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MCDEM and CDEM sector vacancies

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CDEM sector vacancies

Emergency Management Officer, Emergency Management Otago

Over the last few years we have come to understand that what never happens, does! New Zealand has had its fair share of emergencies/disasters and we are working hard to ensure we, and our communities, are as prepared as possible for the next event.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join the Emergency Management Otago Team, based in the Central Otago District, to help us further develop our regional capability to respond immediately and effectively to any major incident/emergency.

The major focus of this new role is to assist with the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of Central Otago’s emergency preparedness as a critical component of the wider Otago Regional capability. Key priorities are; supporting the development and delivery of the Emergency Management objectives and responsibilities of the Central Otago District Council, both internally and, externally, through partnership based community emergency response capability development.

We are looking for a person with a broad knowledge of the issues and challenges of emergency management, a demonstrable knowledge of the New Zealand Hazardscape, especially as it relates to the Central Otago District, as well as demonstrated experience working in the community sector. Prior knowledge of Coordinated Incident Management System and NZ Legislation in relation to Emergencies/Disasters is required for this role. During and emergency response, the Emergency Manager performs a critical role within the Emergency Operations Centre and who can operate at a high level in a highly-pressured environment for potentially extended periods.

The role also requires someone who is approachable, inclusive, and who is equally capable of working independently and in a multi team environment. Our ideal applicant must be confident working across the whole community from urban to rural, and with from small businesses through to major corporate entities.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has had previous emergency management experience or whose skills and experience match our requirements.

This position is full time permanent and is based at the Central Otago District Council Offices in Alexandra.

See the job description for more information.

Closing date: 21 June 2017


Emergency Planning Manager - Community Focus, Hutt Valley DHB

We are looking for a dynamic Emergency Planning Manager to join the team at Hutt Valley DHB. This new role will provide leadership in planning for and minimising the impact of emergency events in our health system.

The Emergency Planning Manager – Community Focus, will work alongside the Emergency Planning Manager – Hospital Focus, as a member of the Quality, Service Improvement and Innovation group and the Strategy Planning and Outcomes group, to ensure that emergency planning activities undertaken are aligned with the DHB’s contracted community agencies. 

The role will ensure that Hutt Valley DHB-contracted Community Services are able to respond to and recover from major emergency situations (e.g. fire, flood, earthquake), major incidents and public health emergency situations (e.g. Pandemic). This includes sub-regional collaboration with neighbouring DHBs to ensure our emergency management planning and resilience planning processes are in line with, and support the regional plans. 

The Emergency Planning Manager – Community Focus, will lead DHB emergency planning activities within the primary and community health sector to ensure that contractual and legislative requirements are met and aligned with DHB emergency planning activities. The Emergency Planning Manager – Community Focus will provide emergency planning advice to the sector, provide training for their staff, assess emergency planning risks and develop mitigation strategies, support the development of provider action plans alongside providers and provide reports to the required committees.

See the job description for more information.

Closing date: Fri 23 Jun 2017


Head of Civil Defence & Emergency Management, Christchurch City Council

About the role:
As the Head of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, you will lead the Council's approach to Emergency Management including the development and promotion of the vision, goals and strategy of emergency management at both the organisation and community levels.

Key Responsibilities:
You will be responsible for championing emergency management activities across the Council to gain an organisation commitment to readiness and response activities and business continuity planning. You will develop and maintain sound working relationships, networks and partnerships with key stakeholders both locally and nationally and be responsible for providing advice directly to elected members.

Key Requirements:
To set you up for success you will have a tertiary qualification in emergency management or planning; or demonstrably equivalent work experience. You will have extensive experience in a leadership role within a large organisation. You will have proven experience in Local Government or Central Government Civil Defence function.

See the job description for more information

Closing date: 2 July 2017



Operational Readiness Coordinator, Christchurch City Council

About the role: 
Civil Defence Emergency Management has four areas of activity, known as the '4Rs' - Reduction, Readiness, Response and Recovery. The Operational Readiness Coordinator plays an important role in ensuring the organisational capacity and capability to achieve a rapid and effective civil defence emergency response

Key Responsibilities:
The role is responsible for managing the organisational civil defence training programme, maintaining the necessary resources to achieve a response and ensuring that an effective emergency communications system is maintained.

As an active member of the Council's Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) team you will be available as an on-call Duty Officer and on a 24/7 basis during an emergency response.

Key Requirements:
You will have a relevant tertiary qualification in emergency management or a related field; or demonstrate your experience. Ideally you will have experience in adult education and/or training, including experience in NZQA training and assessor unit standards and strong experience in stakeholder management.

See the job description for more information

Closing date: 25 June 2017



Community Readiness Coordinator, Christchurch City Council

At the Christchurch City Council our work is the city that surrounds us. When you join our team, the results and success of your work are evident in every facet of city life.  We work together every day to shape a community and create a city that we can be truly proud of. Take on a role at the Council, and take pride in making a difference to our great city every day.

The Christchurch Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Unit works to develop and maintain effective organisational and community capability across the 4Rs of reduction, readiness, response and recovery.

About this role:

As a Community Resilience Coordinator, you will be responsible for supporting communities to develop community response plans, delivering public education programmes, strengthening links between CDEM, communities and businesses.  You will contribute to the development and review of local CDEM welfare plans and procedures.  As a requirement of this role, you will be available on a rostered basis as a CDEM duty officer.

Key Requirements:

To be successful in this role you will have a qualification in emergency management, community development, or relevant experience, as well as excellent communication and writing skills. To join the CDEM Unit you will need to be a vibrant and enthusiastic Community Resilience Coordinator to join our team.

Keen to take pride in your work, and take pride in your city? It's time to get in touch.

See the job description for more information

Closing date: 27 June 2017

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