Emergency Planning Coordinator – Kamloops First Nation (Kamloops, BC)

Kamloops First Nation


(Kamloops Indian Band)

Emergency Planning Coordinator

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (TteS) is a fast-growing vibrant organization committed to the development and progress of its Band Members and Community. As such, the TteS invites applications from qualified, highly motivated and dynamic individuals to fill the following position.

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Full Time Term to June 2021 (with possibility of extension)

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2020 – 079

The Emergency Planning Coordinator is responsible to actively identify and respond to a variety of emergency management needs of Tk’emlups te Secwepemc. Reporting to the Natural Resources Manager and will be responsible for developing culturally safe and sustainable emergency management (response, recovery, planning and preparedness) program that will improve community safety and security.

Emergency management coordinators must communicate and foster an EOC team with colleagues, subordinates, supervisors, members of the public, and more to deal with all emergencies

  • Lead the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) as required by the nature of the incident. EOC’s are normally activated at the request of the Incident Commander or Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Council or Executive to provide overall jurisdictional direction and control, coordination, and resource support
  • Training others on emergency preparedness and emergency procedures
  • Identify emergency preparedness training requirements and arrange all emergency management training, lead emergency exercises with emergency management committee and occasionally the community, foster tabletop exercises with emergency services agencies
  • Provide representation and support in the development and maintenance of local emergency management initiatives, as they relate to Secwepemc communities
  • Provide expertise and leadership in integrated planning in cooperation with ISC, EMBC, and other First Nations organizations involved in emergency management and response
  • Participate with Spring Freshet or other weekly Emergency Management BC coordination calls, update Council and executive as needed
  • Work with the Emergency Management committee, to update existing Emergency management plans, Communicable disease plans (formerly Pandemic plans) in conjunction with QHS, First Nations Health Authority and Secwepemc Health Caucus
  • Enhance capacity development in First Nations emergency management through the development of an emergency response planning framework for organized operations during emergencies
  • Support Tk’emlups te Secwepemc in the recruitment, training and retention of emergency planning and response volunteers
  • Utilize the ArcGIS system to develop public education material, arranges and conducts open houses to promote emergency preparedness in Tk’emlups IR’s
  • Assist in the development of neighborhood plans for evacuation routes, marshalling areas
  • Researching and compiling information relevant to emergency procedures
  • Using computer equipment to conduct research, organize presentations, and more
  • Work with the existing Emergency Social Services team or develop and incorporate into Emergency Response
  • Other related duties.

Professional Certification, Education and Experience

Emergency Preparedness diploma or three years related experience with the BC Emergency Management System, the Incident Command System 200, Emergency Operations Centre Essentials, and responsibilities under the Emergency Program Act.

Skills and Abilities

  • Possess strong office and strong computer skills (MS Office). Familiarity with ESRI ArcGIS would be considered an asset.
  • Experienced with volunteer recruitment and effective volunteer program management is an asset.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings, and available to be on-call and respond to emergency requests with short notice.
  • Possess a valid Class 5 BC driver’s license and daily access to reliable insured vehicle.
  • Provide references and an acceptable criminal record check.

Normal Day shifts – 7 hours. Non-normal shifts maybe required.

PAY GRADE:                
As per current TteS wage grid.

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, it is TteS Policy to practice preferential hiring for Aboriginal peoples. Candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.

Deadline for the Job posting is January 21, 2020 to be received no later than 2:00 p.m.

Submit Job Application Form, cover letter, resume, and references
online: tkemlups.ca, or by email: resume@kib.ca, or by fax: 250.828.9847,
or in person, at our Human Resources office #200 – 330 Chief Alex Thomas Way.
Office Hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. &
closed for lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

We require each applicant to fill out an online Job Application Form, which can be found on the tkemlups.ca website
Any late submissions or submissions without the Job Application Form WILL NOT be considered.

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