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Regional Emergency Measures Officer

Cambridge Bay
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Closing Date: 
Friday, June 28, 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 emergency measures plan template, provision of emergency management training and technical guidance to stakeholders.

The Regional Emergency Measures Officer will work directly with the Government of Nunavut and Municipalities to train, develop, review and test their emergency programs. The Regional Emergency Measures Officer will assist in reviewing and develop various training courses for the emergency measures program, organizing and participating in school presentations, trade shows, career fairs and other public functions.

The incumbent shall also provide leadership, coordination and support during events such as floods, severe weather events or other natural or man-made disasters that may occur in Nunavut. As needed, the incumbent is required to take a lead role in responding to emergencies and natural disasters coordinated by NEM.

The Regional Emergency Measures Officer is responsible for Emergency Management Plans/Programs; facilitates the delivery and administration of public education and awareness programs; promote programs such as the National Emergency Preparedness week and other initiatives; and acts as NEM Emergency Operations Duty Officer and carryout other duties as directed by manager as needed.

An in-depth knowledge of NEM policies and procedures; NEM divisional staff responsibilities in emergencies; ability to deliver training and survival skills; on-the-land training skills; computer skills in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint); and strong leadership skills are required for this position.

Typically, the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position would be attained through a successful completion of ICS I-100, Introduction to the Incident Command System for search and rescue; Basic Emergency Training; and Two (2) years’ related experience.

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

Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.

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

Community emergency management training; team member with the fire department; and community search and rescue committee are an asset.

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

An eligibility list may be created to staff future vacancies in various communities.


Expiry Options: 
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