GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS: Ensures compliance with Federal regulations pertaining to airport operations and security. Coordinates safety and security activities to include security badging, training, record keeping and access controls monitoring. A solid understanding of computer operations and attention to detail are required while providing a high level of customer service. Work is performed under general direction and is checked for accuracy, quality and the ability to complete work in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Ensures compliance with Federal regulations pertaining to airport operations and security under FAR Part 139, CFR Part 1540 and 1542.
Reviews, processes and issues security credentials.
Conducts screening of airport security access applicants in accordance with Transportation Security Regulations.
Maintains and monitors the computer controlled access system for accuracy and regulatory compliance as outlined in CFR Part 1542 and the approved Airport Security Program (ASP).
Provides day-to-day coordination of security matters to include programs and policies as established in the approved Airport Security Program.
Performs Security Program and CFR Part 1542 compliance inspections reporting discrepancies to the Airport Operations Manager and works with tenants coordinating security and solving problems relating to airport security.
Oversees the day-to-day regulatory compliance of the airport and maintains the Airport Security Program.
Establishes contact with Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies and public safety officials to establish lines of communication.
Conducts training sessions, briefings and presentations for management officials and tenants on the Airport Security Program.
Monitors and performs preventive maintenance on gates and other access control systems.
Compiles data as the basis for reporting and making recommendations,
Maintains confidentially of sensitive security information and personally identifiable information.
Responds to questions and inquiries from the public, airport tenants, airlines, and governmental regulatory agencies.
Refers complaints and other matters as appropriate to other airport personnel.
Assists in conducting FAR Part 139 airfield inspections, assessing airfield conditions for safe commercial aircraft operations, recording discrepancies, and ensuring accurate and timely dissemination of airport surface condition information, issues airport NOTAMS and generates work orders.
Requires the ability to work overtime, rotating shifts, and rotating on-call schedule.
Requires the ability to respond to after-hours emergencies.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of Federal rules and regulations relating to airport operations.
Knowledge of aircraft types and performance characteristics.
Knowledge of airfield communications procedures, navigational aids, and meteorological phenomena.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with airport users, agencies, City employees, and the public.
Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.
Skill in the operation of computers, and peripheral equipment.
Ability to readily acquire information and make decisions from working knowledge of applicable regulations and related division policies and procedures.
Ability to solve problems logically and expeditiously.
Ability to prioritize work to meet time constraints.
Requires light manual work that involves walking or standing most of the time.
The job requires exposure to hot/cold temperatures, adverse weather and wet, humid conditions.
The job requires normal visual acuity, and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.
QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE):
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.
Three (3) years’ experience in airport security or airport operations.
Must pass a ten-year fingerprint based criminal history records check (CHRC) and security threat assessment (STA).
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must maintain a valid telephone number.
Position may be designated as Mission Critical by Department Director.
Internal Number: 8252
About City of Lakeland
Located in the heart of Florida along the I-4 corridor Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) is midway between Tampa and Orlando, ideally located in the center of one of the most dynamic growth corridors in the Southeast. Currently ranked the 115th busiest airport in the United States and 16th in the State of Florida LAL is on track to eclipse 130,000 operations in 2018. LAL is best known as the home of the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo. This six day event brings 150,000 people from 85 different countries, and over 4,000 aircraft to LAL each spring making LAL the busiest airport in the World. In addition to the annual Fly-In, LAL hosts several smaller events throughout the year including pilot proficiency programs, aerobatic practice and certification seminars, as well as AMA sanctioned events. LAL is also home to the world famous Hurricane Hunters of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In addition, LAL is host to Draken International a DOD contractor providing aggressor support to the U.S. Air Force with their fleet of 60 tactical aircraft. Currently there are over 85 business and organizations located on the field with over 1,300 people co...ming to work at the airport daily. Over the past 7 years in excess of $100 Million in capital improvement projects have been completed on the field with continued expansion and growth projected. Development targets for the airport include additional air service, increased MRO activity, international air cargo, increased military and GA operations, as well as aerospace educational opportunities. The airport maintains a Class 1 Part 139 Airport Operating Certificate with Index B capable of Index C ARFF services. Over 230 aircraft are based out of LAL and the airport maintains 1,742 acres of land including three solar farms and over 1 million square feet of facilities under roof.