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Human Resources Department






Assistant chief





Eligible registers for those positions will be abolished and new registers established as a result of these examinations.


Closing date for filing applications/resumes: open until filled.


Salary Range:  $50,000 – $85,000




1)     Secure application blanks and other information in the Human Resources Department located on the fourth floor of the terminal.

2)     File your application as soon as it is completed.  If you meet the requirements, you will be advised where and when to report for examination.

3)     All applications and correspondence regarding the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority examinations should be addressed to:

Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
Human Resources Department
One Terminal Drive, Suite 501
Nashville, TN 37214-4114                                           

4)     This announcement does not imply that employment is available immediately.  Vacancies within the Airport Authority are filled from eligibility lists established by competitive examinations. 








Job Purpose:


Under direction of the Chief of the Department of Public Safety, plans, organizes, and supervises the daily law enforcement (LE), aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF), and training operations of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority’s Department of Public Safety (DPS); assists with the development of departmental policy; is responsible for overall professional development of employee; assumes responsibilities and functions of the Chief during the incumbent’s absence.



Essential Job Functions:


Plans, directs, and reviews activities of personnel performing airport law enforcement (LE), aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF), safety and security duties; coordinates and supervises training activities; responds to emergency LE, ARFF, public safety activities.  Assists in the development of plans, policies and procedures related to airport LE, ARFF, safety and security and other operating methods in the Department of Public Safety. 


Supervises inspection of all airport premises from a standpoint of safety and security; supervises the inspection of division equipment; must be available via a pager 24 hours a day in the event of an airport emergency.  Assists with the preparation and administration of the department’s budget.   Performs recordkeeping and statistical analysis functions.


Assumes command of the Department of Public Safety in the absence of the Chief.



Supplemental Job Functions:


Performs related work as required. 






August 2003



Education and Knowledge:

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, fire science or public administration from any accredited college/university.  Masters degree preferred.  Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary airport safety and security programs.  Thorough knowledge of local and federal laws, regulations, and procedures governing airport operations.


Must have knowledge of contemporary leadership, management and people skills.


Must be a certified law enforcement officer by the State of Tennessee or the ability to attain certificate within one year.


Must possess a valid Tennessee Driver’s License; must maintain SIDA (Security Identification Display Area) and AOA (Airport Operations Area) clearance.


Work Experience:

A minimum of three (3) years experience in a mid management capacity with a public safety agency.  Demonstrated competency level in safety and security operation and management. 


Mental Skills:

Ability to give clear direction, verbal or written.  Must possess emotional and mental stability.  Ability to direct staff in creating positive results.


Manual Skills:

Must be able to competently handle small weapons.


Physical Effort:

Must be physically able to perform the duties of Assistant Chief.  Incumbents are subject to medical examinations at time of appointment and every year thereafter to determine physical fitness for continued duties.


Working Conditions:

Conditions could include inclement weather, exposure to fire, smoke, body fluids, and/or human casualties. 


Job Standards

Assistant Chief


Safety of Others:

High level of responsibility in the safety and security of the public, as well as the employees.


Public Relations:

Ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships.


Supervisory Skills:

Competent leadership/management skills required to direct the activities of the Department of Public Safety on a daily basis and during the Chief’s absence.  Ability to effectively develop subordinates to mature in their professional careers. 


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