Emergency Management Coordinator

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date June 28, 2024
Deadline July 12, 2024
Type Full Time
Company Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation
Location Paqtnkek, NS
Category Business / Management
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Position Title: Emergency Management Coordinator
Community: Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation
Location: Paqtnkek, Nova Scotia
Application Deadline: July 12th, 2024
About Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation:

Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation is a vibrant and culturally rich First Nation community located near Antigonish, Nova Scotia. We are committed to the stewardship of our lands, the preservation of our heritage, and the prosperity of our people. Our community is dedicated to sustainable development and the respectful management of our natural resources.


Paqtnkek Mi’kmaq Nation is seeking a dedicated and experienced Emergency Management Coordinator to join our team. As the Emergency Management Coordinator, you will play a critical role in developing, implementing, and maintaining emergency preparedness and response programs to safeguard the well-being of our community members. This position requires strategic planning, coordination, and hands-on involvement in emergency situations.

Position Requirements:

  • The following qualifications are desired:
  • Certificate or diploma in emergency management or a related field
  • Proven experience in emergency management, crisis response, or a related field
  • Strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
  • Familiarity with the unique challenges and cultural considerations of First Nation communities
  • Responsibilities:
  • Emergency Preparedness Planning:
  • Develop and update comprehensive emergency management plans tailored to the specific needs of the First Nation community.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders, including government agencies, community leaders, and emergency services, to ensure alignment and integration of plans.
  • Training and Education:
  • Conduct regular training sessions for community members, staff, and volunteers on emergency preparedness and response procedures.
  • Facilitate workshops and drills to ensure individuals and groups are well-equipped to handle various emergencies.
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation
  • Identify potential risks and hazards specific to the First Nation community and develop strategies for mitigation.
  • Collaborate with relevant authorities to implement preventative measures and infrastructure improvements.
  • Coordination and Communication:
  • Serve as the central point of contact during emergency situations, coordinating the response efforts of various departments and external agencies.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication channels within the community, ensuring timely and accurate dissemination of information.
  • Resource Management:
  • Maintain an inventory of emergency response resources, including equipment, supplies, and personnel.
  • Collaborate with local, regional, and national agencies to access additional resources when needed.
  • Community Engagement:
  • Foster community engagement in emergency preparedness through outreach programs, informational sessions, and community events.
  • Establish partnerships with local organizations and businesses to enhance collective resilience.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter, and three references to:

David Kearns
Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation
7 Dillon Street
Paqtnkek, Nova Scotia
Email: david.kearns@paqtnkek.ca
Phone: 902 386-2244

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from Indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities.

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