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BC Public Service

STO 27R - Provincial Response Specialist

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dollar sign83,071 to 94,752 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
STO 27R - Provincial Response Specialist

Position Classification
Scientific/Technical Off R27


Work Options

Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Saanichton, BC V8M2A5 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range
$83,071.72 - $94,752.42 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Emerg Mgt, Climate Readiness

Ministry Branch / Division
Provincial Regional Operations/ Regional Operations

Job Summary

Contribute your emergency management expertise to support programs and services British Columbians count on

Emergency Management & Climate Readiness (EMCR) is the lead coordinating agency in the provincial government for all emergency management activities. EMCR works directly with local governments, provincial ministries and agencies, federal departments, other jurisdictions, industry and volunteers in mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

The Provincial Response Specialist provides 24/7 operational leadership and decision-making during the response phase of BC emergencies and disasters. The Specialist is responsible for providing situational awareness to EMCR senior leadership staff and other senior officials of government. Has primary responsibility for issuing BC emergency alerts in the event of imminent threats to British Columbia, and fills key emergency management response positions in the EMCR Provincial Emergency Coordination Centre, including operations, planning, logistics, finance and command staff roles.

Job Requirements:

Education and Experience
  • A graduate degree in emergency management or a related field plus two (2) years related experience* OR;
  • An undergraduate degree in emergency management or a related field plus three (3) years related experience* OR;
  • A diploma or certificate in emergency management or a related field plus four (4) years related experience* OR;
  • An equivalent combination of related experience* and education may be considered.

*Related experience must include the following
  • Emergency management preparedness, response, recovery or mitigation experience.

Preference may be given to applicants who have any of the following:
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience conducting emergency management response operations.
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience leading emergency management response operations.
  • Experience making operational decisions in high-pressure, time-sensitive environments.
  • Experience working in a provincial level emergency operations centre or similar command and control environment.

Candidates must be willing and able to:
  • Work 24/7 shifts on a rotating basis as and when required, including holidays, weekends, early mornings, evenings and nights to maintain EMCR operational requirements.
  • Work overtime and/or be placed on standby with limited notice year-round, including on holidays, weekends, early mornings, evenings and nights.
  • Be flexible regarding changes in responsibilities, assignments, shift patterns and corporate structures.
  • Work at alternate locations, as needed during emergencies and business disruption, to maintain EMCR operational requirements.
  • Travel throughout the province and, during emergency events, be deployed for up to 14 days to emergency operations centres, including the EMCR Provincial Emergency Coordination Centre (PECC) and Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centres (PREOCs).
  • Possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Drivers Licence (or equivalent).

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
There are five (5) positions available.
This position has full time on-site requirements.
This position is based in Saanichton. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity.
There are four (4) permanent opportunities.
There is one (1) temporary opportunity until February 8, 2025. This opportunity may be extended or become permanent.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career.Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please see What We Offer .

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

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

Resume: YES -A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES -You will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

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 at the bottom of the posting.

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

Job Category
Scientific and Technical

About BC Public Service



Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-09

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