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Director of Emergency Management and Services

Job Summary:
The Director of Emergency Management and Services is responsible for overall program management of the Nation’s Emergency Management Planning and the EMS, Security and Fire Teams. This role is a strategic planning role focused on continuity management and developing of community resiliency strategies that encompass planning and preparation for the likelihood of an emergency. The Director is to ensure the Stoney-Nakoda First Nation and its people are provided with the highest level of care and safety available. Risk identified but not limited, as fire, flood and hazardous materials

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:

Emergency Management

  • Keep informed of activities or changes that could affect the likelihood of an emergency, as well as those that could affect response efforts and details of plan implementation
  • Prepare plans that outline operating procedures to be used in response to disasters or emergencies
  • Maintain and update all resource materials associated with emergency preparedness plans
  • Coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities
  • Develop and maintain liaison with surrounding communities and provincial and federal governments
  • Prepare emergency situation status reports
  • Develop instructional materials for the community and make presentations to the community that provide information on the Nations emergency plans and implementation process
    EMS, Security and Fire Teams
  • Work collaboratively with program staff and leadership in planning, delivery, implementation and evaluation of direct services to patients and the community
  • Oversee the administration of the Security, EMS and Fire program
  • work closely with the community and Stoney Health Services to understand the needs of the community and ensure that staff maintains current and proficient patient care skills, through training and performance audits.
  • Oversee the operations and managers of the Security, Fire and EMS teams in a manner consistent with the SNN regulations, Alberta Emergency Health Services Regulations and industry standards.
  • Responsible for ambulance and fire halls and electronics/computer/mapping maintenance as well as oversee all medical/hall supply ordering
  • Foster relationships between the Stoney-Nakoda First Nation, Stoney Health Service, Alberta Health Services and Health Canada.


  • Assists in the development, administration and monitoring of the approved budgets
  • Reviews and monitors expenditures in accordance to budget and/or contracts and ensures that the program works within the allocated resources of the budget

Operational Planning

  • Partner with TA and CFO on development and implementation of comprehensive plans, annual objectives and organizational effectiveness strategies

Staff Supervision

  • Manages a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Provides leadership and management to the staff by supervising, coaching and mentoring
  • Assesses the competencies of staff and identifies strengths and areas for development by creating individual performance plans that identifies individual performance goals
  • Encourages and support staff to explore and utilize areas of development as identified in their performance plan
  • Ensures personnel administration is in accordance regulations, policy, and acts


  • Provide timely reporting when requested
  • Advise Tribal Council, STA Administration and Program Manager on effective


  • Ensure health and safety standards are met within the programs managing
  • Other duties as required by the Tribal Administration and/or Tribal Council

Education and Experience

  • Related bachelor’s or master’s Degree and relevant certificates
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in management
  • 2-3 years of experience working with First Nation’s communities
  • Registered in accordance with the Health Disciplines Act as an EMT-A or EMT-P an asset
  • Registered Fire Fighter considered an asset

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Ability to establish, develop and maintain effective relationships with diverse stakeholder groups
  • Proven success in navigating through situations involving rapid change and shifting priorities
  • Able to demonstrate a clear pattern of professional and personal development
  • Practical experience in strategy, policy development, project and program management
  • Uses strategic thinking, taking into account long-term goals assessing options and implications
  • Ability to manage diverse human, financial and physical resources within a complex environment
  • Strong organizational skills, client focused orientation and commitment to providing long-term quality services.
  • Leadership skills, including effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability and comfort with decision-making responsibilities
  • Demonstrated ability in coaching and teaching and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others
  • Ability to speak Stoney considered an asset

Employment Conditions

  • Clear criminal record check
  • Valid drivers’ licence
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID 19

Work Environment

  • High paced demanding work environment
  • Travel required
  • Available 7 days a week

Compensation will commensurate with experience and credentials

If you are interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Stoney Tribal Administration
c/o Stoney Nakoda Human Resources
Email: employment@stoney-nation.com

Job ID# 40-09-2022-06

Stoney Nakoda Nations adheres to Section 1-9 of the Aboriginal Employee Preference Policy for candidate shortlisting
and displacement. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews.