Emergency Preparedness Co-op Student

Number of Positions Available: 1

Term Length: Twelve Month Term (May 2023 – April 2024)
Closing Date: February 16, 2023


We are more than just airplanes and tarmacs. 
Our purpose travels beyond our runway into the communities we serve. We are about connections, stories and life defining adventures made possible by the work we do. We are committed to fostering an environment where our people are rewarded through meaningful work experiences inspired by purpose. 

The Calgary Airport Authority is committed to creating an environment where our students are rewarded through meaningful work experiences and numerous opportunities to connect with employees, stakeholders, and other students just like you. Our program offers students an opportunity to gain valuable industry experience, knowledge, and contacts through full time work in their chosen field.

If you are passionate about emergency preparedness and understand the importance of customer service and running a high-performance operation, this is the role for you. Our Emergency Response Services Team works hard to maintain YYC’s emergency preparedness program to ensure our airport is safe and secure.
Under the supervision of the Manager, Emergency Preparedness, you will support the management and implementation of the YYC Airport Authority Emergency Preparedness Program. In our dynamic aviation environment, you will gain practical knowledge of emergency management in the Aviation industry and hands-on experience in Airport Operations and business continuity. 

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the 2023 Full-Scale and Table-Top Exercises as per the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Canadian Aviation Security Regulations. This includes:
    • Developing realistic scenarios
    • Identifying exercise goals
    • Identifying stakeholders
    • Developing objectives
    • Assist with internal and external debriefs when required
    • Complete after-action reports when required
  • Assist with x-Matters in creating and deleting user accounts
  • Assist with the development of a business continuity program
  • Conduct weekly inspections of the Airport Emergency Operations Centre
  • Create and update user manuals, maps and documents for emergency preparedness training programs
  • Assist with the development and delivery of emergency preparedness training programs
  • Assist with administrative duties as well as attending meetings and preparing minutes for distribution 

  • Pursuing a diploma or bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or emergency management
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong knowledge of computer programs, including proficiency in MS Office
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team to meet deadlines and achieve the team’s overall objectives
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to engage collaboratively and effectively with internal and external teams, clients, and other associated stakeholders

  • To qualify as a co-op student, you must be enrolled in and returning to a post-secondary institution following your work term.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a restricted area identification card (RAIC).
  • This role is eligible for our hybrid work model with a combination of onsite and remote work.

It’s simple – we invest in our people because they are the backbone of our success.  We offer:
  • Competitive wages
  • Networking and growth opportunities
  • Opportunities to give back to the community


We are ACCOUNTABLE.  We take ownership and step up to get the job done.             

We are CUSTOMER-FOCUSED.  We consider the customer in all that we do. 

We are COLLABORATIVE.  We are stronger when we reach out and work as a team.          

We are RESILIENT.  We are able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.  

We are CREATIVE.  We strive to find new and better ways of doing things.  

The Calgary Airport Authority is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply including women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and others who may contribute to organizational diversification of ideas. 

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