|Director, Emergency Measures Organization|
Director, Emergency Measures Organization
Company : Department of Justice & Public Safety
Salary : $100,766–$119,002 a year
Location : New Brunswick
Director, Emergency Measures Organization
Justice and Public Safety
Who we are
The work we do has a positive impact on our communities, and helps improve the everyday lives of New Brunswickers. Together, we are over 45,000 New Brunswickers who are passionate problem-solvers, who make a difference and are proud to call New Brunswick home.
The Department of Justice and Public Safety is dedicated to the rule of law, the promotion of the public interest, and the impartial administration of justice and works to improve the safety, security and resiliency of communities and citizens.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Emergency Management and Community Resiliency, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the organization through significant change while ensuring effective, efficient execution. Work includes improving collaboration, engagement and partnership with provincial and federal government agencies, with volunteer and not-for-profit groups, police, fire and ambulance agencies and most especially local governments who share responsibility to prepare and respond to and recover from local emergencies. NBEMO's work also includes assessment of provincial and regional threats, risks and vulnerabilities affecting public safety and security, developing and implementing strategies and plans to be prepared for, respond to and recover from them, and conducting exercises that improve and evaluate readiness.
During major provincial level events like floods, storms and pandemics, the Director ensures effective "whole of society" response through leading collaboration and integration across mandates, jurisdictional boundaries and levels of government, and, where necessary, providing operational direction. This is accomplished through leadership and advice to an interagency Provincial Emergency Action Committee (PEAC) and twelve (12) Regional Emergency Action Committees (REACs).
The Director also leads coordination work with adjacent jurisdictions including the United States; and participates in national Federal/Provincial/Territorial efforts to improve emergency preparedness, response and recovery.
The Department is currently evaluating NBEMO's work considering the COVID-19 pandemic and past reviews while looking at deliberate, accidental and natural risks such as the effects of climate change, cyber threats and telecommunications outages. The selected candidate will be expected to implement relevant findings.
- Office location: Victoria Health Center. Fredericton, NB
- Standard hours of work: Monday - Friday, 8:15-4:30
- We promote a scent-reduced environment.
Who you are
You possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to problem-solve creatively and to think on your feet. You have a respect for safety, you treat people in a polite and professional manner being courteous and always showing kindness. You are concerned for the wellbeing of New Brunswickers.
Your attitude, skills and interests are just as important as your area of study. We are looking for diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:
Behavioural competencies: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:
- Analytical Thinking
- Relationship/Network Building
- Impact and Influence
Technical competencies: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:
- Planning and Organizing Skills
- Written Communication
- Presentation Skills
- Specialized Subject Matter Expertise and Knowledge
Need to have (their essential skills and qualifications)
- A Post-Secondary degree with training In emergency management/response in the Canadian domestic context, demonstrated capability in relationship building and engagement with diverse stakeholders, and a minimum of ten (10) years of related work experience.
- A valid driver's license to carry out duties throughout the province
- Because NBEMO must adapt to the ever changing risk landscape in New Brunswick through continuous improvement, after action reports are conducted after each emergency and exercise and lessons learned must be applied to the operational policy of the branch. This requires the Director to be agent of change concurrent with leading the organization. As such, The successful candidate must demonstrate capability for exceptional strategic vision of the needs of New Brunswick as well as strong organizational interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
- Successful candidates will be required to undergo a criminal history clearance and security clearance check.
- In addition to the point above, the successful applicant will be required to obtain security clearance at the level of TOP SECRET, in accordance with the Government of New Brunswick Security Policy.
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
Written and spoken competence in English is required, please state your language capability
Candidates must demonstrate on their applications how they have acquired the education and experience for this position. Your résumé should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment
Nice to Have (their asset qualifications)
- Preference may be given to those applicants who have training and/or experience at a senior level in civilian emergency response with a background in one or more of policing, firefighting, paramedicine, private or public sector emergency management or the military.
- Specialized education, training and certification in Emergency Management and the Incident Command System are considered assets.
- Spoken and written competence in French will be considered and asset
Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.
Pay Band 8 - $100,766 - 119,002 annually.
What can GNB offer you?
- Opportunities for career growth, professional development and training. *
- Free access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and services. *
- Comprehensive benefits package and the Public Service Shared Risk Pension Plan.
- 1 paid Volunteer Day per year to give back to your community.
- 1.25 days/month of paid vacation.
Providing a safe workplace for all. Your health & safety are important to us. GNB has implemented preventative measures across the organization to ensure your health & Safety.
How to apply
We encourage applicants to apply on-line at www.ere.gnb.ca, by mail at the following address or
by email at of [email protected] by August 11, 2022 indicating competition number R78-2022-23-0218.
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.
Department of Justice and Public Safety
Human Resources Branch
Marysville Place - 20 McGloin Street, 3rd floor
Fredericton, NB E3A 5T8
We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who are among the most qualified, will be given preference at the time of selection.
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