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Supervisory Transportation Security Officer
Requisition/Vacancy No. 86789BR
Office Region USA - Southeast
Office Location US - Miami, FL
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Title: Supervisory Transportation Security Officer (STSO)
Summary:The STSO will have overall responsibility for all Passenger Screening and Checked Baggage Screening at the assigned location. He/She will report directly to the Site/Deputy/Program Manager on security related issues. The STSO will ensure all assigned personnel provide the traveling public with the highest levels of security, customer service, and professionalism. He/She will uphold the TSA Mission while exemplifying AECOM's core values. The STSO will direct the work of all sub-ordinates to ensure the requirements of TSA's Checkpoint/Checked Baggage SOP's are met. STSO performs a variety of duties related to providing security and protection of air travelers, airports and aircraft. As a STSO, you may be required to perform passenger screening, baggage screening or both. You are expected to perform all of these duties in a courteous and professional manner.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:Perform security screening of persons, including tasks such as: hand-wanding (which includes the requirement to reach and wand the individual from the floor to over head), pat-down searches, and monitoring walk-through metal detector screening equipment.
Perform security screening of property, including the operation of x-ray machines to identify dangerous objects in baggage, cargo and on passengers; and preventing those objects from being transported onto aircraft. Control entry and exit points. Continuously improve security screening processes and personal performance through training and development.
STSO must be able to maintain focus and awareness and work within a stressful environment. The position requires employees to make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations. Necessary skills include visual observation and x-ray interpretation. The work environment includes noise from alarms, machinery, and people, distractions, time pressure, disruptive and angry passengers, and the requirement to identify and locate potentially life threatening devices and devices intended on creating massive destruction.
Candidates should be TSA Passenger/Baggage or Dual Function Screener Certified. Should have at least one year experience as a LTSO, be proficient in English (e.g., reading, writing, speaking, and listening); and have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent; OR have at least one year of full-time work experience in security work, aviation screener work, or X-ray technician work. Candidate must possess excellent leadership qualities and strong communication skills to include conflict resolution.
Responsible for all TSO's and LTSO's within their shift.
Physical Demands:This position requires employees to be willing and able to: repeatedly lift and carry baggage weighing up to 70 pounds; bend, reach, stoop, squat, stand, and walk; continuously stand between one and four hours without a break to carry out screening functions; and walk up to two miles during a shift.
STSO must meet job-related medical standards that will be assessed in a pre-employment medical evaluation that considers relevant aspects of all body systems (e.g., cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, auditory, etc.). These medical standards include but are not limited to: Visual ability including two functioning eyes with: a) distance vision correctable to 20/30 or better in the best eye and 20/100 or better in the worse eye, b) near vision correctable to 20/40 or better binocular, and c) color perception (e.g., red, green, blue, yellow, orange, purple, brown, black, white, gray). Color filters (e.g., contact lenses) for enhancing color discrimination are prohibited; Hearing ability (corrected or uncorrected) as measured by audiometry cannot exceed: a) an average hearing loss of 25 decibels (ANSI) at 500, 1000, 2000 and 3000Hz in each ear, and b) single reading of 45 decibels at 4000 and 6000 Hz in each ear; Adequate joint mobility, dexterity and range of motion, strength, and stability to repeatedly lift and carry up to 70 pounds; and Blood pressure not to exceed 140 / 90. Candidates must continue to maintain the same level of medical requirements during employment.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon a negative drug test result. Any individual tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. This position is subject to random drug testing.
Decision Making:Make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations.
STSO must take the computerized Screener Assessment Battery and complete the TSA Dual Function cross-over training. These tests evaluate English proficiency, and the aptitude for x-ray interpretation. STSO must participate in and pass all recurrent and specialized training and recertification tests on a periodic basis.
Communication:STSO are required to communicate with the public, giving directions and responding to inquiries in a professional and courteous manner. Applicants must possess customer service skills, be dependable and operate with integrity.
STSO must pass a pre-employment drug screening test and a background investigation, including a criminal check and a credit check.
This is a non-critical sensitive National Security position that requires you to be fingerprinted, photographed, and complete appropriate security paperwork, including a SF-86 Questionnaire for National Security Positions. The pre-employment background investigation must be COMPLETED with favorable results prior to a final offer of employment and cannot be initiated until submission of a completed questionnaire. If your credit check reveals any of the following, YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION: Defaulted on $7,500 or more in debt (excluding certain circumstances of bankruptcy). Owe any delinquent Federal or State taxes. Owe any past due child support payments.
Equipment Used:X-Ray, hand wand, Explosive Trace Detection, Computer
Work Environment:Maintain focus and awareness and work within a stressful environment which includes noise from alarms, machinery, and people, distractions, time pressure, disruptive and angry passengers, and the requirement to identify and locate potentially life threatening devices and devices intended on creating massive destruction. Candidate must be available to work various shifts and overtime, as needed.
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