City of Mississauga

Job Posting # 17-204

COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARMENT

FIRE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIVISION

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SECTION

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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special! You will be part of a team of engaging, enthusiastic and dedicated people that are committed to collaborating with one another to deliver on our commitment to the residents, visitors and businesses of Mississauga.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direction of the Manager, Emergency Management you will be accountable for Corporate preparedness and Community Preparedness. Corporate Preparedness will include annual training, annual exercises and the setup and management of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). Community Preparedness will include event planning for Emergency Preparedness Week, updates to the website and engaging with other divisions to develop materials and opportunities to enhance public education to the possible hazards. You will coordinate training of all City personnel, external agencies staff and volunteers likely to be involved in any phase of the Emergency Management Program or Business Continuity Program. Will be required to report to work if there is an Emergency situation at the City of Mississauga.

Plans, identifies, coordinates, integrates and ensures the physical and human functions of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) that are necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, or mitigate against threatened or actual disasters.

Update and maintenance of records and resources for individuals, equipment and supplies needed for major emergencies for the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).

Plans, identifies, coordinates, integrates and delivers training and exercises in support of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).

Plan, identifies, coordinates, integrates and delivers the public education activities to raise awareness of the top hazards (HIRA) and how to prepare in order to build resiliency to disasters.

Leads the coordination of all processes within the Emergency Operations Centre during emergencies, including coordinating internally and with other agencies/Municipalities/Regions.

Establish and maintain organizational and functional standard procedures for the activation and operation of the EOC such as Warnings/Alerts, Alerting Procedures, Activation

 

Procedures, Staff/IMS Position Operational Procedures, Message Control and Administration.

Advanced knowledge of EOC technological components and telecommunication equipment. Must prepare recommendations for technological and telecommunications based on advancements and ensure proper inventory, security, testing and maintenance of same for readiness in the event of an incident.

Identify emergency operation surge capacity issues and recommendations on MOU’s, Agreements, Contracts, etc., to mitigate economic impacts to the City, i.e., Debris Management

Responsible for identifying and training the internal and external stakeholders for their role and responsibility associated with the highly visible public facing emergency management plan and multiple internal emergency response plans (risk based planning).

Delivery of Ontario Incident Management System (IMS) training to appropriate internal and external staff associated with the EOC.

Project management responsibilities associated with leading or facilitating cross-divisional and multi-sectoral planning teams to develop in-house risk based emergency response training and exercises based on the Hazardous Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA).

Support the divisional risk based team(s) through the execution of a standardized planning process in the development of operational response and recovery training & exercise products.

Assist other departments, divisions and sections in the training and exercises for written divisional and section procedures that support emergency response and recovery.

Develop and maintain liaisons with all levels of government and NGOs in order to facilitate coordinated training & exercise development, response effort coordination, and exchanges of personnel and equipment.

Coordinates with key resource stakeholders and partners to ensure integration of preparedness program guidelines, best practices, and performance standards into the training and exercises.

Evaluates and collaborates with the appropriate specialist and auxiliary staff during an emergency.

Conduct surveys and focus groups to determine the types of emergency-related training needs to be addressed in disaster planning preparedness.

Coordinates training on all internal and external resources that may be needed to address emergencies or disasters that occur in the City of Mississauga including disaster recovery preparedness related to disaster relief, clean-up operations, reconstruction and economic recovery.

Provides or coordinates training in continuity of operations planning to ensure the community emergency management program addresses how the municipality and the affected business community will recover from a disaster.

Designs, conducts and reports on the exercises to evaluate the city emergency plan, risk based plans, business continuity plans, divisional procedures and operating procedures.

Maintain and update all resource materials associated with the emergency training, exercise and public education services.

Assist with the research, analysis, and development of information papers, meeting materials, and briefing products. Leverage comprehension of emergency management prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Tests and evaluates components of the Emergency Plan and Emergency Response Plans using both table top, functional and full scale operational Exercises in simulated conditions.

Promotes cooperation and mutual assistance with the Region of Peel, the Town of Caledon, the City of Brampton, Provincial Ministries, Federal Departments and any other emergency preparedness related bodies in order to facilitate plan development, response effort coordination, and exchanges of personnel and equipment.

Develops and promotes public and corporate emergency preparedness through the implementation of community and business outreach programs in order to maintain effective relationships with public agencies and private sector contacts to obtain support during emergency response initiatives.

 

Promotes Emergency Preparedness through the development and implementation of Public Awareness Campaigns, community workshops, etc. Works with agencies such as Police and Red Cross to implement such campaigns and public awareness.

Develop and administers emergency/disaster preparedness training courses for the public that teach people how to effectively manage major emergencies and disasters.

Participates in regional and provincial disaster preparedness projects to enhance capabilities within the Office of Emergency Management as it relates to corporate and community preparedness.

Performs other duties as required

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Performs skilled technical and highly complex administrative work independently and with cross-divisional and multi-sectoral project teams to plan, coordinate, develop, promote and deliver emergency preparedness training, exercises, emergency operations centre readiness for corporate preparedness based on the Incident Management System (IMS). Leads project management teams to plan, coordinate, develop, promote and deliver public education on prevalent risk for the City of Mississauga based on the Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA).

Post-Secondary graduation, preferably with a degree in Education, Disaster Management, Environmental Health or other related discipline with a minimum one-year program of teacher education and further specialized education in Emergency Management specifically in IMS and EM with Instructor level certifications, combined with at least three years of experience in developing and delivering emergency management exercises; three years of experience in EOC operations and three years of experience in public education programming. CEMC designation preferred.

You have an understanding of municipal government and stakeholder responsibilities and you possess strong leadership and project management skills with an ability to perform effectively in stressful situations. Your written and verbal communication skills are well developed and you are able to handle multiple complex tasks concurrently. You have strong research, analytical and report writing skills to support program development.

You exhibit strong leadership skills and have good public speaking abilities and are able to establish effective working relationships and provide quality customer service.

Work is performed while assigned to the Office of Emergency Management under the general direction of the Manager, Emergency Management or designee.

Hours of Work: 35 hour per week

Salary: $ 76,737 – $ 102,317

Closing Date: May 29, 2017 Number of Openings: 1 Full-time

Department/Division/Unit: Community Services Department/Emergency Management Section

Work Location: 3185 Mavis Road, Mississauga, ON

Please apply directly on our www.mycitycareer.ca website on or before May 29, 2017

Please include a resume with your application

A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted or a Record of Offences Declaration for returning staff where a Criminal Record Search acceptable to the City has previously been submitted. 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 City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.