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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Sterling, Virginia

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Job Description


POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position

Airport Safety Officer (ASO)

Company

Avports LLC

Location

9656 Air Terminal Drive, Mascoutah, IL 62258

Reporting Relationship

Shift Captain / Chief

Contact

Please send resume and cover letter to hr@avports.com

COMPANY BACKGROUND

Founded in 1927 as a division of Pan Am Airlines, Avports is America’s most experienced and trusted airport manager and operator - the US-based and US-owned airport operator and wholly owned by West Street Infrastructure Partners III, a family of infrastructure investment funds managed by Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC.

Avports has historically managed and operated a portfolio of airport O&M and P3/PPP contracts at more than 30 US airports. These airports have been diverse in their operations and have included commercial and general aviation airports, passenger terminals, military bases / joint-use airports, heliports, NASA facilities / spaceports. In the future, the company plans to also operate vertiports for electrical vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVOTLs) / aerial urban taxis and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Today, the company operates with 550+ staff at nine US airports across five US states and is also involved in the development of a cargo-focused airport in Florida. The company's presence extends to 24 additional US airports through its affiliate Aviation Facilities Company Management, LLC. Avports creates maximum value for airport owners, users, and communities through the unrivaled integration of airport management capabilities, experience, and expertise.

Services

Avports has the capability to be a one-stop provider for an entire airport’s operations, and the nimbleness to seamlessly deliver specific services alongside other providers. Avports’ comprehensive airport management approach focuses on integrating all aspects of management and operations. Its custom solutions practice provides targeted expertise to fit the needs of each airport. Every airport is unique, so Avports designs an approach that is unique for each client. Avports creates maximum value for airport owners, users, and communities through the unrivaled integration of airport management capabilities, experience, and expertise. Avports is a proven leader. Its expert team leads clients and their stakeholders through a highly developed stakeholder consultative process to re-imagine the airport’s vision and align it with stakeholder interests. Avports enhances the value of the airport and its assets, improves management and operations, and provides a single point of accountability for the implementation of its services, as well as for enhanced security and regulatory compliance.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Airport Safety Officer (ASO)
    1. Experience

Minimum Fire Fighter 2 certification. Background in airport security preferred.

  1. Skills and Knowledge
    1. Must have capacity to acquire skill in the operation, use, and maintenance of firefighting equipment and in the fighting of fires.
    2. Must have ability to maintain order among large groups of persons in emergencies.
    3. Must possess alertness and skill in detecting and recognizing safety hazards.
    4. Must have knowledge of established rescue methods and first aid treatment.
    5. Must have ability to understand and carry out instructions.
    6. Must be Fire fighter Certified by Contractor’s Instructor within six months of start date.
    7. Must become an AAAE Airport Certified Employee (ACE) in Airfield Operations within one year of hire.
    8. Must meet all 14 CFR Part 139 training requirements for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting.
    9. Must have a working knowledge of Basic Security Practices.
    10. Must have ability to maintain order among large groups of persons in emergencies.

All required skills, knowledge, experience, or certification must comply with the terms of this agreement or be waived in writing by the Airport Director.

  1. Duties
  • Perform tasks associated with the AOC or airline / terminal operations as assigned.
  • Under the direction of the Chief of Public Safety or Deputy Chief of Public Safety and the Shift Captain, assist and participate in all firefighting, lifesaving, and security activities at the airport and its facilities and to do related work as required.
  • Be able to perform as driver/operator of each fire apparatus assigned to the Airport Public Safety Department.
  • Operate and be able to maneuver the fire apparatus into the most optimum position for combating a fire.
  • Operate pumps, booms, nozzles, or similar equipment.
  • Perform firefighting, rescue, and salvage operations at fires, accidents, or other emergencies.
  • Maintain fire and safety equipment in good working condition.
  • Make inspections of airport aprons, taxiways, runways, buildings, and other structures for the identification and elimination of safety hazards.
  • Participate in fire drills and maintain proficiency in the techniques and methods of firefighting.
  • Maintain quarters and surrounding areas in a clean, sanitary, and orderly condition.
  • Prepare reports as required.
  • Assist in controlling vehicular and pedestrian AOA entry.
  • Maintain surveillance of the terminal and other buildings and provide general security of the Airport.
  • Assist Airport tenants with airport operational and security matters as necessary.
  • Assist in conducting the AOA driver’s training program, Wildlife Hazard Management Plan, and security t raining.
  • Assist in conducting airport inspections to including identifying, preventing and removing all hazards to aviation within the AOA to include the removal of foreign object debris (FOO).
  • Perform vehicle inspections as required.
  • Conduct runway condition reading during snow and ice events.
  • Contribute to the publication of relevant Notice to Airman (NOTAMS) for the Airport based on criteria established in the Airport ACM.
  • Conduct inspections of Airport fuel farm and mobile refueler vehicles for compliance with current FAA and NFPA requirements.
  • Act as liaison with the United States Air Force air traffic control tower, airport rescue and firefighting personnel, and all responding agencies during an Airport emergency.
  • Report deficiencies and irregularities found on the AOA associated with airport lighting, signage and navigational aids (NAVAIDS).
  • Perform duties associated with airline operations during passenger flight days.
  • Must have ability to maintain order among large groups of persons in emergencies.
  • Must possess alertness and skill in detecting and recognizing safety hazards.
  • Must have knowledge of first aid treatment.
  • Must have ability to understand and carry out instructions.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Basic Security Practices.
  • Prepare reports as required.
  • As directed review ID badge applications and verify accompanying personal identification (and immigration – if applicable) documents, retrieve Criminal History Record Check results, SIDA Course – schedule and send notifications, ID badge printing and issuance, pull daily report of Lost and expired badges.

PROFESIONAL EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

To perform this job successfully, the selected individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Must be a citizen or lawful resident of the United States.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid Illinois State motor vehicle operator’s license throughout the employee’s employment.
  • Must possess an Illinois commercial driver’s license throughout the employee’s employment.
  • Must pass a physical fitness exam as may be required by applicable law and maintain the required fitness level and pass required tests throughout the employee’s employment.
  • Must pass a Transportation Security Agency (TSA) background check.
  • A felony Driving Under the Influence (DUI) conviction will be disqualifying.
  • Must have and maintain a current CPR and AED certification.
  • Must possess an Illinois Firearms Owner Identification Card (FOID).
  • Position involves shift work.

COMPENSATION

  • Competitive compensation package.

NON-DISCRIMINATION COMMITMENT

  • Avports’ policies focus on eliminating all discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, indigenous identity, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
  • Avports’ commitment to gender equality and non-discrimination focuses on issues related to equal opportunities and treatment for all women and men in the employees’ recruitment, selection, promotion, compensation, and development processes.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle to feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and smell. The employee will occasionally be required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 75+ pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Infrequent US Domestic travel may be required.

COGNITIVE DEMANDS

  • Attention to detail and focus on quality
  • Highest levels of integrity
  • Ability to inspire, lead and motivate people, including him/herself and others
  • Ability to gain and maintain trust among customers, staff, and stakeholders
  • Ability to negotiate and gain consensus
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflict in a productive way
  • Calm, tactful, respectful, and diplomatic character
  • Ability to work under situations of stress and with limited resources
  • Excellent teamwork capabilities
  • Ability to lead and facilitate Working Groups
  • High degree of emotional intelligence and empathy

REFERENCES

  • Up to three positive references from previous employers and/or supervisors may be required