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ESS Coordinator (Part-time, Contract)
Municipality: District of Mission This posting closed on

July 16, 2018
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: 2018-01 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Fire Rescue Service
Job Description: Responsible for the recruitment, selection, training and development of Emergency Support Services (ESS) Volunteers for the District of Mission to enable the ESS Team to provide supports to citizens affected by an emergency/disaster, including establishing and managing a reception centre(s) as required.

• Participate in the development and maintenance of the community ESS plan
• Recruit and select ESS Team members, including ensuring each members successfully completes a criminal record search annually
• Ensure all ESS Team members have appropriate identification
• Appoint and oversee an assistant coordinator who can act as an alternate when the ESS Coordinator is not available
• Oversee the orientation and training of ESS Team members and provide an annual evaluation of each ESS team members
• Determine and deliver an annual ESS Team training plan, including mentoring and training ESS Team members to provide leadership within the Team as appropriate
• Establish and facilitate regular ESS Team meetings
• Ensure accurate records are kept for ESS Team members, training and responses
• Liaise with Provincial, Regional, and community supports, e.g.: Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Emergency Management BC (EMBC), Canadian Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, The Salvation Army and others
• Promote public awareness of ESS program and emergency planning through displays, presentations, etc.
• Provide a report to the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator on a monthly basis of ESS activities
• Participate as an active member of the District of Mission Emergency Planning Committee which includes fire, police, health, school district and others.


• When notified of an emergency, determine appropriate level of response and engage ESS Team as appropriate
• Assume responsibility for the ESS response, or delegate as appropriate
• Check in with the Incident Commander or EOC Operations Section Chief to obtain a situational briefing
• Report to the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) or designated location
• Implement the community ESS plan at the request of Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Mayor or designate
• Consult with EOC Director and Section Chiefs to ascertain general ESS requirements
• Secure an EMBC ESS Task Registration Number and communicate the EMBC Task # to the ESS team
• Monitor situation and compile information on immediate and projected ESS needs
• Attend and participate in EOC meetings as appropriate
• Maintain appropriate communication links between the EOC and all ESS response sites
• Consult with the ESS team to manage human and material resources
• In consultation with the EOC and Operations Section Chief, begin demobilization process


• Ensure the ESS Team returns all reception and group lodging sites to former status (cleaned, cleared and set-up as previous), and borrowed equipment is returned and supplies are replenished
• Receive and compile operational reports from all ESS sites
• Ensure ESS Team members receive an operational review and emotional debriefing
• Ensure follow up, evaluations and appreciation to the ESS Team members
• Provide a report to the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Educational Requirements: Successful completion of the ESS Directors Course through the Justice Institute of BC.
Additional ESS training such as the Reception Centre Applied Training course, Managing Walk-In Disaster Volunteers, and Group Lodging Applied training course
Skill Requirements: • Decisive and resourceful with the ability to prioritize
• Ability to work well in stressful and fast changing environment
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
• Ability to delegate effectively
• Strong written and oral communication, and report writing skills
• Self-starter with the ability to motivate team members
• Program planning, development and management experience is an asset
• Volunteer supervision experience is an asset
Salary: $25.00 per hour plus 4% in lieu of benefits
Additional Information: • At least 19 years of age
• 7 hours per day, one day per week. Must be available to respond on short notice, and able to work long shifts if required
• Submit and pass a Police Information Check with vulnerable sector clearance
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Opening Date: June 27, 2018 08:30 AM
Closing Date: July 16, 2018 04:30 PM
*We thank all interested candidates; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.