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Maintains a safe atmosphere for travelers, visitors, tenants and employees within Charlotte Douglas International Airport facilities and grounds by performing duties related to aviation security, physical security and access control to include CCTV monitoring, incident management, employee training, customer service and inspections of airport premises, vendors and stakeholders. Responds to security door alarms, medical calls, other emergencies and requests for public assistance. Performs security, safety, administrative and customer service functions to support the overall airport operation. Work requires situational awareness, attention-to-detail and discernment. This is an unarmed position.
• Works assigned shift in a 24/7/365 work environment. Hours vary and will likely require weekend and/or evening work. Schedule subject to overtime, change and calls back to work for emergency/urgent situations.
• Valid driver’s license and ability to qualify for and maintain a City driving permit.
• Certain convictions will disqualify individuals from unescorted access privileges and therefore exclude from employment.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
1. Respond to security door and access point alarms in accordance with the Airport Security Program (ASP).
2. Respond to medical calls, other emergencies and requests for public assistance. Respond to incidents within the airport property as required by airport incident management protocols. Coordinate with members of other agencies as required.
3. Patrol by foot and vehicle designated areas and perimeter to maintain a safe atmosphere for travelers, visitors, tenants and employees. Enforce Airport policies, rules and regulations within established guidelines.
4. Investigate and document incidents related to general liability.
5. Escort authorized visitors inside the restricted areas of the Airport.
6. Prepare and maintain departmental reports and records.
7. As needed, assist with directing traffic on airport property to prevent congestion and maintain access on upper and lower levels of the terminal.
8. Assist with the Airport’s abandoned and towed vehicle program.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Knowledge of applicable policies, procedures, rules, regulations, federal, state and local laws and ordinances, or ability to obtain such knowledge within first 90 days of employment.
• Computer skills, including proficiency with Outlook and Word at time of hire, and the ability to learn other software, such as ARMS, as the need arises.
• Skills to communicate clearly and effectively in person, over two-way radio and in writing.
• Ability to verbally communicate clearly and effectively with diverse populations.
• Ability to deal courteously and firmly with the traveling public, tenants, co-workers and others.
• Ability to represent the airport in a professional, positive manner and provide exceptional customer service to the traveling public, tenants, co-workers and others.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies, tenants, employees and the public.
• Ability to recognize potential threats, and respond quickly and calmly under emergency situations.
• Ability to act without direct supervision using independent judgment and discretion in emergency situations in accordance with departmental policies, procedures, rules, regulations, laws, and ordinances.
Experience with aviation security, airport or airline operations preferred.
High School Graduate or Equivalent and three years related work experience
Associate's Degree and one year related work experience
Conditions of Employment
The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.
Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.
Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.
The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How To Apply
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You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.
Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to CityHrJobPostingsNotify@ci.charlotte.nc.us.
The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.
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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.
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