Airport Response Specialist
Kativik Regional Government
Kuujjuaq, Quebec, Canada
12d ago


Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, works as a rapid response specialist responding to staffing deficiencies at Northern Village airports.

Providing support for airports radio communications, weather observing / reporting, and runway maintenance by following various operational directives and procedures to ensure the operational integrity of the airports and their various systems.

Duties include but are not limited to :

  • Add visual hourly weather observations to Human Weather Observation System (HWOS) data that is transmitted electronically to NavCanada;
  • Communicate with pilots and vehicle operators on local weather conditions, air traffic, runway conditions, emergency situation and other information, as requested or required;
  • Inspect and report runway surface conditions during winter operations;
  • Provide on-site re-certification training to Observer / Communicators;
  • Provide training and certification on Restricted Radio Operators License (aeronautical) to all Transportation Department staff;
  • Operate heavy and light equipment in a safe and effective manner;
  • Maintain runway surfaces, maneuvering areas, navigational aids and airport access roads;
  • Complete as required Safety Management System (SMS) reports;
  • Provide airport related training in all Nunavik communities;
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • The selected candidate will :

  • Possess a Heavy Equipment Operator training diploma or equivalent education & experience;
  • Have been an Observer / Communicator for at least 3 years.
  • Ability to work long hours alone;
  • Demonstrate a high standard of dependability, reliability, safety as well as good judgment, planning, and problem-solving skills;
  • Possess or obtain a valid Restricted Radio Operator’s License from Industry Canada;
  • Must be bilingual in Inuktitut-English with good working knowledge of English both written and spoken;
  • Have a very good knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook);
  • Possess a valid provincial or territorial driver’s license;
  • Be available to travel frequently in the Nunavik region.
  • Place of work : Hudson Coast

    Salary : Min. :

    $45 476 Max. $77 849 yearly (Class 9)

    Other benefits :

    Cost of living differential : minimum of $ 8,500 / year

    Food allowance : minimum of $1 752 / year

    Annual leave trips : minimum of three

    Simplified Pension Plan : 6% employer, 4% employee

    Statutory holidays : 18 days

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