Employment Opportunity: Emergency Management Coordinator

Full-time / 1-year term position with the ability to renew up to 5 years.

The Wolastoqey Tribal Council Inc. (WTCI) is a not-for-profit Indigenous organization whose role is to provide capacity building opportunities for its member communities. WTCI represents the Wolastoqey (Maliseet) First Nations of Kingsclear First Nation (KFN), Madawaska First Nation (MMFN), Oromocto First Nation (OFN) and Saint Mary’s First Nation (SMFN). We are searching for an exceptional individual who, through a coordinated approach, will facilitate capacity enhancement, preparedness and knowledge mobilization for Emergency Preparedness Planning throughout the member communities.
Reporting to the Senior Advisor WTCI the Emergency Management Coordinator will enhance member communities’ abilities to respond to emergency events and to develop crisis response protocol which impacts the health and infrastructure of individual communities. This includes, but not limited to natural hazards, severe weather events, threat risk and vulnerability assessments as well as community risk assessments, psychosocial responsiveness and first responder training.

Roles & Responsibilities:
● The coordinator will be the Emergency Management (EM) subject matter expert and will fulfill an advisory function to Wolastoqey Tribal Council,
● Establish relationships with WTCI member communities through ongoing community engagements, and
● Coordinate crises response and briefings including coordinating community leaders during a crisis.
● Update EM plans (hazards, pandemic, health emergency, etc.) into an integrated Community Emergency Management Plan
● Undertake threat, risk, vulnerability assessments (TRVA) and make mitigation recommendations, including ongoing environmental scans and TRVAs for food security/safety, warming shelters, back-up generators, demographics (i.e. vulnerable populations)
● Build partnerships with federal, provincial, municipal and NGOs (e.g., Red Cross)
● Enhance community EM capacity in Emergency Management Planning and host training sessions such as Incident Command System 100, 200, 300 and Emergency Response
● Establish a WTCI/member community Emergency Management Structure such as Emergency Operation Centres and communications/briefing protocols.

Educational and Training Requirements:
● Completion of formal training or qualifications in emergency management
● Bachelor’s degree or diploma in related field (Arts, Business, Science, Environmental Science or Emergency Management) is preferred. ● Experience in areas of Crisis Intervention–positions that require instant, critical thinking would be considered an asset.

Mandatory Experience and Skills: The successful applicant must have the following qualifications, experience, and attributes:
● Emergency planning, preparedness, and response to emergency events (i.e. natural disasters,
pandemics, severe weather events and crisis response)
● Providing advice and recommendations to senior leadership on emergency management
activities/issues impacting community infrastructure and health
● Developing integrated emergency management plans considering the needs of the community as
well as tabletop exercises, facilitating incident debriefings (“hotwash”) and preparing Situation
● Developing educational resources and guidelines for use by Wolastoqey communities to promote
best practices and to prevent and/or manage emergency events
● Knowledge of Emergency Management principals, Emergency Operations Centre and/or Incident
Command System 100, 200, 300
● Knowledge of theories, practices and principles related to emergency management planning,
preparedness, and response activities
● Ability to prioritize, organize and to work independently and to perform well with minimal
● Willingness to work regularly and directly within First Nation communities
● Ability to analyze information, make appropriate recommendations, provide advice to First Nation
communities in preparation of and during an emergency event/crisis
● Ability to maintain composure and be a calming influence
● Ability to work with various levels of government, First Nations communities and other key
partners in emergency management preparedness and response
● Ability to use and highly proficient with Email and Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
● Ability to learn quickly and to leverage change as opportunities for success
● Excellent work ethic and is outcome driven

Desirable Qualifications and Attributes:
The following qualifications and attributes would be considered assets for this position:
● Prior experience working with First Nations
● Prior public speaking and/or workshop facilitation experience
● Excellent leadership and communication skills

Operational Requirements:
● Valid Class 5 Driver’s license, insurance, and access to a vehicle.
● Willingness to travel.

Remuneration is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Working location is Kchikhusis

Commercial Centre, St. Mary’s First Nation, New Brunswick. Start date is July 14, 2020.

Applications should be submitted in confidence via email, with the subject line “Emergency Management Coordinator”, to: human.resources@wolastoqey.ca. The deadline for applications is June 23nd 2020 at 9pm

Note: The WTCI may consider candidates that initially may not have all the experience and knowledge
requirements. In that case, training and development opportunities will be identified for the candidate’s
long-term success.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.