New job Director, Emergency Measures Organization in Yukon

Director, Emergency Measures Organization

Company : Yukon Government
Salary : $102,425 - $140,665 a year
Location : Yukon

Full Description

This is a regular 1 –year term position working 75 hours bi-weekly. Temporary Assignments are preferred and will be considered.

Community Services works to build vibrant, healthy, and sustainable Yukon communities. The department provides a diverse range of services to Yukon communities. We are committed to our core values! At Community Services we believe Respect is the foundation of our organization, Collaboration is achieved through inclusive approaches and sharing of diverse perspectives, Service Excellence is the standard for all our interactions, and Integrity is achieved through honest, committed, and accountable public service.

The Director, EMO is responsible for managing the Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) by coordinating a whole of government approach to emergency management, resulting in emergency resilient Yukon communities. The Director oversees the creation of plans and strategies to enhance Yukon’s emergency preparedness and recovery capacity. This work has profound economic, social, psychological and environmental implications for the Yukon.

The ideal candidate is committed to building positive relationships; is skilled at providing risk-based information to government decision makers, and ensuring effective territorial preparedness and recovery from disasters. They will build effective relationships within YG and externally with municipalities, First Nations, government departments and provincial/federal agencies. They will utilize strong communications and team building skills to professionally and tactfully represent the Yukon government. They will provide subject matter expertise and provide mentorship to internal and/or external stakeholders during the operations of an emergency, emergency training, simulations and exercises. During the course of the assignment, the Emergency Measures Organization may participate in a review of the Civil Emergency Measures Act and will oversee the development of a Yukon Government emergency recovery program.

For more information about this position, please contact: Damien Burns, ADM Protective Services at 867-456-5510 or

For more information about the competitive process, please contact: Tim Litster, HRC II at

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Post-secondary coursework in public or business administration, natural or environmental sciences. Education relating to emergency or risk management would be an asset;
  • Significant experience supervising staff, groups, or committees;
  • Significant experience working in a senior decision-making capacity in either a government or emergency response environment;
  • Experience coordinating diverse groups;
  • Experience developing policies, plans, procedures and guidelines;
  • Significant experience dealing with First Nation Governments, Municipal Governments, Volunteer Groups, and Community Groups.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability:

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their competence according to the standard set by the Yukon Government Core Competency Framework.

Core Competency Framework

This competition will specifically focus on, but not limit itself to, the following competencies:

Modeling Interpersonal Skills and Personal Responsibility: Demonstrated strong self- awareness through deliberate learning from past experience and self-reflection to increase personal effectiveness and responsibility. Uses strong interpersonal skills and build credibility and personal effectiveness.

Thinking Strategically: Takes a comprehensive, long-term view, critically assessing options and implications, while linking decisions to strategic goals.

Taking Action and Achieving Results: Focuses, commits, and applies resources to identify and achieve appropriate results.

Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.

Additional Information:

Condition(s) of Employment:

  • Valid driver’s licence

Job Requirement(s):

  • The ability to work and/or travel for extended and irregular periods of time.
Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
17 August 2021
Close Date
31 August 2021

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