Safety & Security Representative

Location CA-Ottawa
Posted Date 3 months ago(07/06/2023 1:30 PM)
Job ID
# Positions
Experience (Years)
Engineering & Air Safety - Safety and Security Representative

External Description

Safety & Security Representative



The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world seeks a Safety and Security Representative for our Ottawa, Ontario, office.  ALPA represents over 75,000 pilots at 43 U.S. and Canadian airlines.  The Safety and Security Representative serves as an advocate for the ALPA International membership to improve aviation safety and security; as such, interfaces with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), Nav Canada, Transport Canada (TC), and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA).  They work to optimize airspace utilization and cooperation between pilots and regulatory authorities, especially in aviation safety, security, and capacity and efficiency requirements; assist in the coordination of the Safety, Security, Flight/Duty Time, Jumpseat, and Pilot Assistance Committees’ projects and activities; prepare comments on legislative and rulemaking/amendment initiatives in the safety, security, accident investigation, and airspace system capacity and efficiency areas; prepare testimony for ALPA International and Canada Board officers for presentation; and, represent member interests in industry participation groups such as the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council (CARAC).


Local and national (some international) travel:  5 - 20 %.


ALPA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in a safe workplace. We prohibit discrimination, harassment and harmful behaviour of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other protected characteristics, including Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities, as outlined in federal or provincial laws.  We highly value everyone and all are encouraged to apply, including minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.


Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant area, e.g., engineering or other related discipline, from an accredited college or university required; or, the equivalent combination of education and practical aeronautical experience, advanced degree preferred.
  • Ten (10) years of experience in the fields of accident investigation, aviation safety and security, pilot training, and/or airline flight operations required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience working in technical groups involved in aviation rulemaking, concept of operations, and developing advisory material to show compliance with regulations is required.
  • Licensed pilot with an instrument rating knowledgeable in aircraft flight operation, Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs), national and international aviation standards, and airborne/ground communications and navigation systems preferred.
  • Special expertise in aviation safety and security, aviation rulemaking, and/or previous experience in an inter-governmental aviation advisory capacity may be substituted for the pilot’s license and/or the bachelor’s degree.
  • Familiarity with international accident investigation standards contained in ICAO Annex 13 and the accident investigation process/procedures used by TSB required.
  • Knowledge of TC organization and functions and of the inter-governmental process is required.
  • Experience operating various types of aircraft in a variety of air traffic environments is desirable.
  • Must possess interpersonal skills to effect decisions in support of ALPA interests amongst aviation community groups.
  • Ability to work in a team environment is essential.
  • Strong technical writing and public speaking skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with internal staff, pilots, and external contacts.
  • Bilingual in English and French preferred
  • Software: Microsoft Office:  Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.




Physical Demands:


Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.


Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet.  Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the Ottawa metropolitan area, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information.

Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally, nationally, and internationally).  May also include occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.

Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.).  While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, boxes, cases, and/or files weighing as much as 50 lbs.  (Assistance may not always be available.)


ALPA offers competitive salaries with enhanced benefits, including: 

  • 27 days paid vacation and holidays per year plus 2 volunteer days per year;
  • generous sick and bereavement leave;
  • company-paid premiums for family supplemental health care (supplemental medical, dental, prescription, and vision for employee, spouse, and dependent children), life insurance, and long-term disability insurance;
  • Education Assistance Program; and,
  • Non-elective employer contributions of 13% made to individual RRSP account after 180 days of employment.



Relocation Not Provided.





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