Emergency Planning Coordinator

West Moberly First Nations - Moberly Lake, BC (30+ days ago)

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The West Moberly First Nations (WMFN) is located a 35 minutes drive/40 kms northwest of Chetwynd, BC at the west end of Moberly Lake. The area is surrounded by the lake and rivers, trees and mountains. Our community values its mission which is to positively enhance the procession of West Moberly First Nations ethics with respect, honesty, fairness, integrity and self motivation by promoting open communication with members, Chief & Council and staff.

The Emergency Planning Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and implementing the emergency plan in conjunction with the Director of Operations and emergency management team.

About the position

Emergency Planning and Implementation

  • Research, create and regularly updates WMFN emergency management plan, ensuring compliance with local, provincial, and federal laws.
  • Set-up, coordinates and maintains Emergency Operations Centre.
  • Take key role in the operation of an Emergency Operations Centre and provide support to staff and volunteers with assigned roles or tasks to support the EOC.
  • Operate the emergency public information systems including the mass emergency notifications system.

Recruitment and Training

  • Identify emergency response team from within the Nation.
  • Recruit and oversee Emergency Response Volunteers.
  • Prepare training materials, facilitates, and/or hires appropriate trainers, including arranging tabletops and physical exercises, man down exercises, barricades, etc.

Community Awareness and Strategic Relationships

  • Facilitate community consultation with members of the Nation for the development and revision of the emergency plan and its components.
  • Develop public education materials, arrange and conduct open houses to promote emergency preparedness within the Nation.
  • Create strategic relationships with all stakeholders who may be involved in an emergency, such as government agencies, community groups, other Nations including Saulteau First Nations, McLeod Lake Indian Band, etc., private citizens and organizations.

Administration and Funding

  • Develops and administers grant and funding applications and project management activities.
  • Develop policies and procedures and make recommendations regarding current bylaws or agreements to enhance emergency response.
  • Development and revision of emergency plans, procedures and resource databases.
  • Create operating budget and administers grant and funding.

The Successful Candidate

You will be experienced in maintaining an Emergency Response Program, preferably within a First Nations Community. You have knowledge of cultural practices and are able to communicate effectively, keeping calm in potentially stressful situations.

Your toolkit will bring:

  • Post-secondary education, formal training in emergency management, business, and/or management certificate.
  • Certificate in local Government Administration, courses in emergency management and Incident Command System training.
  • Minimum 3 years emergency or project administration experience.
  • Effective communication skills, including public speaking and documenting concise procedures.
  • Experience with volunteer recruitment and effective volunteer program management.
  • Emergency management experience, such as Emergency Support Services, Volunteer Fire Department, or other emergency response organization.
  • Experience working with government agencies and applicable organizations.
  • Knowledge of the BC Emergency Management System, the Incident Command System, and the local authority roles and responsibilities under the Emergency Program Act
  • Knowledge of First Nation organizational structure an asset.
  • Must have a clean drivers abstract, drivers licence and their own vehicle.

What We Offer

A flexible work life, up to 70 hours every 2 weeks, including possible evening and weekend hours, a competitive salary with the opportunity to learn and lead this very important program for our Nation. This position is posted as part-time however could become full time permanent.

How to Apply

Interested candidate can email their cover letter, including salary expectation, along with a resume in a single word or PDF file, as soon as possible but by no later than August 7, 2020.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Part-time


  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Day shift

COVID-19 considerations:
We will be following all recommended precautions of the Province


  • emergency services management: 3 years (Required)
  • administration and emergency planning: 3 years (Required)
  • BC Emergency Mgmt System: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)


  • Moberly Lake, BC (Required)