Analyst, Flood Emergency Management - Full-Time Position (TRCA-162-20)

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Flood Emergency Management Analyst plays a key technical role with all aspects of flood risk management, including project management for flood risk related projects, the development of communication and forecasting tools, emergency management plans, and public outreach and media relations. This position will support the Flood Forecasting and Warning program, including the development of training and exercises for Flood Duty Officers and Incident Management System staff.  Additionally, the Analyst will be responsible for the development of emergency management protocols and procedures as well as involvement with the suite of technical tools supporting the program. A key element of this position is to assist in the development and implementation of the next-generation of real-time flood forecasting and warning tools for TRCA.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and provide technical expertise in the development and testing of situational awareness tools and decision support systems for flood forecasting and warning; integrate tools into operational processes.
  • Lead the development and implementation of programs and procedures for advancing and optimizing success in flood warning and flood emergency response, including the development and maintenance of Flood Forecasting and Warning procedural manuals.
  • Develop and provide training to Flood Duty Officers and Chief Flood Duty Officers, as well as other staff involved in potential flood emergency response, according to Incident Management System (IMS) principles.
  • Act as the on-call Flood Duty Officer (and/or other comparable role within TRCA IMS structure) as part of TRCA’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. This includes being available to perform regular checks of weather and watershed conditions, responding to public inquiries regarding flooding, assessing flood and potential flood conditions using a variety of technical tools, issuing flood forecasting and warning messages, and flood emergency operations. These duties may be required outside of regular business hours, as the situation demands.
  • Conduct training and workshops for municipal partners, and provide input into municipal emergency response programs, procedures and exercises.
  • Represent TRCA in emergency management working groups, municipal exercises, and municipal emergency operations centres.
  • Provide content for public outreach materials (web pages, factsheets, flyers, and social media campaigns).
  • Develop risk communication tools, in conjunction with internal staff members from other departments.
  • Lead and manage special projects, examples of which include flood threshold assessment, Emergency Preparedness Plans, etc.
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships and client relations with municipal and provincial staff, other agencies and the general public to effectively disseminate information on flood conditions in a timely and useful manner.
  • Deliver presentations and/or represent TRCA at various committees, industry events, institutions, and at public meetings and open houses.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental science, water resources, emergency management or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years related experience.
  • Valid class G Ontario driver’s license.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of legislation, policies, procedures and practices relevant to flood forecasting and warning, including Conservation Authority Act, and Environmental Assessment Act.
  • Thorough knowledge of Emergency Management practice and legislation in Ontario including Incident Management System principles.
  • Some knowledge of meteorology and severe weather principles.
  • Knowledge of flood management concepts, including risk management, hydrology, hydraulics and crisis communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret hydrologic and hydraulic information and calculations.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and lead projects and studies as well as to effectively lead and direct junior staff and peers and make decisions in accordance with policies, procedures and standards.
  • Proven ability to review, analyze, and synthesize technical data and information, and disseminate to Senior Staff, TRCA’s municipal partners, external consultants and the general public.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills as well as demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with the general public in a positive, courteous and respectful manner.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office 365 suite.
  • Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Experience in flood response situations for actual floods would be considered an asset.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting # TRCA-162-20 prior to midnight on September 25, 2020.

While TRCA thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector and/or drivers abstract check.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the Authority. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

 

Division: 
Development and Engineering Services
Type: 
Full-time employee
Salary range: 
$74,377 - $$80,637, 35 hours per week
Location: 
Head Office - 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario
Closing date: 
Sep 25, 2020
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