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The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is committed to ensuring that Ontario's communities are supported and protected by law enforcement and public safety systems that are safe, secure, effective, efficient and accountable.

Bring your vision and experience in emergency response and management to the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management and be a part of building a strong emergency management program in Ontario!

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Lead, coordinate and monitor emergency management programs
• Provide advice and support to communities and ministries regarding emergency management issues including prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery
• Develop, run, and evaluate exercises, including specialty exercises and full field exercises for/with various stakeholders including municipalities, First Nations, Ministries, and NGOs
• Support emergency planning in First Nations communities, including providing pre-response advice and assistance related to emergencies (i.e. floods, forest fires, etc.)
• Be a member of the provincial emergency response team and may be deployed with little notice for extended periods of time

NOTE: This posting is for 3 permanent Field Officer positions in different locations. Please be sure to indicate which location(s) you are applying for when submitting your application:
• Toronto
• Timmins
• Thunder Bay

How do I qualify?


• You have minimum valid driver’s license class of “G” or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario in order to access emergency, exercise and training sites that may not be accessible by public transportation
• You are able and willing to work irregular and extended hours particularly during emergencies and be on-call on a regular basis
• You are willing and able to travel occasionally to other provinces/territories and USA

Emergency Management Knowledge and Experience

• You have working knowledge of emergency management theories and principles (i.e. Incident Management System, Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment) to assist and advise communities, senior management, and stakeholders on emergency responses
• You have a strong knowledge of municipal administration, operations, governance and practices (i.e. Municipal Act, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act)
• You have understanding of First Nations communities in order to respond effectively to emergencies that affect these communities as well as provide support in pre-response planning
• You have experience interpreting, applying, and providing advice on emergency management operations, acts and legislation (e.g. Emergency Management & Civil Protection Act), and municipal/provincial/federal programs (i.e. Ontario Critical Infrastructure Assurance Program, Ontario disaster relief assistance programs)

Proven Communication, Interpersonal, Leadership Skills

• You have political acuity skills to allow you to interact with a variety of internal/external stakeholders, lead meetings, and address community issues
• You have writing skills to prepare briefing notes, media documents, and public education materials
• You have presentation skills to deliver training programs
• You have demonstrated tact, diplomacy, and cultural sensitivity to relate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, particularly First Nations stakeholders

Analytical Skills

• You can use sound judgment in critical situations to assess and provide advice in emergency situations as well as evaluate proposals
• You have proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision and under pressure to meet tight deadlines

Computer and Equipment Knowledge

• You are proficient with software applications including word processing, presentations as well as the internet
• You can use audiovisual technologies and communications equipment

Additional Information

A one-hour ‘optional’ information session will be held on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 1900hrs via webinar. To register for the webinar, please contact The session will cover topics such as the structure and mandate of the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management and Emergency Management Field Operations, and current priorities for the position.

**This session is optional and will not influence the screening and selection process.**

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 25 Morton Shulman Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region, General Screening Requirement
  • 1 Permanent, 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region, General Screening Requirement
  • 1 Permanent, 640 Mountdale Ave, Thunder Bay, North Region, General Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union


Consulting and Planning
Posted on:
Thursday, September 6, 2018


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

    Please note that as of November 1, 2018, with the implementation of the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015, the security screening check requirements for this position may differ from those described in this job ad.

  • T-SL-126139/18(3)

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 27, 2018 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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