Italian American Police Society of New Jersey

Manager, Airport Security, Newark Airport

The Security Operations and Programs Department is seeking to fill the Airport Security Manager position at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

Reporting directly to the Assistant Director for Aviation Security and Technology, Security Operations and Programs Department,   the selected candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Airport Security Unit, Airport ID Office, and the supervision and development of assigned staff.The Security Manager is designated as the Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) and the Facility Information Security Officer and serves as primary point of contact with Port Authority units that are involved in planning and construction of the airport’s physical and technological security systems, as well as those tenants and units responsible for the use of such systems.  The Security Manager collaborates and  maintains close working relationships with the Assistant Director for Aviation Security and Technology, the Airport General Manager, Airport Operations and Maintenance, the Port Authority Police, the TSA, the Port Authority Office of Emergency Management (PAOEM), and other local, state and federal regulatory, law enforcement and emergency response agencies.

Primary duties include:
-Performs coordination and liaison with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Port Authority Police Department (PAPD), and airport tenants on all matters involving the Airport Security Program (ASP) , associated Exclusive Area Agreements (EAA) , Tenant Security Programs (TSP), and passenger and baggage screening function of the TSA.

-Promptly reviews and implements relevant TSA Security Directives (SDs) and, if necessary, revises the ASP accordingly.

-Oversees Airport Operations field supervisory personnel performing airport security tasks.

-Manages through subordinate staff the Airport Security Identification (ID) Office and ID badge issuing and training process in compliance with regulatory requirements and Port Authority customer service standards.

-Develops, procures, supervises, and administers various civilian security service and technology contracts and programs, such as the Unarmed, Uniformed Civilian Guard Service contract, the airport security auditor and employee training contracts, the Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) contract, and the Computerized Access Control Security System (CACSS) Maintenance and Work Order contracts. Coordinates with the CSO central staff, local airport management, and sister facility security staff to provide collective input and feedback with regard to security policy, facility procedures and future airport security initiatives and technologies.

-Manages personally and through subordinate staff the Security Unit’s administrative responsibilities, including preparing the unit’s annual budget, preparing various performance reports, publishing official security correspondence, to include preparing responses to all TSA Letters of Investigations (LOI), and drafting funding authorization requests for security-related projects and systems.

-Oversees administration of the airport Security Breach of Rules (BOR) program, and employee incentive programs including the airport employee challenge program, community crime watch and security watch programs.

-Conducts monthly airport employee security consortium meetings and other security-related briefings and topical meetings with airport tenants and Port Authority staff.

-Participates in airport construction planning sessions, and special event planning and provides security information and advice for these.

-Participates in security threat, vulnerability, and risk assessments of the airport and leads or assists in the development and implementation of remediation measures.

-Duties will include special snow assignments and airport emergency responsibilities, and will involve occasional weekend and evening work.

Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:-Must have a bachelor¿s degree from an accredited college or university.
-Minimum of 5 years experience in airport security management.
Ideal candidates will present the following profile:-In-depth working knowledge of Transportation Security Administration regulations, particularly Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 1520, 1540 and 1542.
– Familiarity with 49 CFR Part 1544.
– Knowledge of Title 14 CFR Part 139, pertaining to airport safety, certification and operations.
-Demonstrated experience with computerized security control systems.
-Knowledge of and experience in contract administration and development, budgeting, and personnel administration.
-Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
-Demonstrated supervisory experience.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Ability to effectively interact with internal and external senior management and governmental agencies.

-Must be able to report to work during off-hours, weekends and holidays in response to airport emergencies.
-The successful candidate must be able to pass a criminal history records check, as mandated by 49 CFR 1542, and meet all requirements necessary to obtain and maintain the following:
-Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) credential
-Airfield driving privileges
-Secret clearance from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Compensation & Benefits
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.
How To Apply
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