Airport Security Coordinator

Website San Bernardino International Airport Authority

Position:  Airport Security Coordinator        Status: Exempt        Starting Annual Salary: $89,018

Reports to: Airport Manager                                        Location: San Bernardino International Airport


Under general direction, ensures compliance of operations and procedures with the San Bernardino International Airport Security Program (ASP) mandates and security directives at the San Bernardino International Airport. Provides responsible technical assistance to the Airport Manager; performs a variety of technical tasks related to the assigned functional area; and performs related work as required.


Receives general direction from the Airport Manager.


Regular schedule Monday – Friday. Incumbent may, at times, be required to perform on call duties, work weekend and holidays, respond to emergencies, and potential rotating shifts to ensure operational coverage.


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth.

  • Ensures compliance of operations and procedures with the Airport Security Program (ASP) mandates and security directive, recommends changes to current policies and procedures in order to comply with regulatory changes.
  • Serve as the airport operator’s primary and immediate contact for security-related activities and communications with TSA.
  • Plans and conducts annual table top and bi-annual full-scale emergency exercises.
  • Review with sufficient frequency all security-related functions to ensure that all are effective and in compliance with applicable security directives
  • Investigates internal and external security violations, determines appropriate enforcement actions and communicates to badge holders about required actions.
  • Develops and implements security compliance programs and outreach to tenants to ensure a working knowledge of security-related compliance requirements.
  • Monitors airport operations and provides guidance and direction to ensure compliance with safety and security requirements set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), such as Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 77, 139 and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 49, Part 1542.
  • Authorizes and determines the necessity for security clearances to airport users seeking access to the Security Identification Display Area and Sterile Area (SIDA).
  • Ensures TSA Directives and background investigation procedures are adhered to.
  • Develops and reports statistical information regarding security violations.
  • Participates in all airside and landside operations, including coordinating airport construction, issuing Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) and coordinating events.
  • Receives, reviews, and audits FAA required training documentation for Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting, Drivers Training, 139 Training, and various other personnel.
  • Coordinates with internal and external stakeholders in the development of airport emergency, irregular operation response, and business continuity plans.
  • Updates, revises, and ensures compliance with the provisions of the Airport Certification Manual (ACM), Emergency Plan, Vehicle Access Plan, Airport Rules and Regulations, Security Program, and other plans required to comply with applicable local, State and Federal regulations.
  • Provides staff assistance to the Airport Manager; prepares and presents staff reports and other written materials
  • Reviews all operational data; analyzes and evaluates data results; implements findings and takes corrective action, as necessary.
  • Answers questions and provides information to the public; investigates inquiries; recommends corrective actions to resolve issues.
  • Establishes, maintains, and fosters positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including the. public, vendors, contractors, and agency staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of 49 CFR Parts 1500 et al, Civil Aviation Security Rules, local, state, and federal laws, regulation, and city ordinances
  • Basic principles and practices of budget administration.
  • Principles and practices of airport operations, airfield layout, airport security and aviation management.
  • Applicable local, state and federal rules and regulations governing the use and operation of airports.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work, including hardware and software programs related to assigned duties.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and agency staff.

Ability to:

  • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Troubleshoot complex operational problems and correct or direct correction.
  • Understand, interpret, and communicate both orally and in writing, pertinent department policies and procedures.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of manual and computerized files.
  • Make sound judgments in emergency situations
  • Prepare narrative and statistical reports and maintain accurate records.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree  in airport/aviation administration, Public or Business Administration or a related field and three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in airport operations or airport security related position. A current ASC Certifications is preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Obtain and maintain an Airport Security Coordinator Certificate.


  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.
  • Successfully complete background check to obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required.
  • Completion of a 10-panel drug screen for all substances deemed illegal by the Federal Government


Must possess mobility to work in the Air Operations Area (AOA) and airport facilities and surrounding premises; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders, to operate varied tools and airport-related equipment, and to operate a motor vehicle and visit various airport sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio.  The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment.  Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds.


Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.  Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

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