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Airport Manager

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Woodlands County currently has a vacant position for a full-time Airport Manager.

The Whitecourt Airport has been recently certified by Transport Canada, has a 5,800-foot paved runway, and offers many services you’d expect including: Nav Canada flight service station providing advisory services; fuel sales of AVGAS and Jet Fuel; short-term and long-term tie down spaces, aircraft overnight storage; vehicle rental kiosk; to name a few. 

Reporting to the County’s Director of Infrastructure Services, the Airport Manager has a staff of four in the winter and three in the summer (Admin Assistant and Operations staff), and a combined budget of nearly $1.2M.

The Airport Manager is accountable for:

  • Managing the daily operation of the airport terminal and scheduling appropriate numbers of staff.
  • Monitoring all employees, stakeholders, outside vendors and businesses to ensure that they are in compliance with aviation regulations and security procedures.
  • Ensuring all financial aspects of running a certified airport (i.e. preparing annual operational budgets, capital budgets and federal aviation grant applications, etc.).
  • Providing proper training to staff on all airport operational and safety procedures, including emergency responses according to the Airport Operating Manual and Woodlands County safety procedures.
  • Maintaining and guaranteeing compliance of all airport documentation required to maintain a certified status with Transport Canada….such as SMS (Safety Management System), Airport Operations Manuals, and Airport Wildlife Control Manuals.
  • Working with Council and County planning staff to plan, promote and expand new airport land developments.
  • Operating maintenance equipment required for runway clearing and submitting required runway reports at the frequency as outlined by Transport Canada.

The successful candidate will require 5-10 years’ experience managing the daily operations, maintenance, and staffing requirements at a certified airport.  He/she will also possess strong written, oral and presentation skills and will provide a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.  Further, he/she will be highly motivated, organized and capable of managing multi-tasks within a team environment as well as possess problem solving and decision making skills.  A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other software applications is vital.

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James Davies    

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DCG Executive Search Services Ltd.

(780) 758-9796

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