Emergency Preparedness Officer (MR6266)

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

Reporting to the Director – Campus Public Safety, the Emergency Preparedness 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, ensuring quick and safe response to any and all emergencies on University property and in all University activities.

Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Oversees the functionality and maintenance of the University’s’ Mass Notification Systems and tools for emergency responders Trains and works with initiators and users on a regular basis to perfect deployment skills.
  • Coordinates semi-annual Mass Notification tests including project planning, results analysis and reporting. Makes recommendations for improving the university’s Mass Notification Systems.
  • Works with and supports Campus Public Safety responders in assessing operational response capabilities and areas for improvement.
  • Coordinates with Campus Public Safety & other university units to facilitate regular training sessions to review ICS response objectives, strategies and tactics.
  • Ensures that all uniform Security Services personnel receive appropriate ICS Level certification in coordination with the contract agency’s delegate.
  • Organizes and maintains the Emergency Management & Preparedness training data.
  • Organizes & administers university drills and exercises for emergency responders, practicing specific operational procedures and deployment/use of university emergency response equipment/tools.
  • Works closely with the Emergency Planning Officer in the preparation and execution of university full-scale emergency exercises.
  • Upon activation of Incident Command, provides on-site support to the Incident Commander. Assists in the analysis of emergency response outcomes.
  • Coordinates “Incident Action Plan” process for large on campus events and other events that may pose additional security and safety concerns for the university community.
  • Participates in community engagement, outreach activities and trainings.
  • Analyzes information, procedures or systems to find inefficiencies in work processes that affect McGill’s emergency operations; provides and supports development of solutions.
  • Troubleshoots, assesses and resolves problems using specialized skills and technical knowledge.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of new initiatives that support and enhance the operational capabilities of the 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: 
Operational emergency response experience an asset. Demonstrated problem solving skills and quick decision-making abilities. Experience working in teams as well as independently. Proven knowledge & experience of emergency response operations. Level 100, 200 & 300 Incident Command System Certification. Incident Command System Instructor Certification an asset. Emergency Exercise Design Training & Certification an asset. Emergency Operations Centre Training. . Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) or Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) an asset. First Aid and CPR certification an asset. Ability to work in a Microsoft environment. English and French (spoken and written).
Reference Number: 
Reporting To: 
Associate Director, Security
Salary Range: 
(Grade 04) $51,600 - $64,500 (midpoint) - $83,900
Facilities Management and Ancillary Services
Emergency Management
Position Type: 
Hours Per Week: 
Additional Information: 
Schedule details: 08h30 – 16h30 or 09h00 - 17h00 (depending on departmental needs) Monday through Friday. May be required to work an occasional weekend or summer Friday or may be required 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 February 6, 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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