Emergency Program Coordinator


Job Id: 18-096
Department: Fire     
Salary: $32.79 - $38.62 per hour        
Closing: August 26, 2018        
Come grow with us! Maple Ridge located in Metro Vancouver is a vibrant and rapidly growing City with outstanding recreation, arts and cultural amenities and some of the most affordable housing in the region;  This combined with a dynamic community makes Maple Ridge a great place to work, play and live. Come join us and be part of the change.

Are you a team player with a “can do attitude”, excellent communication, interpersonal skills and exceptional customer service skills.  We have the perfect opportunity for you.

We are seeking an Emergency Program Coordinator who is a self motivated and energetic professional to join our team in the Fire Department.  This position will be reporting to the Assistant Chief - Fire Prevention & Emergency Program.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Completed a post-secondary degree in Emergency Management, Communication, Psychology or related field;
  • Completed an  Emergency Management Diploma or Certificate;
  • Minimum 2 years related experience preferably with some time in n a local government setting;
  • Have knowledge of the BC Emergency Management System and Incident Command System and the roles and responsibilities of the local authority under the Emergency Program Act;
  • Team leader/project manager experience in developing and delivering comprehensive training;
  • Have strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to maintain a volunteer program;
  • Strong conflict resolution, communication facilitation and public speaking skills;
  • Thorough knowledge and proficiency in MS Office Suite;
  • Valid Class 4 or Class 5 Drivers License.

Your key responsibilities are: 
  • Coordinates and administers the Emergency Program including, but not limited to: developing and maintaining emergency plans, provision of administrative support, providing advice and administrative support during emergency activations, assisting with the preparation of financial plans and grant applications, project management, representing the City of Maple Ridge on Emergency Management Committees, and acting as liaison with other agencies;
  • Reviews the Emergency Plans annually and incorporates lessons learned from past emergency event, training exercises, and feedback from participants and stakeholders; Ensures plans / procedures including immediate action checklists are current and adequate to meet future emergency events;
  • Perform tests and evaluations on currently implemented emergency management plans in accordance to applicable regulations
  • Develops, coordinates, evaluates and delivers a variety of table top exercises, workshops and training; develops, evaluates and revises course curriculum, training and program materials; makes suggestions for additional training courses;
  • Organizes and facilitates meetings; participates in analysis of program issues and makes recommendations for improvement; provides program support and relieves senior staff of administra­tive details;
  • Maintains situational awareness of current and potential emergency situations by monitoring current emergency situations and taking part in hazard awareness information sessions;
  • Establishes and coordinates Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as required within the Emergency Plan; Maintains EOC resources and locations, and maintains Emergency Program contact lists;
  • During an emergency, provides advice to the EOC Director and Section Heads in the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC);
  • After an emergency, ensures recovery plans are implemented as needed and tracks the progress of recovery issues;
  • Assist in the developing and the coordination of a Business Continuation Committee which oversees the initiation, planning, approval, testing and auditing of the City Business Continuity Plan;
  • Acts as the Emergency Social Services (ESS) Director; based on provincial standards, revises, activates and implements the ESS plan at the request of First Responders; assumes responsibility for the ESS response, attends on-site incidents, completes documentation and follows-up with incident victims and provincial authorities; chairs and facilitates regular meetings; evaluates ESS incident response, debriefs volunteers and makes changes to processes;
  • Develops and implement plans, procedures and protocols to maintain community awareness regarding emergency preparedness
  • Develops and implements new and/or improved methods, procedures and forms; prepares articles, posters, displays, brochures, handouts and instruction sheets; prepares grant funding requests, reimbursement claims, reports and correspondence; drafts Council reports; provides input to the emergency program work plan and budget and monitors same; keeps abreast of developments in the emergency management field.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Police Information Check as a condition of employment.  (Note – not required a part of the application process; however, will be required upon consideration for employment)

All required licenses, certificates and registrations associated with this competition must also be valid and current at the time the postings close and must be attached with your application;  Please have these documents ready to upload when you apply.

What we offer you:
The City offers a competitive compensation package that includes a strong wellness program and the opportunity for career and professional development.

If you want to help shape a growing community in a municipality that strives for service excellence, then this is the position for you.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. 


Location: Maple Ridge, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Fire & Rescue Services,Emergency Preparedness/Planning
Posted: August 2, 2018, 10:56 am
Expires: August 26, 2018, 4:30 pm