Operations officer sought by EMBC

Emergency Management British Columbia is seeking an operations officer in British Columbia, according to a hiring notice posted on Wednesday on iaem.com.

The job will vary bi-weekly from no hours to full-time hours depending on operational demand and may require travel during emergencies. Work shifts may change on a 24/7 rotating basis and may involve extended hours, overtime and days of rest. The job is expected to last from May 1 to November 1.

The three people hired for the open operations officer positions will work in the 24/7 Emergency Coordination Centre and provide front line emergency response and coordination to all-hazard disasters and emergencies in the province. Potential emergencies include dangerous goods, provincial search and rescue, road racing, tsunamis, landslides, wildlife calls, earthquakes, urban interface fires and wildland flooding.

The individuals hired will provide input into development, planning and implementation of management systems and procedures, act in a training and advisory capacity to staff and provide emergency management services.

Candidates will be evaluated on their communication skills and their ability to work independently in stressful situations with limited direction.

Emergency Management British Columbia seeks to protect and improve public safety in British Columbia by providing advisories of active emergencies, fire safety, disaster readiness and recovery and death investigation.