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City Surrey
Title Emergency Planning Advisor
Branch Gas
Department Environment, Health & Safety
Affiliation Management & Exempt
Job Status Full Time Regular
Position Overview
Reporting to the Manager, Emergency Planning and Business Continuity, this position is responsible to provide advice in the provision of emergency preparedness activities and maintain program compliance requirements.
Coordinate emergency preparedness activities and maintain program compliance requirements. Provide emergency management advice, guidance and instructions. Collaborate with others on emergency plans, legal requirements, processes and exercises; identify and provide assessment of risks, provide recommendations and resolve related problems. Participate in the execution of emergency exercises that incorporate best practice methods
Provide support to the organization with respect to compliance with regulatory requirements in the preparation, response and recovery from emergencies and report results and findings. Establish new plans, practices and procedures as required; review, modify and enforce existing plans based on regulatory requirements and lessons learned. Prepare reports on program status. Act as subject matter expert and provide support in the interpretation of applicable standards and procedures.
Provide support to emergency response activities related to a variety of emergency events that impact the Company’s service delivery and/or business functions. Facilitate meetings and/or de-briefing sessions after response activities are executed. Research and review best practices to maintain continuous improvement of the emergency management program and recommend improvements.
Monitors changes to Regulations, Codes and Standards and provide advice to others on related impacts. Establish and maintain relationships with local authorities, provincial ministries and other agency emergency preparedness experts. Represent the organization on external committees; present information at conferences, etc. 
Education and Experience: 
Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline from a recognized program, Emergency Management Certification and Exercise Design Certification and Business Continuity Professional Certification, plus Four (4) to Seven (7) years recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver’s License. 
Technical Competencies:
  • Knowledge of the emergency management system in the province of British Columbia
  • Emergency planning skills
  • Experience in designing and conducting tabletop and full scale exercises
  • Public speaking, presentation and training skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, and changing priorities within tight timeframes
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems/conflict
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Intermediate level computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite

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