Emergency Management Advisor – Ref:200
Full Time - Fixed term (3 years)
About the role
The Emergency Management Advisor is a new role established to be a champion within the organisation for all things Civil Defence & Emergency Management (CDEM). This role is responsible for ensuring 24/7 capability to identify and respond to any emergency event through our Emergency Operations Centre, identifying Councils’ Reduction, Readiness, Response and Recovery planning requirements and working with Council’s Activity managers to develop and implement these requirements, and also supporting delivery of public education and resilience activities. Due to the nature of emergency management, there may be other tasks and responsibilities allocated to the role in accordance with the context of an activation of the Council’s Emergency Operations Centre. A key requirement of this role will be the ability and willingness to collaborate with a wide range of people across a range of emergency management related areas and effectively build and maintain ongoing relationships with local level welfare services agencies.
Skills and Experience
- A qualification in emergency management is desired but not essential if relevant and robust work experience can be demonstrated.
- Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, in particular the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Act.
- Effective relationship management skills with the ability to build and maintain effective professional relationships with all stakeholders. Experience engaging with communities would be advantageous.
- Experience in reviewing and developing response plans, policies and strategies.
- Effective communicator who can write reports and make presentations to management and Council which are concise, accurate and which can explain technical matters in a manner easily understood by non-specialist people.
- Demonstrated ability to exercise tact, discretion and political astuteness in relation to work undertaken and information required.
- Demonstrated experience using computer database and mapping systems.
- Holder of a current and valid NZ Drivers’ licence.
Please find the Job Description on here[PDF 233 KB].
Beautiful beaches and a short journey to or from Wellington make the Kāpiti Coast a great place to live and work. Working for the Kāpiti Coast District Council means being part of a caring, dynamic and effective customer-focused team who makes a positive difference in the community we serve. To find out more about our vision and direction click on here.
Enquiries about this position should be directed to Nienke Itjeshorst, Sustainability and Resilience Manager on 04 296 4700 or free phone 0800 486 486.
How to apply
The preferred candidate will be required to undergo the usual pre-employment checks, including drug and alcohol screening, criminal history, and credit checks. Please note you must be eligible to work in New Zealand
*Before you apply, please ensure that you have the following documentation ready: your cover letter, CV, a copy of your work visa (if applicable), COVID-19 vaccination pass and Drivers Licence.
Closing 12.00pm on Monday 22nd August 2022.