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Coordinator, Emergency Planning, Communicable Disease Liaison Unit, Public Health Division, City of Toronto

This is an exciting time to join the Public Health Division in the City of Toronto and make your contribution in this key role.

File Number: X5CNS8274

Major Responsibilities

Reporting to the Manager, Communicable Disease Liaison Unit the Coordinator-Emergency Planning leads the development and maintenance of preparedness, response and recovery strategies that ensures a state of emergency readiness. Specific focus will be on Pandemic Influenza Planning. In a supportive role, the Coordinator will also provide support/assistance to other City Departments. More specifically the responsibilities include

* Developing and maintaining components of the Toronto Public Health Emergency Response Plan as assigned

* Preparing service protocols, standards, policies and procedures

* Participating in local, provincial and federal emergency planning committees and maintaining effective communication linkages with other key stakeholders involved in emergency planning, response and recovery activities

* Participating in and supporting City of Toronto ongoing emergency mitigation and preparedness initiatives including emergency planning, training and exercises and public education

* Coordinating emergency response training including identifying training needs and preparing and delivering training programs for all staff as assigned

* Developing and maintaining documents such as emergency operating procedures and operational support functions of the Toronto Emergency Plan where Toronto Public Health planning lead and/or co-lead

* Prepare reports for the Division on emergency management matters

* Coordinating logistic that support emergency readiness measures, i.e., On-call (after hours) system, training, quality assurance program, identifying necessary equipment for timely and effective response to an emergency

* Developing community partnerships to support TPH emergency response and recovery efforts

* Delivering presentations to both technical and non-technical audiences

* Preparing reports for TPH and the Board of Health as assigned

Key Qualifications

1. Experience in emergency planning, developing, implementing and evaluating programs and delivering staff training

2. Familiar with all relevant legislation (Municipal/Provincial/Federal) relating to emergency management

3. Knowledge of Toronto Public Health operations and infrastructure

4. Familiar with current emergency preparedness, response and recovery issues - such as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear terrorism, hazardous material events, infectious diseases, weather etc.

5. Ability to establish effective working relationships with other levels of government, public and community agencies.

6. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work individually or in a multidisciplinary environment and meet deadlines

7. Proven ability to establish, coordinate and maintain external partnerships, maintain good consulting relationship with clients and work with local community networks

8. Effective communication, presentation and facilitation skills with the ability to prepare clear and concise reports, policies, procedures and plans

9. Effective problem-solving and conflict management skills

10. Training in emergency management principles and possession of Canadian Certificate in Public Health Inspection and Degree in Environmental Health or Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a recognized university with preparation in Public Health would be an asset

11. Possession of a valid Class "G" Ontario Driver's License and access to a vehicle

Job Status: Temporary (Approximately 6 Months)

To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter, quoting File #X5CNS8274, using one of the following methods:

Fax (416) 397-9818 or

Email or

Mail to Employment Services, Human Resources, City of Toronto, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

Applications must be received by July 29, 2005.

Salary: $68,450.98-$84,915.22 annually

Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.