Emergency Support Services Specialist
Administrative Officer R27
This is a temporary opportunity until October 2, 2020.
An eligibility list may be established.
Contribute your flair for organization and prioritization
Emergency Management British Columbia (EMBC) has been designated as the number one mission critical program within the provincial government and is responsible for the design, development, readiness and delivery of provincial-level emergency management services within the British Columbia emergency management structure.
EMBC provides leadership to minimize loss of life and reduce suffering, protect public health, infrastructure, property and the environment, and reduce economic and social impacts to the province from emergencies and disasters such as floods, interface fires, earthquakes, landslides and severe storms. EMBC works directly with local governments, provincial ministries and agencies, federal departments, other jurisdictions, industry and volunteers in prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. EMBC administers the Emergency Program Act and Regulations, the Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) Agreement and manages the five Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Service Programs.
The Emergency Support Services (ESS) Specialist is the provincial expert in humanitarian support and ESS managing large-scale initiatives with significant impact and coordinates a range of internal and external stakeholders. The position provides critical planning and operational linkages with regional and headquarters personnel, local government staff, volunteers and stakeholders.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Melia.Walker@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) or higher in business administration, public administration, natural resource management, geography, planning or other discipline related to the position PLUS a minimum of 2 years’ progressive and related* experience; OR
- Diploma in the above mentioned fields PLUS a minimum of 4 years’ progressive and related* experience; OR
- An equivalent combination of education and training with progressive and related* experience may be considered.
- Related* experience includes:
- Experience in Emergency Support Services and/or Emergency Management, working with volunteers and emergency response.
- Experience working in an Emergency Operations Centre or Emergency Coordination Centre. Preference may be given to those with experience working in an Incident Command Structure.
- Experience in the development and delivery of operational requirements to a wide range of stakeholders at multiple levels of government.
- Experience building collaborative relationships with external partners (e.g. federal government, First Nations, NGO’s, Volunteers, etc.).
- Experience and training with Incident Command System.
- In addition to candidates meeting the above education and experience, preference may also be given to applicants with experience in any of the following areas:
- Experience working and engaging with First Nations communities and/or organizations.
- BC Emergency Management Systems (BCEMS) training.
- Candidates must be able and willing to:
- Travel regularly.
- Work flexible hours and extended hours during emergency activations.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.