Job Posting 79412

Security & Emergency Program Coordinator
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 24 days (Wed, 9 Feb)
full time  •  Tbd



Reporting to the Director, Security and Emergency Services, the Security and Emergency Program Coordinator is responsible for recommending strategies, procedures and programs pertaining to the safety, security and emergency preparedness of staff, housing developments and tenants, facilitating their implementation across the province. He/She/They undertakes safety and security audits, conducts investigations and takes a leadership role in coordinating emergency responses. The incumbent assists with the provision of security services, access control management for all building portfolios, completes threat and risk assessments, coordinates feasibility studies and provides consultation on safety and security initiatives. In addition, the position coordinates and provides advice in the development of Business Continuity Plans for BC Housing offices and Non-Profit Housing partners. Over 40 staff will report to this position as part of the Emergency Support 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’s degree in risk management, criminology, security, operations management, emergency management, business continuity management or other relevant field.
  • Considerable experience in coordinating the implementation of business continuity, safety and security, disaster response or recovery programs.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the Employer.


  • Considerable knowledge of programs, practices and processes associated with security, safety and emergency preparedness, particularly in the areas of ESS, BCEMS, CPTED, risk/threat assessment, 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.
  • Sound knowledge in program development, analysis, and evaluation
  • Considerable knowledge of building technology and Federal, Provincial and Municipal codes
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, organizational and program/project coordination skills
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, conflict resolution, relationship management and interpersonal skills
  • Good public speaking and presentation skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • 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
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and drive them through to completion
  • Ability to work under pressure during stressful and emergency situations 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 and satisfactory driving record is required.

As part of our commitment to maintaining safe and healthy spaces, BC Housing has introduced an interim mandatory vaccination program for all employees. We require proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated for reasons related to a protected ground under human rights law (such as medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs) may request an accommodation. Upon receiving a request, we may request additional information to determine whether the applicant can be accommodated in the desired role without undue hardship.    

 Successful applicants will be required to verify ability to travel under federal travel restrictions.

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.

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