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BC Public Service

BAND 4 - Director, Emergency Programs

Coquitlam, BC
Full Time
3 days ago
92,700 to 123,200 per year
Posting Title

BAND 4 - Director, Emergency Programs

Position Classification

Band 4




Coquitlam, BC V3K 7B9 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range

$92,700.24 - $123,200.20 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Min of Trans & Infrastructure

Ministry Branch / Division

Chief Engineer's office/ Emergency Programs

Job Summary

Director, Emergency Programs
Management Band 4

This position may be performed from these Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure locations:Victoria, Coquitlam, Kamloops & Prince George, other locations may be considered based on operational requirements.
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the Emergency Programs Director leads ministry wide efforts to prepare for, respond and recover from major emergencies. The Director develops consolidated, integrated emergency management strategies, plans, systems and initiatives, from site specific incidents on the highway network, to catastrophic events such as large earthquakes, including all aspect of business continuity. The Director develops strategic, influential relationships with senior leaders across the public service and with key partners and stakeholders to facilitate a coordinated emergency management program. This position also represents the ministry on major emergency management initiatives in the province and with other agencies and stakeholders and facilitates development of ministry-wide strategic plans and emergency response programs with municipalities, federal government programs other provinces and response organizations such as the Canadian Armed Forces.

The Director leads the policy development and program implementation and provides the vision and long-term strategic advice and direction on emergency preparedness, response and recovery for the ministry. The position develops new policies and initiatives and regularly provides policy advice and recommendations to the ADM, Associate DM, DM and/or Minister and the senior executive of the organization. The position participates as a member of the senior management team.

Policies authored or overseen by this position have a direct impact on the provincial highway programs, directly affecting British Columbians and the travelling public, and thus are often very sensitive. This position is responsible for Emergency Readiness and Response Programs that direct and manage all ministry employees and programs, for effective and efficient response to all transportation related emergencies, for all British Columbia citizens.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia ( .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

• University degree or diploma from a recognized university in a related area (i.e. business administration, public administration, science, natural resources, Etc.) AND a minimum of 5 years of directly related experience; OR,
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.

Directly related experience must include all of the following:
• Program delivery experience in emergency management, disaster mitigation or related field.
• Experience managing large, complex, politically sensitive and/or significant files or issues involving numerous and divergent stakeholders (including the public, local governments, other provincial and federal agencies, and First Nations).
• Experience in the management and supervision of geographically dispersed, multi-disciplinary staff.
• Experience establishing and reconciling program and project objectives, priorities and budgets, including multi-year program monitoring.
• Experience providing briefings to executive/senior leadership and key partners.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category

Leadership and Management
Management and Executive