience in the CNSC EOC nuclear emergency exercises or real events and/or CNSC nuclear emergency response plan
• Experience in nuclear emergency drills and exercises
• Experience in HTML coding

The onus is on the applicant to clearly demonstrate how their qualifications (i.e. education and experience) meet the requirements used for screening. Assets, operational and organizational needs may also be used for screening or to determine the right fit for the position.

We thank all those who apply. Only those whose qualifications are the most relevant will be contacted.

Additional Notes:

Salaries and Benefits: The CNSC offers competitive salaries, as well as, federal government benefits and pension plan.

Assessment: Assessment methods used to evaluate candidates include, but are not limited to: a structured interview, a review of work samples, a written test and reference checks.

Accommodation: The CNSC is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free work environments. If contacted for an assessment, please advise the CNSC of any accommodation needs. Information will be kept confidential.

Relocation: Relocation assistance may apply to external candidates.

As we are always looking to grow our skilled workforce, the results of this process may be used to staff future positions with similar qualifications and various tenures.

HR Contacts:

Patricia Guido
Human Resources Coordinator

Tiffany Daigneault
Human Resources Officer