Public Safety Officer I
Louisville Regional Airport Authority - Louisville, KY

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GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the general supervision of the Public Safety Commander responds to requests for law enforcement, fire suppression, security, communication dispatch or emergency medical services for properties, facilities and users within the jurisdiction of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responds to requests for law enforcement as an armed public safety officer. Investigates complaints, alleged criminal or illegal activity, and conditions and causes of accidents. Responds to alarms and searches premises and property for unauthorized or illegal use. Interviews suspects and witnesses, secures crime scene, gathers evidence, completes reports and forms, and testifies in court. Manages traffic including issuing citations for traffic or parking violations, directing traffic and responding to accidents. Defuses disputes and disruptions and disperses unruly crowds to maintain order and prevent injury. Pursues, apprehends, arrests and transports or arranges transport when appropriate of persons to jail. Monitors radio channels, and receives, dispatches and transmits codes, messages and information by two-way radio from and to the dispatch or communications center, and with other public safety officers. Renders aid to other officers, and assists emergency medical professionals in stabilizing, moving and transporting injured persons. Provides information to the public concerning public safety procedures.

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Responds to any aircraft disasters or alerts as instructed by Commander, Assistant Chief/Training Commander and/or Director of Public Safety. Conducts individual and shift training as determined by the Assistant Chief/Training Commander on subjects related to public safety activities to maintain job proficiency. Performs vehicle maintenance checks on public safety vehicles to assure that the vehicles and tools are functional. Performs phone watch and monitors radio and scanner equipment. Receives, dispatches and transmits information by two-way radio from and to the dispatch or communication center. Performs physical and electronic surveillance of airfield and LRAA facilities. Provides airfield escort for military, construction and/or tenants as required. Completes daily work details as directed by the Shift Commander.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:Licenses, certifications, or special requirements:
Must be 21 years of age.
Must be a citizen of the United States.
Must possess a valid drivers license.
Must be a certified as a State Peace Officer (POPS certified) or have completed training required for fire protection.

Must wear safety equipment as mandated by OSHA.
Must complete specified amount of annual in-service training.
Must pass a pre-employment physical/stress and medical examination.
Which includes full physical: EKG, chest X-ray, pulmonary functions, vision test (normal or 20/40 in one eye and not more than 20/25 in the other, both corrective to 20/20), color test and have no problem using protective breathing apparatus.
Must not have been convicted of a felony or have any criminal action actively being prosecuted.
Must be vaccinated for Hepatitis B, have provided evidence of immunity, or have signed a declination form within ten days of initial assignment.
Applicants must successfully pass a physical agility test.
All officers must pass a semi-annual physical fitness test.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY:
Graduation from high school or its equivalent. Responsible for performing all job duties with due regard to safety and security requirements. Must conduct all duties with tact, in a firm but not argumentative manner, so as to be objective in all dealings with members of the public and airport tenants. Must obtain Emergency Medical Technician certification upon hire.

EXPERIENCE:
State Certified Law Enforcement Officer with two (2) years of responsible experience as a sworn police officer in a police department, and must obtain POPS Certification within one (1) year of hire date.
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State Certified Fire Fighter having completed 400 hours of training, or must be able to complete the required 400 hours within ninety (90) days of hire date. Minimum of two (2) years of responsible experience in fire protection required.
Additional Information/Benefits

Hours per week and compensation are based on a 24/48 shift. Rotating 24 hours on duty followed by 48 hours off duty (approximately 64 hours per week).
The Louisville Regional Airport Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Education Requirements

  • High School Graduate/GED
Certification Requirements (All)

  • POPS Certified Law Enforcement Officer
  • Professional Fire Fighter w/400 Hrs.
  • CPAT Certification (effective January 1, 2013)