Public Employment Opportunity

Airstrip Operator E

Competition Details

Referral Number
Employment type
1 Permanent Position
Road Operations Division - Labrador Region
Position Group
NAPE - Maintenance and Operations Services
Department of Transportation and Works
Port Hope Simpson
Closing Date
22 Nov 2019
Salary (scale)
$22.23 - $24.61 per hour (CG-26)

Labrador Allowance: with dependent $6,793, without $3,402

Travel Allowance: $962 for employee and $754 per dependent


Position Details (What is this?)


The Department of Transportation and Works is responsible for the administration, supervision, control, regulation, management and direction of all matters relating to transportation and public works. As such, the Department oversees the construction and maintenance of the provincial highways; the provision of the provincial ferry services; management of the provincial government fleet of light vehicles and heavy equipment; operation and maintenance of the provincial government air ambulances and water bombers; and construction and management of provincial government buildings. The vision of the Department of Transportation and Works is of safe, reliable and sustainable transportation and public works infrastructure and services, demonstrating a commitment to service excellence in supporting the social and economic needs of Newfoundland and Labrador.


Work involves responsibility for performing daily safety checks and maintenance inspections of airstrip surface, lights, markers, building, security, and supplies. The incumbent is also responsible for taking charge of the overall coordination of the emergency operations at the scene as the on-scene controller.   Other responsibilities include routine daily maintenance on equipment and maintaining accurate documentation of activities at the airport and maintenance records; maintain airport surfaces; snow plowing, snow removal and grading gravel runways and immediately advising the supervisor of any conditions which may adversely affect the operation of aircrafts. Other duties as assigned.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Experience in operation of heavy equipment
  2. Experience in minor repairs to heavy equipment
  3. Experience in operating an airstrip (asset)
  4. Completion of the High School Education (or equivalent)
  5. Possession of Driver’s License Class 5, 8, 9 and 9A
  6. Clearly demonstrate the ability to report within one half hour of notification of after-duty call
Assessment Criteria
  1. Knowledge of maintenance and practices utilized in the operation of heavy equipment
  2. Knowledge of safety regulations utilized in the operation of heavy equipment
  3. Knowledge of operating an airstrip (asset)
  4. Ability to make decisions
  5. Ability to manage time and tasks
  6. Heavy equipment operating skills
  7. Ability to work independently

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of
  1. Valid Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Class 05 license with 08, 09 and 09A endorsements
  2. Recent and satisfactory driver’s abstract acceptable to the Employer is required
Conditions of Acceptance
  1. Report within one half hour of notification of after-duty call
Applicant Information

For more information about this opportunity, please call Dion Tee, Director of Roads, at (709) 896-7842.

  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting, 709-729-0130 or toll free at 1-888-729-7690.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
  • Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
  • All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

How To Apply

Applications, quoting Competition Number TW.19.20.R0787, should be submitted

By Mail
Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
By Fax
(709) 729-6737

For more information about this opportunity, please call Dion Tee, Director of Roads, at (709) 896-7842.