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Aviation Security Analyst - SFO - (9212) - (125721)

Recruitment: RTF0125720-01029570

Published: September 28, 2022

Contact:

Tamara Ranney - Tamara.Ranney@flysfo.com

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Department: San Francisco International Airport
Job class: 9212-Aviation Security Analyst
Salary range: $96,382.00 - $117,130.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Class Based Test
Rule: Rule of 10 What does this mean?
List type: Entrance
 

About:

09/28/2022: The announcement has been amended to reflect changes to the minimum qualifications. Applicants who previously submitted an application need NOT re-apply and will be included in the applicant pool.

THIS IS A CITYWIDE EXAM

San Francisco is a vibrant and dynamic city, at the forefront of economic growth & innovation, urban development, arts & entertainment, as well as social issues & change. This rich tapestry of culture and ideas is sustained by our City's commitment to heightening the quality of life for the diverse population of San Franciscans and residents of the greater Bay Area. Our employees play an important role not only in making our City what it is today but also in shaping the future of San Francisco.

Specific information regarding this recruitment process is listed below:

  • Application Opening: September 19, 2022.
  • Application Deadline: September 30, 2022.
  • Compensation:  $96,382- $117,130 Annually
  • Recruitment ID: CBT-9212-125721 (RTF0125720-01029570)

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, has a workforce of approximately 1,700 City employees and strives to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive employer.

SFO’s mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and our core values are Safety and Security, Teamwork, Excellence, and Care. Learn more about careers at SFO.

For more information about SFO, visit www.flysfo.com. Follow us on twitter and facebook.

Role description

Under general supervision, the Airport Safety Officer (Aviation Security) performs routine and special-emphasis security checks of terminal and gate boarding areas, cargo facilities, airport tenant leasehold, and perimeter fencing. This position will be instrumental in ensuring compliance with Airport and Transportation Security Regulations. This position responds to and investigates security incidents and access control alarms, issues admonishments for safety and security violations, ensures compliance with and enforces proper procedures, and works within the Security Operations Center (SOC) performing Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) and access control system monitoring and surveillance.

The essential functions of this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Inspects and evaluates Airport and tenant facilities, access controls, barriers, fences, and lighting for compliance with Airport and Transportation Security Regulations; suspends operations when unsecured conditions are discovered and reopens operations when inspection indicates unsecured conditions have been rectified.
  • Ensures compliance with and enforces proper procedures for Airport's Access Control System to prevent unauthorized and/or unescorted access to the Sterile Secured and Air Operations Area (AOA), verifies proper Airport identification media.
  • Responds to and investigates security breaches and violations; conducts interviews; recommends corrective action, prepares, and files appropriate reports and conducts follow-up inspections; makes assessments of modifications completed.
  • Issues admonishments for safety and security violations; maintains and updates admonishment database.
  • Conducts routine and special-emphasis security checks of terminal and gate boarding areas, cargo facilities, airport tenant leasehold, and perimeter fencing; responds to and investigates security calls and access control alarms.
  • Oversees security operations for construction projects, special events, and other special security operations to ensure compliance with the Airport Security Program (ASP); provides proper security materials and conducts briefings to appropriate entities.
  • Monitors the procedures and operations of air carriers and tenants with security responsibilities over Exclusive Areas as established by agreement with the Airport.
  • Provides Airport staff and aviation and non-aviation tenants with regulatory information and guidance.
  • Responds to and assists in all security emergencies and crises such as Explosive Device threats, air piracy, and terrorism.
  • Prepares informational and operational reports.
  • Provides special administrative or management assistance to Airport Security Coordinator in support of the Airport Security Program (ASP); may be assigned temporarily to the duties of an Operations Supervisor, as necessary; evaluates and recommends new security systems and technology.
  • Works within Security Operations Center (SOC) performing Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) and access control system monitoring and surveillance ensuring compliance with Transportation Security Association (TSA) and Airport Regulations.
  • Develops training programs, standard operating procedures, and other related programs as directed by the supervisor. May be required to speak in front of groups and/or provide operations-related training to airline tenants, service companies, or other aeronautical or non-aeronautical users.
  • May include additional duties as assigned.

How to qualify

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (GED or High School Proficiency Examination).

Experience: Two (2) years of safety or security operations experience at an airport, airbase, airline, military base, or emergency communications dispatch center, of which six (6) months must include recent aviation security experience

NOTE: Six (6) months of aviation security experience should include the experience analyzing aviation security-related data and developing recommendations in Aviation Security, including the composition of related letters, memoranda, and reports.

License and Certification: Possession of a valid California driver's license. (California driver's license and Airport driving permit must be obtained to be eligible for employment.)

Experience Substitution:

  • Possession of an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Aviation Management or a related field may substitute for one (1) year of the required safety and/or security operations experience only; 
  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Aviation Management or a related field may substitute for the two (2) years of required safety and/or security operations experience only;
  • Completion of a six (6) month program equivalent to the City and County of San Francisco's Airfield or Aviation Security Training Program may substitute for the required six (6) months of recent aviation security experience.

Desirable Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred to hiring.

•    Working knowledge of CRF Part 1542.
•    Working knowledge of CCTV, video analytics, security systems, and surveillance skills.
•    Ability to work for extended periods of time with CCTV and computer systems.
•    Excellent customer service skills 

NOTE: Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

NOTE: One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

Verification

“Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

All work experience, education, training, and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, and disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

SELECTION PROCEDURES:

After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ) (Weight: Qualifying)

Candidates will be required to complete an MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Airport Safety Officer Core Exam (Weight 40%)
Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a written, multiple-choice examination, designed to measure their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas. The “core” multiple-choice examination component may include, but not be limited to;

•    Knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Rules and Regulations and Transportation Security Regulations (TSR).
•    Knowledge of Airfield and Airport Safety & Security principles, methods, practices, and equipment.
•    Ability to read and comprehend Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations, and State and Local codes.
•    Ability to write operational and investigative reports.
•    Ability to read maps, diagrams, and airfield plans.
•    Ability to communicate effectively and establish good working relationships. Ability to solve problems quickly and prioritize varied demands.


The examination is administered via computer or in paper format. Qualified candidates will be notified of the particular format to be used in their test appointment notification.

Aviation Security Subtest (Weight 25%)
Candidates will be administered a written multiple-choice test designed to measure knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to:
•    Knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Rules and Regulations and Transportation Security Regulations (TSR).
•    Knowledge of Airport Safety & Security principles, methods, practices, and equipment. Ability to write operational and investigative reports.
•    Ability to read maps, diagrams, and airfield plans.
•    Ability to communicate effectively and establish good working relationships.

The examination is administered via computer or in paper format. Qualified candidates will be notified of the particular format to be used in their test appointment notification.

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.

You will receive one or more scores with respect to the multiple-choice exam component. One will correspond to the Airport Safety Officer Core Exam component and, should any specialty subtests be added to that component, you may receive one or more additional “specialty” scores. Any scores attained on these components will be valid and "banked" for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take any test components for which you have already attained a score. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes any of these components [i.e., core exam or specialty subtest(s)], your score(s) for the corresponding test component(s) will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score(s) to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test component(s). Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the test component (core or specialty subtest) is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight 35%)
Applicants will be sent a Supplemental Questionnaire designed to measure the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include, but not be limited to:

•    Knowledge of Airport Safety & Security principles, methods, practices, and equipment.
•    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Rules and Regulations and Transportation Security Regulations (TSR).
•    Ability to write operational and investigative reports.
•    Read and comprehend Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations, State and Local codes, maps, diagrams, and airfield plans.
•    Communicate effectively and establish good working relationships.
•    Work under stressful physical and emotional conditions on a daily basis.
•    Solve problems quickly and prioritize varied demands.

NOTE: A passing score must be achieved on all three components in order to be placed/ranked on the Eligible List. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score.

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.
 

What else should I know?

Eligible List: A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores, and a number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission. 

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be six (6) months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director. 

Certification Rule

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of 10 Scores. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights:

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods, and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at https://careers.sf.gov/.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications, and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at https://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance

Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to undergo a criminal history record check, including FBI fingerprints, and Security Threat Assessment in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening.  Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination.  Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.

Customs Clearance

This position requires that the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the San Francisco International Airport U.S. Customs Security Area. An application for a U.S. Custom Access Seal may be submitted to Customs ONLY after employment has commenced. Employment in this position requires that the incumbent submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a Customs Access Seal. Per Civil Service Commission Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for this examination. Failure to acquire or maintain customs access, a requirement for this position, may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission. Customs Access Seal requirements and procedures are located in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Part 122, Sections 181 or 189.

Medical Examination

Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully pass a medical examination to determine his/her ability to perform the essential functions of the job and/or the ability to meet the physical minimum requirements.

Additional Background Check
As part of the selection process for this position in Aviation Security, an image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the position to which you are applying. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

Information About the Hiring Process

Conviction History

Benefits Overview

Equal Employment Opportunity

Disaster Service Workers

Reasonable Accommodation Request

Veteran Preference

 Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams

Right to Work

Copies of Application Documents

Diversity Statement

Clerical errors

Copies of Application Documents
 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit https://careers.sf.gov and begin the application process.

• Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu, @smartalerts.info, and @smartrecruiters.com).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Tamara Ranney, by telephone at 650-821-2024, or by email at tamara.ranney@flysfo.com.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.