Emergency Management Coordinator

Type: Temp
Category: Administrative
Location: Naughton, ON
Date posted: April 22, 2021
Closing date: May 5, 2021
Position Overview

Atikameksheng Anishnawbek will thrive together as a strong and proud Nation by honouring our gifts of Anishinabemowin and the Life of the Land.

Competition Number: 2021-018

Position: Emergency Management Coordinator

Department: Operations

Employment Status: 1 Year Contract

Salary: $25.60 – $31.22/HR – 35 Hours per Week

Location: Naughton, ON

Closing Date: May 5, 2021


The Emergency Management Coordinator is responsible for creating emergency management plans, encompassing, the five phases of emergency management: prevention, mitigation, preparation, response, and recover. The Emergency Management Coordinator will conduct risk assessments to help determine if certain types of emergencies are more likely and prepare accordingly. Additionally, they manage and coordinate all emergency management training and exercises, set-up and maintain an Emergency Operations Centre and create strategic relationships with community, industry, organization, and government agencies.


Mandatory Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management, Public Safety, or a related field.
  • Emergency Management Certificate.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in emergency management considered an asset.
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Excellent critical thinking, organizational, strategic planning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Understanding of risk-based management system principles.
  • The flexibility to make quick decisions as disasters change and develop.
  • Knowledge of emergency management, including processes, policies, and laws.
  • Work experience in a First Nation community would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of the mandates and abilities of the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre and other supporting agencies.
  • Knowledge of surrounding geographical area.
  • Adaptable to changing priorities and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
  • Excellent organizational, strategic, planning and implementation skills.
  • Understanding of the industry and area of service.


Excellent Interpersonal Skills

  • Proficient in the use of computer hardware and software, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem resolution skills.
  • Ability to work independently with limited direction.
  • Ability to work as part of an inter-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with different stakeholders.


Personal Attributes

  • Ethical – fair, truthful, honest, and discreet.
  • Open-minded – willing to consider other points of view.
  • Diplomatic – tactful in dealing with people.
  • Tenacious – persistent and focused on overcoming obstacles and achieving objectives.
  • Decisive – reaches timely conclusions based on logical reasoning and analysis.
  • Professional – exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally business-like demeanor in the workplace.
  • Committed to the Seven Grandfather Teachings.


Knowledge and Skills

  • Organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information and issues.
  • Ability to keep information confidential.
  • Accurate documentation and data input.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek tradition and culture.



  • Emergency mitigation planning including:
  • Attend all Emergency Response Team meetings and provide regular progress reports to the Team.
  • Become familiar with the location of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek identifying all risks.
  • Become familiar with local social and physical infrastructure systems.
  • Development, exercise, and updates the emergency plan of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek
  • Ensure emergency plans are made publicly available and accessible, as required.
  • Provide Indigenous Services Canada a copy of all emergency plans developed.
  • Conduct risk assessments to determine the types of emergency-related needs that will need to be addressed in disaster planning or provide technical support to others conducting such rick assessments.
  • Collaborate with other representatives to prepare and analyze damage assessments following disasters or emergencies.
  • Coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities such as ordering evacuations, opening public shelters, and implementing special needs plans and programs if required.
  • Design and administer emergency/disaster preparedness training courses that teach employees how to effectively respond to major emergencies and disasters.
  • Develop and maintain liaisons with municipalities, and similar entities to facilitate plan development, response effort coordination, and exchanges of personnel and equipment.
  • Develop and perform tests and evaluations of emergency management plans in accordance federal regulations.
  • Inspect facilities and equipment such as emergency management centers and communications equipment to determine their operational and functional capabilities in emergency situations.
  • Keep informed of federal, and local regulations affecting emergency plans, and ensure that plans adhere to these regulations.
  • Prepare plans that outline operating procedures to be used in response to disasters/emergencies such as hurricanes, nuclear accidents, and terrorist attacks, and in recovery from these events.
  • Propose alteration of emergency response procedures based on regulatory changes, technological changes, or knowledge gained from outcomes of previous emergency situations.
  • Attend meetings, conferences, and workshops related to emergency management to learn new information and to develop working relationships with other emergency management specialists.
  • Assist Atikameksheng Anishnawbek in the identification, completion, and submission of funding applications for applicable program funding. Possible programs can include but are not limited to:
    • Indigenous Services Canada Non-structural Mitigation and Preparedness Program.
    • Indigenous Services Canada FireSmart Program.
    • First Nations ADAPT Program.
  • Provide report to council as required and ensure emergency plans are properly communicated.
  • Work in accordance with the Act Representing Emergencies and all other applicable legislation.
  • Perform other duties as required under the Act or as directed by the Emergency Response Team and CEO.
  • Coordinate post-emergency debriefings and provide report preparation.


We offer attractive benefits, opportunities for advancement and an engaging work environment. We offer a RRSP with a matched contribution at a rate 5%, EFAP program, and health and insurance coverage and benefits.


Please refer to our website: https://atikamekshenganishnawbek.ca/ for posting details. A detailed job description is available upon request. Please quote the Competition No. in your cover letter and resume, and submit by email to employment@wlfn.com, by fax to 705-692-5010 or by mail to:

Human Resources,

25 Reserve Rd,

Naughton, ON

P0M 2M0