Emergency Coordination Manager

Full Time
Posted 2 months ago

Job Overview:  

Reporting to the TPU Director, the Emergency Coordination Manager will work to improve community safety and security by addressing the following four areas:

  • Mitigation and Prevention: Involves activities which reduce or eliminate the effects of an emergency or disaster.
  • Preparedness: Actions taken prior to an emergency or disaster to ensure an effective response.  This includes community education, emergency information, training, preparing plans, operation centres and communication systems.
  • Response: Involves actions taken to respond to an emergency.
  • Recovery: Includes the activities required to return the community to its pre-emergency state.

The Emergency Coordination Manager will provide high-level project coordination, and the development of culturally safe and sustainable disaster response/recovery resources.

This position works in a matrix environment, which requires a strong, and effective working relationships with colleagues, superiors, communities, and health service partners and organizations.


  • Lead and administer the Emergency Management Team at GCT3
  • Facilitate and coordinate development of Nation based Collaborative Emergency Management Agreements;
  • Develop and lead infrastructure development for the establishment of evacuation and emergency headquarters;
  • Liaise with government, emergency services and (provincial /federal);
  • Establish, develop and maintain relationships with the Municipal & Regional District Emergency Management sector, external agencies, as well as Provincial entities (PEOC);
  • Capacity building and community development – work with education and employment coordinator to schedule and register community members and contractors for emergency management related employment opportunities. Fire-fighting employment opportunities;
  • Community Education – Personal and community emergency preparedness;
  • Facilitate and coordinate development of Community Wildfire Protection Plan and the development of Fire Smart Communities within Treaty#3.
  • Emergency response planning at the Nation level that supports communities during emergencies;
  • Emergency Plan development, implementation and revisions, including coordinating community emergency teams and developing and leading emergency exercises;
  • Manage emergency preparedness, response and capacity;
  • Determine volunteer/employee training needs as necessary and develop, implement, and monitor a training and exercise plan;
  • Write reports to seek funding for emergency preparedness, mitigation, and recovery, forest fuel management and education.
  • Work alongside TPU staff and managers to support the overall implementation of the TPU strategic plan
  • Other Duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • 2-3 years of Emergency Management experience will be considered an asset
  • Related degree/diploma/certificate will be considered an asset
  • Proven emergency preparedness skills (prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response)
  • Knowledge of local communities and Nation
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
  • Able to build working relationships with First Nations communities and partners
  • Hold a valid Ontario Driver’s License and have access to a reliable vehicle

Working Conditions:

  • Travel throughout the Nation, sometimes including remote locations
  • Ability to work flexible hours and available to be on-call and respond to emergency requests with short notice
  • Standard office hours are Monday to Friday 9am-4:30pm


Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for (3) references to the attention of:

Human Resources Manager
Grand Council Treaty #3
P.O. Box 1720, Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X7
Email: hr@treaty3.ca


We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest in this position, however only those being considered will be contacted.

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Job Features

Job CategoryTerritorial Planning Unit
LocationKenora, ON
Closing DateOpen until filled

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