Apply By: Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 198 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date and rating them against the qualifications outlined in the job ad. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will be invited to continue in the hiring process.

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Ministry of the Solicitor General
Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM)
Job Term:
Temporary up to 12 months
Job Code:
10OAD - Office Administration 10
$26.62 - $31.34 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Consider this rewarding role and make an impact to the public safety of Ontarians at the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC) where you will monitor, assess and maintain situational awareness and provide critical response during significant or emergency events.

The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming temporary opportunities within the next eighteen months following the closing date of the job ad posting.

What can I expect to do in this role?

•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.

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.
•Provincial background checks and security clearance are required.
•A valid Ontario driver's licence is required to re-locate quickly to alternate service delivery sites - including the movement of equipment.
•Must be capable of completing the training required to be awarded an Amateur Radio Operator certificate in order to operate the PEOC emergency radio station.
•Must complete and adhere to mandatory Ontario government training, policies and procedures.
•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 text, 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 ability to learn/use other specialized software, including emergency/incident management solutions, GIS applications (e.g., Google Earth) and ability to 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 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.

Note: Online Information Session

An information session for all interested applicants will be held on December 1st or 7th (pick one date). Attendance will be an ONLINE web-conference. Participation to the information session is voluntary and will not affect consideration for the position.

Tuesday December 1st, 18:00 to 19:00
Microsoft Teams Meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app.
Meeting Link
Call in (audio only): 647-749-1728
Phone Conference ID: 556010473#

Monday December 7th 18:00 to 19:00
Microsoft Teams Meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app.
Meeting Link
Call in (audio only): 647-749-1728
Phone Conference ID: 422238646#

Additional Information:

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  • The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next eighteen months following the closing date of the job ad posting.
  • 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.
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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 Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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