Emergency Response Coordinator

Job Description: 

Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer (COO), the Emergency Response Coordinator (ERC) is responsible for creating, maintaining, and implementing emergency management plans for the Snuneymuxw First Nation, encompassing the five phases of emergency management. Furthermore, the ERC manages and coordinates all emergency management training and exercises, sets up, maintains, and leads an Emergency Response Taskforce and creates as well as maintains strategic relationships with community, industry, organization, and government agencies. This is a term employment position limited to 12 months with the possibility of extension.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Job Type: 
Employment (Full Time)
Job Responsibilities: 

The Emergency Response Coordinator will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Identify specific types of hazards, risks, and circumstances (such as COVID-19) that could harm the Snuneymuxw community, organizations, or environment.
  • Create and maintain a Communicable Disease Emergency (CDE) Plan.
  • Create, maintain, and implement the Emergency Management and Pandemic Plans for Snuneymuxw for all five phases of an emergency in compliance with local, provincial, and federal regulations.
  • Prepare and coordinate emergency management training.
  • Set up, maintain, and lead an Emergency Response Taskforce.
  • Create strategic relationships with all stakeholders who may be involved in an emergency.
  • Create and maintain a Communication Plan for Emergencies, including communication materials, channels, and messages for all stakeholders.
  • Research and comply information relevant to emergency procedures.
  • Conduct internal and external risk assessments and develop contingency plans.
  • Research and write proposals to access emergency response funding; oversees the reporting on funding deliverables.
  • Provide directions and coordinate resources/response efforts in case of emergency.
  • Assess situations to determine whether an emergency exists, activates the emergency procedures, oversees emergency procedures, notifies, and coordinates with outside emergency services, and directs lockdowns, if necessary.
  • Support the Health Center team in mental and physical health crisis response planning and implementation.
  • Assist the Health Center team in developing and implementing an overdose strategy.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.
Desired Experience: 
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in an emergency response related field is required.​
Desired Education: 
  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • A certificate in emergency management is required; a diploma or degree in emergency management is preferable.
Additional Info: 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of social, economic, political, and historical concerns in Indigenous communities.
  • Strong organizational skills with proven ability to effectively prioritize workflow.
  • Ability to work under high stress/pressure.
  • Skilled user in various software applications such as MS Office applications and any other work-related software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated emergency preparedness and response management knowledge (including processes, policies, and laws) and skills required for this position.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to handle conflict in a professional manager.
  • Able to work under minimal supervision in stressful situations and to make decisions.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement, show initiate, and be proactive.
  • High standards of ethics and confidentiality to handle sensitive information.
  • High level of problem-solving skills with the ability to work under pressure. Excellent time management skills with the ability to plan ahead.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development and continuous learning.

Willingness Statements:

  • You are required to possess and maintain a valid class 5 BC driver’s license.
  • You may be required to work outside of work hours if an emergency occurs
  • You will be subject to satisfactory reference check and criminal records review and policy record checks.
  • You must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of the Emergency Response Coordinator. The incumbent must adhere to the Privacy and Security Policies and Procedures of the Snuneymuxw First Nation; as well as his/her professional Code of Ethics.

Please submit your current resume and cover letter to:

Snuneymuxw First Nation; Attention: Tina-Marie Heinrich

668 Centre Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 4Z4

or email: HR@snuneymuxw.ca or Fax: 250-753-3492

Deadline Date: Wednesday, September 30th, 2020