Emergency Program Coordinator
District of Maple Ridge
Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
11d ago

Position Overview

We are seeking an Emergency Program Coordinator who is a self motivated and energetic professional to join our team in the Fire Department.

This position will be reporting to the Assistant Chief - Fire Prevention & Emergency Program.

This is administrative and specialized work entailing responsibility for the planning, development, coordination, evaluation and maintenance of the Emergency Management Program.

  • An incumbent of this class also acts as the Emergency Social Services (ESS) Director; organizes and facilitates meetings and exercises and relieves senior staff of administrative details;
  • plans, organizes, oversees, directs, motivates, supports and evaluates a large group of volunteers; develops, coordinates and evaluates a variety of training programs;
  • establishes and maintains effective relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts. The incumbent exercises considerable independence of judgement and action, discussing unusual or policy matters with a superior who reviews work in terms of the achievement of desired results and effective services rendered.

    Education & Experience Completion of a post-secondary degree in Emergency Management, Communication, Psychology or related field.

    Completion of Emergency Management Certificate plus considerable related experience OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    Considerable knowledge of the philosophy, principles, objectives, policies, regulations, practices and procedures of the Emergency Management Program, including those related to ESS the EOC.

    Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques used to develop, evaluate and deliver table top exercises, workshops and adult training courses.

    Considerable knowledge of the methods, techniques, policies and procedures pertaining to the recruitment and coordination of volunteers.

    Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, evaluate, implement and maintain the Emergency Management Program and to develop the business plan including identification of operational and capital budget requirements.

    Ability to organize and facilitate related meetings and exercises, provide program support and relieve senior staff of administrative detail.

    Ability to plan, organize, oversee, direct, motivate, support and evaluate the work of volunteers and to recruit and interview same and to supervise the work of clerical staff.

    Ability to make decisions in accordance with applicable regulations, policies and procedures, to set priorities and to work with minimal supervision.

    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with senior managers, staff, volunteers, staff of other agencies and the public.

    Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to make presentations.

    Ability to monitor the budget and to prepare and maintain reports and records related to the work.

  • Licences, Certificates & Registrations Driver's License for the Province of British Columbia. Additional Information The successful candidate will be required to complete a Police Information Check as a condition of employment (not required as part of the application process;
  • however, will be required upon consideration for employment). Job Stage Accepting Applications

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