($74,900 – $88,118 Annually)


Reporting to the Director, Security and Emergency Services, the Security and Emergency Program
Advisor is responsible for recommending strategies, procedures, and programs pertaining to the safety,
security, and emergency preparedness of staff, housing developments and tenants, facilitating their
implementation across the province. He/She/They undertakes safety and security audits, conducts
investigations, and takes a leadership role in coordinating emergency responses. The incumbent assists
with the provision of security services, access control management for all building portfolios, completes
threat and risk assessments, coordinates feasibility studies, and provides consultation on safety and
security initiatives. In addition, the position coordinates and provides advice in the development of
Business Continuity Plans for BC Housing offices and Non-Profit Housing partners.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in risk management, criminology, security, operations
    management, emergency management, business continuity management or
    other relevant field.
  • Considerable experience in coordinating the implementation of business
    continuity, fire safety, security, disaster response or recovery programs.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable
    to the Employer.

  • Considerable knowledge of programs, practices and processes associated with
    security, fire safety and emergency preparedness, particularly in the areas of
    PDBA, BCEMS, CPTED, risk/threat assessment, and Target Hardening.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the Commission’s safety, security and
    emergency preparedness requirements for its housing developments and
    working knowledge and understanding of the Commission’s programs and
    operating requirements.
  • Sound knowledge in program development, analysis, and evaluation
  • Considerable knowledge of building technology and Federal, Provincial, and
    Municipal codes
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and program/project
    coordination skills
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, conflict resolution, relationship
    management, and interpersonal skills
  • Good public speaking and presentation skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to coordinate the implementation of program activities, analyze and solve
    issues, and make effective decisions, particularly during an emergency situation
  • Ability to establish and maintain constructive working relationships with
    Commission staff, housing providers and government agencies
  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and drive them through to completion
  • Ability to work under pressure during stressful and emergency situations in
    meeting deadlines and changing priorities
  • Ability to work effectively in a variety of team settings and ability to work
  • Ability to work extended hours during emergencies
  • Ability to travel throughout the province, sometimes with limited notice
  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence
  • A Criminal Record Check is required.

    Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to
    maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment.

    How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and
competencies. To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume
clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be
used as part of the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position.
Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.

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