Kativik Regional Government

Airport Response Specialist


Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, works as a rapid response specialist responding to staffing deficiencies at Northern Village airports. Providing support for airports radio communications, weather observing/reporting, and runway maintenance by following various operational directives and procedures to ensure the operational integrity of the airports and their various systems.

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Add visual hourly weather observations to Human Weather Observation System (HWOS) data that is transmitted electronically to NavCanada;
• Communicate with pilots and vehicle operators on local weather conditions, air traffic, runway conditions, emergency situation and other information, as requested or required;
• Inspect and report runway surface conditions during winter operations;
• Provide on-site re-certification training to Observer/Communicators;
• Provide training and certification on Restricted Radio Operators License (aeronautical) to all Transportation Department staff;
• Operate heavy and light equipment in a safe and effective manner;
• Maintain runway surfaces, maneuvering areas, navigational aids and airport access roads;
• Complete as required Safety Management System (SMS) reports;
• Provide airport related training in all Nunavik communities;
• Perform other duties as required.


The selected candidate will:

• Possess a Heavy Equipment Operator training diploma or equivalent education & experience;
• Have been an Observer/Communicator for at least 3 years.
• Ability to work long hours alone;
• Demonstrate a high standard of dependability, reliability, safety as well as good judgment, planning, and problem-solving skills;
• Possess or obtain a valid Restricted Radio Operator’s License from Industry Canada;
• Must be bilingual in Inuktitut-English with good working knowledge of English both written and spoken;
• Have a very good knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook);
• Possess a valid provincial or territorial driver’s license;
• Be available to travel frequently in the Nunavik region.


Place of work:

Hudson Coast

Salary: Min.:

$45 476– Max. $77 849 yearly (Class 9)

Other benefits:

Cost of living differential: minimum of $ 8,500 / year
Food allowance: minimum of $1 752 / year
Annual leave trips: minimum of three
Simplified Pension Plan: 6% employer, 4% employee
Group insurance
Vacation: 20 days/year
Statutory holidays: 18 days


Please send your resume to:

Kativik Regional Government
P.O. Box 9
Kuujjuaq QC J0M 1C0
Fax: 819-964-2975


The KRG is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with this and with the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement, conditions may vary to promote the employment of Inuit candidates.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted