Airport Emergency and Operational Readiness Manager

City of Kelowna


Airport Emergency and Operational Readiness Manager

YLW – Kelowna International Airport

Get ready to soar!

Join a leader in the industry! As the Airport Emergency and Operational Readiness Manager, you will be responsible for the strategic direction, leadership and management of Airfield Operations, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) services, and the Combined Operations Facility. You will provide long term planning and coordination of facilities, human resources, organizational structure and equipment to ensure exceptional customer service in the delivery of efficient and effective Airport operations, maintenance, training, and emergency preparedness in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Qualifications include post-secondary education in Emergency Management or a related field or a combination of education and experience. Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) designation is an asset. You have in-depth experience and knowledge in aviation business practices, airfield operations, human resources management, Canadian Aviation Regulations, Airport Safety and Security Regulations, Airport safety and monitoring systems, Airport Emergency Plans, Airport Operations Procedures, airfield maintenance, winter operations, environmental and wildlife management, and Aircraft Fire Fighting Regulations. Aerodrome certification knowledge is an asset.  The ability to travel to the United States and obtain an airport restricted area access clearance are also required.

YLW is the Canada’s tenth busiest airport with 2 million annual passengers and an ambitious development program underway. Be part of our team of frontrunners in the aviation industry.  We offer a dynamic, exciting and fast paced work environment with career/professional development, progressive employment practices, and an “earned day off program”. This is an exempt position with full benefits and a salary range of $90,000 to $100,000 annually. Help make Kelowna and YLW the best mid-sized city and airport in North America!
Apply online at by July 21, 2019

Applicants not contacted within three weeks of the competition closing date
are thanked for their interest.

Organization: City of Kelowna
Location: Kelowna, BC
Region: Okanagan Valley / Similkameen
Professional Category(s): Airport Management
Posted: June 26, 2019, 10:59 am
Expires: July 21, 2019, 4:30 pm

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