Business Continuity and Emergency Management Planning Coordinator

Business Continuity and Emergency Management Planning Coordinator

City of Belleville
Location: Belleville, Ontario
Posted: September 12th 2021
Deadline Date: September 24th 2021
Salary: $50,095 - $59,637 per year

Belleville Emergency Management (EM) provides fire prevention, public education and fire and life safety response to our residents. EM consists of two career fire stations in the south area urban core serving approximately 30 square kilometers and 43,000 residents and three volunteer fire stations in the north and east rural area  serving approximately 217 square kilometers and 8,000 residents.

Currently, the City of Belleville has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join the Emergency Management Department as a Business Continuity and Emergency Management Planning Coordinator.

Purpose and Scope:

Lead, manage and coordinate the activities of the emergency management division, under the direction of the CEMC for the City of Belleville including: 

  • the development and maintenance of emergency management plans and the provincially mandated essential level program;
  • coordinating activities of the emergency control group in a state of emergency;
  • leading the development and implementation of emergency management exercises and initiatives;
  • leading and ensuring effective public education programs and initiatives related to emergency management; and
  • in the absence of the CEMC, serve as the alternate CEMC in the event of an emergency.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate the ongoing development and implementation of the municipality’s emergency management program in accordance with the provincially mandated compliance requirements.
  • Coordinate the activities of the emergency control group in conjunction with the Community Emergency Management Coordinator, functioning when required as an alternate CEMC
  • Lead and ensure the development and delivery of effective public education programs and initiatives related to emergency management. 
  • Lead the identification, development, and implementation of new emergency management initiatives and business development opportunities. 
  • Assist with the development and administration of the emergency management budget.
  • Lead and advocate a continuous improvement process for emergency management.

Note: Above duties are representative of a typical position and are not to be construed as all inclusive.


Essential (minimum) Qualifications:

  • Completion of a college diploma or university degree in emergency management, public or business administration, or a related discipline
  • Possession of the Community Emergency Management Coordinator designation as defined in the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. 
  • Must have the ability to organize, plan, develop, and present training programs with knowledge in the theory associated with adult education and an understanding of teaching methods and classroom instruction.  
  • Must have excellent analytical, technical, planning, project management, financial management, budgeting, and report writing skills. 
  • Requires demonstrated leadership, management, and team-building skills to effectively coach, motivate, and direct the work of others.
  • Requires advanced communication (verbal and written), facilitation, negotiation, and public relations skills to build effective relationships within the corporation and throughout the community. 
  • Requires the ability to problem solve beyond conventional methods, champion and manage change, gain the cooperation of others, and build confidence among peers, city council, and the community. 
  • Requires proficiency using word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software packages.

Asset (preferred) Qualifications:

  • Basic emergency management train the trainer certification would be an asset.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible leadership experience in an emergency management and services environment
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Contact Information
City of Belleville
169 Front Street,
Belleville, Ontario
K8N 2Y8

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