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"Airport Operations Supervisor, Aviation Security Specialty - San Francisco, CA"


  City And County Of San Francisco


The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being solicited.

Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form.








Under general direction when assigned to the Aviation Security Specialty, an Airport Operations Supervisor serves as a project manager and is responsible for developing, implementing, managing, and/or evaluating projects related to one or more components of the Aviation Security Program (ASP).


The essential functions of the classification include:  Develops and implements comprehensive aviation security plans to support Airport and air carrier operations; ensures plans are in compliance with Transportation Security Regulations (TSR) 49 CFR Part 1542/1540, emergency amendments (EA) and Airport Security Program (ASP); reviews and monitors EA’s, security bulletins and information circulars; develops, amends and manages Cargo/Airfield Perimeter Facilities Aviation Security Program; executes Regulatory Enforcement and Compliance Evaluation Program; ensures compliance and enforces proper procedures for controlling access to restricted areas; conducts detailed investigation and analysis of all security violations; completes comprehensive reports and drafts initial responses to FAA Letters of Investigation (LOI); develops and implements all aspects of aviation security training; conducts security operations, procedures, regulations and systems training for aviation and non-aviation tenants; manages and coordinates Quality Standards Program (QSP); develops, implements, and documents special systems operations, procedural guides, and performance requirements; plans, develops, implements and coordinates security architecture and security systems for new as well as existing Airport and tenant facilities; performs detailed analysis, evaluations and assessments of and makes recommendations for improving aviation security programs, plans, procedures, and measures; conduct Periodic Security Evaluations (PSE) and Special Emphasis Assessments (SEA); provides special administrative and management assistance at the Security Operations Control (SOC) station within the Airport Communications Center and to the Unit/Section Manager as required; makes extensive use of personal computers and performing related duties and responsibilities as required. This position is a Monday-Friday dayshift although after hours and weekend work may be required.  Emergency situations may require working outside of your normally scheduled hours. The annual salary range is $ 64,740- $78,702.



1.  Four (4) years operations experience at an airport, airbase, airline and military base, OR

2.  Four (4) years security experience within the military, law enforcement, or physical security operations; OR a combination of the     above.


SUBSTITUTION:  Education may be substituted for the qualifying experience as follows:

A. Possession of an Associate of Arts or Science degree from an accredited college or university (or equivalent 60 college units) AND three (3) years of experience at a major airport, airbase or airline in field-related operations; OR

B. Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in Aviation Management (or related field) AND two (2 ) years of experience at a major airport, airbase or airline in operations or 2 years security experience equivalent in scope and level to an Airport Safety Officer. 



FILE IMMEDIATELY.  MAY CLOSE AT ANYTIME. City and County of San Francisco applications and supplemental applications will be available at the Department of Human Resources, 44 Gough Street, San Francisco AND at the San Francisco Airport Commission Human Resources Office, Delta Building 3rd Floor, 710 N. McDonnell Road, San Francisco, CA 94128 beginning Friday, September 02, 2005, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or downloaded from our website @ www.sfgov.org/dhr. Faxed or e-mailed applications will NOT be accepted.  Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Applications submitted to other offices will NOT be accepted. 



All applicants MUST complete and submit the attached supplemental application.  The supplemental application will be used to evaluate training and experience of applicants to determine possession of minimum qualifications and to determine their final score.  Failure to submit the Supplemental Application may result in disqualification from the selection process.


Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The completed application, supplemental application and all required supporting documents must be received at:

              Via Mail:

·        Airport Commission Human Resources

Attn:  9220AvSec Exam

P.O. Box 8097

San Francisco, CA  94128

·        Department of Human Resources

44 Gough Street,  Attn: 9220 AvSec Exam

San Francisco, CA  94103




              Hand Delivered:

·        Airport Commission Human Resources

710 N. McDonnell Road,  Attn: 9220 AvSec Exam

Delta Building, 3rd Floor

San Francisco, CA  94128

·        Department of Human Resources

44 Gough Street

San Francisco, CA  94103 – Attn: 9220 Exam



All applicants, including City employees, MUST verify all qualifying experience. Verification of qualifying experience must be on employer’s letterhead and must state the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of service and duties performed, and must be signed by the employer or the employer’s authorized representative. To verify education, submit a copy of college diploma or unofficial/official transcripts. City employees may submit performance evaluations to verify qualifying City experience.  City and County employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed.  Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Commission Rules.  City employees who qualify based upon a combination of City and outside experience MUST verify the outside experience. Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above.  Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain.  The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained.  Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Resumes are not considered a verification document.  Failure to submit the required verification, or request for waiver with the application may result in rejection of the application.





Training and Experience Evaluation: Information provided by the candidates on the application and supplemental application will be evaluated to determine his/her relative levels of job-related knowledge, skills and abilities which may include but not be limited to: Knowledge of Airport and Aviation Security Operations, Ability to apply Airport and Aviation Security Principles, method/ practices, Problem Solving and Project Management/Program Development abilities, Human Relations, Oral/Written Communication Skills. Candidates who achieve a passing score will be ranked and placed on the eligible list.                 





The certification rule for the ranked eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of the List.  Departments may administer additional selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.



1. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance:  Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to provide a complete employment history for the past ten (10) years and an explanation of all gaps in employment during that period.  The past ten (10) years of the candidate's employment will be verified.  In addition, candidates will be required to undergo a criminal history check, including FBI fingerprints, 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."

2. Medical Examination: Candidates must successfully pass a medical examination to determine his/her ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

3. Qualified candidates with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this examination MUST contact the examination analyst by phone at (650)821-2048, or if hearing impaired at (650)821-2323 (TDD), or in writing at San Francisco Airport Commission Human Resources, Class 9220 Aviation Security, P.O. Box 8097, San Francisco, CA  94128 as soon as possible.  All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.  The City will not sponsor any H1B visas.

Issued:  09/02/05


          PROMOTIVE and


Philip A. Ginsburg

ID No: 52820

Human Resources Director

Team No:  Airport / CR

Department of Human Resources










The purpose of this Supplemental Application is to obtain specific information regarding your knowledge and experience that relates to the position of Airport Operations Supervisor, Aviation Security Specialty.  Please provide concise and complete information (TYPED) in your responses. This information is subject to verification.


Your typed responses to question #1 AND question #2 will be reviewed to determine your possession of minimum qualifications and to determine your relative levels of job-related knowledge, skills and abilities.



1)      Describe an experience that demonstrates your ability to manage, develop or implement a program or project.  If possible, please use an aviation security related project or program. Your response must include the following:


·         Exact date(s) and place(s) of your work experience

·         Scope of project

·         Work elements under your direct responsibility and

·         Outcome


2)      Describe a situation in which you were responsible for conducting an investigation.  In your typed response, provide a detailed overview of the incident, your actions and your recommendations. 




Responses must be limited to two (2) single sided 8 ½ x 11” pages for question #1 AND question #2. Include your name in the upper right hand corner.  Supporting documentation (such as licenses, resumes, etc.) WILL NOT substitute for this supplemental application.  Complete and attach this page to your general application.




I hereby certify that I am the author of this supplemental application and that all information is true and is based on my background, skills, and experiences.  I understand that any false or incorrect statement may result in my disqualification or dismissal from employment with the City and County of San Francisco.  I also understand and agree that any information provided is subject to verification.  Please sign and date:


________________________________                                _________________________________

Name of Applicant (Print)                                                          Signature of Applicant





The supplemental application MUST BE SUBMITTED with the general

application at the time of filing.   Failure to do so may result in disqualification.


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