Reporting to the Manager, Office of Emergency Management, responsible for the day-to-day planning, coordination, and administration of the Business Continuity Program and its activities, ensuring the implementation of policies, standards, and practices. Provides expert advice to senior leadership and Units and participates in the provision of administrative, logistical, and operational support to the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) when activated. Retains program documentation for use and safekeeping, including Unit business impact analyses and operational continuity plans, training and exercise records, and program expenditures/transactions. Maintains relationships with internal and external program stakeholders.
Post-secondary degree or diploma in business continuity, emergency management or other specialization relevant to the position or a combination of education, training and/or work experience.
Professional certification from either the Disaster Recovery Institute or the Business Continuity Institute, or other similarly reputable organization.
Minimum of seven (7) years related experience in business continuity and its implementation in a complex environment.
Experience creating reports and plans.
Excellence in customer service, project management and risk and hazard assessment.
Excellence in strategic thinking and analysis, leadership, and team building.
Strong attention to detail, judgement, and decision-making skills.
Works with and can communicate orally and in writing to all levels of the organization.
Experience in training, employee leadership, supervision, and presentation skills.
Ability to work in a team or independently to deliver quality emergency preparedness and response programs.
Demonstrates tact, diplomacy and respects equity, diversity and inclusion when dealing with students, faculty, employees, and visitors.
Experience using MS Office 365 and ability to learn new software as required.
The candidate shall not have any convictions for which no pardon was granted and shall not have any record of offences related to the job.
Bilingualism - French and English (spoken and written).
Understanding and demonstrated knowledge of emergency management standards, principles, and process.
Demonstrated knowledge of Federal, provincial and municipal legislation and regulations as well as IMS, ICS, CSA, NFPA standards, guidelines and best practices associated with business continuity planning, fire safety and emergency management and response in a post-secondary environment.
Understanding and demonstrated knowledge of risk management standards, principles, and process.
Understanding of Fire Safety including basic knowledge of the Ontario Fire Code.
Basic knowledge of OH&S including an understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act core requirements.
Basic understanding of cyber security and privacy breach requirements.
Key Competencies at uOttawa:
Here are the required competencies for all or our employees at uOttawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.
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