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Ministry of the Solicitor General
Office of the Fire Marshal & Emergency Management
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
M0908D - Prog Planning & Evaluation33
$74,066.00 - $109,141.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Consider this great opportunity to showcase your leadership skills to manage the Training unit of Emergency Management Ontario's Planning and Program Development section at the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services!.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Model defines what it means to be a leader through the following expected attributes and behavioural competencies:

• Character Driven to demonstrate authenticity, accountability and courage
• Forward Focused to embrace positive disruption, a future mindset and to develop each other, every day
• Difference Making to lead with a common purpose, be inclusive and drive people centered outcomes

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Program Manager, Training, you will:

• lead the development and coordination of the offering of Emergency Management, and Incident Management type courses
• lead and manage the development/maintenance/evaluation/validation of training products and programs for internal and/or external delivery in a variety of settings (e.g., classroom, distance learning) using current industry best practices and in accordance with branch standards
• ensure highest quality of instruction in accordance with best practices of adult education, facilitation and teaching while accommodating the individual needs of each learner to the fullest extent practical
• develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders and partners, such as community and ministry
emergency management coordinators, peers in other provinces, Office of the Fire Marshal, Ontario Provincial Police, etc., for the purpose of coordinating, developing and delivering branch training products/programs
• manage a Learning Management System (LMS), a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of training courses
• develop and coordinate standardized instructor protocols and qualifications

Some of the priorities and challenges that the new manager will have to address:
• Multiple current courses need revising and updating
• New courses need to be developed
• Maintaining currency
• Maintaining relationships with training institutions that are relevant to EM
• Managing stakeholder expectations (Ontario is a large province with about 20 ministries, and 444 municipalities that are legislated to conduct training). They look to the Chief, Emergency Management Ontario for training directives and guidance. Much of this training is as proposed by the Training Manager

Other relevant information:
• must be capable of fulfilling one or more emergency response & recovery functions in the Provincial Emergency Response Centre (PEOC). Functions include: Ability to manage personnel and tasks (command function); implement approved tasking (operations function); plan and/or coordinate the planning for incident actions (planning function); provide and/or coordinate the provision of supports for goods & services (logistics function); and the management, monitoring, tracking, and/or control of expenditure (finance & administration function)
• must be capable and willing to work abnormal and long hours, if required
• must be able and willing to wear a uniform, if required
• must be prepared to drive to areas not served by public transit
• may be required to wear and use protective equipment

How do I qualify?

Strategic Leadership:

• You are a dynamic, values-based leader
• You have proven experience in developing sound and innovative programs and in issues management
• You have been successful in promoting equitable practices that value diversity and inclusion into your work environment and that support employee engagement
• You have experience motivating and inspiring staff to achieve results in a rapidly changing environment
• You have strong problem solving skills with demonstrated decision-making and creative problem-solving skills
• You have excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills along with a strong sense of political acuity to deal with a variety of sensitive issues

Relationship Management and Communication:

• You have demonstrated superior written, oral and interpersonal skills and can influence and negotiate with partners and stakeholders to find collaborative solutions to complex issues
• You have demonstrated stakeholder management skills with the ability to establish and maintain relationships of trust with senior management, clients and partners
• You can effectively manage expectations and anticipate and resolve major obstacles and conflicts
• You have experience managing sensitive and contentious issues

Adult Education Knowledge:

• You demonstrate knowledge of training and curriculum development/delivery/evaluation/validation methodology, including adult education/instructional/ teaching theories and best practices to ensure training programs/products of the highest possible quality and to meet a variety of learning and delivery styles, including classroom, distance learning and e-learning
• You have knowledge of research methodologies to oversee the design, planning and execution of research activities related to training programs/products (e.g., training effectiveness, assessment of training needs, etc.) and other emergency management/branch issues


You have or can quickly acquire knowledge of:
• comprehensive emergency management
• government agenda, priorities and the Ministry's vision
• You have proven executive-level project management skills to coordinate and monitor multiple and concurrent initiatives

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 25 Morton Shulman Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Education and Training
Posted on:
Friday, May 17, 2019
  • 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.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, 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. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).

    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.
  • T-SL-135315/19
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, June 3, 2019 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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