Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, the Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC) has responsibility for managing, updating, overseeing, and improving the emergency plans for the City of Sarnia including planning, preparedness, responses and recovery activities. This involves:

  1. Mitigation and Prevention: activities which reduce or eliminate the effect of an emergency or disaster, including updates and answers to local authorities regarding disaster preparation, or potential
  2. Preparedness: actions taken prior to an emergency or disaster to ensure an effective response. This includes education of community, City service departments and volunteers, emergency information, training, preparing plans, operations centre and communication systems
  3. Response: involves actions taken to respond to an emergency
  4. Recovery: assist in activities required to return the community to its pre-emergency state.


  • Three (3) year college/university diploma in Emergency Planning or related field with additional courses in adult learning, project management etc plus two (2) to three (3) years directly related work experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Related work experience to include demonstrated competencies in:

  • Strategic planning/development and financial responsibility of large scale projects with an acute attention to detail
  • Excellent knowledge of pertinent legislation and compliance concerns as it relates to environmental health and safety, public health and safety, Industry standards, emergency planning and responsibility
  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with different stakeholders in both collaborative and adversarial settings, sometimes under significant time or resource constraints, is essential. Audiences include but are not limited to the general public, government auditors and representatives, media relations, municipal service representatives, Industry leaders
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills including the ability to make impactful decisions in high risk/high pressure situations
  • Computer skills with ability to use software such as Microsoft Office and an emergency response document management system; Experience with Everbridge System and ATI software an asset
  • Ability to work independently at a professional level with discretion and demonstrated business and political acumen

Additional Information

The position primarily works thirty-five (35) hour week, Monday to Friday, day shift. However, it requires availability to be on-call twenty-four (24) hours a day for emergencies with occasional attendance at community information sessions and site inspections in the evening or on statutory holidays or weekends.

Salary Range: $74,834 – $99,779
Closing Date: February 5, 2020

Candidates are invited to submit a resume in confidence to indicating “2020-005 – Community Emergency Management Coordinator”.