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Team Lead, Operations

Ministry of the Solicitor General
Office of the Fire Marshal & Emergency Management
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
4 Permanent
Job Code:
05702 - Fire Services Advisor 2
$1,582.71 - $1,990.77 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Emergency Management Ontario is looking for four experienced emergency management professionals to coordinate and oversee the delivery of emergency management operations in the province.

The Ministry
The Ministry of the Solicitor General is responsible for the safety and security of communities across Ontario through effective policing, correctional services and emergency management programs. The ministry promotes policing excellence by communicating with and providing advice to the police community, as well as through training, developing professional standards and establishing new programs. The Ontario Provincial Police provides front-line policing services to more than 400 municipal and First Nations communities. The ministry is also responsible for maintaining effective and efficient correctional programs that create an environment where offenders are better able to return to the community and make positive contributions to society. Through the work of the Office of the Chief Coroner, Office of the Fire Marshal, Centre of Forensic Sciences and Emergency Management Ontario, the ministry seeks to minimize or eliminate hazards to people and property.

The Office
Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) is responsible for monitoring, coordinating and assisting in the development and implementation of emergency management programs across municipalities and ministries and for ensuring that those programs are coordinated in so far as possible with emergency management programs and emergency plans of the Government of Canada and its agencies. EMO fulfills this provincial coordination role by assisting provincial ministries and communities in the development and implementation of their mandatory emergency management programs, and by maintaining the overall provincial emergency management program. EMO is organized into three branches: Operations and Response Branch, which includes the Field Operations and Emergency Response sections; Nuclear and Radiological Programs Branch, which includes the Nuclear and Radiological Planning and Science section; and Planning and Program Development Branch, which includes the Training, Education and Exercises, and Program Initiatives sections.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• Comprehensive Health Plan
• Life and Disability insurance
• Flexible work arrangements
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• On-the-job training to support your success in the role

The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers!

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• provide leadership, coordination, direction, guidance, and expertise to EMO Emergency Response section members
• fill leadership roles in the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre response organization, including the role of section Chief (Operations, Planning, Logistics, Finance/Administration)
• provide leadership and support in the development, implementation and monitoring of emergency management programs and handling of emergency management issues
• maintain an overview of program activities, identifying trends/patterns, reporting and advising Program Manager of issues of significant impact
• lead complex, specialized group projects under the leadership of Program Manager
• provide input into the development/revision of legislation, regulations, policies, plans, procedures, standards, guidelines and best practices
• research and/or prepare logs, reports, correspondence, briefing and issue notes, presentations; develop and present training and public education materials and programs to various stakeholders

Please note:
• The position requires working extended and irregular hours and/or shifts with minimal or no notice, particularly during emergencies and exercises.
• There may be requirements for travel (sometimes on short notice due to emergency situations), mainly within Ontario, but also within North America.

How do I qualify?


• You must have a valid class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver's licence upon being hired.
• The position requires that the incumbent wears a uniform and personal protective equipment, in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Emergency management expertise:

• You have expert knowledge of emergency management theories, legislation and principles (i.e. the Emergency Management Framework or Doctrine for Ontario, Incident Management System, Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment).
• You have knowledge of risks and hazards to communities, natural, technological and human caused (chemical, biological, nuclear, etc.) to identify risks, implications and to provide appropriate and timely advice.
• You have experience in coordinating the emergency management response to incidents and emergencies, and have extensive knowledge and understanding of the resources and capabilities available to support emergency management response in Ontario.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• You have proven communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills to: convey legislation, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines to a variety of internal/external stakeholders; record and maintain chronological records of incidents and emergencies; deliver lectures, seminars and attend meetings with stakeholders.
• You demonstrate tact, diplomacy and political acuity to facilitate issues resolution.

Analytical and problem-solving skills:

• You have the demonstrated ability to use sound judgment in critical situations and proven analytical skills to assess and provide advice in emergency situations as well as assess and evaluate proposals.
• You can identify and analyze issues and trends and recommend solutions to address operational and corporate planning needs.

Leadership skills:

• You have team leadership skills to provide supervision and guidance to staff, assess performance, identify and develop training to meet staff development needs, and ensure safe working conditions.
• You have demonstrated ability to lead and manage projects and coordinate financial and human resources effectively to ensure success of operational activities.

Cultural sensitivity and understanding:

• You have an understanding of Indigenous communities in order to respond effectively to emergencies that affect these communities, as well as provide support in emergency planning.
• You have demonstrated cultural sensitivity to relate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, particularly Indigenous stakeholders.

Technology proficiency:

• You are proficient with common office productivity software such as word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, database, email and internet applications.
• You have the ability to use audiovisual technologies and communications equipment.

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:

  • 4 English Permanent, 25 Morton Shulman Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Consulting and Planning
Posted on:
Friday, January 28, 2022
  • 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.
  • Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    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.
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 Friday, February 11, 2022 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.

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the "language of position" information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

Toutes les offres d'emploi externes de la fonction publique de l'Ontario sont affichées en anglais et en français. Pour connaître les exigences linguistiques, vérifiez les renseignements sur la « langue du poste » figurant dans le haut de chaque offre d'emploi. Pour tous les postes, l'évaluation des candidates et candidats se fera en anglais, la langue usuelle de la fonction publique de l'Ontario. En ce qui concerne les postes désignés bilingues, la maîtrise du français des candidates et candidats sera également évaluée.

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