Scientific/Technical Off R24
An eligibility list may be established.
A great opportunity to take the next step in your management career
Emergency Management British Columbia (EMBC) is the lead coordinating agency in the provincial government for all emergency management activities. As such, EMBC’s mission is to be responsible to British Columbians for leading the management of provincial level emergencies and disasters and supporting other authorities within their areas of jurisdiction.
EMBC provides leadership to minimize loss of life and reduce suffering, protect public health, infrastructure, property and the environment, and reduce economic and social impacts to the province from emergencies and disasters such as floods, interface fires, earthquakes, landslides and severe storms. EMBC works directly with local authorities, First Nations communities, provincial ministries and agencies, federal departments, other jurisdictions, industry, support organizations and volunteers in prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. EMBC administers the Emergency Program Act and Regulations, the Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) Agreement and manages the five Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Service Programs.
EMBC has its headquarters in Victoria and there are regional offices in Surrey, Kamloops, Nelson, Terrace, Prince George and Victoria.
The Regional Manager coordinates the integration of key regional stakeholders and maintains critical linkages to local authorities, First Nations communities, provincial and federal staff, industry, support organizations, volunteers, and the public. The Regional Manager coordinates daily operations, provides emergency management leadership during emergencies and disasters and provides expert advice on local and regional issues and capabilities.
The Regional Manager implements and maintains the B.C. emergency management structure (BCEMS) including planning, preparedness, response and recovery at the regional level, which includes First Nation communities lands as outlined in a ten year bilateral service agreement between EMBC and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).
The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Emma.Sharp@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- University Degree in a related field (e.g. Business Administration, Emergency Management, Public Administration, Natural Resource Management, etc.) PLUS a minimum 4 years directly related* experience; OR
- Technical Diploma in a related field (e.g. Business Administration, Emergency Management, Public Administration, Natural Resource Management, etc.) PLUS a minimum 6 years directly related* experience; OR
- An equivalent combination of education / training / experience may be considered.
- Related* experience includes all of the following:
- Experience related to the development and delivery of emergency management programs.
- Experience dealing with natural hazards, risk assessment and emergency response.
- Experience providing direction/leadership to others.
- Experience working with standard computer applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and the Internet.
- Financial administration experience.
- Preference may be given to applicants with:
- Experience working and engaging with First Nations communities and/or organizations.
- Experience in the delivery of operational requirements and delivery of training programs.
- Experience working with emergency software.
- Experience and/or training with Incident Command System.
- Experience with BC Emergency Management Systems (BCEMS).
- Candidates must be willing and able to:
- Required to be available to respond to regional emergencies and disasters 24/7.
- Required to be able to travel to other regions to assist or lead the response to emergencies and disasters within those regions.
- Must be able to meet the transportation requirements of the Ministry, i.e. maintain and possess a valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence (or equivalent).
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume required: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.