The Airport Deputy is a sworn, certified peace officer, authorized to carry a firearm and make arrests with or without a warrant; enforce federal and state laws and regulations, Pitkin County ordinances, Airport Security Program requirements, and airport rules and regulations at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport; engages in law enforcement activities, including uniformed foot, vehicle, and bicycle patrol to ensure the integrity of the commercial & general aviation environment; and does related work. Often the work is performed in a commercial aviation environment with large crowds, heavy equipment and aircraft. The Airport Deputy often works with minimal direct supervision and may be called upon to make critical decisions affecting the global aviation system. Generally, an Airport Deputy’s productivity and quality of work is measured by field inspections, case reports and daily field activity reports.
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND currently employed as a certified peace officer with at least one year of satisfactory work experience as a certified peace officer; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Some college experience is preferred. Must pass a background investigation
The Sheriff may choose to hire or promote, at his discretion, outside of these qualifications.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's License and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record.
Must maintain certification with the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board. Additional technical training and certifications may be required at the direction of the Sheriff.
Must obtain a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Airport Identification/Access Badge (badge) in accordance with Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirements in Chapter 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 1500 et al., and Aspen/Pitkin County Airport's Airport Security Program within thirty (30) days from date of employment and maintain qualification for a SIDA badge upon each badge renewal.
The following certifications must be obtained within one year of employment and placement in the Airport Deputy position
Must attend, successfully pass and maintain certification in American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Basic Airport Safety and Operations Specialist (ASOS) School.
Must attend, successfully pass and maintain certification in American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Airport Law Enforcement Officer program.
Must attend, successfully pass and maintain certification in American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Airport Certified Employee – Security (ACE-Security) program.
Must attend, successfully pass and maintain certification in American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) program.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Paid Relocation, Full Benefits package.
Internal Number: LAW-20-00001
About Aspen Pitkin County Airport
Aspen Pitkin County Airport serves 270,000 passengers per year. Our "Snow Crew" have won the prestigious Balchen/Post Award for multiple years. This award is presented to airport snow and ice control teams who have demonstrated determination for excellence in their efforts to keep their airports open and safe. We are also about to embark on a very large Airport expansion project to increase services to our passengers. We are a Commercial and General Aviation airport & provide a wide range of experience and training opportunities to build your career in the industry!