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Senior Emergency Planner

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date November 28, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Toronto Transit Commission
Salary $95,877.60 - $119,919.80 - Annual
Category Business / Management
Client Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
Contact Information
To find out more about the TTC and to apply online, by December 10, 2019, please visit, click on “current employment opportunities” and enter Requisition ID 1591 in the search field.

Senior Emergency Planner

Requisition ID: 1591
Number of Vacancies: 1.00
Department: Audit, Risk & Compliance (20000052) – Internal Audit (30000088)
Salary Information:  $95,877.60  –  $119,919.80
Pay Scale Group:  10SA
Employment Type:  Regular
Weekly Hours:  35, Off Days:  Saturday / Sunday
Posted On:  November 26, 2019
Last Day to Apply:  December 10, 2019
Reports to:  Director, Emergency Management

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America’s third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC’s vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC’s recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing “a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy.”

General Accountability

Provides emergency management, enterprise resilience/business continuity activity support at the Toronto Transit Commission. Promotes a level of operational emergency readiness in cooperation with internal and external stakeholders, emergency services, public and private sector partners, service providers, and other levels of government. Serves in a key emergency management role representing the TTC during major incidents and emergencies. Supports the implementation of emergency management training/exercise programs. Conducts emergency preparedness and enterprise resilience/business continuity activities across all major sites/facilities to establish program consistency and enhanced readiness across the TTC.

Key Job Functions

  • Support the development, coordination and implementation of a comprehensive emergency management and enterprise resilience/business continuity program for the TTC.
  • Provide advice on emergency management and enterprise resilience matters to the departments; assist in the preparation and delivery of a corporate-wide Emergency Management training program; participate in the development and annual update of the Corporate Emergency Plan.
  • Manage and maintain an equipped and ready 24/7 corporate Emergency Operations Centre for a major incident or emergency affecting the TTC; respond and provide knowledge, advice and resources for the coordinated incident management; foster external emergency response partnerships.
  • Provide ongoing emergency management advice and guidance, and support TTC Special Event planning by reviewing Emergency Action Plans required by event organizers to ensure public safety.
  • Demonstrate behaviours that support diversity, inclusion, and a respectful work and service environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. Help to remove barriers and accommodate employees and customers (within their area of responsibility) in accordance with TTC’s commitments and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Related Orders, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and TTC’s policies.
  • Participate in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program.


  • Demonstrate specialized expertise and knowledge in the assigned field
  • Apply analytical skills
  • Understand and apply relevant laws and regulations
  • Understand and apply administrative policies, processes, and procedures
  • Apply the principles and practices of quality assurance
  • Communicate in a variety of mediums
  • Plan and organize activities / projects to meet section and organizational goals

Education and Experience

  • Completion of a post-secondary college diploma or university degree in a related discipline (Emergency Management, Public Administration, Business Continuity, etc.) or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent.
  • Several years of relevant experience including emergency management experience with key focus area of mitigation, preparedness, response, business continuity planning, crisis management and incident management; and experience in managing emergency events, and providing support to an Incident Commander.
  • Relevant certifications such as Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) International Association of Emergency Managers, Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) DRII or Certificate of the Business Continuity Institute (CBCI) are an asset.

Additional Requirements

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate, resolve conflict, and problem solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships with all stakeholders, employees, divisions, outside agencies.
  • Good working knowledge of relevant provincial and federal legislation with respect to emergency management, and applicable legislation in the area of employee and labour relations and occupational health and safety.
  • Sound judgement, and good interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and software applications, including presentations, databases, spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Must have or obtain TTC Subway/SRT Rulebook certification.
  • Must have a valid Class G Province of Ontario Driver’s Licence, and the use of a personal vehicle to conduct Program initiatives and activities.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To find out more about the TTC and to apply online, by December 10, 2019, please visit, click on “current employment opportunities” and enter Requisition ID 1591 in the search field.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The TTC is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. Committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, the TTC encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodation is available for applicants, including those with disabilities, throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources – Employment Services at 416-393-4570.

The TTC’s Employment Policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship, and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee.

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