New Job Airport Manager, Ft. Smith In Northwest Territories

Airport Manager, Ft. Smith
Airport Manager, Ft. Smith

Airport Manager, Ft. Smith

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $104,000–$125,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

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 Airport Manager has the responsibility to manage, plan and direct airport operations to meet the demands of the air industry and the traveling public in accordance with National and international Civil Aviation Aerodrome standards and recommended practices, Territorial and Federal acts, regulations, policies and departmental procedures.

This position, located at Fort Smith Airport reports to the Regional Superintendent, South Slave in Hay River. The incumbent manages airport operations at Fort Smith as well as Fort Resolution community airport to ensure these critical facilities are effective in the delivery of aviation services for safe, secure and reliable movement of people and goods. The operation of these airports must meet all the requirements of Transport Canada regulations to maintain the operational licenses and Airport Certification. The airports of the Northwest Territories (NWT) are also necessary to meet service obligations for such emergency situations as community evacuations and medical evacuations. The Regional Airport Manager is accountable for the operation of the airport and must serve the airline industry and other stakeholders, maintain safe operations for the public and interact with the Federal regulators from Transport Canada to meet and maintain all regulatory obligations.

You are responsible for promoting a positive safety culture at their airports. Implementation and oversight of the Safety Management System (SMS) is required to meet regulatory obligations and maintain certification.

The operating budget managed by this position is approximately $1 million with revenue generation through leasing, landing fees, advertising and concessions of approximately $80,000. The value of the infrastructure managed by this position is in excess of $20 million.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The completion of a postsecondary Bachelor Degree from a recognized institution in the fields of Airport Management/Administration
5 years of directly related experience in an airport environment.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876
Tel (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298
[email protected]

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