• Associate Airport Operations & Security Specialist

    Location US-VA-Herndon
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(04/09/2018 3:43 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Engineering & Air Safety - Associate Airport Operations & Security Specialist
  • External Description


    Associate Airport Operations & Security Specialist


    The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 60,000 pilots at 34 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an Associate Airport Operations & Security Specialist for our Herndon, Virginia, office.  The Associate Airport Operations & Security Specialist supports airport safety and security-related activities, programs, and initiatives of the Association.


    ALPA’s pilot-run Air Safety Organization (ASO) includes an airport group called Airport & Ground Environment (AGE).  This position will be primarily responsible for supporting AGE, which includes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and advisory guidance, plus material from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and other sources.  The AGE also operates the Airport Safety Liaison (ASL) program, which trains and coordinates the activities of more than 150 pilots who represent the Association’s interests at more than 100 airports in Canada and the U.S. Accordingly, there is also the opportunity and need to make many diverse contacts and maintain relationships within government and industry.  AGE requires support, expertise, and experience in airport standards, safety, procedures, training, aircraft rescue and firefighting, and airport security.


    The Associate Airport Operations & Security Specialist supports and acts as a liaison between ALPA and airport operators, trade associations, appropriate government agencies, law enforcement and intelligence organizations, and the aviation industry at large, and assists in the development of programs to train ALPA representatives performing airport liaison and security work on behalf of the Association.  S/he also creates and expands his/her network of government and industry contacts.  S/he will also develop communications to membership, government, and industry groups on a wide variety of airport, security-related, and other issues, as needed, in coordination with Association leadership and staff.


    Local, national, and international travel: 20 - 40 %.


    Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



    Minimum Requirements:


    • Bachelor's degree in relevant area, e.g., aviation management, criminal justice, law enforcement, or other related discipline, from an accredited college or university; or, the equivalent combination of education and technical experience.
    • Three (3) or more years of relevant airport operations and/or security experience strongly preferred.
    • Knowledge of FAA airport and TSA security regulations and guidance highly desirable.
    • Strong technical writing and public speaking skills required.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with staff, pilot members, and external contacts.
    • Training as a Private Pilot, a private pilot license, or further pilot certification is desired but not required.
    • Ability to excel in a team environment required.
    • Knowledge of ALPA and aviation trade associations desirable.
    • Software: Microsoft: Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.


    Physical Demands:Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.  

    Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet. Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the local metropolitan area, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information. 

    Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel locally and nationally; international travel may be required infrequently. May also include occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.

     Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.). While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.)


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