Airport Operations Officer

Location
Orlando, Florida
Salary
Open
Posted
Mar 30, 2021
Closes
May 29, 2021
Ref
3030169#XOJ--CityOfOrlando.1
Industry
Government, Security
Category
Security

AIRPORT OPERATIONS OFFICER

Salary: $44,000 Annually

IMPORTANT: THIS POSITION IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR APPLICANTS WHO CURRENTLY POSSESS ACTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION. DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IF YOU DO NOT CURRENTLY POSSESS LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION. YOUR CERTIFICATION MAY BE FROM ANY STATE. HOWEVER, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO BEING HIRED.

NATURE OF WORK:

Performs professional law enforcement work to maintain order to protect the public, maintain law and order in a limited, specialized assignment, with job responsibilities specific to that assignment, which may include any or all of the following: detect and prevent crime, direct and control traffic, investigate and apprehend suspects involved in criminal activity, secure facilities and provide education and training. Work is performed under general supervision of Police Sergeant. Specialized assignments may include the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority facilities, other transportation facilities, educational institutions or others specialized assignments.

This position is considered permanent with the expectation that employees will consistently work 36 hours per week. This position is located at the Orlando International Airport.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School diploma or G.E.D. Certificate which meets state standards. Meet the age requirement in accordance with Florida State Statutes (21 yrs. of age or more preferred), U.S. Citizen. Physical Condition must meet the standards. Meet vision requirements: One eye may be 20/100 corrected to 20/20; the other eye no more than 20/70 corrected to 20/20. Have good moral character, no felony convictions or, misdemeanor convictions involving moral character, perjury or false statements as outlined in the Florida State Statute. Must be able to meet the restrictive drug standard, possess a valid Florida Drivers License and certified as a law enforcement officer pursuant to Chapter 943, Florida Statutes.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD:

Permanent status to this position requires a probationary period of twelve (12) months, during which time performance will be carefully evaluated. Permanent status will be granted only if work performance is judged to be satisfactory.

Although this is a police officer position within the Orlando Police Department, it is a specialized position and not part of the general sworn workforce. In order to become a regular Orlando Police Officer, an Airport Operations Officer must apply for the regular police officer position and go through that selection process. If hired as a regular Orlando Police Officer, all requirements of that position must be met and the employee will first become a probationary police officer.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

As relevant to particular assignment:
• Knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of law enforcement
• Knowledge of various law enforcement and community service agencies
• Knowledge of basic life saving techniques (CPR)
• Knowledge of police report writing techniques
• Knowledge of law enforcement procedures and operations
• Knowledge of Federal, State, and City criminal laws and ordinances and the criminal justice system operations
• Knowledge of Federal, State, and City criminal laws and ordinances and the criminal justice system operations.
• Skilled in defensive tactics.
• Skilled in communicating with others, both verbally and in writing.
• Skilled in the use of hand gun, police radio, and related equipment.
• Ability to define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to write technical reports and correspondence.
• Ability to observe and record events accurately and completely.
• Ability to conduct interviews.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with citizens, co-workers and managers.
• Ability to perform CPR and basic life saving activities.
• Ability to read and comprehend technical literature.
• Ability to handle routine public contacts.
• Ability to exercise reasonable discretion and judgment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS:

Enters and exits vehicles quickly while wearing approximately 15 to 20 pounds of equipment. Night vision and peripheral vision are important. Runs, climbs over fences and walls to subdue suspects. Sits, while driving, for extended periods of time. Manual dexterity to use handcuffs, light flares, fire weapon, do CPR, etc. May lift objects and/or persons in excess of 50 pounds. May stand for extended periods of time when directing traffic and controlling crowds.
Exposed to extreme weather conditions such as heat, cold, rain and potentially dangerous environments. Exposed to putrid odors, diseases, chemicals, and excessive noise.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Orlando Police Department is firmly committed to equal employment opportunity and provides for equal opportunity before and during employment with the Department for all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not job related. The Department's policy of equality of opportunity applies to all levels of employment in the Department and to all job classifications. In addition, it is the responsibility of each department manager and supervisor to give the Department's non-discrimination policy full support through leadership and by personal example. In addition, it is the duty of each employee to help maintain a work environment which is conducive to and which reflects the Department's commitment to equal employment opportunity. Every effort will be made to employ and retain qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of July 26, 1990, the Orlando Police Department exercises an affirmative duty to make reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities and employees so that qualified individuals can perform the essential functions of a job.

SIGNIFICANT SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION

As part of the examination process for the position of Airport Operations Officer, it will be necessary for the applicant to complete a Civil Service Exam, Physical Assessment Tests (PATs), polygraph examinations, interview, medical exam, psychological evaluation and background check.

For further information on the position please call 407.246.2459 or email questions to: recruit@orlando.gov


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