Manages the Aviation Security Compliance group of the Aviation Security Department to maintain the day-to-day security compliance at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA). This role is responsible for the regulatory compliance and daily oversight of the Airport Security Program (ASP), compliance auditing programs, CCTV operational / administrative support while working with peers in Security Operations and Credentialing. Assist in the development of new and existing security measure enhancements and the implementation of education and outreach programs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Airport Security Programs: Interpret and enforce day-to-day implementation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Airport approved Airport Security Program (ASP). Plan security strategies with Port staff to comply with the ASP, assess security needs of STIA and develop action plans and audits in responding to new requirements or concerns. Draft correspondence to LOI's, amendments and Changed Conditions Affecting Security (CCAS). Update and receive approval from TSA on proposed changes and amendments to the ASP. Assist and lead in Special Emphasis and annual TSA comprehensive inspections. Create and support outreach programs to educate airport workers and encourage compliance and reporting. Update the STIA Rules and Regulations to reflect the policies in the ASP and to respond to security concerns and changing requirements. As the primary alternate Airport Security Coordinator (ASC), when needed, facilitate meetings with TSA management, Port management, and airport stakeholders. Assist the ASC with recommendations to critical decisions regarding regulatory security and enforcement. Oversee all ASP training programs. Respond to the Emergency Coordination Center to help manage the airport during irregular operations or incidents when needed.
Compliance Audits: Manage the AV Security’s auditing programs to ensure compliance with established process and procedures. Ensure both Security Operations and Credentialing divisions are compliant with TSA requirements and directives and work with peers with the establishment of best practices for non-regulatory measures. Oversee policies and operational support for CCTV programs. Be the point of contact for airport stakeholders for compliance concerns and outreach. Act as the primary liaison with the TSA’s mid-level managers in the areas of regulatory and law enforcement to ensure the smooth implementation of security compliance measures; ensure open communication between the TSA, airlines, customers and other airport tenants on security-related compliance issues.
Staff Management: Supervise, mentor and provide direction to staff members in the Security Compliance division. Plan and create staff development plans and schedules to enhance department effectiveness. Ensure consistent application of established compliance programs under the ASP to maintain regulatory compliance. Assist with budget recommendations for existing and new program development. Provide back-up support for staff while they are out of the office.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge of aviation security operations. Knowledgeable in advanced project management and stakeholder relationship principles. Knowledge of CFR 1500 Security series regulations, Security Directives and Regulations: Parts 1520, 1540, 1542, 1544, 1546, and 1548, and TSR 1542 Security Directives and National Amendments; Aircraft Operators Standard Security Program; and Airport Security Program management. Knowledgeable in security compliance assessment processes, aviation and security inspections; as well as compliance and enforcement of established rules and regulations. Advanced knowledge of TSA systems for background checks; including criminal history records and security threat assessments. General understanding of union contract, pertaining to creating new security process as it related to bargaining unit work. Advanced knowledge of security construction documents / blueprints. Knowledge of FAA Part 139 General Rules.
Skilled in project and team management, and staff supervision and motivation. Strong communication skill in sharing complex ideas clearly in verbal and written forms. Strong awareness of safeguarding confidential and sensitive security information. Skilled in budget and contract management practices. Proficient in Microsoft Office and SharePoint management. Exercises good judgment by making sound and well-informed decisions. Skilled in setting priorities and goals for regulatory compliance. Strong collaboration skills with other departments, TSA and Airport stakeholders to create and accomplish goals supporting security measures. Skilled in monitoring and evaluating the progress and outcomes of operational plans. Demonstrates commitment to valuing differences among individuals and passion for being inclusive.
Ability to work collectively with a team, turn concepts and direction into actionable items. Ability to manage CCTV software programs. Able to read and interpret federal requirements for aviation security. Ability work independently with little direction. Ability to represent the Port’s vision at high level meetings, briefing to leadership and Local and State leaders. Strong ability to build partnerships with various stakeholders and Law Enforcement agencies. Ability to interpret TSA, Local and State rules and regulations. Possesses a high level of integrity and trust, as well and demonstrated ethics and values consistent with those of the Port.
QUALIFICATIONS: Combination of education and experience (Two years of experience may be substituted for one year education) demonstrating knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
Bachelor’s degree in Aviation, Business Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or related field;
Five (5) years of experience in Aviation Security operations or compliance to include Airport Security program management or enforcement; and
Current or prior Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) Certification.
Master’s degree or Advanced Certification in Program Management;
Experience in managing staff within an Airport Security Program for a large hub airport; and/or
Possesses Airport Certified Employee in Security (ACE), Accredited Airport Executive (AAE), or Certified Member (CM) credential.
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Founded in 1911, the Port of Seattle owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, two cruise ship terminals, Fishermen’s Terminal—home of the North Pacific fishing fleet, a grain terminal, four public marinas, and manages a number of real estate assets for financial return and economic advantage.
The Port’s operations currently help create nearly 200,000 jobs and $7 billion in wages throughout the region. Over the next 20 years, the Port’s “Century Agenda” seeks to create an additional 100,000 jobs through economic growth while becoming the nation’s leading green and energy-efficient port. Learn more at www.portseattle.org.