Director of Emergency Management

The Village of Carbon is looking for a Director of Emergency Management. This is a volunteer position, with an annually paid honorarium. The individual is appointed by resolution of Council and is responsible for the municipality’s Emergency Management Plan and Program.  The successful candidate will be part of the Kneehill Regional Emergency Management Agency and work closely with both the Chief Administrative Officer and Regional Emergency Management Advisory Committee.

Emergency managers are professionals who are tasked with the responsibility of helping communities and organizations anticipate hazards, vulnerability and undertake measures to more effectively deal with disasters (e.g., mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from them).

  1. Prepare and coordinate the municipal emergency plan and program.
  2. Act as the Direction of Operations on behalf of the municipality’s Emergency Management Agency.
  3. Coordinate all emergency services and resources.
  4. Perform other duties as required by the local authority.

The ideal candidate will have some emergency background.  Training will be provided.

The successful candidate will be required to take appropriate training as deemed necessary by the Village to fulfill the duties of the DEM. Applications may be submitted to the Village Office – ATTN: CAO or email and will be accepted until August 31, 2021.



Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of water distribution and chlorination system.
  • Daily check of the reservoir includes recording pumping volumes and regular maintenance as requested by the Foreman.
  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of sewer collection, treatment, and disposal systems such as the lagoon and storm sewers.
  • Ability to operate and assist in the maintenance of all public works equipment, which may include tractors, mower, street sweeper and various small tools.
  • Assist with the construction of municipal services undertaken by contract, which may include installation and repair of water and sewer service lines and mains, fire hydrants, streets, and sidewalks.
  • Assist in the maintenance and repair of park, campground, walking paths and other Village owned areas and facilities. Responsibilities may include trimming of grass and trees, watering of newly planted trees or flowers, keeping signs in repair, and garbage removal from public areas, snow removal, bridge repairs, etc.
  • Conduct bi-monthly water meter readings and attend to water turn on/off requests.
  • May be responsible for direction and supervision of other temporary outside employees hired for Public Works.
  • Ensure all Occupational Health Regulations affecting work and operation of equipment is adhered to.
  • Attend Safety Meetings as required and assist in the preparation and upkeep of Village Safety Manual and Loss Prevention Program.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the Village Shop and in maintaining its inventory in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Perform other related duties as required by the Public Works Foreman and/or Municipal Administrator.

Minimum Skills, Abilities & Qualifications

Ideally the candidate shall have a minimum of 1-3 years of municipal operations experience in a similar position.

  • Water Distribution/ Wastewater Collection System /Wastewater Treatment Level 1 Certificate.
  • Must have valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License with current Abstract and a clean Criminal Records Check.
  • First Aid
  • Grade 12 or equivalent level of education.

Desired Skills & Attributes

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with the general public, staff, elected officials, contractors, and consultants.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proven municipal experience in water and sewer maintenance, as well as road maintenance.
  • Basic computer skills
  • WHMIS, Fall Protection, Confined Space, Ground Disturbance.

Training will be provided for a suitable candidate.


The position reports directly to the Public Works Foreman.

Specific Position Requirements

  • Working conditions contain moderate risks which require planned safety precautions for limited periods of time.
  • Ability to work in all manner of weather conditions.
  • Entails moderate levels of mental stress and pressure.
  • Ability to be able to work flexible work hours to meet operational requirements.
  • May be required to respond to emergency situations.

The Village of Carbon offers a competitive compensation/benefits package.

Closing Date

This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.

Application Return

Please submit your application by email to referencing “Public Works Assistant” in the subject line.  Resumes can also be dropped off at 237 Hillside Avenue, or mailed to Box 249, Carbon, AB  T0M 0L0.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.