Work involves the responsibility for providing effective levels of security for all airport buildings within the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority (SRAA) and implementing the protocols laid out by the Transportation Security Administration for aviation security. The incumbent is responsible for effectively planning, developing, implementing, and monitoring all policies and procedures to maintain and enhance security, safety and upkeep in the terminal building. The incumbent ensures that effective access control, emergency response functions, and safety procedures are carried out in compliance with all applicable state and federal guidelines and regulations. This position is responsible for the general supervision of airport security and terminal maintenance staff. Work is performed under the general direction of the Executive Director, who allows the incumbent independence in planning and implementation of procedures. Does related work as required.



Analyzes and defines security requirements, including access restrictions, and develops appropriate policy to reduce vulnerability.

Reviews emergency response and safety procedures and develops and implements appropriate policies.

Enforces applicable policies and procedures utilizing a complete knowledge of TSA regulations.

Conducts facility security checks to ensure consistency of practices and verifies procedures are followed.

Identifies building equipment needs.

Provides oversight and direction to Terminal Maintenance Division.

Ensures training is conducted according to requirements.

Ensures the security of sensitive materials related to overall security and safety of facilities and personnel.

Conducts confidential investigations regarding security and safety.

Conducts incident review when necessary.

Provides periodic security and safety reports to evaluate and improve security and safety programs.

Coordinates certain activities with public safety officials, outside security contractors and agencies.

Oversees maintenance of records and files as required by state and federal regulations.




Good knowledge of CFR 49, Part 1542.

Good knowledge of FAA, Part 139.

Good knowledge of the fundamentals of security work.

Good knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures and techniques of terminal operations and management.

Good knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations applicable to airports, especially safety and security regulations as promulgated by the Transportation Security Administration.

Ability to implement security and safety programs.

Good knowledge of sound management practices.

Ability to evaluate existing physical protection systems and to assess and improve these systems.

Ability to recognize and keep vital security information in a confidential manner.

Ability to make detailed inspections and to recognize potential security or safety hazards.

Ability to use tact and courtesy in dealing with employees, visitors, and contractors.

Ability to keep accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports

Ability to communicate effectively.





  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Baccalaureate Degree or higher in Aviation Management, Facilities Management or a closely related field and three (3) years of work experience in a *supervisory capacity in airport security; or,

  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associates' Degree and eight (8) years of work experience in a commercial airport, at least five (5) years of which were in a *supervisory capacity; or,


  1. Ten (10) years of *supervisory work experience, at least eight (8) years of which were at a commercial airport and two (2) years of which included **administrative supervision in Airport Security or Terminal Maintenance (performing or supervising work on systems and infrastructure within the Terminal building).



*Supervision is defined as - responsible direction and control of subordinate employees. This involves a responsibility for planning for individuals in a work group. Typical duties may include, but are not limited to, assigning and reviewing work, training, evaluating performance, maintaining work standards, motivating and developing subordinate employees, implementing procedural changes, increasing efficiency and dealing with problems of absenteeism, morale and discipline. The supervision aspects must be an integral part of the job, not incidental or occasional.


**Administrative supervision is defined as - Directing the activities of a large subordinate staff, including subordinate supervisors. Tasks include personal interactions between an upper level supervisor and his/her subordinate supervisors in the accomplishment of objectives. Duties include such areas as assigning work to and coordinating the activities of several units, establishing and guiding staff development programs, evaluating the performance of subordinate supervisors, and maintaining relationships with other organizational sections.



1/2016 Revised