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Manager, Emergency Management

by Southwestern Public Health

Reference #: 239
Position Type: Full-time
Date Posted: Sep 12, 2023
Southwestern Public Health

Job Description

Reporting to the Program Director, the successful candidate will provide supervision and leadership regarding SWPH’s initiatives to establish a culture of accountability, innovation and emergency response preparedness in the Health Unit. Additionally, the candidate will work in partnership with staff to foster community partners ability to support their capacity to respond to emergencies with public health implications.   


By applying a risk management lens through different stages of emergency response including mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, the successful candidate will help to position Southwestern Public Health and the communities it serves to respond effectively to a variety of urgent and emergent situations.


To be successful, we are looking for a qualified candidate with the following:


  • Post-Secondary education in Public Administration, Emergency Management, Municipal Planning, Social Services, or similar discipline.
  • Two (2) years’ prior experience as an Emergency Management Professional.
  • Effective leadership attributes to motivate and develop a relationship with peers and individuals reporting to the position
  • Experience in providing effective consultation towards emergency response management, planning and team leadership.
  • Past experience producing Emergency Response Plans, Continuity of Operations Plans, pandemic plans or their equivalent.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Emergency Management & Civil Protection Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, and related Legislation and Regulations.
  • Completion of the Provincial CEMC, BEM, IMS certificates
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with staff, politicians, the public, and allied agencies.
  • Ability to formulate and implement training objectives and public presentations.
  • Effective leadership attributes to motivate and develop a relationship with peers and individuals reporting to the position
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license and consistent access to a reliable vehicle.
  • A criminal reference check completed within the last six (6) months from a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), inclusive of vulnerable sector screening, will be required of the successful candidate.
  • Project management expertise a definite asset.

To apply, visit our website at  

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.  Only those under consideration will be contacted.      

Immunization Requirements: Provide documentation you have received two (2) doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, plus at least one booster dose, and acknowledgement to follow Southwestern Public Health's policies and processes related to COVID-19 management in the workplace.

Southwestern Public Health strives to meet the standards set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Customer Service Regulation, and will support candidates to modify our recruitment and selection process, should there be a need to modify or remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should a candidate be contacted and require accommodation at any point throughout the recruitment and selection processes, please notify the Human Resources representative who has contacted you.
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