The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 59,000 pilots at 35 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Aviation Security Specialist for our Tysons (McLean), Virginia office.
The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 59,000 pilots at 35 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Aviation Security Specialist for our Tysons (McLean), Virginia office. The Aviation Security Specialist provides project coordination and subject matter expertise and analysis in support of the activities, programs, and security initiatives of the Association, including cybersecurity and counter-UAS initiatives. They coordinate with and act as liaison between ALPA and appropriate government agencies, law enforcement entities, and the aviation industry; assist in the development and support of training programs to train ALPA representatives performing security work on behalf of the Association; create and expand their network of government and industry contacts; and, develop communications to membership, government, and industry groups on a wide variety of security-related and other issues, as needed, in coordination with relevant Association leadership, Master Executive Council (MEC) representatives, committee representatives, and National Officers.
They represent ALPA to government agencies such as the Transportation Security Administration; Department of Homeland Security; Federal Aviation Administration; Department of Justice; Transport Canada; Canadian Air Transport Security Authority; state and local law enforcement agencies; and, with airline security directors, airport security directors, and others. They work with the ALPA Aviation Security Chair, Director of Security-Canada, and members of the Air Safety Organization (ASO) security structure, plus other components of the ASO, as needed, to plan and implement the Association's security policy and goals; assist MEC Security Coordinators with issues pertinent to their respective companies and specific situations; work as needed with ALPA's National Officers, staff, leadership, and members to implement Association positions and policies; and, exercise independent judgment and initiative to recommend meetings, programs, and efforts that further the Association's security-related goals.
Local, national, and international travel: 10 - 25%.
Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor's degree in relevant area, e.g., criminal justice, law enforcement, aviation, cybersecurity, counter-UAS or other related discipline, from an accredited college or university; or, the equivalent combination of education and technical experience.
Minimum three (3) years of relevant aviation industry experience in areas related to security analysis, law enforcement, airline corporate security, cybersecurity, counter-UAS and/or airport security required, five (5) or more years strongly preferred.
Security Clearance is a plus.
In depth knowledge and understanding of the TSA's Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), its membership, and the working process would be extremely valuable.
Experience and familiarization with other advisory committees, including Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC), the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council (CARAC), and Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) strongly preferred.
Experience working with aviation industry security representatives and knowledge of their roles within the aviation industry a plus.
Must be a self-starter with professional maturity and sound judgment, capable of independent decision-making and to be proactive in identifying and responding to issues and problems.
Must possess exceptional time management skills; be able to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment; and, transition easily between projects.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with internal staff, external contacts, and pilots.
Exhibits ability to work effectively and independently without close supervision, alone or on a team.
Pilot's license is a plus.
Legislative affairs experience a plus.
Software: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
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/or nationally). 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.)