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Senior Emergency Planning Specialist (Training & Exercises)

Vancouver Airport Authority

This is a Contract position in Vancouver, ia posted November 20, 2022.

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), YVR is made up of a team of diverse people who are working collaboratively to Connect BC proudly to the World.

Safety is at the core of everything we do; we’re innovative, fun, and we invest in our people.

With high engagement scores, an abundance of learning and development opportunities, and a holistic approach to wellness, we’re looking for someone to join our team.

Vancouver Airport Authority strives for a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.

We support the Employment Equity Act and take measures to ensure fair employment practices and treatment of employees across our organization.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We encourage applicants to self-identify with a designated group(s) to support our team in filling gaps in areas where we can be more diverse.

We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at YVR.

If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at 604-303-3152 or .

We have a permanent, full-time opportunity for a Senior Emergency Planning Specialist (Training & Exercises) within Airport Operations Department.

Reporting to the Manager, Emergency Planning, the successful candidate will be responsible for initiating, developing, and delivering an Emergency Management Training and Exercise Program for all levels of employees at the Vancouver Airport Authority.

The role will also involve working with over 30 airport and community partners, including RCMP, Canadian Border Services, BC Emergency Health Services, NAVCanada, City of Richmond, and provincial and federal government.

Key responsibilities include: Engage the airport community at all levels to embed emergency management and resilience awareness into everyday operations and continue to build organizational resilience Design, develop, and deliver a comprehensive Emergency Management and Business Continuity training program for all levels of the organization Lead, organize and carry-out annual functional and full-scale emergency exercises Collaborate with other departments across the organization to ensure messaging, training and exercises are delivered through all levels of the organization, from new employees to current employees, to volunteers, senior executives, and the Board Lead emergency and resilience campaigns through the company – including outlining and carrying out activities for NAOSH & Emergency Preparedness Week, ShakeOut Earthquake Campaign and Floor Warden Awareness Campaign Provide oversight and build capacity to an operational response and Floor Warden Program Liaise and collaborate with stakeholders to ensure the most relevant information is shared in trainings Regularly review and incorporate any new and emerging trends in emergency management, business continuity and overall response and recovery in the Emergency Management training and exercise program Lead debriefs and after-action reviews following an emergency event and organize, review and evaluate trainings to ensure feedback and learnings are captured into a continual improvement program Support tenants, airport partners, and the wider community to incorporate preparedness and resiliency within the community – supporting to deliver messaging, partaking in partner/community exercise, taking a collaborative approach to training or speaking at conferences on behalf of YVR Support with all other duties of the department, as required Key qualifications include: At least three years’ progressive experience in an operations environment, with a minimum of two years’ experience in emergency and/or disaster management, supplemented by a technical diploma or an associate degree with a specialization in Emergency and/or Disaster Management or Adult Learning; or an equivalent combination of training and experience Proven experience working and leading in an emergency context Ability to explain the four phases of emergency management, business continuity, exercise planning process and the Incident Command System (ICS) Previous experience delivering adult training courses and conducting emergency exercises Proven ability in public speaking and to deliver on-point presentations to large groups Familiarization with adult learning techniques and a variety of training methods, including designing classroom, online and blended learning courses Ability to engage and collaborate with a wide range of internal and external partners and stakeholders while demonstrating empathy and patience Proven ability to use diplomacy and innovative solutions to deliver trainings, workshops and debriefs Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team to achieve team’s overall objectives A self-starter with keen interest and ability to learn and adapt in a non-structured environment Proven ability to multitask, manage data and stay organized in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision Demonstrated ability to regularly meet deadlines and to deliver a polished product Knowledge of emergency management trends, standards, and regulations Proven ability to report on and manage data with clear and concise reporting capabilities Strong knowledge of computer programs, including proficiency in MS Office This position is open to both Vancouver Airport Authority employees and external candidates.

Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position.

Vancouver International Airport is a Living Wage employer.

This means all Vancouver Airport Authority workers earn at least a living wage.

Living Wage for Families B.C.

has determined the hourly rate of pay at which a household can meet its basic expenses.

The 2022 living wage rate in Metro Vancouver is $20.52.

Health and safety are at the core of how we operate at YVR.

We are committed to ensuring a safe workplace for our workforce and protecting the health and safety of our employees, passengers, partners and community by taking reasonable, preventative measures to reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.

On June 20, 2022, the Government of Canada suspended the requirement that employees of federally regulated workplaces be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Candidates are advised that the current suspension of the vaccination mandate may be revoked by the Government of Canada at any time, and that vaccination requirements may be reintroduced in the future.