Emergency Management Advisor

  • Company:
    New Plymouth District Council
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 days ago
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Come join the team that ensures the safety of our Taranaki communities through emergency management coordination.

Internal changes to meet requirements has created a fixed-term opportunity for someone to join our team as an Emergency Management Advisor at the Taranaki Emergency Management Office (TEMO), employed through the New Plymouth District Council. This is a 6 month fixed-term, part-time position at 20 hours a week.

To complement the talents of the current team, we are looking for the following:

  • Experienced Facilitator to help deliver our training courses to develop and maintain the capability for regional Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) and local Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to the New Zealand Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS)
  • A passion for working with diverse communities to improve preparedness and social connectedness.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to seek out and create successes in an ambiguous and sometimes, unstructured environment
  • An innovative and lateral thinker and, when required, can work under pressure in an operational setting.
  • Experienced working in teams/building effective working relationships being positive and focused on innovative solutions.
  • New Plymouth District Council provides related services, including employing Group Office staff, on behalf of the TEMO.

    At the New Plymouth District Council, we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding work environment for our staff. You can expect to start in this role between $73,000-79,000. We have also put together an integrated Total Rewards Framework that spans Wellbeing, Development, Benefits, Culture, and Recognition. The NPDC Total Rewards Framework provides a diverse range of opportunities and benefits for our staff.

    Applications close on Friday 22 January 2021.


    Emergency Management Adviser 


    Technical Specialist 


    CDEM Regional Manager


    District Services


    Responsible for supporting the improvement of CDEM Group, Territorial Authorities (TA) and partner agencies for Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) across the 4Rs (readiness, response, recovery and reduction) with a specialist focus on capability development.


  • Integrated Council CDEM leaders, CDEM staff and other Council staff.
  • External CEG, CDEM Staff, CDEM Partner Agencies , relevant local authority staff, volunteers.

  • Work with local Territorial Authority (TA) Leadership teams to maintain capability for key local Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) roles, including local controllers/recovery managers, and other function lead roles and EOC staffing as per the New Zealand Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS)
  • Leading on capability needs assessments, and providing and recording training and exercising for CDEM group area
  • Coordinate and write exercising activities on a Regional level and Local level
  • Assist in the maintenance, in a state of readiness, the Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management Group’s facilities and operational systems, including: Group Emergency Centre facilities; communications sites and equipment; operating procedures and guidelines
  • Participate in a 24-hour regional duty officer capability
  • Actively ensure that legislative requirements and Council policies and procedures are fulfilled, particularly in relation to all key relevant legislation

  • Developed annually and form part of performance and team plans

  • Works collaboratively with others to enhance
    and/or develop team performance.
  • Takes responsibility and accountability for own actions and day to day decision making.
  • Effective performance and delivery within a political environment.
  • Maintains cultural awareness and keeps up to date with issues affecting the community.
  • Sets high standards of performance for self

  • Preferable that the job holder has at least two years previous experience in capability development, emergency management, or in another relevant field
  • Experience in the delivery of training or exercise control
  • Have attended courses relevant to a hazard assessment and risk reduction within civil defence emergency management (Unit standards in Civil Defence-related qualifications, Level 4 CIMS, and/or coordinator centre training would be an advantage, but not essential.)
  • A knowledge of legislation applicable to civic defence and emergency management and local government organisational structure
  • Proven experience leading and motivating others and proven ability to build sound relationships with stakeholders