Emergency Program Coordinator

Closing Date: 
Open until Position Filled
Kwakiutl Band, Fort Rupert/Port Hardy BC

Emergency Program Coordinator 

Kwakiutl Health Center


The management and implementation of Emergency Preparedness Planning, by raising awareness of the importance of overall preparedness and safety to staff, community members and the environment through the coordination of workshops, presentations, and forums within the organization and community. Coordination of staff meetings and community meetings to develop and implement emergency management policies and procedures that will allow for a coordinated and timely response to all emergencies to impact the workplace and the community. Seeking and securing funding for Emergency Preparedness for the community, including training and necessary infrastructure/preparations to mitigate damage to community infrastructure and lands/waters. To ensure and provide relevant information to ensure everyone in the workplace and community are following the four elements of the emergency management principles to being prepared: Mitigation/Prevention, Planning/Preparedness, Response and Recovery. 


Establish the organizational structure for the Incident Command System compliant with British Columbia Emergency Management System (BCEMS).

Maintain a network of partnerships with local authority and external agencies.

Know and list the hazards to impact the community.

Provide preparedness information to community members.

Develop and maintain emergency plans and lists of key stakeholders.

Plan and schedule bi-monthly or quarterly Emergency Management Committee meetings with local key partners. (School principal, health rep, council rep, etc.).

Supervise established subcommittees, e.g., Hazard Risk Vulnerability Analysis, Communications, Response & Recovery, and Emergency Support Services.

Establish and set up the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), Emergency Support Services (ESS) team, and Emergency Reception Centre as needed.

Assume the role of EOC Director or Deputy Director of the EOC during an emergency response.

Establish emergency management training and support volunteer-based programs related to program descriptions.

Coordinate table-top and actual scenario training to test Community Emergency Plan.

Develop plans for handling unusual emergency activities not normally handled by existing local services.

When possible, apply for Emergency Management Assistance Planning funds (EMAP) to purchase emergency preparedness and response equipment and supplies.

Keep inventory of all emergency management equipment and supplies.

Participate in all relevant emergency management committees and meetings hosted by EMBC, First Nations Roundtable, North Island Emergency Response Committee, and so forth.


To apply, submit a Cover Letter and Resume to Caitlin Hartnett, Kwakiutl Health Director
at . If you have questions about the position, please contact Caitlin via email or at 250-230-4532.


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