Airfield Operations Specialist

Number of positions available:3
Status: Permanent Full-Time 
Salary: Authority Band 8 ($82,929.60-$86,257.60-$89,710.40-$93,288.00)
Closing Date: September 21, 2021

We are more than planes and tarmacs. Our purpose travels beyond building and managing world-class facilities and runways, and into the communities we serve. The Calgary Airport Authority is made up of nearly 225 employees who are driven by creating memorable and effortless experiences that reflect the beautiful city and region we serve. Motivated by our vision, we strive to turn the airport experience at YYC into one that air travelers are excited to be a part of.

As a primary driver of our city’s economy and growth, we have an opportunity to help make Calgary a global economic powerhouse. We believe our focus on the future will fuel our city’s next generation of prosperity. And we are ready, willing and able to step up to the challenge. At one of Canada’s busiest airports, our team is working hard to create the best possible experiences for the guests and visitors that arrive, depart and connect through our airport, and we need the help of the best people to help get us there.


Our Airfield Operations team is passionate about airport operations and ensuring that our airfield operates efficiently and effectively. Whether it’s rain or shine, or even snow, this team makes certain that our airfield is safe and secure through site inspections, wildlife management, compliance audits and much more. Our Airfield Operations experts are high performers who make substantive change every day. There is never a dull moment with this team which adds to the excitement of being a part of YYC!


Reporting to the Manager, Airfield Operations, you will be responsible for maintaining a safe airfield operating environment for aircraft, vehicles, and personnel at one of Canada’s busiest airports. Your primary responsibilities include:

• Daily implementation of the Airfield Site Self Inspection Program (SSIP).
• Daily execution of the Wildlife Management Program.
• Inspection and reporting of Runway Surface Conditions in all types of weather conditions
• Providing support to Emergency Responders in the role of On-Scene Controller in the event of an incident.
• Providing guidance to Authority staff and other agencies on matters of airfield safety and compliance through the knowledge and application of regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
• Acting as the Airfield Construction Coordinator. This includes:
o Coordinating with Project Managers, Integrated Operations Centre, and NAV Canada
o Reviewing construction schedules.
o Preparing, issuing and managing all airfield NOTAMs.
o Attending construction planning meetings and advising on operational impacts and regulatory compliance.
o Inspecting construction sites for correct implementation of operational safety measures.
• Conducting audits of Authority assets and tenant operations ensuring compliance with regulations and Authority policies.
• Providing support to our Airfield Operations team in snow events as required.
• Providing support to the Integrated Operations Centre


• Knowledge of airport operations and regulations and or wildlife management programs.
• Must possess a valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License or equivalent, subject to a clean driver’s abstract
• Meet requirements of working in a safety-sensitive position.
• Ability to obtain the following:
o Airside Vehicle Operators Permit (AVOP)
o Restricted Area Identification Card (RAIC)
o Restricted Radio Operators Certificate
o Restricted Possession Acquisition License (RPAL)
• Ability to work a rotating shift schedule in a 24/7 operation including days, afternoons, midnights, weekends and holidays.
• Strong computer skills, displaying ease in working with a variety of software applications and Microsoft Office Suite
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as high degree of attention to detail.
• Effective written and documentation skills in order to complete Airfield Site Self Inspections, daily shift summary and incident reports.
• Ability to work effectively as a team and independently with minimal supervision


• Knowledge of wildlife management theory and techniques is an asset.
• Post-secondary education in airport operations would be considered an asset.
• Existing knowledge of airport, aviation and transportation functions is an asset.
• Experience working in an Airfield Operations environment is an asset
• Ability to handle stress and deal with crisis situations in a calm manner and be able to assist in managing others in a stressful environment.
Are you looking for the journey of a lifetime? One that’s focused on creating effortless and memorable experiences for millions of guests and travelers each year. Click the apply button for your chance to learn how you can be a part of one of Alberta’s Top Employers.
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