Airport Operations Officer

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Closing date: Nov 22, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: INF Air Safety and Security

Job Code: 16244

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Infrastructure (INF) provides high quality services to the public and Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) departments, boards and agencies including the planning, design, construction, acquisition, operation and maintenance of public transportation infrastructure and the buildings, works and equipment required for the GNWT to deliver its programs and services. INF makes essential petroleum products available for sale to the public where these products are not provided by the private sector, and promotes the development and increased use of energy efficient technologies.  INF also regulates electrical and mechanical safety services and licenses individuals and vehicles operating in the territory.

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Job Information

The incumbent must liaise with representatives at the highest levels within the Transport Canada (TC) structure and have the expertise and capability to successfully present the positions of the GNWT in negotiations and correspondence with TC. This becomes particularly crucial at times when regulations are being developed, that may have a significant impact on either airports or air carriers in the Northern Air Transportation industry. Coordination of airport certification with Transport Canada is crucial as is the coordination of critical programs and system function with Nav Canada. Airport Operations Manuals (AOM) must be developed, updated researched and maintained in compliance with Transport Canada and in full cooperation with the Regional Airport Managers.

The incumbent is also responsible for similar discussions and negotiations with Nav Canada in the major operational aspects of the airport. This person is involved in numerous matters including: airside access control, aircraft and vehicle maneuvering and control, coordination of navigational equipment issues, flight rules, safety and weather information, as well as negotiating and updating as needed, the terms of the Airport Procedural and Operational Agreement (APOA) with Nav Canada at all GNWT airports.

This position is responsible to ensure the application of standards and programs at airports effecting the actions of operations staff located in 27 communities across the NWT. The incumbent must ensure the implementation of Canadian Aviation Regulations and relevant Territorial regulations and policies. The position must coordinate a program related to the maintenance of assets valued at more than $800 million. Any construction at airports that may affect the standard operations there must be accompanied by a Plan of Construction Operations (PCO) developed and coordinated by this position that must be approved by Transport Canada.

Overall this person must provide advice and guidance to all levels of the Division on operations and safe approved practices at all GNWT Airports. As a member of the Programs and Standards team, this individual will need to be fully engaged in the Safety Management System (SMS).

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A post-secondary degree in a field related to airport planning, operations and management. This could include successful completion of Transport Canada certification in an air traffic services program or other related airport certification, Management or Business degree with airport experience or other related degrees.

The incumbent should also have at least 8 years of experience in various airport operations as well as supervision a n d management experience. Training experience is also highly desired.

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.02 per hour to $58.53 per hour (approximately $95,589 - $114,134.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3, 450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16244     

Closing Date: November 22, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445