Emergency Management Duty Officer

Ministry of the Solicitor General- Government of Ontario
December 1, 2021
December 15, 2021
Contract Type

Consider this rewarding role and make an impact to the public safety of Ontarians at the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC), Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, Ministry of the Solicitor General, where you will monitor, assess and maintain situational awareness and provide critical response during significant or emergency events.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• monitor social media, news, email, phone and communications with stakeholders to identify threats;

• conduct risk assessment and analysis to determine potential impacts associated with identified threats;

• provide emergency management advice to stakeholders and partners, based on relevant legislation, plans, policies and procedures;

• identify, in accordance with procedures and training, situations that could impact to public safety, the environment, the economy or continuity of government services and operations;

• take appropriate action in accordance with current plans, policies and operating procedures in the triage, prioritization, analysis and disposition of all incoming information to the PEOC;

• maintain situational awareness and a common operating picture for PEOC partners and stakeholders;

• answer inquiries from stakeholders;

• conduct timely, relevant and accurate notifications to senior officials.

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?


• Shift work is required to ensure 24/7 operational coverage of the PEOC and will include weekends and statutory holidays. During emergency events and exercises, shifts may be planned on short notice and there may be requirements to work extended and irregular hours and/or shifts with minimal or no notice.

• On-call duty may be required.

• A uniform may be required.

• Criminal Record Check and security clearance are required.

• A valid driver's licence (Ontario-Class G or equivalent) is required to re-locate quickly to alternate service delivery sites - including the movement of equipment.

• Protective equipment may be required in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, regulations and the employer's occupational health and safety policies.

Emergency Management and Technical Knowledge

You have:

• Knowledge of Ontario's emergency management legislation, regulations, plans, standards, guidelines, and general emergency management best practices.

• Knowledge of provincial and federal emergency management (EM) related programs which support municipal, First Nation and provincial emergency management such as disaster relief funding programs.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You have demonstrated ability to provide frontline client/customer service and can maintain effective working relationships.

• You can prepare logs/reports/correspondence, write emergency alert texts, and develop and present situational awareness products (reports, slide decks, etc.).

• You can develop and deliver basic training materials, and effectively communicate with staff and stakeholders.

Computer Skills

• You are proficient in Microsoft Office and have the ability to learn/use other specialized software, including emergency/incident management solutions, GIS applications (e.g., Google Earth), and quickly locate and utilize online information.

• You have the ability to operate/use equipment such as radios, satellite telecommunications and field deployment kit/gear.

Analytical Skills

• You can recognize developing situations/threats and identify gaps in procedures, and anticipate future needs and possible impacts.

Other Essential Skills

• You have the ability to manage stress and multiple priorities, including potentially disturbing or traumatic information which may result in increased stress and/or feelings of discomfort.

• You possess demonstrated cultural sensitivity, political awareness and acuity, tact and diplomacy.

Additional Information

A one-hour 'optional' virtual information session will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm via Teams meeting for interested applicants. To register for the Teams meeting, please contact Tanya.Yakubiv@ontario.ca. The session will cover topics such as the structure, mandate and vision of Emergency Management Ontario, , the mandate and programs of the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre, and priority areas for the positions.

NOTE: 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: $26.89 - $31.65 Per Hour

Additional information:

  • 3 Permanent, 25 Morton Shulman Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check


  • 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.

Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated' under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.

  • 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 168582, by Tuesday, December 14, 2021. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require a disability-related 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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