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The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world seeks an Aviation Security Specialist for our Herndon, Virginia, office. ALPA represents over 51,000 pilots at 31 U.S. and Canadian airlines. The Aviation Security Specialist provides project coordination and subject matter expertise in support of the activities, programs, and security initiatives of the Association. S/he coordinates with and acts as liaison between ALPA and appropriate government agencies, law enforcement entities, and the aviation industry. Oversees and assists in the development of training programs to train ALPA representatives performing security work on behalf of the Association. Creates and expands network of government and industry contacts. Develops communications to membership, government, and industry groups on a wide variety of security-related and other issues, as needed, in coordination with relevant Association leadership, Master Executive Council (MEC) representatives, and national officers.
S/he represents ALPA to government agencies such as the FAA; Department of Justice; Department of Treasury; Transport Canada; Canadian Aviation Transportation Security Administration; state and local law enforcement agencies; and, with airline security directors, airport security directors, and others. Works with the ALPA Aviation Security Chair and members of the Air Safety Organization (ASO) security structure, plus other components of the ASO, as needed, to plan and implement the Association’s security and safety policy and goals. S/he also assists MEC Security Coordinators with issues pertinent to their respective companies and specific situations. Works as needed with ALPA’s national officers, staff, leadership, and members to implement Association positions and policies. Exercises independent judgment and initiative to recommend meetings, programs, and efforts that further ALPA’s security-related goals.
Local and national travel required with the possibility of some international travel: 20-40 %.
Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
•Bachelor's degree in relevant area, e.g., criminal justice, law enforcement, aviation, or other related discipline, from an accredited college or university; or, the equivalent combination of education and technical experience.
•Minimum of five (5) years of relevant aviation industry experience in areas related to law enforcement, airline corporate security, and/or airport security required.
•Knowledge of and/or experience in aviation security operations strongly preferred.
•Legislative Affairs experience is a plus.
•Ability to work in a team environment is essential.
•Strong technical writing and public speaking skills required.
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with internal staff, pilots, and external contacts.
•Software: Microsoft Office: Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.
Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet. Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the District, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information.
Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally, nationally, and internationally). May also include occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.
Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.). While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, boxes, cases, and/or files weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.)
Please apply online https://jobs-alpa.icims.com/jobs/1157/aviation-security-specialist/job
ALPA offers competitive salaries with excellent benefits, including:
•26 days paid vacation and holidays per year;
•Generous sick and bereavement leave;
•Generous health care benefits – PPO, two HMO’s (where available) and a High Deductible Health Plan which includes coverage for medical, dental, and vision benefits for employee, spouse, and/or dependent children;
•Company-paid premiums for disability and life insurance;
•$2 for $1 matching 401(k) retirement savings plan; Roth 401k;
•Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts; and
•Retiree health plan.
The Air Line Pilots Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Relocation not provided.
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