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Public Education Program Officer

Ministry of the Solicitor General
Emergency Management: EM Training & Education
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
05700 - Fire Services Advisor 1
$1,468.47 - $1,793.94 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
An exciting opportunity exists within Emergency Management Ontario (EMO)'s Emergency Management Training Unit.

Do you have demonstrated experience in training, public education and communications media development with a background in emergency management?

If so, bring your versatile experience and knowledge to this unique role.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• research, develop, and implement emergency management public education and outreach products/initiatives/programs consistent with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, in order to reduce Ontarians' vulnerability to disasters and emergencies
• provide advice and assistance to ministries and communities on the development, implementation, and maintenance of their mandated public education programs
• develop educational/outreach strategies to reduce Ontarians' vulnerability to disasters and emergencies
• lead the development of public education/outreach publications, projects, campaigns, special events, tours, etc.,
• evaluate and validate documents/programs to determine how well internal and external client program needs are being met
• ensure consistency with emergency management program standards and integrate results into continuous quality improvement
• represent EMO/coordinate EMO participation at major conferences/meetings/ events, including making presentations to a variety of groups and officials
• chair subcommittees and working groups addressing public education/outreach issues (e.g., coordination of government public education messaging)

How do I qualify?

Communication, Presentation, and Interpersonal Skills:

• you have demonstrated verbal and written communications skills to prepare and deliver presentations, briefings and develop a variety of written products
• you have strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills to act as a team member in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment and to lead working groups and consultations
• you have knowledge of Ontario Public Service strategic and tactical communications processes, approvals, and organization
• you have demonstrated ability to use computer software such as Word and PowerPoint, as well as audio/visual technology

Emergency Management Expertise:

• you have knowledge of emergency preparedness and risk communication theories, strategies, trends, issues, programs, related legislation and regulations
• you can gain knowledge and understanding of branch and unit operations and goals, directions and priorities
• you have knowledge of current emergency management theories, practices research, issues and trends, and relevant legislation and regulations, Government programs and processes
• you understand the roles and responsibilities of external organizations such as Non-Government Organizations, private industry, the fire service, police services, Emergency Medical Services, public works, public health, etc.
• you have knowledge of the structures and roles of various levels of government including municipal (upper tier, lower tier, single tier, etc.), provincial and federal, as well as understanding of internal government processes (e.g. legal processes/potential ramifications of actions)

Project Management and Program Development Experience:

• you have knowledge of project management principles and demonstrated experience leading and implementing multiple projects, on time and on budget
• you have analytical, research and evaluation skills to assess program needs, synthesize related literature, data and studies, and develop programs appropriate for a diverse client group

Planning and Coordination Skills:

• you have demonstrated ability to plan and implement special/media events such as media launches, expos, conferences, workshops
• you have knowledge of the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of public education and risk communication programs

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 the OPS 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:

  • 1 Permanent, 25 Morton Shulman Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Education and Training
Posted on:
Wednesday, June 22, 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.
  • 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 Thursday, July 7, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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