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Business Continuity Planning Officer

Location: Canada, AB, Edmonton
Organization: City of Edmonton - Fire Rescue Services

Are you a professional who can use your knowledge of governance, strategic planning and program management to improve the City’s resiliency? 

Can you work as part of a close-knit team to help ensure the City can deliver its critical and vital services when normal operations are disrupted? The Business Continuity Planning Officer works within the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to ensure that the City of Edmonton is positioned to deliver its critical and vital services during a disruption to normal operations. In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining, evaluating and supporting the City’s business continuity and emergency management plans while ensuring that City staff understand their business continuity and emergency management roles and responsibilities. 

Job role

  • Provide significant and consistent direction to City staff in the use of business continuity planning to support the delivery of critical and vital services 
  • Be a major contributor to the development and implementation of an overarching strategic plan that will be used to improve the City’s resilience to emergencies, hazards and risks 
  • Collaborate with other City Departments to identify and analyze hazards and risks that may affect the City’s service delivery 
  • Lead workshops and exercises to maintain and improve the City’s Business Continuity capacity 
  • Identify opportunities where the City’s Corporate and Branch business continuity plans and policies can be maintained and improved 
  • Provide business continuity advice to the City during activations of the Municipal Emergency Plan 
  • Liaise and coordinate with our internal and external emergency management partners on the development, use and implementation of business continuity plans 
  • Continual involvement in the planning, maintenance and revision of business continuity and emergency management plan 
  • Understand the use of governance and legislative structures to create and maintain plans, policies, and procedures.

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