Western Milk Job Board

Emergency Management Specialist

Langley, British Columbia, Canada .
full-time . March 22, 2024


About Us
BC Dairy is a leader in the dairy industry, undertaking activities in marketing, nutrition, education, and policy advocacy. We are committed to excellence, sustainability, and fostering a thriving dairy industry within Canada's supply-managed system.

BC Dairy is actively involved in the Western Milk Pool and the person in this role will eventually participate in similar activities across the West.

The Role
The Emergency Management Specialist plays a pivotal role in ensuring the resilience and continuity of dairy operations in British Columbia. This role requires a high degree of autonomy while collaborating closely with internal teams and external stakeholders, particularly within the Western Milk Pool framework. The incumbent will oversee emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts, contributing to the safety and security of the dairy industry in Western Canada.

Key Accountabilities:
  1. Emergency Planning and Preparedness
  2. Dairy Farmer Engagement
  3. Emergency Response Coordination
  4. Recovery and Continuity
  5. Business Risk Management & Insurance
  6. Collaboration and Integration

Required Education
●      Undergraduate degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration, Business Continuity, or related field. Advanced degree or relevant certifications preferred.
Required Experience
●      A minimum of 5 years of experience in emergency management, preferably in the agricultural or natural resources sectors.
●      In-depth knowledge of emergency management principles, practices, and regulations, with a focus on hazard identification, risk assessment, and crisis response.
●      Strong leadership skills with the ability to effectively coordinate and motivate cross-functional teams during high-stress situations.
●      Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to convey complex information clearly and concisely to diverse audiences.
●      Experience working collaboratively with government agencies, industry partners, and community stakeholders.
●      Proficiency in emergency management software, communication tools, and incident command systems would be an asset.
Required Skills
●      Valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle as needed (mileage will be compensated).
●      Possesses highly developed analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and make informed decisions under pressure.
●      Adaptability and resilience to navigate rapidly changing circumstances and evolving priorities during emergencies.
●      Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills, with demonstrated competency in information and communication technology.
●      Demonstrated excellent organizational and coordination skills and the ability to prioritize multiple competing workloads demands.
●      Attention to detail and accuracy in documenting emergency plans, incident reports, and post-incident evaluations.
●      Commitment to continuous learning and professional development to stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices in emergency management.
●      Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
●      High level of initiative and self-direction.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and will fairly consider all qualified applicants. We are dedicated to embracing and creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all identities and lived experiences, including women, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.  

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