| Major Responsibilities:|
- Develops and maintains components of the Toronto Public Health Emergency Plan and assigned emergency support functions, risk specific plans and other supporting documents, taking into consideration current developments within the programs, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government.
- Facilitates the promotion and implementation of a formalized risk management system and the setting of risk control measures and practices by operational areas through consistency in philosophical, policy and practical approaches across all risk frameworks.
- Develops an annual risk management work plan, responds strategically to emerging business specific legislative, regulatory and policy changes by assessing the risk impacts on TPH processes and/or practices.
- Ensures proper and consistent internal risk controls, system standards and policies and practices are maintained and that requirements are met.
- Plans and delivers risk management training to Toronto Public Health staff.
- Coordinates assigned projects, ensuring effective teamwork, communication practices and quality of work.
- Participates on local, provincial and federal emergency planning committees/workgroups and maintains links with other key stakeholders in emergency planning, response and recovery activities.
- Plan and delivers training to Toronto Public Health staff to ensure that they are prepared to respond to emergencies. Maintains a current database of training sessions attended by Toronto Public Health staff.
- Participates with Toronto’s Office of Emergency Management to both develop and facilitate training for emergency responders, managers, supervisors and staff who may be called upon to assist and support the City in its response to an emergency, including city-wide emergency exercises.
- Delivers presentations to internal and external audiences on emergency preparedness, response and recovery elements.
- Develops materials and content for the Emergency Planning and Preparedness internet and intranet sites as communication vehicles to educate staff on emergency preparedness measures.
- Identifies and develops business cases on logistical elements that are necessary for effective emergency response.
- Prepares reports for Toronto Public Health and the Board of Health.
- Conducts debriefings on major health events, drills and exercises and evaluates the response against the emergency plan.
- Ensures work is undertaken in a manner that complies with and supports City compliance with the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), other relevant codes and regulations and City policies. The above reflects the general details considered necessary to perform the principle functions and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements inherent in the job.
- Recognized university degree preferably in Emergency Management, Environmental Health, or Nursing.
- Post-secondary education or the appropriate combination of skills and relevant experience in the field of risk management.
- Extensive experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of risk management methodologies and strategies.
- Experience in emergency planning; developing, implementing and evaluating emergency planning and preparedness programs.
- Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of risk management methodologies and strategies.
- Experience leading and implementing change, including action planning to support the development and implementation of risk mitigation plans.
- Extensive experience in developing and delivering staff training.
- Familiar with all relevant legislation (Municipal/Provincial/Federal) relating to emergency management.
- Ability to establish, coordinate and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external partners including other levels of government, public and community agencies.
- Excellent analytical and organizational skills with the ability to work individually or in a multidisciplinary environment and meet deadlines.
- Effective written and oral communication skills, presentation and facilitation skills including clear language writing.
- Experience using a variety of computer applications including MSOffice, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Effective problem-solving and conflict management skills.
- Possession of a valid Class “G” Ontario Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.
Accommodation: The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City’s hiring process, i.e., application, assessment and placement.
If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in applying for this position, please email us at [email protected], quoting the job ID #2300867 and the job classification title.
If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, we ask that you provide your accommodation needs in advance at that time. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.
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