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Airport Security Officer- PDX

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PDX OFFICE - Portland, OR
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Security Officer


Security Officer Positions Available Aviation Security Company

Portland International Airport- Portland, OR

Airport Operations


Full Time/Part Time

Join Global as an Airport Security Officer: As the premiere Aviation Security company in the US, and leaders in our industry, we are excited to add new officers to our elite crew at the busiest airports in the country. We are the front line in critical infrastructure, anti-terrorism, and human trafficking prevention. Start your career in homeland security by joining our team.

Top Reasons Why You Want to Work for Global Security Consulting as an Airport Security Officer at Portland International Airport:

  • We are the premiere boutique Aviation Security company, and leaders in our industry
  • Team collaboration with transparency and group input
  • Nurturing and challenging work setting that allows you to identify and hone your strengths wile growing your skill set
  • Employee engagement, ongoing training, and opportunities for advancement
  • Working at the airport is an exciting and ever-changing environment
  • Play an integral role in protecting the traveling public, and providing a pleasant experience at the airport

Who will you be working with:

A diverse group of ambitious professionals that aspire to be leaders in their industry.

Essential Functions (including but not limited to): Airport Security Officers are trained for several different posts including those detailed below. Working in conjunction with the airport and government agencies, the main priority of each position is to ensure that we maintain compliance with local and federal regulations in respect to each of the following:

  • Patrol and control access to public and restricted areas of the airport
  • Perform security screening and searches including physical interaction with aviation workers and members of the traveling public
  • Conducting vehicle inspections and other measures related to DHS or TSA mandated directives
  • Reporting actual or potential breach of Airport Security
  • Maintain all communication protocols in a professional and efficient manner
  • Verify personal identification and access badge of person/people requesting entrance to secured areas
  • Operation of screening equipment such as x-ray, magnetometer, ETD, automated imaging technology
  • Interact with traveling public and airport employees in a professional and courteous manner
  • Prepare written reports and records of all events, i.e., discrepancies, security incidents or breaches.


Airport Security Officer Qualifications/Requirements

Successful candidates with be motivated self-starters able to maintain situational awareness and vigilance in a fast-paced airport environment.

This position requires you to obtain Airport Badging and The Department of Homeland Security requires an extensive background check to obtain badging which include 10-year verifiable background check, including criminal, employment, credit, education, and personal references. Also, must be able to pass a Security Threat Assessment as administered by the Transportation Security Administration

Additional requirements

  • Proficient in the use of radio and telephone communications equipment and procedures
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must have a valid State Security License
  • Must have a valid Drivers License with a clean driving record
  • Upon hire, must provide proof of legal right to work in the United States
  • Ability to effectively speak, write, and understand the English language
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must be able to pass all initial and recurrent training classes and exams as administered by Global Security and Airport Authority
  • Must have access to reliable transportation
  • Be able to distinguish all colors in bright and low light conditions, and have vision correctable to 20/20
  • Be able to climb inside, around and under vehicles to conduct inspections
  • Work independently and make sound decisions based upon limited information
  • Retain detailed information from post orders, briefings, and communications to effectively maintain security at assigned locations

Language Skills: English Proficiency required (reading, writing, and speaking)

Physical/Environmental Requirements:

Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments, and involves exposure to noise, chemical, and other contaminants, moving mechanical hazards, and extremes of temperature and weather conditions. Must have sufficient visual acuity, with or without corrective lenses; sufficient auditory ability, with or without audio logical devices; able to tolerate exposure to noise levels up to 120 decibels; capable of being on ones feet for extended periods of time and lifting 50 pounds unassisted.

With or without reasonable accommodation, the physical and cognitive requirements of this job may include the following: seeing, hearing, speaking, and writing clearly. Occasional reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling. Frequent sitting, standing, and walking, which may be required for long periods of time, and may involve climbing stairs and walking up inclines possibly on uneven terrain.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Must exhibit sound judgment and decision making
  • They must have the ability to follow directions and outlined procedures
  • Must comply with HR, legal, and ethical policies
  • Must include appropriate people in decision making
  • Ability to prioritize effectively

Global provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.