Director, Emergency Management Unit
Management Band 3
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary opportunities
Bring your vision, leadership and strategic planning skills to this important role
The Emergency Management Unit (EMU) has responsibility for ensuring that the Ministry of Health (MoH) is prepared to respond to emergency events that impact MoH operations and/or that impact the health system. This includes providing leadership to the Ministry of Health’s emergency management program and ensuring that the leadership team in the Ministry of Health, including the Minister, Deputy Minister, Associate Deputy Ministers, and Assistant Deputy Ministers, are prepared to play leadership roles in managing an emergency that impacts the MoH and / or the health system.
The Role: The Director provides leadership and direction to the Health Emergency Management (HEM) program at the Ministry of Health, (MoH) and contributes to the provincial HEM program as a key member of the Health HEMBC senior leadership team. Specifically, the position provides leadership, policy, and guidance to the MoH to ensure preparedness for emergency events. The position also provides strategic and operational planning advice to the Minister, Deputy Minister and senior management and ensures the effective integration of internal and external stakeholders. The position manages inter-disciplinary teams providing them with leadership, in-depth knowledge and a global perspective on effectively preparing for and responding to extreme events. The position represents HEMBC and / or the MoH on cross government, Federal/Provincial/Territorial, and cross border initiatives and plays a key lead role in supporting emergencies impacting the MoH and/or the health system.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: IndigenousApplicants@gov.bc.ca or by phone: 778-698-1336.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
Bachelor’s degree in health, emergency management or public administration or other related field and a minimum of three (3) years related experience in emergency and business continuity management; OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Related experience must include three (3) years experience each of the following:
Reviewing, analyzing, and implementing solutions to complex multi-faceted issues related to emergency planning.
Operational experience in an emergency operations center, and/or with health emergency response and recovery including coordinating resources.
Project management, including synthesizing large volumes of information and presenting it clearly and concisely to decision makers.
Supervising staff including leading and resolving staff issues, developing and evaluating performance goals; coaching, team-building and mentoring.
Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with stakeholder groups in contentious and sensitive situation
Preference may be given to applicants with one (1) or more of the following:
A professional designation e.g. Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) or Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP)
Four (4) or more years experience in one or more of related experience in emergency and business continuity management.
Experience managing budgets.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.