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Emergency Management Officer

* If you have previously applied on this competition, you do not need to re-apply.


City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Security Branch 

Classification: AS-4 

Tenure: Term 

Duration: 2 years 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC 


Assignments, secondments and interchanges may be considered.



The NRC Advantage



The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. 


NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.  


We are looking for an Emergency Management (EM) Officer to support our Security Branch. The Emergency Management Officer would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity. 


The Emergency Management Officer (EMO) would support NRC Security Branch by building and maintaining strong business relationships and would serve as the subject matter expert to internal and external stakeholders on Building Emergency Response Plans (BERP).  


As the EMO you would ensure continuous alignment with TBS, Public Safety and other Federal and Provincial Emergency Management (EM) regulations or programs and perform proactive research and analysis to deliver advice and expertise on the interpretation and application of these regulations.  


Supporting the Program Coordinator for NRC’s Emergency Management Program, the EMO is responsible for identifying and managing equipment, communication plans to strengthen NRC’s capability to respond to emergency incidents/events. 


As the EMO you would also be reviewing and/or developing Building Emergency Response Plans (BERP) as well as conducting evaluations and validation of local Emergency Management (EM) plans. The EMO would also develop testing/exercise schedules and identify EM training needs in order to develop and deliver these required skills to personnel.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


Successful completion of college diploma or university degree or a combination of education or related specialized training and acceptable experience in a relevant field.


A college diploma in Emergency Management would be an asset.


For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency

  • Significant experience providing sound advice to clients of varying levels on Emergency Management.
  • Significant experience working with planning and developing programs on Emergency Management.
  • Experience performing research and analysis and providing client services in a government or security environment.
  • Experience performing presentations/training would be an asset.
Condition of Employment

Secret (II)

Language requirements
Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies
  • Knowledge of the Public Safety requirements and emergency management program management in a Government of Canada context.
  • Knowledge of Government of Canada event management systems, procedures, communications and protocols.
  • Strong ability to analyse and interpret relevant government legislations.
  • Significant knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point).
Behavioural Competencies
  • Management services - Communication (Level 3)
  • Management services - Initiative (Level 2)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 3)
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 3)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 2)
  • Management services - Client focus (Level 3)
Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): Management Services


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.

Salary Range

From $67,060 to $78,838 per annum. 


In addition, the incumbent will receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.


  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • In order to ensure a prompt and efficient processing of applications, candidates are encouraged to provide, along with their résumé, a detailed covering letter explaining how they meet each of the requirements of this position (education, experience, language requirements) by providing concrete examples.  In addition, the candidate is encouraged to describe in detail when, where and how he/she gained the experience.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (7698) to:


Telephone: 613-990-4292 

Closing Date: 10 April 2020 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.


Date Modified: 2020-03-19

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