Capital Region Airport Authority ~ Public Safety Officer/Police Officer
Opening Date: 08/07/2017
Closing Date: Until Filled

CONTACT PERSON: Karissa Weight
TELEPHONE: 517-886-3715



  • Associates Degree in police administration, criminal justice or a related area.


  • Prefer some related law enforcement or firefighting experience.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Licensed Law Enforcement Officer in Michigan (MCOLES). Certification in CPR and EMS with a minimum of First Responder Certification. Firearms safety training. Additional training in Aircraft Rescue, Fire Fighting and other related training provided subsequent to employment.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Michigan Driver's License.
  • Ability to pass criminal history background check, and maintain eligibility for a security access badge in accordance with the Airport Security Plan.
  • Must be available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Accordingly, work schedule will vary depending on department requirements, but will include shift work, weekends, and holidays.

Starting hourly rate is $16.58 with a comprehensive benefit package.

Please submit in PDF format or Word document a cover letter and resume to Karissa Weight, PHR, Human Resources Manager, Capital Region Airport Authority, at

Posting Deadline: This posting will remain active until the position is successfully filled.

Under the supervision of the Chief of Public Safety (in conjunction with the Director of Operations), the Public Safety Officer is responsible for the safety and security of the Airport during his/her assigned shift. Tasks included within this description include, but are not limited to, the provision of aircraft rescue and firefighting response and peace officer functions.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responds to all aviation emergencies, including crashes, in a timely and effective manner, while acting within the scope of training and licensure and meeting the requirements of Federal Regulations.
  • Responds to structural fires on airport properties, and takes initial actions appropriate with the level of training, manpower, and equipment resources. Requests mutual aid assistance from structural fire departments, when necessary.
  • Administers emergency medical treatment, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.
  • Patrols all public and restricted areas within the terminal, checking all doors/gates.
  • Patrols all parking lots and roadways within the airport boundaries, including checking perimeter gates and ramps within the air operations area. Checks traffic lanes in front of the terminal and under the canopy.
  • Monitors Access Control System, providing access through gates and opening doors as required.
  • Performs general peace officer duties on Capital Region Airport Authority properties and affect lawful arrests as applicable.
  • Enforces compliance with Airport Rules and Regulations, Michigan Aeronautics Codes, Federal Air Regulations and Michigan State Law.
  • Appears in court, as necessary, to testify in Capital Region Airport Authority cases.