Field Officer

Bring your vision and experience in emergency management to the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) and be a part of building a strong emergency management program in Ontario!

Opportunities Available:

The majority of this role will be done in the field and candidates are asked to indicate in their covering letter which location(s)/sector(s) they are applying for. Work locations/sectors will be assigned based on sector locations for the successful candidates against the following:

Bilingual (French/English) positions:

• 1 permanent bilingual position will be located in the Albany (Timmins area) sector

• 2 temporary bilingual positions will be located in the Killarney (Sudbury area) and Capital (Ottawa area) sectors

Unilingual (English) positions:

• 3 permanent positions will be located in the Lakes (North Bay area), Severn (Barrie/Midhurst area) and the Golden Horseshoe (Toronto area) sectors

• 7 temporary positions will be located in the Capital (Ottawa area), Loyalist (Kingston area), Severn (Barrie/Midhurst area), Golden Horseshoe (Toronto area), Bruce (Guelph area) and St. Clair (Chatham-Kent area) sectors

The Ministry

The Ministry of the Solicitor General is responsible for the safety and security of communities across Ontario through effective policing, correctional services and emergency management programs. The ministry promotes policing excellence by communicating with, and providing advice to, the police community, as well as through training, developing professional standards and establishing new programs. The Ontario Provincial Police provides front-line policing services to more than 400 municipal and First Nations communities. The ministry is also responsible for maintaining effective and efficient correctional programs that create an environment where offenders are better able to return to the community and make positive contributions to society. Through the work of the Office of the Chief Coroner, the Office of the Fire Marshal, the Centre of Forensic Sciences and Emergency Management Ontario, the ministry seeks to minimize or eliminate hazards to people and property.

The Office

Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) is responsible for monitoring, coordinating and assisting in the development and implementation of emergency management programs across municipalities and ministries, and for ensuring that those programs are coordinated in so far as possible with emergency management programs and emergency plans of the Government of Canada and its agencies. EMO fulfills this provincial coordination role by assisting provincial ministries and communities in the development and implementation of their mandatory emergency management programs, and by maintaining the overall provincial emergency management program. EMO is organized into five major program areas: Office of the Chief; Office of the Director; Planning and Program Development, which includes Exercises; Field Operations, Training and Education; and Emergency Management Operations.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:

• A defined benefit pension plan

• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits, which include adoptive parents

• Comprehensive Health Plan

• Life and Disability insurance

• Flexible work arrangements

• Collegial and professional work culture

• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas

• On-the-job training to support your success in the role

The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers!

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• lead, coordinate and monitor emergency management programs

• provide advice and support to communities regarding their emergency management programs, including prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery

• develop, run, and evaluate exercises, including specialty exercises and full field exercises for various stakeholders

• support emergency planning in communities, including providing pre-response advice and assistance related to emergencies

• be a member of the provincial emergency response team who may be deployed with little notice for extended periods of time

Location(s): Any City, Anywhere in Ontario

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

• For the bilingual vacancies, you must possess oral and written French language skills at the advanced level. Your proficiency level will be confirmed before hire

• You have a valid class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario, in order to access emergency, exercise and training sites that may not be accessible by public transportation

• You are able and willing to work irregular and extended hours, particularly during emergencies, and be on-call on a regular basis

• You are willing and able to travel occasionally to other provinces/territories and the USA

Emergency Management Knowledge

• You have working knowledge of emergency management theories and principles (e.g. Emergency Management Framework or Doctrine for Ontario, Incident Management System, Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment) to assist and advise communities, senior management, and stakeholders on emergency responses.

• You have the ability to apply and interpret federal, provincial and municipal legislation (e.g. Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and Regulations, Emergency Act, Emergency Preparedness Act, Municipal Act, Police Services Act, Health Promotion & Protection Act, Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Nuclear Safety and Control Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, etc.).

• You have working knowledge of emergency-related programs (e.g. Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance Program, Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program, Partnership Towards Safer Communities, National Emergency Stockpile System (NESS), Emergency Medical Assessment Team (EMAT), Heavy Urban Search & Rescue (HUSAR), Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Team (CBRNE), and Ontario Critical Infrastructure Assurance Program).

• You have the ability to gain knowledge of OFMEM goals, directions, priorities, and emergency management plans, procedures, policies, standards (e.g. Provincial Emergency Response Plan, Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Plan, Provincial Terrorism Consequence Management Plans, Ontario Mass Evacuation Plan, etc.).

Communication, Interpersonal and Leadership Skills

• You demonstrate political acuity to interact with a variety of internal/external stakeholders, lead meetings, and address community issues.

• You have proven communication skills to prepare briefing notes/materials, media documents, and public education materials.

• You have the ability to apply adult education principles and practices to develop, test and deliver effective training and education programs.

• You have presentation skills to deliver training programs.

• You demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and cultural sensitivity to relate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Analytical Skills

• You can use sound judgement in critical situations to assess, and provide advice in, emergency situations as well as evaluate proposals.

• You can work independently with minimal supervision and under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

Technical Skills

• You have proficiency with software applications, including word processing, presentations as well as the internet.

• You have the ability to use audiovisual technologies and communications equipment.

Additional Information

A one-hour *optional virtual information session will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 7:00 pm via a Teams meeting. To register for the Teams meeting, please contact Drew.Maddison@ontario.ca. The session will cover topics such as the structure and mandate of Emergency Management Ontario and the Emergency Management Field Operations unit, and current priorities for the position.

*This session is optional and will not influence the screening and selection process.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy < https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-public-service-anti-racism-policy > and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint < https://www.ontario.ca/page/ops-inclusion-diversity-blueprint >pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code < http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/ontario-human-rights-code >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Salary Range: $1,453.93 - $1,776.18 Per Week

Additional Information:

  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, Any City, Anywhere in Ontario, Criminal Record Check
  • 2 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possible extension), Any City, Anywhere in Ontario, Criminal Record Check
  • 3 Unilingual (English) Permanent, Any City, Anywhere in Ontario, Criminal Record Check
  • 7 Unilingual (English) Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possible extension), Any City, Anywhere in Ontario, Criminal Record Check

Note:

  • This ad is also available in French.
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 169001, by Thursday, October 14, 2021. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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