GENERAL FUNCTION: Under the administrative direction of the Director of Public Safety. Is the Primary Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) and primary public safety representative for the Louisville Regional Airport Authority (LRAA) with Transportation Security Administration (TSA), airlines, and tenants. Assists in managing all emergency incidents for LIA and Bowman Field airports. Assists the Director of Public Safety in policy administration. Provides direct supervision to Public Safety Canine Officers, Credentialing Specialist, and Communications Specialists. Assists in managing the day to day operations of Public Safety department.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESP0NSIBILITIES: Oversees compliance of training requirements of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 139, Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) Chapter 15.00, TSA 1542, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and State Fire Commission Fire Rescue Training (SFCFRT), and LRAA Safety programs. Supervise, implement, support and abide by TSA Explosive Detection Canine Training Program protocols in accordance with associated procedures, maintains training records and assures all necessary training materials are acquired, properly stored and accounted for. Will be present for all explosive training exercises. Maintains appropriate training records in compliance with local, state and federal guidelines.
Coordinates off site training with local agencies, certifying agents and training programs to ensure public safety officers maintain job proficiency. Responds to record audits from local, state or federal entities. Primary liaison with TSA Explosive Detection Canine Training Program Field Coordinator (FCC). Ensures timely and appropriate conduct of security, safety and fire prevention inspections within assigned areas of responsibility. Responds with Public Safety personnel and equipment to emergencies and assists in law enforcement, fire suppression, rescue operations, and evidence preservation actions, until properly relieved by the Director of Public Safety. Conducts criminal background checks on potential LRAA employees and agency temporaries assigned to LRAA. Schedules Peace Officer Professional Standards (POPS) and KY Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) testing and training. Maintains POPS files for compliance and primary contact concerning document audits.
Assists in Public Safety Department budget preparation. Manages special events. Writes and updates all policies and guidelines for Public Safety canine officers, and communications specialists. Acts in place of Chief/Director of Public Safety in his/her absence. Is the primary LRAA representative with TSA, airlines, and tenants. Is the primary Airport Security Coordinator. Provides administrative support to Director of Public Safety and other duties as assigned.
Maintains and updates department Standard Operating Guidelines (SOG) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Manages security video/camera systems conducting research, viewing incidents and recording for court evidence or internal investigations. Primary contact with Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC) concerning police certification for department and individual officers. LRAA public safety representative at meetings with tenants, public safety agencies, TSA, airlines, US Customs, US Secret Service, Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD), FBI, United Parcel Service (UPS), Airport Council, Kentucky Air National Guard (KYANG), Louisville Fire Department (LFD). Oversees Police Training Officer training program for new police academy graduates.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by the incumbent of this job. Incumbent may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. COMMUNICATIONS WITH OTHERS: Internal: Frequent communication with all levels of Airport Authority employees. External: Frequent contact with local, state and/or federal regulatory entities, public safety departments, training providers, TSA, airlines, tenants and general public.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Education: Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
Licenses, certifications, or registrations required: Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must have Emergency Medical Technician certification. Must have certification as a State Peace Officer and satisfy experience or training requirements for fire protection. Effective January 1, 2013 must have successfully completed CPAT requirements (Candidate Professional Agility Test). Must obtain and remain eligible for airport (including airfield) driving privileges.
Must obtain and remain eligible as a TSA Certified Airport Security Coordinator. Must be eligible for clearance to TSA Web Portal Certified user, and AAAE Aviation Security Clearinghouse Certified user.
Knowledge and ability: Must have five (5) years of experience in public safety at an airport with a C, D or E index. Must be certified as a (POPS) Certified Law Enforcement Officer, Commonwealth of Kentucky, or be a State Certified Fire Fighter. Must be in good standing, and have 400 of fire training as defined by the Kentucky Fire Commission Must be at least a level 1 state fire instructor
Must have experience in a supervisory, management or training capacity Must possess excellent analytical skills to evaluate written data, identify trends, analyze causes in order to develop and implement corrective action plan to resolve issues. Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.
Must pass medical examination performed by Airport Authority's physician for Airport Public Safety Officer. Must pass semi-annual physical agility test requirements. Responsible for performing all job duties with due regard to safety and security requirements. Must conduct all duties with tact, in a firm but not argumentative manner so as to be objective in all dealings with members of the public employees and airport tenants.
The Louisville Regional Airport Authority is an independent public agency governed by an eleven member Board of Directors composed of leading public officials and private citizens. The Authority is primarily responsible for:
- planning, constructing, and operating its airports (currently Louisville International Airport and Bowman Field) in a timely and cost effective manner;
- enhancing th...e quality and quantity of air service to Kentucky and southern Indiana;
- cooperating with other agencies in economic development initiatives; and
-maintaining a close liaison with the surrounding community so as to be sensitive and responsive to the impact of airport operations on airport neighbors.
The Authority’s airports serve a large portion of Kentucky and southern Indiana by providing the people and businesses of this region entry into the international air
transportation system. As such, these airports are an integral and dynamic element in the economic welfare of the region. Operating for many years on a self-sustaining
basis, the Authority pursues its objectives by employing a professional staff and by working closely with the traveling public, various levels of government, the airlines, and a
variety of other groups whose goals are to serve the best interests of the community at large.