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Job Number:  45041
Security & Emergency Program Coordinator
Job Posted: Thursday, 31 May 2018
Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2018
(83 days ago)
BC Housing
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Burnaby Salary: (not entered)

Job ID:  2759
Location:  BURNABY, BC
The Emergency and Security Program Coordinator is responsible for recommending strategies, procedures and programs pertaining to the safety, security and emergency preparedness of staff, housing developments and tenants, and facilitating their implementation across the province. The position undertakes safety and security audits, conducts investigations and takes a leadership role in coordinating emergency responses. The position assists with the provision of security services and access control management for all building portfolios. In addition, the position completes risk assessments, coordinates feasibility studies and provides consultation on safety and security initiatives. Over 40 staff will report to this position as part of the Emergency Social Services Partnership Program, when a significant emergency/disaster dictates that Commission staff be reassigned to provincial emergency response duties.
The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor degree or advanced diploma in risk management, criminology, security, operations management or similar program. A degree in engineering, building sciences, or training in disaster response and recovery programs an asset.
  • Considerable experience in coordinating and facilitating the implementation of safety and security programs, preferably for residential buildings. Some experience in program development, analysis and evaluation. Experience in disaster response and recovery programs an asset.


  •  In-depth knowledge of programs, practices and processes associated with security, safety and emergency preparedness, particularly in the areas of ESS, BCEMS, CPTED, and Target Hardening.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the Commission’s safety, security and emergency preparedness requirements for its housing developments and working knowledge and understanding of the Commission’s programs and operating requirements
  • Considerable knowledge of building technology and Federal, Provincial and Municipal codes
  • Ability to coordinate the implementation of program activities, analyze and solve issues and make effective decisions, particularly during an emergency situation
  • Ability to establish and maintain constructive working relationships with Commission staff, housing providers and government agencies
  • Effective analytical, problem-solving, organizational and program/project coordination skills
  • Effective communication, facilitation, conflict resolution, relationship management and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective public speaking and presentation skills
  • Good understanding of computer systems and excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and drive them through to completion
  • Ability to work under pressure in meeting deadlines and changing priorities
  • Ability to work effectively in a variety of team settings and ability to work independently
  • Ability to work extended hours during emergencies
  • Ability to travel throughout the province, sometimes with limited notice
  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence


  • Due to the nature of this role, a valid class 5 driver's license is required.

How to Apply:
Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.


Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.
Please review the Job Description prior to applying
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As part of the application process, you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. Please allot up to 5 minutes to fill it out after submitting your resume and cover letter as one single document.


Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at www.bchousing.org/careers will be accepted


If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in a meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at www.bchousing.org/careers
We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.


Apply Now : www.bchousing.org/careers

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