Staff Directory

Senior Health Emergency Planner

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Northern Allowance: 
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
27 January 2017

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister – Operations; the Senior Health Emergency Planner is responsible for providing overall development and coordination of the departments All Hazards Plan for all levels of the health system (community, regional, territorial and Government Services). The All Hazard Plan will be available for use by other departments to guide the development of their own emergency plan. The Plan will take into account the territorial hazards and vulnerability threat assessment and will include contingency plans for infectious diseases, business continuity, infrastructure failure etc. The incumbent is expected to provide technical expertise and advice on emergency preparedness, planning, risk mitigation, response and recovery as it applies to health services.

The Senior Health Emergency Planner will work to ensure that appropriate plans, systems, directives and processes are in place to meet the territorial and federal legislation and requirements for emergency planning, response and recovery. The incumbent will conduct planning, monitoring, implementation and/or refinement of territorial wide health emergency management and pandemic planning activities to ensure the services provided with meet national healthcare standards and are delivered in the most effective and efficient manner.

Best practices in emergency management/pandemic planning related to health services; Federal and territorial government emergency management related policies legislation, roles, functions and structures; international, national and provincial/territorial trends in emergency management and pandemic preparedness. You must have demonstrated effective communication skills-must be able to write clearly, articulate concepts and provide advice both orally and in writing. You must be proficient with software applications; have proven research skills and effective mediation coordination skills to effectively participate in the planning and response of activities.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a university degree and five years’ experience as a Public Health Nurse or Environmental Health Officer are required.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

An Emergency Services Management certification through the Canadian Emergency Management College or equivalent is an asset and will be a requirement for the candidate to attain within the first three years of employment in the position. WHMIS certification must be completed within the first year of employment. Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Services certificate must be completed within the first year of employment.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
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