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Capital Region Airport Authority: Public Safety Officer Closing Date: August 10, 2023

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Chief of Public Safety, the Public Safety Officer is responsible for the safety and security of the Airport during their assigned shift. Tasks include, but are not limited to, aircraft rescue and firefighting, emergency medical response, and peace officer functions.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Patrols all airport facilities including the airfield, roadways, parking lots, and the terminal building.
  • 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 Aviation Regulations and Michigan State Law.
  • Responds to all emergencies on the airport, in a timely and effective manner, while acting within the scope of training and licensure and meeting the requirements of state and Federal Regulations.
  • Administers emergency medical treatment, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.
  • Answers telephones and provides information and assistance to the public, tenants, and outside agencies.
  • Monitors the security access control and closed-circuit television systems. Acknowledges alarms, investigates incidents, and dispatches officers as needed.
  • Prepares departmental logs, reports, and records as required.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Associate degree in police administration, criminal justice, or a related area.


  • Has completed an MCOLES approved basic police academy or Recognition of Prior Training and Experience (RPTE) Program and is eligible for certification as a police officer in the state of Michigan. 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Michigan Driver’s License.


  • Ability to pass an FBI fingerprint-based criminal history background check and a Transportation Security Administration security threat assessment.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in police administration, criminal justice, or a related area.


  • One to three years of law enforcement or firefighting experience.


Candidates who possess a State of Michigan Fire Fighter II certification and/or a current State of Michigan Medical First Responder license are preferred; however, all non-certificate holding applicants are considered and training for certifications and licenses will be provided by the Department. Certified in Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting.


Public Safety Officers are represented under a collective bargaining agreement; current base pay is between $21.41 - $27.32 per hour (approx.$44,500 - $56,825 annually) with a comprehensive benefit package offering:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short / Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings
  • Health Care Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off


Please submit in PDF format or Word document a cover letter and resume to