Emergency Preparedness Advisor

Supervisor - Water Operations and Fire Safety Director

Salary - $55,000 - $95,000 per annum (Commensurate of experience and qualifications)

Job Type - Contract position with potential for extension


General Duties:


The Emergency Preparedness Advisor reports to the Director of Operations and the Water Operations and Fire Safety Director. This position will assist the Windigo First Nations Council (WFNC) communities to establish, develop and review community Emergency Management policies and procedures. The primary objective is to develop capacity within the communities and partners through the four pillars of emergency management.



Roles and Responsibilities: 


  • Provide assistance to each community regarding their Emergency Plans and Protocols.

  • Work with each FN to develop or review established Emergency Plans.

  • Develop an annual work plan that includes consultation with communities during the planning process.

  • Travel to communities and facilitate discussion and planning.

  • Assist with the identification of community specific emergency concerns for all hazards including risk management measures.

  • Assist with mitigation planning activities aimed to identify possible issues and emergencies, recognize vulnerabilities, and take measures to prevent or reduce the consequences of emergencies.

  • Assist with preparedness activities designed to encourage all-hazard planning for response recovery during emergencies as well as training and exercising of emergency management plans.

  • Participate with communities response activities including the support of local coordination and outside resources.

  • Assist First Nations with the completion of funding applications and applicable program funding.

  • Coordinate, identify and facilitate appropriate training for communities.

  • Coordinate and assist with third-parties hired to manage affected communities during emergency situations using the four pillars of emergency management and act as a liaison for WFNC staff.

  • Maintain and track program costs.

  • Complete necessary reporting and submit to ISC for review.

  • Produce quarterly reports for submission to Manager including the following: pre & post site reports, training plans, learning plan report, financial reporting.

  • Represent the Technical Unit at community meetings.

  • Interface with outside delivery agents.





  • Post-secondary degree, diploma or certification in a discipline pertinent to the job function.

  • Experience in Emergency Management, Policing, Fire Prevention or First Response is an asset.

  • Knowledge of the IMS system.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to facilitate community meetings.

  • Ability to use office equipment (computer, plotter, printer, binding, scanner, etc.).

  • Strong knowledge of computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, e-mail, Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, etc.).

  • Experience in office procedures and the use and operation of office equipment.

  • Able to travel when required and possess a valid Driver’s License.





  • Understanding of Aboriginal Cultural Traditions and practices.

  • Understanding of the First Nation Leadership structure and function within communities.

  • Ability to communicate in Oji-Cree an asset.

  • Applicable Education or Certification in Emergency Management.

  • Experience in first response.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills with the ability to adapt.

  • Proven ability to work in high stress situations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Ability to work unsupervised.

  • Research skills.



Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package is available. The position will be reviewed after a 6-month probationary period.


Windigo First Nations Council would like to thank all applicants in advance. However, only those granted an interview will be contacted. The position does not have a closing date and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.


For more information, please contact tsayers@windigo.on.ca or call 807-737-1585.