Observer Communicator
Kativik Regional Government
Kuujjuaq, Quebec, Canada
2d ago


Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Airport Operations and Maintenance, the Observer / Communicator (O / C) works in a Community Airport Radio Station (CARS) located at the Airport of a Northern Village.

They provide the community with aviation support through radio communication, weather observing and reporting, and by following various operational directives and procedures to ensure the operational integrity of the airport and its various systems.

O / C duties include but are not limited to :

  • Append automated HWOS hourly weather data with manual weather observations which are transmitted electronically to NavCanada;
  • Communicate with pilots and vehicle operators, to give information on local weather conditions, air traffic, runway conditions, emergency situation and other information, as requested or required;
  • During winter operations, inspect and report on runway surface conditions through SNOWIZZ, a NavCanada web-based computer software;
  • Perform daily, weekly and monthly inspection reports on the serviceability of various airport systems and equipment;
  • Compile daily, weekly, monthly statistics on passenger and cargo loads as well as aircraft movements;
  • Complete on as required basis reports for the following airport programs : Safety Management Systems, Wildlife activity, Emergency Response, security incident;
  • operational irregularities, incidents and accidents;
  • Assist the airport maintainer in the receiving process of supplies and materials at the airport for various KRG departments;
  • As the local representative of KRG Transport, ensure the overall operational integrity of the airport and report identified deficiencies back to management for corrective action.
  • The selected candidate must :

  • Be willing to work on a rotating shift schedule 7 consecutive days, 10 hours per day / 7 consecutive days off and occasionally work over-time
  • Have at least a Secondary 3 diploma (grade 9);
  • Have good judgment, planning and problem solving skills;
  • Have the ability to work long hours alone at times with remote supervision;
  • Demonstrate a high standard of dependability, reliability and safety;
  • Have an excellent attendance record;
  • Be bilingual Inuktitut-English, English-French. Good working knowledge of written and spoken English is essential; along with strong oral communication skills;
  • Obtain a valid Restricted Radio Operator’s License from Industry Canada;
  • Have a very good knowledge of computers and basic office software : Word, Excel, Outlook;
  • Be able to perform mathematical functions;
  • Possess good hearing and eyesight according to Transport Canada standards;
  • Possess a valid provincial or territorial driver’s license and successfully pass the Airside Vehicle Operator’s Permit course.
  • Be available to attend and pass a 4-week (6 days / week, consecutive) training course in Cornwall, followed by an intensive on-
  • the-job training period of 4-6 weeks at the designated airport before receiving site-certification.

    Place of work : Akulivik, Quebec.

    Salary :

    Min. : $32 816 yearly Max. $54 353 yearly (E-6)

    Other benefits :

    Cost of living differential : minimum of $11 834 / year

    Food allowance : minimum of $5 147 / year

    Annual leave trips : minimum of three

    Simplified Pension Plan : 6% employer, 4% employee

    Group insurance

    Vacation : 20 days / year

    Statutory holidays : 18 days

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