Emergency Planning Officer (MR1260)

McGill University - Human Resources
Position Title: 
Emergency Planning Officer (LOG2B)
Position Summary: 

Reporting to the Director – Campus Public Safety, the Emergency Planning Officer will promote and maintain a safe and healthy environment for students, staff and visitors to campus facilities, in conformity with applicable laws, regulations and codes, and develop and implement programs and standards for emergency response to ensure quick and safe response to any and all emergencies on University property and in all University activities.

Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Oversees the University Emergency Response Plan, responsible for updating, publishing, and aligning the plan with McGill operations as well as industry best practices annually. Ensures that the updated Plan is distributed to members on a regular basis. Has a sound knowledge of the University Emergency Response Plan and has the ability to orient all newly elected Plan members to their possible roles in an emergency.
  • Provides guidance to the University’s Emergency Operation Centre (EOC), and support to the senior administration during campus emergencies. Oversees and leads debrief sessions following emergencies on campus to document lessons learned, analyzes against industry best practices, and produces a report with recommendations to enhance response capabilities at McGill. Follows up on lessons learned and ensures implementation of recommendations.
  • Works closely with various units across the university to develop departmental emergency plans and/or plans for special events. Ensures that plans are cohesive, comprehensive and are revised on a regular basis.
  • Leads emergency planning working groups to foster and support the continuous development of the McGill emergency management program.
  • Represents the Emergency Management & Preparedness unit at various training sessions, meetings, conferences and special events. Is the liaison for other universities and external organizations.
  • Works with the Emergency Preparedness Officer to develop and facilitate emergency preparedness (ICS) training and exercises for university emergency responders.
  • Works closely with the Emergency Preparedness Officer in the preparation and execution of university full-scale emergency exercises.
  • Works with the Emergency Preparedness Officer to ensure that emergency preparedness & response equipment and supplies are available and in good working order. Ensure & arrange for the purchase of supplies/equipment as necessary.
  • Ensures that the Emergency Management Contact Lists are up to date and functional, conducts quarterly reviews and verification of call lists, and publishes updates. Sends out semi-annual reminders to update departments' internal call lists.
  • Troubleshoots, assesses and resolves problems using specialized skills and technical knowledge. Provides advice to unit members on problem resolution. Develops and implements procedures and/or controls to enhance the operation of the unit.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of new initiatives that support the strategic direction of the department/unit by keeping abreast of new developments and trends in the field of emergency management.
Minimum Education & Experience: 

Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities: 
Strong report writing and project planning skills. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, adapt to changing circumstances and priorities, work both autonomously and as part of a team, and deliver a high volume of superior quality work. Ability to work simultaneously on a range of projects requiring different skills and resources. Proven experience working independently, with minimal guidance. Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills. Ability and competence to work in a Microsoft environment. First Aid and CPR certification an asset. Level 100, 200 & 300 Incident Command System certification an asset. Emergency Operations Centre Training. Excellent written and communication skills in both English and French. Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) or Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) an asset.
Reference Number: 
Reporting To: 
Director Campus Public Safety
Salary Range: 
(Grade 04) $56,370 - $70,460 (midpoint) - $84,550
Facilities Management and Ancillary Services
Emergency Management
Position Type: 
Hours Per Week: 
Additional Information: 
Schedule details: 8-hour shift between 08h00 – 18h00 (depending on departmental needs) Monday through Friday. May be required to work an occasional weekend or summer Friday or to work overtime during an emergency. Whenever possible, overtime will be compensated as time off. Time off will be agreed upon between the employee and immediate supervisor.
How To Apply: 

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Facilities Management and Ancillary Services:


McGill University, Facilities Management and Ancillary Services (HR), Area Personnel Office

1010 Sherbrooke Street West, 10th floor

Montreal, Quebec

H3A 2R7


(514) 398-5191


fmas.hr [at] mcgill.ca

The deadline to apply for this position is July 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Facilities Management and Ancillary Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

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