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Manager, Safety Management Systems

Rankin Inlet
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Closing Date: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Manager, Safety Management Systems is accountable to the Director, Nunavut Airports and the Deputy Minister of Economic Development & Transportation. The Manager, Safety Management Systems is responsible for leading the development, implementation and monitoring of the Safety Management Systems (SMS) program across all 24 airports in Nunavut. The Manager takes a leadership role in SMS by ensuring that all staff are adequately trained and provided appropriate resources to participate in systematically evaluating risk and applying mitigation measures to ensure the highest level of safety to all Nunavut Airports.

The SMS Manager is responsible for ensuring the Safety Management System is fully compliant with all relevant safety requirements and procedures outlined in the Canadian Aviation Regulations,  the Nunavut Airports SMM, the associated SMS Policy, as well as other relevant manuals, procedures, policies, instructions and notices. The SMS Manager is also responsible for the Quality Management and Quality Assurance if the SMS, for ensuring the system adapts to changes in the Nunavut Airports system, and that it undergoes continuous improvement. The SMS Manager ensures that there is adequate liaison with Transport Canada on all safety matters, and that industry best practices in safety are factored into all Nunavut Airports Division decision making processes.

This position requires knowledge of Safety Management legislation, policies, procedures and relevant Acts, Regulations, and Standards; Airport Operations and Maintenance; aviation safety and security management systems; aviation accident/incident investigation technique and protocols; and theories, principles, and practices of human resources management and financial administration. The incumbent must be able to recommend practices and procedures related to Safety Management Systems; excellent problem solving and decision-making and leadership skills. This incumbent must also have the ability to maintain concentration and attention to detail; interpret analyze and investigate issues related to airport safety, airport security, emergency incidents and accidents; and impart knowledge and understanding of SMS requirements to a wide audience, as well as develop and conduct comprehensive training courses, survey and audit schedules.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are typically attained by a post-secondary Diploma in Aviation Studies, Airport Management, Safety Management Systems, or a related field; Minimum 5 years’ experience in an airport management, airport operations, airline operations or other related field including a minimum 2 years’ experience with the Canadian Aviation Regulations, Transport Canada and Safety Management Systems; Minimum 1 year supervisory experience, valid Driver’s License and be able to obtain a “DA” Airside Vehicle, Operator’s Permit (AVOP and a radiotelephone operator’s certificate (Aeronautical) within 30 days of appointment and must be able to obtain and retain a Transportation Security Clearance.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

Expiry Options: 
Has closing date