Coordinator, Emergency Management

Requisition ID: 2850
Affiliation: Exempt
Position Type: Permanent Full Time
Number of Openings: 1
Bi-weekly Working Hours: 70 hours bi-weekly
Shift/Work Schedule: Monday to Friday (subject to change) 
Department/ Division: Emergency Management, Emergency Management
Job Location: Fort McMurray

Salary: Competitive Salary
COLA: Bi-Weekly - $480

Posted (dd/mm/yyyy): 06/07/2024
Closing Date (dd/mm/yyyy): 21/07/2024
Posting Type: Internal and External




The Coordinator, Emergency Management will support municipal emergency management planning and operations including Emergency Social Services (ESS) activities, the maintenance of the Regional Emergency Coordination Centre (RECC), and ongoing maintenance of the Community Emergency Management Plans (CEMPs) and the Regional Emergency Management Plan (REMP). This may include coordinating After Action Reviews; coordinating ESS and Incident Management Team (IMT) training; coordinating the Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR) and delivering emergency preparedness sessions to registrants. The incumbent will be employed in and provide support to the REEC during an activation; and may be assigned any role deemed appropriate by the Incident Commander (IC). The incumbent will be responsible for supporting the development of business cases, funding rationale, project management, plan approval, operational service agreements, and operational standards. 




Primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Employee/Volunteer ESS Team Coordination: During a major incident, performs supervisory tasks for assigned ESS team members. Works with team to plan and balance workload. Ensures teams are managed fairly and consistently and that work processes are followed and coordinated to ensure service levels. Mentors, coaches, and provides support to staff.
  • Research and Implementation: Manages the VPR application process and database maintenance. Participates In the continuous research, development, improvement, and implementation of effective departmental strategies, policies, procedures, tools, and guidelines based on municipal and industry best practices. Analyzes the effectiveness of departmental programs and makes suggestions for further improvement. Provides input to department business plans and initiatives to ensure continuous achievement of department goals.
  • Departmental Guidance: Coordinates the maintenance and readiness of the ESS Plan, CEMPs, REMP, and other sub- plans and provides support in the event of a disaster or large-scale emergency using the incident command system. Conducts After Action Reviews to identify plan deficiencies and to facilitate the training needs of individuals, municipal departments, and Emergency Management stakeholders. Prepares reports and delivers presentations. As assigned, coordinates, and assists with delivery of Emergency Management training, public education, and awareness programs. Reviews external Emergency Response Plans as assigned and supports Business Continuity planning.






Candidates need to show evidence of the following:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, employees, leaders, and external contacts, particularly volunteers. Interacts in a manner that builds trust, credibility, and rapport.
  • Negotiation, conflict management, interpersonal, investigation, mediation, and analytical skills.
  • High emotional intelligence capacity to deal effectively with ambiguity, remain calm and neutral in conflict situations.
  • Ability to lead and empower people, strong organizational skills, and uses innovative approaches in situations involving rapid change, shifting priorities, and/or simultaneous demands.
  • Proven ability to work under own initiative and make sound decisions, sometimes under stressful conditions.
  • Good working knowledge of the Incident Command System, Emergency Management, and Emergency Social Services.
  • Strong facilitation, and technical writing skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and balance multiple projects to ensure deadlines are met.




  • Diploma in Disaster or Emergency Management, Business Administration, Psychology or Sociology is required.
  • Basic Emergency Management (BEM), Incident Command Systems (ICS) 100, 200, and 300 are required, but may be acquired within the first six months of employment.
  • RMWB ESS Volunteer courses are required but may be acquired within the first six months of employment.
  • Three (3) years' experience working in an Emergency Management environment is required.
  • Experience delivering training; and recruiting, retaining, and managing volunteers are considered assets.
  • Experience working in an Emergency Operations/Coordination Centre at any level, and participation in an Emergency Social Services volunteer capacity are considered assets.
  • Previous experience working in a public sector environment is considered preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.




  • A clear Criminal Record Check is required.
  • A valid Class Five (5) Operator’s Licence is required as incumbent will be required to operate a personal or municipal vehicle for business use on a regular basis. 
  • Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • In the case of major incidents, must be flexible to perform duties after regular hours and on weekends to meet the department needs.




As an employee of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the incumbent is responsible and accountable for knowing and working in accordance with the organization’s Occupational Health and Safety Administrative Directive. As per section 2 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the incumbent shall ensure, while in the employ of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the health and safety of employees, contractors, and the public.


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We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals
selected for interviews will be contacted.  Late applications will not be accepted.