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Regional Emergency Measures Officer

Pond Inlet
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Closing Date: 
Friday, August 23, 2019

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 Manager, Emergency Preparedness, the role of the Regional Emergency Measures Officer (REMO) is to provide guidance and support to inform emergency management activities taking place across Nunavut. This guidance and support may take the form of the provision of templates to aid in the development of key deliverables, such as the emergency measures plan template, provision of emergency management training and technical guidance to stakeholders.

Further to this, the REMO assumes the responsibility to deliver and coordinate the development of all emergency management programs to Government of Nunavut (GN) departments and agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, and to the residents within the region. Develop and communicate emergency management standards and procedures to stakeholders that have statutory responsibilities under the Emergency Measures Act (EMA); responding to emergencies as needed.

The incumbent takes the lead in Emergency Management Plans/Programs (EMP’s); facilitates the delivery and administration of public education and awareness programs; promote programs such as the national emergency preparedness week and other initiatives; acts as Nunavut Emergency Management (NEM) Emergency Operations Duty Officer and carryout other duties as directed by manager as needed.

Knowledge of Government of Nunavut (GN) policies, procedures, structures and systems and functions of GN central agencies and regulatory authorities are required for this position. Knowledge of NEM policies and procedures is required. The position requires knowledge of NEM divisional staff responsibilities in emergencies and ability to coordinate and lead staff during emergency operations. The position requires effective communication skills, have knowledge in theories, principals and practices for adult learning and have ability to deliver training and public education. The position requires on-the-land and survival skills. Computer skills in the Microsoft Office Suite are required and ability to oversee casual clerical and administrative staff on day-to-day operations and on special projects is required.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through completion of the Incident Command System I-100, Introduction to the Incident Command System for search and rescue, along with two years’ of related experience. Training in emergency management coordinator or basic emergency management is also required.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

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

Assets: Fluency in Inuktitut is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, culture, communities and land; Community emergency management training; Team member with the fire department; Member in the community search and rescue committee; Possess local community training on basic search and rescue protocols.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

Expiry Options: 
Has closing date