New Job Emergency Management Advisor - Preparedness And Response In Ontario

Emergency Management Advisor - Preparedness and Response
Emergency Management Advisor - Preparedness and Response

Emergency Management Advisor - Preparedness and Response

Company : Ministry of Transportation
Salary : $70,820–$102,046 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Do you have a background in emergency management, combined with excellent relationship and project management skills?

If so, consider these unique opportunities within the Ministry of Transportation's Operations Division, to enhance the emergency management program and response capacity.

About the Ontario Public Service (OPS)
The OPS is one of the largest employers in the province, employing more than 60,000 people. Every day, we are modernizing government operations and improving public services. We have a wide range of meaningful and rewarding career opportunities in communities across Ontario. We welcome new ideas and new people, encourage learning and development, and reward achievement. No matter the position, we live the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness.

What a career in the OPS can offer you
The OPS is committed to be an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment. In addition to flexible work arrangements, a collegial and professional work culture, career growth and development and on-the-job training to help you succeed, we offer a competitive Total Compensation Package.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
  • ensure the ministry is prepared to respond to actual and potential emergency situations in a coordinated and effective manner, consistent with relevant legislation
  • support the ministry's response to transportation emergencies or events interrupting Time Critical Services as identified in the ministry's Continuity of Operations Program
  • support the development of emergency response capacity in the transportation sector
  • manage relationships with associations, municipalities, First Nations, non-governmental organizations and the private sector

How do I qualify?

Emergency Management Knowledge

  • You have demonstrated knowledge of emergency management (including continuity of operations) principles and best practices related to planning, response, training and exercises.
  • You understand relevant provincial and federal legislation, regulations and policies related to emergency management.

Project Management

  • You have knowledge of project, portfolio and program management methodologies and leading practices.
  • You have demonstrated project management, planning and organizational skills to manage the planning, development and co-ordination of training to achieve the ministry's mandate.
  • You can plan, prioritize, balance and control diverse, concurrent activities and ensure timely results.
  • Your project management skills and attention to detail allow you to drive projects from concept through implementation with little oversight, ensuring that projects are on budget and on time.

Relationship Management

  • You have highly developed interpersonal and consultative skills.
  • You have knowledge of emergency management issues and practices related to transportation stakeholders.
  • You have the ability to manage relations with provincial ministries, federal organizations, municipalities, First Nations, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.
  • You can act as representative for the office with internal and external stakeholders, senior officials and contiguous jurisdictions.
  • Your customer service skills and political acuity allow you to build credible and professional partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • You can form and lead project teams to collaborate in a meaningful way with a diverse network of internal and external stakeholders.

Communication Skills

  • You have presentation, facilitation, and interpersonal skills to develop and deliver training/ exercise program sessions, provide advice/recommendations as a subject matter expert, consult and collaborate with managers and peers to facilitate information exchange and collaborative working relationships and deliver presentations to stakeholder groups.
  • You have demonstrated oral and written communication skills to develop briefing notes, reports, presentation, correspondence etc.
  • You have research and analytical skills to determine best practices, options, strategic opportunities and risks.


  • The duties of the job may require the successful candidate to travel within the region/throughout the province to perform the duties of the position.
  • The successful candidate may be expected to be on-call and have the ability to report to emergency facilities or sites on short notice.
  • The successful candidate may choose to work from any location on this job ad. Travel may be required on occasion to our St. Catharines office.

Additional Information:

  • 2 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 301 St Paul St, St Catharines, West Region or 1355 John Counter Blvd, Kingston, East Region or 159 Sir William Hearst Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region or 615 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region or 447 McKeown Ave, North Bay, North Region, Criminal Record Check

Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario

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Consulting and Planning

Posted on:
Monday, July 17, 2023

  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
  • MT-201196/23