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Emergency Management Officer

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.


This position fosters sound business relationships and serves as subject matter expert for internal and external stakeholders including NRC staff, partners and building occupants on matters relating to Emergency Management. This position will be conducting EM training needs identification, developing and delivering EM training to personnel.


The successful candidate will be assisting internal clients prepare Building Emergency Response Plans (BERP) as well as conducting evaluations and validation of local EM plans.  Responsibilities include developing a testing/exercising schedule of BERP and assisting internal client exercise their plans. He/she will also need to liaise with services providers, such as first responders to coordinate emergency management activities and provide support to initiatives as required.  Other responsibilities include ensuring continuous alignment with TBS, Public Safety and other Federal and Provincial EM regulations or programs and perform proactive research and analysis to deliver ongoing advice and subject matter expertise on EM to support NRC staff and managers on the application and interpretation of these regulations.


This position will be supporting the Program Coordinator in the management of the EM program for NRC; identification and management of equipment, plans, communication equipment to strengthen NRC’s capability to respond to an emergency.

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.



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


Telephone: 613-993-9173 

Closing Date: 12 November 2019 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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Date Modified: 2019-10-29

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