Regional Airport Manager

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Closing date: Feb 28, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: YZF Finance and Admin

Job Code: 16539

Salary: $110,585 - $132,015

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.

For more information please refer to the Department of Infrastructure website at

Job Information

The incumbent manages operations of the Yellowknife Airport and four community airports, Whatì, Gamètì, Lutselk’e and Wekweètì, through own forces and service contracts.

The incumbent supervises an organization of more than 25 permanent employees, which is enhanced with casual employees. The operating budget managed by this position is over $6 million with revenue generation through leasing, landing fees, general terminal fees, advertising and concessions of over $4 million.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
•    Post-secondary education in  Business Administration or other relevant disciplines, complemented by additional schooling in a field related to airport planning, operations and management; and
•    Minimum of 5 years directly related experience in operations of large airports including commercial property administration, supervising trades persons and other airport operations specialists.

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $56.15 per hour to $67.03 per hour (approximately $109493 - $130,709.) 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 criminal record check. 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 # 16539      

Closing Date: March 1, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

GNWT Inquiries

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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