Human Resources Department
Director (Chief), Public Safety
Closing date for filing applications/resumes: Open Until Filled
Employment contingent upon signing an employment agreement.
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:
HUMAN RESOURCES Department
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.
DIRECTOR (CHIEF), Public safety
Supplemental Job Functions:
Establishes working relationships with area police, fire, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Emergency Management chief executives.
Performs related work as required.
Education and Knowledge:
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university/college. Graduate degree preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary airport safety and security programs. Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and procedures governing airport public safety and security measures.
Must be a commissioned State of
Must possess or show a functional understanding and working knowledge TSA regulations, the Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139 as it relates to Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services and/or have either passed or be capable of passing the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Basic ARFF Certification Program.
Must possess a valid Tennessee State Driver’s License; must maintain SIDA (Security Identification Display Area) and AOA (Airport Operations Area) clearance.
Minimum of seven years experience in supervision-management positions with a minimum of five years professional experience in the planning and management of airport safety and security operations desirable.
Ability to give clear direction, verbal or written. Must possess emotional and mental stability. Must have ability to plan, organize, and implement procedures and techniques. Ability to direct a staff in creating positive results.
Must be able to competently handle small weapons.
Must be physically able to perform the duties of Chief. Subject to medical examinations at time of appointment and every year thereafter to determine physical fitness for continued duties.
During emergency situations, conditions could include inclement weather, exposure to fire, smoke, body fluids, and/or human casualties.
Safety of Others:
High level of responsibility in public safety, as well as the employees.
Ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships and represent the department to community groups and media.
Competent supervisory/leadership/management skills required to direct the activities of the Department of Public Safety.