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Observer / Communicator -Umiujaq Job at Kativik Regional Government – in Kuujjuaq, QC

The Kativik Regional Government (KRG), a supra municipal body with jurisdiction over the territory

located north of the 55th parallel, is now looking for a self-motivated and dynamic individual interested

in joining the KRG to work in the capacity of:
Observer / Communicator

Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Airport Operations and Maintenance, the Observer

/Communicator (O/C) works in a Community Airport Radio Station (CARS) located at the Airport of a

Northern Village. They provide the community with aviation support through radio communication,

weather observing and reporting, and by following various operational directives and procedures to

ensure the operational integrity of the airport and its various systems. O/C duties include but are not

limited to:

  • Append automated HWOS hourly weather data with manual weather observations which are

transmitted electronically to NavCanada;

  • Communicate with pilots and vehicle operators, to give information on local weather conditions, air

traffic, runway conditions, emergency situation and other information, as requested or required;

  • During winter operations, inspect and report on runway surface conditions through SNOWIZZ, a

NavCanada web-based computer software;

  • Perform daily, weekly and monthly inspection reports on the serviceability of various airport

systems and equipment;

  • Compile daily, weekly, monthly statistics on passenger and cargo loads as well as aircraft


  • Complete on as required basis reports for the following airport programs: Safety Management

Systems, Wildlife activity, Emergency Response, security incident; operational irregularities,

incidents and accidents;

  • Assist the airport maintainer in the receiving process of supplies and materials at the airport for

various KRG departments;

  • As the local representative of KRG Transport, ensure the overall operational integrity of the airport

and report identified deficiencies back to management for corrective action.

The selected candidate must:

  • Be willing to work on a rotating shift schedule 7 consecutive days, 10 hours per day / 7

consecutive days off and occasionally work over-time

  • Have at least a Secondary 3 diploma (grade 9);
  • Have good judgment, planning and problem solving skills;
  • Have the ability to work long hours alone at times with remote supervision;
  • Demonstrate a high standard of dependability, reliability and safety;
  • Have an excellent attendance record;
  • Written and oral working knowledge of at least two (2) of the following languages: Inuktitut,

English and French;

  • Obtain a valid Restricted Radio Operator’s License from Industry Canada;
  • Have a very good knowledge of computers and basic office software: Word, Excel, Outlook;
  • Be able to perform mathematical functions;
  • Possess good hearing and eyesight according to Transport Canada standards;
  • Possess a valid provincial or territorial driver’s license and successfully pass the Airside Vehicle

Operator’s Permit course.

  • Be available to attend and pass an 11-week (5 days/week, consecutive) training course in Fort

Smith, Nunavut followed by an intensive on-the-job training period of 1-2 weeks at the designated

airport before receiving site-certification.

Place of work: Umiujaq

Salary: Min.: $38 052 yearly – Max. $63 028 yearly (E-6)

Other benefits: Cost of living differential: minimum of $10 033/year

Food allowance: minimum of $2 726/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 résumé to:
Kativik Regional Government

P.O. Box 9

Kuujjuaq QC J0M 1C0

Fax: 819-964-2975

Email: [email protected]

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

About the Company

Company: Kativik Regional Government –

Company Location:  Kuujjuaq, QC

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