The City of Ottawa is the nation’s capital surpassing 1 million people and the fourth-largest municipality in the country. The City of Ottawa is committed to its 17,000 employees, offering rewarding careers that enhance the community’s quality of life, making Ottawa one of the best places in the world to live. Employees experience the satisfaction of seeing the results of their work in real-time, as residents rely on the City’s programs, services, facilities, and infrastructure every day. Here is your opportunity to lead equity, inclusion and social wellbeing strategies across the corporation and partner with the community to promote equitable, inclusive, and sustainable service access and a workforce that reflects the diverse population of Ottawa.
Reporting to the General Manager, Emergency and Protective Services, the Director, Public Safety, is responsible for providing vision, planning, organizing, directing and improving the development and delivery of its priorities, services, programs (Emergency Management, Corporate Security, Corporate Radio Program, 9-1-1 Service) and operations. The Director serves as a member of the Departmental Leadership Team and is responsible for the Service’s human and financial resources, develops strategic alliances and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders and creates a work environment conducive to learning, empowerment and innovation. Through strategic leadership and fostering innovation and change, the Director leads the development and delivery of programs, policies, emergency plans and public safety initiatives for the City. The Director leads, coaches and develops an engaged, diverse workforce of individuals and teams while demonstrating strong business sense, delivering results with a client centric focus.
The ideal candidate is a bold, collaborative senior leader with a track record of bringing partners together throughout the community and across the organization. You are known for your security and emergency management and you possess fluency in both of Canada’s official languages (French and English). Your values reflect the City’s 7 Leadership Competencies and you are excited to make meaningful change. With your Degree in Business Administration or related and 10+ years of experience, you have played a front and centre role in continuous service improvement of public safety and have provided support to members of Council, the City Manager and the General Manager on public safety policy and strategic issues. This is an exciting mandate to make a difference, innovate and advance the vision for a corporate- and city-wide commitment to the Public Safety Service in Canada’s capital city.
The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The City encourages applications from women, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. The City of Ottawa and Odgers Berndtson provide accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.