New Job Disaster Recovery Program Coordinator In Alberta

Disaster Recovery Program Coordinator
Disaster Recovery Program Coordinator

Disaster Recovery Program Coordinator

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $5,176–$6,796 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 42818

Ministry: Seniors, Community and Social Services

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Temporary (6 months with a possibility of extension)

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: June 30, 2023

Classification: Program Services 3

About Us

A successful society is defined by its people and the opportunities available for them to fully and actively participate in all aspects of life and provide for themselves and/or their families. The Department of Seniors, Community and Social Services work to foster a society in which families are secure and resilient, individuals have safe, sustainable employment, vulnerable Albertans have the supports they require, and no one is left behind. You can be part of helping us make a difference!

The Department of Seniors, Community and Social Services (SCSS) leads seniors, income, employment, disabilities and community-based supports, family violence prevention, and family & community support services.

To find out more about our work visit:


The Emergency Management, Accommodations and Security unit has an exciting opportunity for a Disaster Recovery Program Coordinator to join the team! The Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) Coordinator provides support in the coordination of the department to recover uninsurable costs encountered in the provision of essential socials services during an emergency or a disaster. This role will design and develop processes to be implemented and will build the foundation for future disaster recovery programs. The incumbent will be a subject matter expert providing guidance and direction to department programs in the completion of their disaster recovery submissions. In addition, the incumbent will liaise with Alberta Emergency Management Agency, partners, and local authorities to support ongoing auditing and other DRP related requests for information or expertise while maintaining continuity of the program. This role is specifically tasked with assisting program areas with tracking and submitting for reimbursement of expenses that were incurred by the department while responding to emergencies impacting Albertans.

A day in the life of the Disaster Recovery Program Coordinator:

Your key objectives:
Reporting to the Director, the position is responsible for the overall implementation and coordination of the delivery of SCSS DRP. You will be the subject matter expert, leading the departments programs to determine eligibility of DRP claims and as the liaison with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency, Municipal Affairs. This position develops supporting documents, procedures and policies related to the administration of multiple disaster recovery programs.

Your contacts:
You will report to the Director and make recommendations on program design and delivery. You have the opportunity to work with cross-ministry contacts/external agencies as well including those at all levels of government and non-government agencies. The role will establish ongoing relationships with key program contacts and provide expert advice and guidance related to DRP.

Your impact:
This role has a direct impact in providing guidance to the department programs and other stakeholders on all aspects for DRP claims and coordinating with AEMA and the federal government to provide expertise and guidance in the submission to the federal financial assistance program. As each event has unique challenges, the ideal candidate will be innovative in design and continuous improvement of the program while developing tools to streamline processes and improve claim submissions.

To be successful in this role you will need to have an understanding of emergency management, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery; have strong research, analysis skills; strong financial abilities and have superior communication skills, thriving in a highly demanding customer service focused position, while flexibility in shifting priorities quickly.


University degree/ diploma in emergency management (or related i.e. business) or equivalent plus 2 years policy development and/or program development experience.

The following equivalency will also be considered: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:

  • 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
  • 1 year of experience for 1 year of education


  • In depth knowledge of the Emergency Management Act, Disaster Recovery Regulation and Policies, Government Emergency Management Regulation, Disaster Assistance Guidelines, and the federal Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements.
  • Knowledge of the Emergency Management Framework of Canada and GoA Emergency Management Framework.
  • Knowledge of the GoA financial systems and management reporting processes, timelines and deadlines.
  • Detailed knowledge of the ministries’ programs that support Albertans during and after emergencies.
  • Significant knowledge of how municipal governments, other provincial governments and the federal government approach emergency management in Canada.
  • Thorough knowledge of FOIP requirements and their application regarding DRPs.
  • Knowledge of building and assessment processes as they relate to DRPs.
  • Knowledge of procurement policies and processes applicable to the GoA
  • Familiarity with individual and commercial insurance, leasing documents, financial statements etc.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

If you haven’t included competency information in the “Role” section, you can include the critical competencies with examples of how they relate to the role being recruited to in this section; below is a list of the APS Competencies to assist you:

  • Agility
  • Drive for Results
  • Develop Self and Others
  • Build Collaborative Environments
  • Develop Networks
  • Systems Thinking
  • Creative Problem Solving


$2,588.06 to $3,397.76 bi-weekly. ($67,548 - $88,681/ year)


This is a temporary position for 6 months with a possibility of extension.

Links and information on what the GoA has to offer to prospective employees.

  • Working for the Alberta Public Service –
  • Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements
  • Research Alberta Public Service Careers tool –

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Resources for applicants:

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Tomasz Gruszka at [email protected]

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