Coordinator, Fort Chipewyan Airport

Requisition ID: 1035
Affiliation: CUPE Municipal
Position Type: Temporary Full Time
Fixed Term Duration: Approximately four (4) months
Number of Openings: 1
Bi-weekly Working Hours: 70 hours bi-weekly
Department/ Branch: Public Works, Fort Chipewyan Hamlet
Job Location: Fort Chipewyan
Pay Level: PL8
Rate*: $ 41.31
COLA: Bi-Weekly - $480
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Posting Type: Internal and External

Reposted: August 20, 2022 (Original CUPE Closing Date: July 10, 2022) 


*All CUPE job rates are currently under review and are subject to change.




Under general supervision, the Coordinator, Fort Chipewyan Airport assists with the safe and efficient operation of the airport to ensure compliance with Transport Canada Regulations. The incumbent will administer the safety management system (SMS) and processing of all airport documentation for the Fort Chipewyan Airport. The incumbent will provide assistance and field services for airport related issues such as safety, security, and compliance. This position is located in Fort Chipewyan approximately 233 km north of Fort McMurray.



  • Ensure compliance with all airport policies, procedures, and Transport Canada standards and regulations. 
  • Assist in conducting airside investigations including data collection, reporting, as well as trend identification. 
  • Gather, produce, and maintain records applicable to the airport safety program, including the hazard register and internal auditing.
  • Maintain all hazard assessments, job observation, and task hazard assessment programs.
  • Provide input and administrative support in the development of long-term plans relating to airport operational requirements, projects, and emergency response plans.
  • Schedule and prepare documents for safety meetings.
  • Coordinate and schedule training with external providers, maintain training records, and ensure that staff meet the training requirements as per Transport Canada regulations. 
  • Participate in safety audits, inspections, and work observations.
  • Work with department leaders to establish corrective and preventative actions and implementation dates to ensure the airport is in compliance with regulation.
  • Assist with the development, integration and deployment of new applications, system software, or enhancements to existing applications. 
  • Liaise with SMS web provider for regulatory upkeep of the site.
  • Mentor and assist staff with Transport Canada Regulations and facilitate introductory SMS training. 
  • Assist in forecasting costs, budget preparation, and prepare and issue reports and statistics.
  • Liaise with Safety team and Transport Canada for regulatory reporting. 
  • Ensure an adequate inventory of equipment and supplies is maintained.
  • Complete training as required by operations, to improve skills or to ensure adherence with the regulated standards of position.
  • Perform other related duties as required.





  • Broad knowledge of the standards and best practices pertaining to airport operations and applicable Transport Canada Regulations. 
  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions relating to airport operations. 
  • Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication, with technical skills for the development and delivery of initiatives. 
  • Effectively manages multiple tasks and priorities. 
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • High degree of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to convey information in a clear and concise manner in written reports. 



  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required. 
  • Certificate in Office or Business Administration is required. 
  • Three (3) years of relevant experience working in an airport operations environment (experience must include working with airport safety management systems (SMS)).
  • Standard First Aid and CPR is required



  • Ability to provide a Criminal Record Check for review and acceptance.
  • A valid Class five (5) Operator’s Licence is required as incumbent will be required to operate a personal or municipal vehicle for business use on a regular basis. 
  • Clean driver’s abstract is considered an asset.
  • Must be willing to work outside in all conditions. 



As an employee of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the incumbent is responsible for understanding and actively participating in the RMWB’s health and safety management system, including all policies, practices, procedures, as well as properly utilizing all control measures including the required use of personal protective equipment. All employees must take reasonable care to protect the health and safety of themselves and others, as well as immediately report any concerns, near misses, incidents, and hazardous conditions to their supervisor.


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We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals
selected for interviews will be contacted.  Late applications will not be accepted.