• Aviation Security Sergeant

    Requisition ID
    Field Operations
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Job Description

    Aviation Security Sergeant



    Under direction, functions as the security Guard in charge of an airport security unit during an assigned tour of duty; and performs related duties as required



    • Coordinates and schedules the deployment of Aviation Security Leads and Aviation Security Guards to ensure maximum coverage of airport grounds, roadways, terminals and facilities
      • Assigns aviation security personnel to cover emergency situations and special events
    • Issues general security instructions to airlines and airport tenants and works with the airport and/or local Police Department in coordinating special security matters
      • Ensures patrols and security checks performed by airport security unit comply with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) security programs and regulations
      • Provides backup and assistance in response to disturbances on airport grounds and crowd and traffic control in terminal areas, as required
        • May oversee and conduct identification badging validation and access control procedures at designated checkpoints
      • Prepares staff performance appraisals
      • Makes recommendations for discipline and implements corrective or disciplinary actions
      • Attends departmental meetings
        • Reviews and approves submitted incident reports and prepares comprehensive reports on security operations
      • Updates and maintains statistical and narrative reports documenting administrative activities
        • Administers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and uses Automated External Defibrillator (AED) equipment, as required
      • Testifies at judicial proceedings and administrative hearings


    NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.



    Education, Training, and Experience

    • High School graduate or equivalent
    • Six months prior security work experience, OR certificate from a military, federal, state or local law enforcement Guard’s training program
    • Completion of all continuing education training as specified by the local contract

    Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications

    • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
    • A valid State driver’s license is required

    Special Requirements

    • New employees must pass all pre-employment procedures including a drug screen, company, state and federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background checks.
    • New employees must successfully complete the minimum online training courses within 30 days of hire.
    • New employees must pass a Ground Motor Vehicle Operating Regulation Basic Driving test administered by the airport within six months of hire (if applicable for position)
    • Must be able to meet and Federal, State, or Municipal requirements to work as a Security Guard.



    • Airport environment, both airside and landside areas. Inside: exposure to fumes and noise. Outside: Exposure to all weather conditions, fuel fumes, aircraft noise and construction


    • Standard office equipment (e.g., telephone, printer, photocopier, fax machine, calculator)
      • Computers and peripheral equipment (e.g., personal computer, computer terminals, hand-held computer)
    • Two way radios, duty belt, flashlights, safety vests



    • Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time and to climb stairs and access multi-level facilities to patrol airfield areas, terminals and facilities
    • Ability to exert muscle force and use appropriate control holds to apprehend, subdue and restrain individuals
    • Ability to run and pursue fleeing suspects on foot, and to lift and/ or carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds
      • Ability to use security equipment including handcuffs and batons, and to wear leather gear and associated equipment weighing up to 25 pounds for extended periods of time




    Advanced knowledge of:

    • supervisory methods, practices and procedures
    • airport security rules and regulations
    • airport security, access control, police and fire communications operations
    • federal laws, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport regulations
    • geographical layout of airport’s airside and landside facilities

    Considerable knowledge of:

    • communications equipment and devices including radio, telephone, and computer-aided dispatch communications systems and their operation
    • general emergency communications and dispatch procedures and protocols
    • procedures used in administering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) procedures and applying and using Automated External Defibrillator (AED) equipment

    Knowledge of applicable City and department policies, procedures, rules and regulations

    Other knowledge as required for successful performance in the Aviation Security Sergeant class



    • ACTIVE LEARNING - Understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
      • ACTIVE LISTENING - Give full attention to what other people are saying, take time to understand the points being made, ask questions as appropriate, and not interrupt at inappropriate times
    • TIME MANAGEMENT – Manage one’s own time or the time of others
    • COORDINATION WITH OTHERS - Adjust actions in relation to others' actions
      • JUDGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING - Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

    Other skills as required for successful performance in the Aviation Security Sergeant class


    • COMPREHEND ORAL INFORMATION - Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
    • SPEAK - Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
      • COMPREHEND WRITTEN INFORMATION - Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
    • WRITE – Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
    • RECOGNIZE PROBLEMS - Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
      • REASON TO SOLVE PROBLEMS - Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
    • MAKE SENSE OF INFORMATION - Quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns

    Other abilities as required for successful performance in the Aviation Security Sergeant class

    Other Work Requirements

    • INITIATIVE - Demonstrate willingness to take on job challenges
    • LEADERSHIP – Demonstrate willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction
      • ADAPTABILITY/FLEXIBILITY - Be open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
    • DEPENDABILITY - Demonstrate reliability, responsibility, and dependability and fulfill obligations
      • ATTENTION TO DETAIL - Pay careful attention to detail and thoroughness in completing work tasks

    All employees of Rural Metro Fire and American Medical Response must demonstrate commitment to and compliance with applicable state and federal laws, and local ordinances and rules.


    This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.

    EEO Statement

    EOE including Veterans and Disabled


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