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Airport Security Specialist

at Volusia County

Pay: $12 to $14/hour
$12 - $14
Posted: 7/19/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2294213
Keywords: security

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Major Functions


Pre Employment Requirements
Selected candidates will need to complete an application for employment, Airport ID application, submit fingerprints and driver's license for a full Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and driver's license validation. Applicants must successfully pass a drug test and all other background checks. The application and screening process may take between two (2) and three (3) weeks to complete pending the results of background checks and screening.

Major Functions
The Airport Security Specialist is an integral member of the Airport's Security Team and essential to the efficient day?to?day operation of the Airport Security Department. The Airport Security Specialist position is multi?functional, encompassing the Curbside, Ground Transportation and Airport Control areas. The preferred candidate is team orientated, self?motived and displays a friendly customer service attitude.

NOTE: The position is considered Airport Essential during emergencies and severe weather conditions, and requires 24/7 shift work to include nights, weekends, holidays and before, during and after severe weather conditions.

For employment consideration, please forward a resume to  Ricky Burts at rburts@volusia.org. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by telephone.  

NOTE: Applications are not being accepted at www.volusia.org.

Illustrative Duties

NOTE: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.)

  • Reports and responds to emergency and non?emergency situations including but not limited to fires, vandalism, theft, illegal entry, suspicious activity, etc.
  • Communicates and coordinates information or instructions clearly and effectively with law enforcement, emergency responders, and Airport tenants via two-way radios, telephones, and in person briefings.
  • Monitors Airport security video surveillance, fire protection, and radio communications systems.
  • Monitors use of computer data files to safeguard information; follows up on any violations with appropriate personnel.
  • Monitors for activities which violate Airport safety and security regulations and could result in injury to guests/employees or damage to Airport property.
  • Serves as a visible deterrent to crime and suspicious or prohibited activities in public and non?public areas located on Airport property.
  • Conducts both random and scheduled security sweeps and inspections as instructed by the Airport Security Coordinator.
  • Controls traffic flow along the entrance of the Airport terminal.
  • Monitors employee, short and long term parking lots.
  • Ensures vehicles entering secured areas are authorized.
  • Performs safety inspections, collects fees and issues permits and identification badges to taxis and other ground transportation providers.
  • Maintains a positive and friendly working relationship with Airport tenants and guests while implementing the Airport's Security Program.
  • Assists customers by providing general Airport information, such as parking and lost and found information.
  • Provides escorts for contractors, guests, and Airport users.
  • Records test results, test procedures, or inspection data and verifies completeness or accuracy of data.
  • Transcribes spoken and written information and prepares reports.
  • Monitors Airport operational conditions and status of automated systems, performing routine tests to ensure appropriate notifications and follow up
    actions are taken.
  • Provides Airport staff, tenants and users with operational conditions, information, directions and assistance through various communications and computer systems to ensure the safe, secure and expeditious movement of the traveling public.
  • Coordinates and dispatches appropriate staff regarding operational, maintenance, safety and security related issues; logs and reports complaints (i.e., noise, shuttle, etc.) to staff for appropriate follow-up.
  • Maintains surveillance to ensure security system is operational and monitors security system activities for discrepancies, and dispatches appropriate staff as required.
  • Monitors all automated equipment systems for fire, security and maintenance
    alarms, making appropriate notifications when necessary
  • Initiates and coordinates Airport response and notification of essential local, state and federal agencies to respond to emergencies in support of the "Unified Incident Command" structure; assists with operation of the Airport Operations Center as required.
  • Monitors communication center equipment, reports equipment problems; records all significant events disseminated to and/or from the communications center daily in computerized logs.
  • May operate motor vehicles to tow trailers or to transport employees and/or the general public.
  • May conduct airfield tours.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older, eligible to work in the United States, and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must pass a criminal history record check and security threat assessment.
  • Must pass a drug screening.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license during
  • Must have one year of Airport, security or communications center
  • Must pass a computer skills test (accurately type 15?20 words per minute)
    and have basic/Intermediate experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Having met the minimum qualifications, the preferred candidate will have prior military, aviation, security, law enforcement or communications experience.

Licenses and Certifications Required:
  • Obtain or possess a valid Florida Driver's License upon initial performance of duties.
  • Obtain Airport Perimeter Service Road/Non?Movement Area driver certification/endorsement within ten (10) days of initial performance of duties.
  • Obtain Airport Airfield Ground Vehicle Operator driver certification / endorsement within (6) months of initial performance of duties.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge.


For employment consideration, please forward a resume to  Ricky Burts at rburts@volusia.org. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by telephone.  

NOTE: Applications are not being accepted at www.volusia.org.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Operational working knowledge of closed circuit television systems.
  • Operational working knowledge of airport control/communication center.
  • Skilled in oral and written communications.
  • Skilled in prioritizing and multitasking.
  • Skilled in using computers, faxes, office equipment and related software (MS Office ? Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access).
  • Skilled in planning and organizing.
  • Able to understand English for aviation communications.
  • Able to deal with customers and provide customer service.
  • Able to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Able to use base station and handheld radio communication devices.
  • Able to facilitate training, conduct briefings and provide feedback.
  • Able to recognize public safety hazards.
  • Able to understand and take ownership of assigned tasks.
Equipment Utilized
  • Golf carts
  • 14 passenger shuttle cart
  • 14 passenger bus
  • Radio base station, transmitter and receiver
  • Hand?held radio communication devices.
ADA Requirements
Physical Demands: Ability to speak and possess hearing acuity necessary to understand radio communications. Visual acuity (peripheral vision, depth perception, color acuity) necessary to operate motorized and special use vehicles, and recognize airport badges, airfield lights, and emergency vehicle lights. Able to lift and carry, push, pull, up to 50 pounds unassisted; stand, walk, climb, reach, handle, finger dexterity.
Environmental Demands: Inside and outside work. May require exposure to inclement weather (heat, humidity, wind, cold, and rain), hazardous conditions, chemicals, insects, odors, dust, fumes, noise, confined spaces and poor ventilation. 
Mental Demands: Able to speak, write, read and comprehend English. Able to read reports, safety instructions, memos, and letters. Ability to understand instructions, directions, procedures, memos and reports. Ability to perform basic math and arithmetic. Ability to understand and speak clearly and concisely to relay information to other workers and laymen. Ability to identify and resolve problems. Ability to analyze data and develop conclusions.
Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.