Apply By: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:59 pm EDT
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Ministry of the Solicitor General
Emergency Management Ontario / Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
M1104C - Administrative Services26
$90,348.00 - $135,178.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Improve the processes of today
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The Ministry of the Solicitor General is seeking a responsive, proactive leader who is prepared to play a significant leadership role to ensure the Ministry is informed and ready to respond to emergency situations.

In this dynamic opportunity within the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, you will take on a strategic leadership role to lead and manage the development, delivery and evaluation of ongoing provincial emergency management programs and plans related to mitigation/prevention, preparedness, and response and recovery components for our Ministry's emergency preparedness for, response to, and recovery from a nuclear or radiological incident. Join this high-profile team and bring your expertise to a Ministry committed to public safety and making a difference to the lives of Ontarians!

About Us
The Nuclear and Radiological Programs Branch develops and maintains a provincial nuclear emergency management program. In doing so, it coordinates provincial scientific activities, emergency plans, programs, exercises, procedures, and policies to support Ontario's off-site responsibilities in the preparedness for, response to, and recovery from a nuclear or radiological incident. The Branch also provides advice and assistance to a broad range of public sector partners (provincial, federal, municipal, Indigenous) and private sector stakeholders (nuclear/radiological industry) particularly with respect to their nuclear accountabilities under the Provincial Nuclear Emergency Response Master Plan and its associated Implementing Plans. The Branch coordinates and collaborates with, and supports, other Branches in EMO and is led by a Director, a Deputy Chief, and a Program Manager.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

In this key role, you will be responsible for:
• Leading and managing the development and implementation of emergency management programs/plans/policies/standards and preparedness frameworks, to support emergency management and continuity of operations at the ministry.
• Lead, participate and represent committees and working groups as a primary contact with stakeholders, in order to direct the management of, and response to nuclear and radiological-related emergency management issues, including the development of briefing materials on high-profile issues for senior management.
• Collaborating with key partners within municipal, provincial, federal and cross-border response organizations, to obtain consensus and support on mitigation and response strategies related to emergency readiness planning.
• Providing emergency management and security expertise, facilitation and coordination during nuclear and non-nuclear emergencies and potential emergencies in adherence with emergency management legislation, plans and policies
• Leading and managing the direction, assistance, training, education and recommendations provided by section staff to clients on all aspects of emergency management and security activities.

How do I qualify?

Strategic Leadership Skills:

• You have proven leadership and managerial skills to effectively supervise and develop professional, technical and support staff and resolve personnel problems and staff relations issues.
• You have demonstrated ability to identify and provide direction in the resolution of complex and contentious issues.
• You have a passion for developing, building and leading organizational capacity through inclusive, positive, and values based leadership in areas of organizational design, recruitment, talent and performance management and labour relations matters.
• You have the ability to be responsible for the overall compliance with legislative statutes, collective agreements, government and ministry policies, directives, guidelines and commitments related services.
• You have sound judgement and political acuity skills to provide authoritative advice and guidance to senior management and high-profile stakeholders.

Technical Knowledge:

• You have experience developing and implementing emergency management and business continuity strategies and demonstrate the ability to research and anticipate contentious issues/trends that may contribute to potential threats and disruptions.
• You have experience applying your knowledge of emergency management safety legislation, regulations, standards and delivery systems to ensure emergency preparedness, prevention, mitigation, response and recovery.
• You have experience with program evaluation and can use analytics to develop a framework to support the tracking and evaluation of program effectiveness.
• You have experience working with nuclear and radiological provincial emergencies and the testing of emergency management plans.

Stakeholder Management and Communication Skills:

• You have demonstrated strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to build collaborative relationships, to resolve issues and/or gain support on initiatives with a wide range of diverse groups.
• You demonstrate sound judgement and political acuity to manage crises and mitigation strategies and ensure key stakeholder support.
• You understand and can implement strategic plans through government decision-making and policy development processes and can provide expert advice to senior management on high profile issues.
• You can develop and present effective briefings to inform senior management and stakeholders, both internal and external.

Program Management Skills:

• You have demonstrated experience in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of provincial emergency management programs related to a broad range of emergencies.
• You have proven analytical, problem solving, decision making and innovative thinking skills to assess issues and develop resolution strategies.
• You have the ability to assess implication of policies, standards and guidelines and analyze data, trends and statistics to make observations, conclusions and recommendations.
• You have the demonstrated ability to set goals, coordinate resources, plan, organize and complete work activities with simultaneous and competing deadlines. have experience aligning strategic plans with the organization's vision and ensuring compliance with provincial legislations, regulations and policies.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 25 Morton Shulman Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Management and General
Posted on:
Monday, May 16, 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 Development Branch, Talent and Leadership Division 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.
  • T-SL-181573/22
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, May 31, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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