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Masset Airport Manager

The Opportunity 

Do you enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, with hobbies such as beachcombing, surfing, kayaking, fishing, hunting, hiking and more?  Would you like to live in a mild climate on Canada’s West Coast? Do you have experience managing airports? If you have answered yes to some of these questions, especially the latter one, then Masset could be the place for you to enhance your career as the new Masset Airport Manager; while living in a small community on the Northern end of Haida Gwaii experiencing a unique perspective on West Coast living.

 

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (Airport Executive), your primary function will be to manage all operational aspects of the airport and to deliver airport facilities that ensure exceptional safety, service and efficiency that cost effectively meets the needs of airport users. You will be expected to manage human resources - communicating priorities, motivating staff and creating an environment that promotes teamwork. Developing strategic objectives and long-term planning for the airport will also be a responsibility of the position as will applying for funding programs to support required development and growth of the airport terminal facilities, properties, and services. You will act as the primary liaison between Village of Masset and the Airport’s tenants to ensure exceptional customer service.

 

Qualifications

The successful candidate must be highly knowledgeable regarding all airport functions and licensing requirements including Transport Canada, Nav Canada, Environment Canada, and other regulatory requirements affecting airport and fueling operations. Thus, you will have a proven aviation background and post secondary education supplemented by airport management training. An Airport Administration/Operations degree or equivalent of training and experience is preferred. Recent training in Safety Management Systems is desirable.

 

The Village offers a comprehensive benefit package. Salary will be negotiated based on experience and qualifications of the applicant selected.

 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their detailed resume and cover letter with the subject line Airport Manager Position via email to cao@masset.ca attention Alan Smith, Chief Administrative Officer by 4:00 p.m. on August 2, 2021.  A full job description as well as information on our community can be found by visiting http://massetbc.com/ Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

The Airport

The Masset Airport is certified and experiences a wide variety of traffic with a concentration of charter planes and helicopter traffic during the summer months for sport fishing lodge customers.  Fueling operations are provided by the airport with sales in excess of a million liters per year.  Total aircraft movements are in the range of 2300 per year with enplaning & deplaning revenue passengers of over 35,000 per year.  Year-round scheduled service to Vancouver is provided by Pacific Coastal Airlines.

AIRPORT MANAGER JOB DESCRIPTION

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Airport Manager reports to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and oversees the direct management of the Masset Municipal Airport. This position manages, plans and directs the operations and maintenance functions and all other related business affairs of the Airport to meet the demands of the air industry and the travelling public, all the while providing safe, secure and efficient Airport operations. The Airport Manager executes all delegated authority to perform such duties as may be assigned by the CAO. The Airport Manager maintains a network of information sources and constantly reviews industry literature to stay current with any changes to “Transport Canada Regulations”, and industry “Best Practices” and acts in accordance with all applicable federal and provincial laws and regulations as well as the by-laws and policies of the Village of Masset and the Masset Municipal Airport.

 

POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Observes all applicable Federal and Provincial Regulations as well as Village of Masset policies, procedures and operational direction to ensure the safe, effective and efficient operation of the airport by undertaking, and not limited to, the following activities:

 

Manage the implementation of the Safety Management System (SMS), Emergency Response Program, Wildlife Management Program and others, to ensure compliance with Federal regulations, standards and policies as required to maintain operational licenses and certification.
Manage the financial, physical and human resources related to the operation and maintenance of the airport to ensure optimal performance.
Manage the implementation of programs to maximize the revenue generating capacity and improve the commercial viability of the airport.
Provide other managers, agencies and tenants with technical advice and support to identify, define, and resolve problems in the operations and maintenance function.
Represents the Department in consultative meetings, customer, client and community negotiations and discussions.
Ensures that all airport licensing requirements including Transport Canada, Nav Canada, Environment Canada, and other regulatory requirements affecting airport and fueling operations are met.
Acts as the primary liaison between Village of Masset and the Airport’s tenants to ensure exceptional customer service.
Responsible for promoting and communicating new policies and programs that will affect airport users, tenants and the airport’s surrounding neighbors.
Effectively manages human resources - communicating priorities, motivating staff and creating an environment that promotes teamwork.  
Ensures the smooth operation of the airport on a 24/7 basis, which includes the preparedness for any emergency, unexpected situations, or times when the airport is not able to maintain advertised levels of service.
Promotes, administers and develops the Village of Masset Safety Management System at the Masset Airport. 
Develops and manages the annual and long-range business plan, including operating and capital budgets in conjunction with the CFO and CAO.
Reports on operational and specific initiatives to the Accountable Executive and Council on a regular basis.
Works with stakeholders to ensure that capital projects are managed effectively meeting Transport Canada regulations, standards and recommendations, and minimizes the impact to airport users.
Liaises with community and government officials to secure innovative funding programs to support required development and growth of the airport terminal facilities, properties, and services.
Explores new ways to promote and grow the airport operations, while overseeing and guiding its daily operation.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

A post secondary education supplemented by airport management training. An Airport Administration/Operations degree or equivalent of training and experience is preferred. Recent training in Safety Management Systems is desirable.
Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of aviation, airport and aircraft procedures and practices and emergency planning.
Comprehensive knowledge, interpretation and application of licensing and regulatory requirements including Transport Canada, Nav Canada, Environment Canada, and other overseeing body’s regulatory requirements affecting airport and fueling operations.
Experience with the development and promotion of airport facilities and the Federal, Provincial, and local funding programs relating to airport development.
Proven abilities in project management, organization and negotiating, as well as conflict management.
Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.
Must be able to lead and maintain one’s composure during emergency situations.
Strong communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.  The ability to be able to speak confidently in a public setting is essential.
Ability to earn and build trust with owners, tenants and all airport stakeholders.
Self-motivated, dedicated and able to work with minimal supervision.
Computer skills including word processing, visual presentations, spreadsheets, and financial systems.
A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.