Airports Duty Manager

May 10 2023
Expected expiry date: June 8 2023
Industries Public administration
Categories Professional and Administration Positions,
Dawson, YT • Full time

Government of Yukon -> Highways & Public Works – Transportation Aviation CARS

Location: Dawson City, YT

Requisition: #42785

Salary: $85,241 - $98,915 per annum

Closing date: May 17, 2023

This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted Admissibility. A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates of Canadian Indigenous ancestry, with a priority for qualified Yukon First Nation candidates. This initiative is in support of the Yukon government’s goal for a representative public service.

For more information on the hiring preference, visit

This posting is to fill one permanent, full-time position in Dawson City and one 2-year full-time, term position with location options within the Yukon, working 75 hours bi-weekly.

Highways and Public Works – who we are…

Employees at Highways and Public Works are responsible for ensuring safe and efficient public highways, airstrips, buildings, and information systems. Our collective vision is to make a difference in the lives of Yukoners. At all levels of our organization, we value leadership, innovation, teamwork, and keeping our people safe. Our priorities are to be client focused, to support our people, to build sustainably, and to advance reconciliation throughout the Yukon.

This opportunity…

The Transportation Aviation Branch (TAB) is responsible for the management, development, and maintenance of the Yukon Territory Aviation System, which includes the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport (ENWIA), four community airports and 24 aerodromes. Driven by a commitment to safety and security, efficient and effective programming, and progressive leadership, TAB is a dedicated and professional team.

The Community Airports Duty Managers are key members of TAB’s Community Airports team and proactively manage airside developments and operations for Dawson City, Mayo, Old Crow and Watson Lake Airports. This position also involves coordinating activities at the 24 aerodromes operated by the Government of Yukon.

The Community Airports Duty Managers act as the program Authority on behalf of Nav Canada for the eight CARS (Community Aerodrome Radio Station) in the Yukon. This includes:

  • Reviewing and analysing inspection/audit reports and performance indicators;
  • Conducting site inspections and identifying deficiencies;
  • Developing and implementing Observer Communicator on-the-job training, refresher training and certification;
  • Developing, maintaining and implementing the CARS Local Station Procedures manual;
  • Managing service contracts and procurements for the program.

This position involves collaborating closely with TAB team members, other government departments, regulators, carriers and community stakeholders to ensure a safe and efficient air transportation system. TAB seeks two collaborative and progressive leaders interested in a unique opportunity to develop and manage the day-to-day operation of airports and aerodromes in an assigned region of the Yukon.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please review this information: Apply on a job | Government of Yukon < >.

Essential Qualifications (what we’re looking for in your resume):

  • Training or post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate in subjects such as Aviation Management, Business Administration or Safety Administration.
  • Experience critically reviewing, writing precisely and systematically implementing operations manuals and procedures.
  • Experience conducting site inspections.
  • Experience proactively and productively collaborating with a wide audience of stakeholders and members of the general public.
  • Experience driving on airside, communicating on radios, and working in an airport environment (asset).
  • NAV CANADA Observer Communicator or Flight Service Specialist training and experience (asset).
  • Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E), Accredited Airport Professional (A.A.P) or equivalent (asset).

If your resume shows education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above, your application may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability (what candidates will be assessed on):

  • Taking Action and Achieving Results
  • Promoting Common Values and Ethics
  • Developing People
  • Demonstrating Client Focus
  • Modelling Interpersonal Skills and Personal Responsibility
  • Thinking Strategically
  • Leading Change and Innovation
  • On-Job Instructor training and experience

Conditions of Employment

  • Possess and maintain a valid Yukon Class 5 Driver’s Licence or higher qualification (upon hire).
  • Acquire and maintain a YG Airside Vehicle Operator Permit (within 4 months of hire).
  • Applicants not qualified as an Observer Communicator will be required to complete the Observer Communicator Program as directed by NAV CANADA. This requires nine weeks’ paid training at Aurora College in Fort Smith, NWT (within 6 months of hire).
  • Acquire and maintain a Transport Canada Aerodrome Security Clearance (within 8 months of hire).

Job Requirements

  • Overnight travel by road throughout the Yukon in various weather conditions, approximately one week every two months.
  • Occasional travel by small aircraft.

Additional Information


If you have questions about this position, please contact Alex Bourgeois, A/Community Airports Manager, at   

If you have questions about applying for a job with the Yukon government or if you need an accommodation for this staffing process, please contact Gillian Smith, HR Consultant, at  

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