|ADMN O 24R - Recovery Operations Specialist|
ADMN O 24R - Recovery Operations Specialist
Company : BC Public Service
Salary : $69,185–$78,814 a year
Location : British Columbia
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Saanichton, BC V8M2A5 CA
Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA
Bring your vision, leadership, and strategic planning skills to this important role
Ministry of Emergency Management & Climate Readiness (EMCR) leads provincial emergency and disaster risk management, builds and fosters collaborative relationships and partnerships, advances meaningful and lasting reconciliation, and supports all peoples in British Columbia to reduce disaster risk.
BC’s emergency management legislation is currently undergoing significant modernization. As a result of the recovery challenges in 2017 and 2018, BC developed an Interim Disaster Recovery Framework for the 2019 and 2020 flood and wildfire seasons. As one of the four pillars of emergency management1, the interim framework for disaster recovery recognizes the need to address the post-event needs of four sectors: People and Communities, Environment, Economy and Infrastructure.
The Recovery Operations Specialist position was created to provide EMCR with the capacity to proactively manage the coordination, oversight and reporting of multi-party recovery services in disaster zones throughout the province.
The position operates in a dynamic work environment with considerable uncertainty. Recovery efforts often commence a time when considerable organizational resources are dedicated to disaster response. The ability to use a flexible approach is key, as the scope and impact of disasters may not be immediately evident and access to internal and external resources, already engaged in disaster response, may be challenging.
The position is relied upon to apply an understanding of the wide variety of social (i.e. health and wellness), economic, environmental and infrastructure impacts that disasters have on communities; identify gaps in recovery services; and provide a holistic approach to the development of recovery strategies tailored to the specific requirements of affected communities. The position requires resilience, to maintain an objective perspective during traumatic events; empathy, to appreciate the human impacts; and a pragmatic approach, to ensure forward momentum toward recovery objectives. The position is also relied upon to develop collaborative working relationships with a wide network of internal/external partners and stakeholders, including representatives from all levels of government, community organizations, service organizations, Indigenous groups, stakeholders, contractors and others in order to coordinate services, apply influence to address issues and achieve recovery priorities.
The position can be deployed for up to two weeks at a time to provide on-site disaster recovery coordination services.
The Recovery Operations Specialist manages the coordination, oversight and reporting of multi-party recovery services in disaster zones throughout the province in close partnership with communities. This involves leading disaster recovery projects or project components, meeting with impacted communities on a regular basis, providing recommendations and status reports to senior management, working closely with regional managers, coordinating the work of local partners/agencies, leading project teams and managing project reporting. The position also contributes to the continual improvement of the recovery management framework, conducts pilot projects, leads project teams, manages contracted resources and delivers presentations/workshops.
- A degree, diploma or certificate in an emergency management, social services, or a related field PLUS a minimum of 3 years of related experience; OR
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Related experience includes a combination of the following:
- Developing and facilitating complex multi-party initiatives.
- Planning, coordinating, evaluating, and reporting of multi-party government or emergency services.
- Preparing decision notes and/or other briefing material for senior audiences.
- Leading the work of project teams or individual resources.
- Developing and maintaining relationships in communities, including representatives from all levels of government, private sector organizations, Indigenous peoples, and/or non-profit organizations. Preference may be given to applicants with all listed representatives.
Preference may be given to applicants with:
- Experience working in disaster recovery or community development.
- Preparing and delivering presentations to a wide variety of internal and external audiences.
Candidates must be willing and able to:
- Travel to support community recovery operations to locations anywhere in the province.
- Work on-call and extended hours during emergency activations.
For questions regarding this position, please contact [email protected]
About this Position:
There are 2 Temporary Auxiliary opportunities available until August 31, 2023 and December 31, 2023. These temporary opportunities may be extended or may become permanent.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact [email protected] or 778-405-3452.
How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.
Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - You will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail [email protected], before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here.
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 at the bottom of the posting.
Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.