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Assistant Airport Manager

Job Summary

Location: Norman Wells
Department: Infrastructure
Job ID: 19414
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Dec 7, 2020

Job Information

The position, located at the Norman Wells Airport, reports to the Regional Airport Manager (Manager) located in Norman Wells. The incumbent supports and assists the Manager in managing the efficient and effective delivery of the Department's programs and services for

five (5) regional airports which include Norman Wells, Tulita, Fort Good Hope, Dél¿ne and Colville Lake. The Assistant Airport Manager supports the Regional Airport Manager in the delivery of Airport Emergency Planning, Safety Management Systems, Wildlife Management, Winter Maintenance Planning and other regulatory programs required to maintain airport certification.

The Assistant Airport Manager will be required to be cognizant of airport operations  to identify critical issues/hazards and make assessments in very short periods of time, and will be expected to assist in managing situations involving an airport emergency, periods of deteriorating weather that affects operations, and when dealing with clients and public that are dissatisfied or angry. The incumbent is called upon for emergencies and must be available to deal with situations on short notice, with interruption of home and personal life to deal with operational demands of the airport. Dealing with and reporting "Findings of Infractions to Regulations, Policies or Procedures" may result in confrontational circumstances.



• General knowledge of the Aeronautics Act, Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs), Aeronautical Information Manual, TP312 (Aerodrome Standards and Recommended Practices), Canada Flight Supplement, Canada Air Pilot, the NAV CANADA Canadian NOTAM Procedures Manual, Water Aerodrome Supplement and other Transport Canada information publications governing the implementation of certification of airports.

• General knowledge of regulations and legislation governing airport operations, safety, and emergency planning such as the Airport Regulations and Standards,  Disability Regulations, Labour Canada Code, GNWT Airports Act & Regulations, Wildlife Management Regulations.

• Knowledge in Contract Management and Administration

• Knowledge of airport and aviation industry.


Typically the above qualifications would be attained by:

Completion of a degree from a recognized institution in the fields of airport management / administration and 2 years directly related experience in an airport environment.

Equivalencies will be considered.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 360 
Tel (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

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.


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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 19414      Closing Date: December 04, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $47.68 per hour (approximately $92,976.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.