Supervisor, Operations and Administration (Airport) (Up to 12 Months)

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Supervisor, Operations and Administration (Airport) (Up to 12 Months)
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Full Time
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Contract Duration :
up to 12 months
Hours of Work:
35 hrs/wk
$79,388.00 - $99,226.00/Year
Date Posted:
June 22, 2022
Closing Date:
July 13, 2022

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members *2SLGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

The Supervisor, Airport Administration & Operations, is directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of the airside, groundside and terminal building of Kingston (Norman Rogers) Airport.

This position is responsible for maintaining and implementing the airport’s Safety Management System and will ensure compliance with all requirements of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, the Canadian Aerodrome Security Regulations, Aerodrome Standards and Recommended Practices, the Canada Labour Code part 2, and federal and provincial environmental acts, regulations and guidelines.


Supervise the operations and maintenance of the airport:
- Ensure staff are following procedures under normal operations and provide guidance to operations staff during irregular operations.
- Review, update and draft new and existing operating procedures.
- Lead emergency exercises and incidents.
- Coordinate equipment repairs with the public works department.
- Ensure compliance with TP312 Aerodrome standards.
- Ensure airport compliance is maintained during construction operations with the authority to stop work for unsafe work situations.

Responsible for maintaining and implementing airport operational manuals and procedures:
- Maintain current knowledge of upcoming changes in legislation by Transport Canada.
- Review and update airport operational manuals and procedures.
- Support the development of new operating procedures.
- Review and ensure accuracy of Nav Canada publications; Canada Flight Supplement and Canadian Air Pilot.

Supervise airport maintenance staff:
- Supervision of direct reports by setting schedules, resolving problems, determining work requirements and approving overtime.
- Manage in accordance to the collective agreement, corporate policies and programs and legislation.
- Ensure adequate training levels for all staff.

Work within and report on established operating budgets to ensure the safe, efficient, secure, and cost-effective operation and maintenance of the airport facilities:
- Support the development of operational project budgets.
- Track and manage operational projects and expenses, including: wages, training and minor operational and capital projects

Act as Manager, Airport in their absence.

Liaison with local contractors, vendors and crane operators to ensure airport safety, federal zoning regulations, wildlife and other aviation related operations adhere to airport procedures:
- Address compliance issues and respond to operational complaints and inquiries.
- Liaise with Nav Canada to ensure NOTAMs and airport publications are accurate and up to date.

Ensure Safety Management System procedures are followed and actively participate in Safety Management System meetings:
- Provide operational reports on safety measurements.
- Recommend agenda items.
- Chair meetings and take minutes.
- Ensure safety related materials are disseminated to the operations staff.
- Support the development of operational risk assessments, performance parameters and corrective action plans.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies

Diploma/degree in a Business Administration, Aviation or a directly related program.

3-5 years of recent and related supervisory and or aviation administrative experience, preferably at an airport.

3 years Safety Management System experience would be an asset.

Airside Vehicle Operators Permit (or obtained within 1 month of employment).

Certified member of the International Association of Airport Executives, considered an asset.

Accreditation as an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.), considered an asset.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Strong knowledge of municipal policies, procedures, by-laws and applicable legislation and regulations.

Demonstrated knowledge of airport safety, security and emergency response requirements and procedures.

Demonstrated knowledge of Safety Managements Systems and related regulatory requirements, guidelines and procedures related to:

• Airfield operations
• Ice and snow control removal
• Airfield markings
• Airfield lighting and signage
• Airfield drainage

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Strong, effective customer service and interpersonal skills.

Advanced computer skills including MS Office.

Strong and effective problem-solving skills.

Strong organizational skills and with the ability to prioritize work in a demanding environment.

Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to coach, motivate, and develop employee to achieve success.

Demonstrated conflict management skills and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people.

Ability to research, analyze, and formulate solutions to complex issues.

Proficient knowledge of related policies, procedures, legislation and initiatives.

Required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check, including vulnerable sector, at candidates’ expense.

Must demonstrate Corporate Competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at:
Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at

Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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