BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Airport Operations Manager

Abbotsford International Airport
Exempt, Full Time Posting

At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities, and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

Be part of the story. Join our team today.

The City of Abbotsford’s International Airport is a dynamic operation with a mandate to operate a safe, secure, and efficient airport 24/7, 365 days per year. The Airport is currently seeking a forward thinking professional to fill the role of Airport Operations Manager.

As the Airport Operations Manager you will be responsible to ensure the day to day operations of the airport are operating efficiently. Duties can vary daily: from airline matters, to emergencies, facility matters, tenant problems and stakeholder concerns. Your high comprehension of aviation regulations and operations will assist you in contributing ideas to the formation of the Airport strategic vision (operational, financial, safety, security, facilities and development) for short term and long term planning horizons.

As the Airport Operations Manager you are a strategic thinker and innovative problem solver. You have the ability to facilitate, coordinate and manage operational systems, processes, projects and team development. Your strong communication and interpersonal skills allow you to build credible and trusted relationships at all levels throughout the organization and the City.

As the ideal candidate, you have:
  • Diploma or Bachelor Degree (Business or Operations related);
  • 5-10 years of progressive work experience in Airport Operations;
  • Ability to obtain within 6 months:
    • ARFF Live Fire Certification;
    • ARFF Theory Certification;
    • Standard First Aid (to CARs 323 requirements);
    • WHMIS;
    • Restricted Radio Operator’s License (ROC-A);
    • Operational certificates including AVOP and RAP;
    • Incident Command System Level 200;
    • Emergency Operations Centre Essentials 120.

Abbotsford International Airport is a 24/7 operation and as such, this position may be required to work evenings and weekends.

At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive.  We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. 

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Closing Date: March 27, 2019

Location: Abbotsford, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Airport Management
Posted: March 13, 2019, 1:12 pm
Expires: March 27, 2019, 4:30 pm