Emergency Alerting Coordinator

Emergency Alerting Coordinator

DCM Disaster Coordinator Management


Manitoba Infrastructure

Emergency Measures Organization, Emergency Management

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 38022

Salary(s):   DCM $63,794.00 – $77,033.00 per year

Closing Date:   August 23, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list will remain in effect for 12 months. 

The Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) works closely with all levels of government, the private sector, volunteer agencies and other non-government agencies to promote and co-ordinate emergency management, prevent the loss of life, and minimize damage to property and the environment.  EMO works within the provisions of The Manitoba Emergency Measures Act, to prepare, maintain and implement plans, policies, and procedures relating to preparedness, response, and recovery from emergencies and disasters in Manitoba.  The main lines of business of EMO include emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.   

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license.


  • Post secondary education in emergency management, public administration, social sciences or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Experience in emergency or disaster management, or an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
  • Experience conducting research, evaluation, implementation and development of strategies and policies.
  • Experience in the utilization of social media applications, approaches and theories.
  • Strong political acumen and the ability to manage confidential, controversial and politically sensitive material and situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong written communication skills with experience preparing analytical decision making documents and briefing or advisory notes.
  • Strong verbal communication skills with experience presenting to variety of audiences.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage competing priorities with strict timelines, and demonstrate flexibility with changing priorities and tasks in a fast-paced, change-driven environment.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain working relationships and interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.


  • Experience or training in incident command system, in emergency response coordination systems and in emergency operations centres. 

Reporting to the Response Program Manager, the Emergency Alerting Coordinator is responsible for the research, analysis, planning, development and coordination of the emergency alerting system, for the activities, policies and guidelines that support the maintenance of a province-wide emergency alerting platform that compliments the National Public Alerting Program (NPAS), and for maintaining inter-provincial and inter-jurisdictional emergency alerting collaboration and agreements.
 The position’s primary role is to analyse, evaluate and coordinate emergency management programs, policies, initiatives and plans in the areas of emergency alerting policy and system delivery. It will involve writing unique contingency plans, and contributing to the Manitoba Emergency Plan. It will also be involved in developing strategies and policies to leverage social media for emergency management activities. It will fulfill a duty operations function for maintaining current situational awareness, liaising with municipalities, other departments and agencies, and external partners; as well as managing routine and possible sensitive emergency response issues. The position will be tasked on a rotational basis as the Emergency Management Organization (EMO) Duty Officer (DO). 
The position will develop and maintain appropriate networks and contacts and will liaise with government departments at the municipal, provincial, federal and international levels. It will develop official submissions including research reports, discussion papers and briefing notes to be used as a basis for decisions within emergency management executive and by senior and elected government officials. The position works both independently and as part of a team, including on occasion as a team leader.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 38022

Service Centre 3

Human Resource Services

600-155 Carlton Street

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3H8

Phone:  204-945-8819

Fax: 204-948-3382

Your cover letter and resume must clearly indicate how you meet these qualifications.

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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