The Position Under the direction of the Manager of Airport Operations and Facilities, the Superintendent of Airport Security is an at-will management position which oversees the coordination of safety and security for the Long Beach Airport through a service agreement with the Long Beach Police Department. The Superintendent of Security serves as a liaison with all stakeholders in matters relating to security and safety, including local law enforcement and state/federal agencies.
The Superintendent of Airport Security is responsible for championing, managing, and continually enhancing robust safety and security programs for the public and traveling passengers at the Long Beach Airport. The position is responsible for ensuring the Airport's compliance with City ordinances, policies, and directives; state and federal laws; and FAA/TSA security rules and regulations.
Experience: Seven years of progressively responsible experience managing security/regulatory operations. Managing security operations at a small or medium hub commercial service airport is highly desirable. Certification by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) as an ACE Security or ACE Trusted Agent is also highly desired.
Education: A Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration or closely related field is required. A Master's Degree is desirable. A combination of education/experience can be substituted for the required experience on a year for year basis.
AAAE, ACE Security or ACE trusted agent certified. Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance required by role and TSA regulations.
Serves as the Airports primary Airport Security Coordinator (ASC);
Administers and updates the Airport Security Plan (ASP);
Oversees and manages the contract for service between the Airport Department and the Long Beach Police Department;
Manages Access Control & Badging Office functions;
Plans, organizes, and directs, through subordinate supervisor, the work of employees engaged in operating the Badging Office responsible for credentialing all airport badge holders and maintaining the credentialing database and associated clearance codes;
Evaluates requests for LGB badges;
Directs and reviews the results of employment history, verification, and criminal history record checks as required by regulation;
Develops and administers processes and procedures used to protect the badge applicants' private information and for the collection and submission of the applicants biographical data for the TSA security threat assessment;
Makes final decisions on an applicant's badge access if the applicant's criminal history check discloses a positive criminal history;
Adjudicates the results with the badge applicant and approves or denies the application;
Issues penalties for non-compliance to credentialing procedures;
Administers and updates Airport safety/security rules, regulations, and procedures in partnership with the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD);
Assesses risk and coordinates the Airport's response to risk-management issues;
Ensures compliance with TSA and all federal aviation security regulations and mandates;
Directs enforcement of airport rules and regulations by tenants to ensure compliance on all safety and security-related issues;
Provides assistance, information, and advice to individual airport tenants in developing their own security systems in accordance with TSA regulations;
Directs completion of security audits conducted with all tenant companies to ensure compliance with TSA and airport security regulations;
Reviews with sufficient frequency all security related functions to ensure that all are effective and in compliance;
Immediately initiates corrective action for any instance of non-compliance;;
Serves as the primary liaison between the Airport and the TSA and provides input and guidance on TSA and other security concerns;
Coordinates security compliance, with Airport Operations, during special event filming permit processes and VIP and large public activities, and collaborates with LBPD to coordinate security needs;
Evaluates plans for design and construction improvement and enhancement projects and ensures details conform to TSA security and safety regulations and requirements;
Maintains professional and effective working relationships with LBPD, TSA, and City of Long Beach representatives, all other regulatory bodies, associates, tenants, and the public;
Maintains extensive contact with federal, state, and local government officials to ensure compliance with all TSA regulations;
Determines security needs, revises training and response techniques, and conducts security regulatory training;
Serves as liaison in hazardous materials incidents, medical emergencies, fire protection, and law enforcement;
Directs and monitors expenditures in accordance with the approved budget;
Analyzes alternatives and innovative solutions to recommend cost effective solutions to Airport executive management; and,
Ideally located on the Pacific Ocean, south of Los Angeles, adjacent to Orange County, the City of Long Beach, California (population 462,257) is frequently described as a series of strong, diverse, interwoven, smaller communities within a large city. Enjoying an ideal Southern California climate, Long Beach is home to an abundance of cultural and recreational options. The Long Beach Convention Center, Aquarium of the Pacific, Queen Mary and the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, plus a wide variety of other attractions (two historic ranchos, three marinas, and five golf courses), serve to draw 6 million visitors a year. The City is also home to California State University, Long Beach and Long Beach City College. Cal State Long Beach is the second largest university in the state and has consistently ranked among the top best-value public colleges in the nation. Serving the K-12 student population, the Long Beach Unified School District consistently ranks among the Top 10 urban school districts in the country. Covering approximately 50 square miles, Long Beach is supported by a wide mix of industries with education, health and social services, manufacturing, retail trade and pr...ofessional services comprising the highest representation. While it offers all the amenities of a large metropolis, many say Long Beach has the added benefit of having maintained a strong sense of community and cohesiveness despite its size. Long Beach is the seventh largest city in California and celebrates its vibrant diversity. The City has the following ethnic breakdown: 40.8 percent Hispanic, 29.4 percent White, 13.0 percent Black, 12.6 percent Asian and 4.2 percent all other ethnicities. A superb climate, quality schools, vibrant downtown and a wide variety of neighborhoods help make Long Beach one of the most livable communities in the country.
Long Beach is a full-service Charter City governed by nine City Council members who are elected by district. The Mayor is elected at-large. Elected officials also include the City Attorney, City Auditor, and City Prosecutor. Elected officials are subject to a two-term limit, which allows them to serve for a maximum of eight years. The City Council appoints a City Manager to oversee the administration of all City departments, excluding those under the direction of a separately elected official, Board or Commission. In addition to its traditional services, Long Beach maintains one of the world's busiest seaports, which serves as a leading gateway for international trade. The City also has its own full-service commercial airport and Gas & Oil Departments and is one of the only three cities in California with its own Health Department. Long Beach is supported by a total FY 2018 budget of approximately $2.6 billion, with the General Fund budget totaling $501 million. More than 5,900 full and part-time employees support municipal operations with the majority being represented by eleven unions.
Serving the Long Beach area since 1923, the Long Beach Airport (LGB) is an important transportation and business hub for the Southern Los Angeles County and northern Orange County areas. Strategically located approximately half-way between downtown Los Angeles and Orange County, LGB has been a vital partner in the economic growth of Long Beach for almost a century. This economic activity began with some minor military aviation activity which then evolved into the largest Douglas Aircraft manufacturing facility in the 1940's. LGB now has over 200 businesses on and immediately adjacent to the Airport including Virgin Galactic's LauncherOne design and production facility. The Airport now supports around 18,000 jobs and has a total economic impact of $6 billion per year.
Four major airlines provide nationwide service through the recently upgraded terminal. JetBlue, Southwest, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines along with numerous smaller charter operators recorded almost 1.8 million passenger enplanements in calendar year 2017; the vast majority of which were Origin & Destination in nature. Adding to LGB's economic strength, FedEx and UPS landed just over 50 million pounds of cargo last year. This activity in 2017 combined with a healthy general aviation component, provided LGB with just over 300,000 aircraft operations.