NAV CANADA Operational Training Specialist Temporary in Gander, NL


Branch Gander NL CA

Operational Training Specialist
Gander, NL

Preparation of letters, summaries, logs and/or reports using a prescribed format while conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar and spelling….


Under the direction of the Manager, Operational Training, as the Operational Training Specialist you will be responsible for planning, implementing and supporting the systems and software used to develop training simulations for students who are in training for air traffic control positions. Work involves the tactical oversight of two local systems, ATCoach and ATTower, as well as participating on various projects related to new and /or changes to these systems.

Work schedule is Monday to Friday.
Some evening shifts may be required based on operational requirements.
Travel may be required.
Requirement for extended periods of high degrees of visual and auditory concentration demands as well as extended periods in seated or standing positions
This position is for an 18 month term.


Successful completion of secondary school or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Completion of a computer programming program considered an asset.


Proficient with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Sharepoint) and Corel.
Project management experience.
Excellent computer skills including use of e-mail applications within Microsoft Outlook, internet search skills, and a foundation of online learning software knowledge
Preparation of letters, summaries, logs and/or reports using a prescribed format while conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar and spelling

The following would be considered an asset:
A background in the field of aviation.
A radio operator’s license.


• Knowledge of operating systems and data file management practices for the following: Windows, Linux and Unix
• Knowledge of networking protocols
• Knowledge of aircraft operating characteristics and pilot behaviors
• Knowledge of airspace and its organization.
• Current knowledge of air traffic control, flight information centre, and flight service station policies, procedures, publications, airmanship and aircraft performance.
• Knowledge of visual and/or radar databases
• Knowledge of policies, standards, practices and procedures applicable to ATC, including Operational Training and Human Resources


• Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative and sound judgement.
• Ability to learn quickly and to think creatively and flexibly.
• Ability to use various Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel.
• Ability to communicate effectively.
• Ability to work toward set goals.
• Ability to coach and guide in a team environment.
• Ability to adapt to new technology

Personal Suitability

• Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
• Works well in teams, displays flexibility and openness when dealing with others.
• Influence, tact and diplomacy.
• Leadership combined with motivation, dependability, judgment and high standards of performance

The successful candidate must meet the security requirement of the position and be legally able to work in Canada.

NAV CANADA is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily and clearly on the subject line of their application if they are a woman,an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

NAV CANADA is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the interview coordinator of accommodation measures you may require.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Gander, NL, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-23
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