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December 16, 2022 16:52

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Resumes and references should be submitted to:

Director of Operations & Maintenance
Evansville Airport Authority District
7801 Bussing Drive
Evansville, IN 47725

or by email at [email protected].


POSITION: Assistant Director of Public Safety
REPORTS TO: Director of Operations & Maintenance
STATUS: Full Time
WORK SCHEDULE: M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm


This position is responsible for the direct implementation of safety and security policies established by the Evansville-Vanderburgh Airport Authority. Oversees the training, operation day-to-day activities of Safety Department personnel in accordance with applicable federal, state and local regulations. Works with limited supervision from the Director of Operations & Maintenance.


The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Enforces Airport rules and regulations including local, state and federal ordinances by developing and implementing policy for the prevention of crimes, protection of lives and property, and the maintenance of public order;
  • Provides daily supervision and oversight of the Airport Safety Department. Responsible for public safety and aircraft rescue firefighting, Airport security coordination, and Airport security badge program. Responsible for the day-to-day activities, operations, development and coordination of programs pertaining to the Safety Department in accordance with Airport management directives;
  • Develops and administers Airport Security Plan; including contingency planning, safety and aircraft firefighting procedures and techniques, safety inspections, and employee training standards;
  • Serves as the Airport Security Coordinator and is the liaison for the airport with the Department of Homeland Security and local law enforcement and government agencies. Responsible for airport security, public safety and aircraft rescue firefighting. Ensures that all personnel obtain required training in reference with current TSA security requirements. Responds to Airport emergencies and investigates security breaches and infractions;
  • Recommends, interprets and applies personnel policies and regulations governing employees conduct; evaluates performance and behavior and makes recommendations for disciplining officers in violation of policy;
  • Assumes command of all aircraft emergencies, making authoritative decisions and directing all firefighting and rescue activities and personnel. Ensures supplementary personnel and equipment are obtained as needed;
  • Authors, coordinates, implements and monitors the airport security-badging program. Ensures compliance with TSA regulations ensuring logs, inspections and audits are completed within guidelines. Trains staff and provides trusted agent training for security sensitive information;
  • Provides initial and recurrent training to internal staff on Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Homeland Security mandated and/or recommended regulations. Develops lesson plans, presents materials and maintains records of training accomplished;
  • Attends necessary committee meetings, budget meetings, department head meetings, airport safety and security meetings and required public hearings. Speaks to various civic groups regarding the role of the Airport in the community, maintains awareness and up-to-date knowledge of issues and topics related to airport management;
  • Oversees in-service training, tabletops and exercises for all TSA, FAA, state and local mandated requirements;
  • Oversees proper use, maintenance and care of department emergency vehicles and firefighting equipment; recommends the replacement and/or purchase of new equipment as necessary;
  • Attends security, fire and safety conferences, conventions and other educational meetings to remain abreast of modern fire/rescue methods and operations;
  • Develops and administers staff scheduling, including staff call-outs and assignment of overtime, to maximize operational efficiencies and ensure completion of all operational tasks under the direction of the Airport management. Scheduling requires adherence to established operating budget;
  • Maintains advanced knowledge of air traffic control terminology and radio procedures;
  • Assumes additional supervisory responsibilities in the absence of Airport management;
  • Reviews and authorizes payroll requests for Safety Department;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to make application of the customary practices, procedures, rules and regulations of the Airport Authority, and to take authoritative action as situations demand.
  • Knowledge of local Airport safety and security demands, and ability to plan, schedule and direct the activities of Safety personnel assigned to a specific shift.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use all department emergency equipment. Ability to legally operate department vehicles.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain all required reports and summaries of activities.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the public and other officials and agencies during varied circumstances.
  • Knowledge of standard practices and procedures in administering first aid and CPR.
  • Knowledge of Federal Aviation and Transportation Security rules and regulations pertaining to Airport security, certification, operation and safety. Ability to plan, schedule and direct the activities of Safety Officers assigned to a specific shift.
  • Ability to express clear and concise thoughts, both orally and in writing, and ability to maintain all required reports and summaries of activities.
  • Certification or ability to be certified by the appropriate federal government agencies in aircraft firefighting and rescue and civil aviation security.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management, Airport Management, Fire Science or related field. Two (2) years of Airport management or operations experience; or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Prior supervisory experience is preferred. Must demonstrate proficient computer skills, including skills in database and spreadsheet.
  • Certified Member (CM) certification within one year of hire. Within sixty (60) calendar days, must obtain certification or ability to be certified by the FAA in aircraft firefighting and rescue.
  • Completion of ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800
  • Successful pre-employment physical and drug screen.
  • Ability to pass a rigorous background security check to obtain and maintain a Security Identification Area (SIDA) badge. Valid IN driver’s license required.
  • Ability to assemble, copy, record and transcribe data and information, following a prescribed plan requiring the exercise of some judgment. Ability to compare, count, differentiate, measure and/or sort data and information.
  • Ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well-established policies, procedures and standards. Ability to follow specific instructions and respond to simple requests from others.
  • Ability to utilize a wide variety of advisory/descriptive data and information such as regulations, blueprints, field condition reports, painting specifications, diagrams, maps, maintenance manuals, safety training materials, maintenance records, work requests, maintenance reports, time cards and equipment operating/repair manuals, parts manuals, electrical diagrams, hydraulic system schematics, procedures and guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with air traffic controllers, aircraft pilots, airline personnel, car rental personnel, airport users, vendor representatives, vehicle and equipment operators, Airport management, equipment service/repair personnel and control tower personnel.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and calculate percentages, fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to use functional reasoning and apply rational judgment in performing diversified work activities.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions involving planning and directing or interrelated activities or multiple departments. Ability to deal with several concrete and abstract variables in working out approaches or solutions to major problems.
  • Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory and /or judgmental criteria, as opposed to criteria which are clearly measurable.
  • Ability to operate, maneuver and/or steer equipment and machinery requiring simple or continuous adjustments such as: Motor vehicles, Airport rescue firefighting apparatus, aircraft Firefighting equipment and tools, radio communication equipment, computer terminal, telephone/cellphone, photocopier, camera and badging systems.
  • Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing movements requiring high skills such as using long firearms and pyrotechnics.
  • Ability to exert physical effort in work, typically involving some combination of climbing, crawling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.
  • Frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Occasionally lifting of up to 100 pounds’ maximum.
  • Successful completion of annual physical and fit testing;
  • Ability to recognize and identify degrees of similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes, sounds and odors associated with job-related objects, materials, and tasks.
  • Ability to recognize and identify similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes, sounds, odors and textures associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks. Ability to visualize, when announced by pilot or tower, the aircraft position and path it will take approaching the airport and while moving on the ground.
  • Ability to work under occasionally hazardous and uncomfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as temperature variations, odors, toxic agents, noise, vibrations, wetness, machinery, electrical currents and/or dust may cause or causing discomfort and where there is a risk of injury.

The Evansville-Vanderburgh Airport Authority District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the Airport will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Reports directly to the Evansville-Vanderburgh Airport Authority District Director of Operations & Maintenance

EVV - Assistant Director of Public Safety 2022.pdf (112 KB PDF)

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