Aviation Security Sergeant – Ref #364366

Website City of Chicago Department of Aviation

Job Posting Date 09/16/22 - 09/29/22


Under direction, supervise Aviation Security Officers during an assigned tour of duty and patrol airport grounds, terminals and facilities to provide a security presence, deter criminal activity, prevent unauthorized airport access and enforce security rules.



  • Assign and monitor the work of Aviation Security Officers to ensure maximum coverage of airport grounds, roadways, terminals and facilities and to cover emergency situations and special events;
  • Patrol airport terminal areas and perimeter and identify improper activities and irregularities in order to provide security and customer service to the public;
  • Contact the Chicago Police Department to arrange for the transfer, transporting and processing of detained individuals;
  • Participates in issuing general security instructions to airlines and airport tenants and assist in coordinating special security matters with the Chicago Police Department;
  • Conduct and supervise patrols and security checks to ensure they are in accordance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and  Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) security programs and regulations;
  • Monitor access to restricted and secured areas, including the verification and validation of identification badges of individuals at designated checkpoints;
  • Observe vehicles and check vehicle information including proper signage, stickers and license plates to ensure vehicles are authorized prior to allowing access to the airfield and other restricted areas;
  • Issue citations for traffic violations on the airfield and secure area airport roadways, and non-traffic citations for security violations including failure to display identification badges by airport personnel;
  • Conduct pat down searches of detained individuals found violating or suspected of violating  city, state and federal laws, as required;
  • Administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use Automated External Defibrillator (AED) equipment as required;
  • Drive/operate security vehicles and use radios to maintain communications in the performance of  duties;
  • Prepare and review incident/security check/inspection reports and update and maintain work activity logs and administrative reports;
  • Evaluate work performance of Aviation Security Officers and make preliminary recommendations for discipline
    Train and coordinate training for Aviation Security Officers;
  • Attend meetings with departmental staff and airport tenants and serve as liaison with law enforcement agencies, as required;
  • Testify at judicial proceedings and administrative hearings; and
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.
  • DAYS:       Varies, 3 shifts operating on a 24H basis, 24/7/365 availability required.

HOURS:    Based on assigned shifts.

Both shift and location will depend on operational needs.


To apply for this job email your details to rena.neely@cityofchicago.org

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