Manager, Airport Security Division
Maryland Department of Transportation - Hanover, MD

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DATE POSTED : April 19, 2013 CLOSING DATE: May 3, 2013

GRADE: 22 SALA RY RANGE: $61,496 - $98,745

LOCATION: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall)

The Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA), owner and operator of BWI Marshall, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Manager, Airport Security Division. This position reports to the Director, Airport Security, and will function as a senior leader managing a workforce of approximately fourteen (14) permanent employees and approximately 55 full-time contractors, as well as 300 contract security officers. This position will be responsibile for the Security Badging, Training and Compliance Sections. Responsibilities also include overseeing the Airport’s ID badging operations, fingerprinting of applicants and adjudication of criminal records, and all primary and recurrent security training as required by Title 49 CFR Part 1542 and the applicable security directives. This position will manage and oversee several multimillion dollar security-related contracts, such as the Controlled Access Security System [CASS] and the Closed Circuit Television [CCTV] maintenance contracts. The incumbent will be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the Airport Security Program and as such will perform audits, inspections and maintain files and records as necessary to support the Program. In addition, the incumbent will act as the Director in his/her absence; serve as an Alternate Airport Security Coordinator (ASC); and will be a liaison for numerous security matters with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MdTAP), Joint Terrorism Task Force / Federal Bureau of Investigation (JTTF/FBI), all airlines and Airport tenants.


Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in one or more of the following areas: aviation management, aviation science, aviation administration, business administration, public administration, security management, transportation management, criminal justice, or a closely related field.

Experience: Six (6) years of full time progressive management experience in US airport operations; US airport Security; US air carrier operations (other than baggage handling or ticket selling); Homeland Security operations or policy development/implementation; or sworn-police officer experience at the Lieutenant level or above is preferred. Four (4) years of this experience must have involved experience directly managing/supervising employees.

The ideal candidate will also:
  • Have knowledge and experience in FAA & TSA Rules, Regulations, and Advisory Circulars
  • Have the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with a diverse population with regard to strategic planning and analysis
  • Possess independent decision-making ability and strong management skills to include team building experience
  • Possess the ability to manage a diverse group of administrative and security professionals
  • Possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to plan and execute complex projects in the areas of information systems, capital facilities, resource management, security protocols, budgeting, and policy setting
1. Graduation from a standard high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and an additional four (4) years of the required experience may be substituted for the required education.
2. An unrelated Bachelor’s degree requires an additional two (2) years of the required experience .
3. An advanced degree in one of the areas cited above requires four (4) years of the required experience in lieu of the required six (6) years, of which four (4) years must have involved directly managing/supervising employees.


1. MAA employees who are hired into this classification/position and employees currently in this classification must pass the background checks required by TSA and FBI prior to their hire appointment date. Background checks will be in accordance with all applicable State and federal laws, rules and regulations.
2. Employees shall obtain and maintain the appropriate Airport Security Identification Badge in accordance with the Office of Airport Security and TSA policies and procedures. In addition, employees at the MAA must have or obtain an Airfield Operator’s Permit in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations, Control of Vehicular Traffic on the Air Operations Area.
3. Employees shall obtain within first six months of employment and maintain the appropriate U.S. Customs clearance in accordance with the applicable U.S. Customs policies and procedures.
4. Employees in this classification are considered “Emergency Essential Employees” and will be required to adhere to all policies and procedures relating to “Emergency Essential Employee” status. Employees are subject to emergency recall 24 hours a day and will be required to maintain a reliable communication link (telephone or pager) for the purpose of emergency call back requirements.
5. Employees in this classification may be exposed to a variety of physical hazards, such as toxic materials and fumes, asbestos or lead particles, flammable or combustible agents, adverse weather conditions and proximity to motorized equipment. The employee will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment under certain conditions.


Employees in this classification will be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. The employee is required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the state of Maryland and maintain airside-driving privileges.

Please apply on-line at: or submit an application (TSHRS Form DTS-1) to:

Maryland Aviation Administration
Office of Human Resources
Division of Recruitment/Examination and Employment
P. O. Box 8766
BWI Airport, MD 21240-0766

I t is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately , listing all relevant experience and addressing the specific requirements shown above. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part-time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for.

RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE TSHRS DTS-1 EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. You may obtain a DTS-1 by calling 410-859-7618, from the MDOT web site above or visiting the Office of Human Resources at: BWI Marshall Terminal Building, Upper Level between Pier “C” and Pier “D”.

Eligible applicants will be subject to a background investigation under Federal or State laws and regulations. A conviction is not an automatic disqualification to employment. Erroneous, misleading, or fraudulent information on an application is sufficient grounds for rejection from the hiring process, withdrawal of an offer for employment or immediate discharge. The MAA is dedicated to a Drug Free Workforce and, therefore, employees are subject to the Maryland Department of Transportation's (MDOT) Substance Abuse Policy, which includes drug and alcohol testing. The MAA does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, political affiliation, sex or sexual orientation in employment. Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Special test arrangements or reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified candidates with disabilities upon request. Please notify the Office of Human Resources in advance if any of the above is needed by calling (410) 859-7618, via TTY (410) 859-7227 or via the Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

The Maryland Aviation Administration is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints . All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

The incumbent in this position will not be a member of a covered bargaining unit and will not be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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