Provincial Duty Manager
Scientific/Technical Officer R27
The purpose of this posting is to establish an eligibility list for future permanent, temporary and/or as and when needed vacancies.
We currently have multiple vacancies available for as and when needed positions which may become permanent.
It’s your time to Achieve, Excel and Succeed in this career building role
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 works directly with local governments, provincial ministries and agencies, federal departments, other jurisdictions, industry and volunteers in mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
The Provincial Duty Manager(s) (PDM) provide 24/7 primary point decision making services for EMBC for emergencies and disasters requiring immediate stakeholder and public alerting. The PDM is responsible for providing situational awareness of emergencies and disasters to senior EMBC staff and other senior officials of government as necessary. The PDM has primary responsibility for activating the Provincial Emergency Notification System (PENS) and Alert Ready in the event of a threat to British Columbia. The position also provides support to key program files such as Operations, Logistics, Plans, Training & Exercises, Public Education and earthquake preparedness. The position may be required to support operational activations within any of the EMBC provincial or regional operations. Provision of situational awareness during emergencies and disasters plays a key role in government’s ability to provide coordinated response and recovery efforts
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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:
- Post-secondary degree or technical diploma in a related field (e.g. resource management, water management, emergency management, disaster services, crisis management, law enforcement) PLUS 5 years of related* work experience; OR
- An equivalent combination of related* work experience, education and/or training totalling 10 years.
- Related* work experience includes the following:
- Experience in a command and control environment within an Incident Command System (ICS) or similar structure.
- Experience dealing with natural hazards, risk assessment and emergency response.
- Experience providing direction/leadership to others.
- Preference may be given to applicants with experience in the following areas:
- Experience leading in an operation’s center environment.
- Experience in field operations (First Response, Natural Hazards, Search and Rescue).
- Experience leading projects and providing management overview / synopsis under pressure.
- Proficiency in learning and utilizing various communications and information technologies.
- Candidates must be willing and able to:
- Work on-call and work extended hours during emergency activations.
- Participate in operational deployments throughout the province.
- Travel occasionally.
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: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: 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 (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – 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.