The Air Line Pilots Association, International, 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. S/he 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.
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.
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.)
Please apply online at https://jobs-alpa.icims.com/jobs/1292/associate-airport-operations-%26-security-specialist/job
ALPA offers competitive salaries with excellent benefits, including:
26 days paid vacation and holidays per year;
Generous sick and bereavement leave;
Generous health care benefits – PPO, two HMO’s (where available) and a High Deductible Health Plan which includes coverage for medical, dental, and vision benefits for employee, spouse, and/or dependent children;
Company-paid premiums for disability and life insurance;
$2 for $1 matching 401(k) retirement savings plan; Roth 401k;
Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts; and
Retiree health plan.
The Air Line Pilots Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Relocation Not Provided.
Internal Number: 2018-011
About The Air Line Pilots Association, International
The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) is the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world representing over 54,000 pilots at 31 U.S. and Canadian airlines.