Apply By: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 43 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Ministry of the Solicitor General
Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM)
Job Term:
Permanent, Temporary (up to 12 months, with possibility of extension)
Job Code:
05700 - Fire Services Advisor 1
$1,453.93 - $1,776.18 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
Do you possess emergency management knowledge and enjoy consulting with different levels of stakeholders, management, and staff? If yes, consider this role where you will act as a liaison and advisor in the development, implementation and monitoring of emergency management programs and handling of emergency management issues across governments and non-government organizations (NGO) with Emergency Management Ontario in the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• act as initial point of contact with other provinces, contiguous states, and countries in the exchange of EM information; participate in national and international emergency management conferences and committees
• provide consultation with local, provincial, federal and international stakeholders on issues related to mutual agreements on emergency management (EM)
• provide input into the development/revision of EM-related legislation, regulations, policies, plans, procedures, standards, guidelines and recommended practices
• provide advice, options and recommendations regarding responses to potential and declared emergencies including monitoring events/incidents
• assess levels of emergency, and notify appropriate federal, provincial, municipal, agencies and organizations and facilities,
• provide support to coordinate resources and provincial response
• serve as a staff officer in the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre or on field deployment as needed during emergencies

• this position may require working extended and irregular hours and/or shifts with minimal or no notice, particularly during emergencies and exercises
• there will be requirements to travel (sometimes on short notice due to emergency situations and coverage), mainly within Ontario, but also within North America for emergency response, teaching and working groups

How do I qualify?


• Position requires provincial security clearance and background check and may require federal security clearance.
• Incumbent may be required to wear a uniform to perform duties, and may be required to wear and use protective equipment in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
• Position requires a valid ‘G' driver's license in order to access emergency, exercise and training sites not accessible by public transportation.

Interpersonal, Client Relationship and Communication Skills:

• You have experience working and liaising with the management and staff of external emergency management and related organizations (e.g. national, international, federal, Indigenous, provincial, municipal, private sector, NGOs, etc. organizations)
• You possess cultural sensitivity skills to relate effectively with senior contacts from diverse cultural backgrounds, including Indigenous communities
• You have experience working in emergency/stressful situations
• You have experience participating effectively in group projects
• You demonstrate tact and diplomacy to facilitate issue resolution within multiple levels of government and communities
• You have experience writing a variety of documents and communication skills to conduct stakeholder meetings and participate in public meetings

Emergency Management Experience and Knowledge:

You have:
• experience leading in an emergency to advise management on matters affecting stakeholders in an emergency
• knowledge of emergency management theories, issues and trends (e.g. EM Framework for Ontario, Incident Management System for use in Ontario, Ontario HIRA Report, etc.)
• knowledge of emergency management legislation and policies (e.g. Emergency Management & Civil Protection Act and Regulations, Emergencies Act, search and rescue, Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, Building Codes, Fire Protection and Prevention Act, etc.)
• knowledge of emergency management-related programs (e.g. Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians, Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance, Partnership towards Safer Communities, New Initiatives Fund (NIF), Ontario Critical Infrastructure Assurance Program)
• knowledge of emergency management organizations (e.g. federal, Indigenous, provincial, municipal, associations, services, and other public, and private organizations, including NGOs) to assist in developing plans and provide advice

Analytical and Problem Solving Skills:

You have experience:
• conducting effective and efficient research
• assessing the risks and hazards affecting national, Indigenous, and international emergency management-related organizations, to be able to identify their capabilities (areas of expertise) and their vulnerabilities (risks and hazards affecting them)

Other Essential skills and Knowledge:

• You are proficient with technology including computer software programs (e.g. word processing, Power Point, Access), and the Internet
• You have experience using and troubleshooting (basic user interface skills) audiovisual, telecommunications and radio equipment, and Geographic Information System (GIS) for use in emergency responses and exercises

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 theOPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion 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. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

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Posted on:
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
  • 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.
  • 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 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 Tuesday, November 9, 2021 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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