CLAS­SI­FI­CA­TION: Deputy Police Chief

DEPART­MENT: Police Department 

SUPER­VI­SOR: Police Chief 

EFFEC­TIVE DATE: Octo­ber 12023

PAY LEV­EL: 210 ($64,035.66 — $119,850.75)


DEF­I­N­I­TION: This is a spe­cial­ized man­age­ment posi­tion respon­si­ble for super­vi­sion and oper­a­tion of the Air­port Police Depart­ment in the absence of the Police Chief. Work is per­formed under the gen­er­al super­vi­sion of the Police Chief with con­sid­er­able inde­pen­dent judg­ment and ini­tia­tive exer­cised in car­ry­ing out the duties and respon­si­bil­i­ties of the Air­port Police Depart­ment. Per­forms relat­ed duties as required.

EXAM­PLES OF DUTIES: In the absence of the Police Chief, per­form duties includ­ing plan­ning, orga­niz­ing and direct­ing all air­port secu­ri­ty and law enforce­ment func­tions. Assists the Police Chief in main­tain­ing the TSA approved Air­port Secu­ri­ty Plan and ensures com­pli­ance at all times with CFR Part 1542 and oth­er applic­a­ble fed­er­al, state, and local laws and reg­u­la­tions. Coor­di­nate train­ing for all per­son­nel issued access media. Super­vise the access con­trol sys­tem and con­ducts media audits as required. Works with the FBI on vio­la­tions of fed­er­al laws and reg­u­la­tions con­cern­ing the trav­el­ing pub­lic, ensur­ing prop­er coor­di­na­tion of all police mat­ters with appro­pri­ate munic­i­pal, coun­ty, state or fed­er­al law enforce­ment offi­cials. Coor­di­nates Air­port police and secu­ri­ty mat­ters with the TSA, FBI, and oth­er law enforce­ment agen­cies in the absence of the Police Chief. Main­tains and pro­mul­gates nec­es­sary depart­ment rules, reg­u­la­tions and procedures. 

Super­vis­es per­son­nel and per­forms duties rel­a­tive to per­son­nel poli­cies and pro­ce­dures. Per­forms rou­tine police patrols and responds to emer­gency sit­u­a­tions as required. Attends con­fer­ences, work­shops, sem­i­nars, and oth­er edu­ca­tion­al meet­ings at the direc­tion of the Police Chief. Super­vis­es the Airport’s secu­ri­ty access con­trol badg­ing sys­tem, and key con­trol pro­gram. Coor­di­nates Air­port secu­ri­ty mat­ters with staff, ten­ants, and oth­er users of the Air­port. Serves in an on-call capac­i­ty. Responds to emer­gency sit­u­a­tions after nor­mal busi­ness hours as required. 

QUAL­I­FI­CA­TIONS: Must be cur­rent­ly cer­ti­fied as a law enforce­ment offi­cer by the State of Flori­da. Bach­e­lor degree or equiv­a­lent expe­ri­ence required in police admin­is­tra­tion or a relat­ed field. Must have sev­en years expe­ri­ence as a police offi­cer with a min­i­mum of five years expe­ri­ence in police admin­is­tra­tion and/​or super­vi­sion. Must be phys­i­cal­ly fit, sub­mit to psy­cho­log­i­cal screen­ing, and be cer­ti­fied as drug free. Knowl­edge of fed­er­al laws and reg­u­la­tions per­tain­ing to air­port secu­ri­ty is required. Must have the abil­i­ty to com­mand the respect of offi­cers, and to assign, direct and super­vise their work. Must pos­sess strong inter­per­son­al admin­is­tra­tive skills and the abil­i­ty to inter­face and effec­tive­ly com­mu­ni­cate with staff, ten­ants, gov­ern­men­tal enti­ties, and the gen­er­al pub­lic. Must be able to com­mu­ni­cate effec­tive­ly in both oral and writ­ten form. Must pos­sess a valid Flori­da driver’s license.