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Emergency Program Assistant – 1 Year Term

Job Title

Emergency Program Assistant – 1 Year Term

Reports To

OH&S and Emergency Management Coordinator

Saulteau First Nations Mission

We strive to be the Best Governed Nation, one that is proud, culturally strong and self-sufficient.  As stewards of the land, we will ensure that the best sustainable practices are followed, now and in the future.  We remain proudly determined. 

Job Purpose

The Emergency Program Assistant will work in tandem and under the mentorship of the OH&S and Emergency Management Coordinator to implement the newly finalized Saulteau First Nations Emergency Management Plan.  The Assistant will aid in sharing the workload associated with rolling out the new plan including working inter-departmentally to ensure initiatives are adopted and multi-source information is synthesized effectively, training and committee requirements for staff (as outlined by the emergency management plan) are facilitated and administered in a timely manner, facilitating the required community engagement and education with band membership, and continued engagement with regional emergency management partners (including municipal regions and districts, other first nations partners, and provincial agencies).

The Assistant will be responsible for organization and administration of educational campaigns, emergency exercise design and implementation, ESS & EOC Committee oversight, and co-management of new or ongoing projects related to emergency management (including grant writing and reporting requirements).

Duties and Responsibilities

Program & Department Administration 

  • Aid OH&S and Emergency Management Coordinator in ensuring that SFN plans/procedures/strategies are in alignment with updated legislation and regulations.
  • Work with Coordinator to ensure the Emergency Management Plan (EMP) is fully implemented in community in a practicable but efficient manner, working towards integration and adoption of the EMP by community member by the end of 2024.
  • Support the occupational health and safety of SFN staff members as it relates to emergency preparedness and required training/competencies.
  • Support initiatives outlined in SFN Comprehensive Community Plan related to increased emergency capacity, increased emergency planning, establishment of effective policy which increases self-governance capacity.
  • Support the development of business continuity as a required process under the EMP.
  • Work with the various departments within SFN to meet training and educational requirements under the EMP.
  • Work to synthesize the information required by various departments into the EMP (Such as housing lists, etc).
  • Facilitate departmentally led emergency drills.

Other Related Duties

  • Participates actively as a SFN representative in collaborative partner networks and in related community activities.
  • Participate in SFN sponsored community events as required.
  • Support and work collaboratively with other members of the People and Information department to provide the best possible working experience for the Nation. 

Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

  • Minimum High school diploma.
  • Willingness to enroll in Associate Certificate of Emergency Management program is an asset.
  • Ability to research, review, and consolidate large masses of information and then facilitate engagement sessions to relay the information and transfer knowledge effectively.
  • Experience with computers and familiar with Word Processing, Spreadsheets, database management and other office programs.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and time management skills.
  • Strong Public speaking skills.
  • Well-developed problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong community engagement skills and the ability to build partnerships.
  • Knowledge of Saulteau First Nations culture and traditions.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Records Check.
  • Recognizes and respects all cultural diversity.

Work Conditions

  • Work is performed primarily during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • Occasional travel may be required within SFN community and surrounding community.
  • Unexpected work after office hours as it pertains to emergency
  • Remote working options may be considered provided a certain quota of onsite work hours/site visits are met (travel to SFN inclusive of salary).

How to Apply

Please submit Resume & Cover Letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before May 28, 2023.


Additional Info

  • Application Cut Off Date: Sunday, 28 May 2023
  • Position Start Date: Monday, 05 June 2023
  • Position End Date: Wednesday, 05 June 2024
  • Position Type: Temporary
  • Expected Hours: Full Time
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