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Airport Safety Officer

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Position Details

Position Information

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

Position Title Airport Safety Officer
Job Code 02550
Pay Grade F4
FLSA Non-Exempt
Job Description Summary

Provide law enforcement and fire/medical services along with airport operations to ensure a safe and properly functioning airport in accordance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

Essential Job Functions

•Respond to aircraft alerts, emergencies, and crashes to extinguish fires, perform rescues, and provide emergency medical services to victims.

•Conduct foot and vehicle patrols of airport and surrounding areas to identify and deter illegal activity, issue parking tickets and/or traffic violations; and conduct building checks. Enforce City, State, and federal laws, and airport rules and regulations.

•Operate, inspect, and perform minor maintenance on crash trucks and emergency equipment.

•Attend training in aircraft rescue, firefighting, emergency medical care, and law enforcement procedures.

•Ensure the safe operation of the airfield, including runways, taxiways, and ramps, in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration procedures.

Ancillary Job Functions

•Perform traffic and crowd control; monitor restricted areas; and respond to incidents of dangerous individuals.

•Maintain records and compose reports on incidents and follow-up investigations.

•Complete administrative duties, including answering the telephone and providing customer service.

•May provide guidance and training to others.

•Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience - An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered

•High school diploma or equivalent.

•Minimum of one year relevant experience.

•Ability to obtain CPR, POST Officer, ARFF, EMT and First Responder certifications. Maintenance of certifications is a requirement for continued employment.

•Must maintain a valid driver’s license. Class B CDL preferred.

•Must successfully complete an annual TSA background check.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive of those commonly associated with this position

•Knowledge of crash and fire rescue, firefighting, civilian aviation security, law enforcement, and emergency medical procedures.

•Knowledge of Federal Aviation regulations.

•Knowledge of emergency medical practices, procedures, methods, and techniques.

•Ability to enforce codes, laws, and policies effectively and efficiently.

•Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

•High attention to detail.

•Knowledge of airport operation, safety, and maintenance processes and procedures.

•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, law enforcement and public safety agencies, and the general public.

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job

•May be exposed to wet/humid conditions, inclement outdoor weather, vibration, extreme temperatures, mechanical oils, airborne particles/fumes, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, potentially hazardous bodily fluids, potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents/chemicals, or very loud noise levels.

•May be required to work in confined spaces, hazardous traffic conditions, or high/dangerous places.

•May be required to wear a respirator.

Physical Abilities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

•Regularly required to talk and listen.

•Must be able to feel attributes of objects, grasp, push, stand, walk, drive, reach with hands/arms, stoop/kneel/crouch/crawl, climb/balance, operate mechanical equipment, and have repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement.

•Must have clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, precise hand-eye coordination, and ability to identify and distinguish colors.
•May be required to lift 100 or more pounds.

•Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.

Supervision Exercised

None.