Airport Security job description

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Description

Airport Security field include different professionals that are required to supervise several security programs and implement them in airports. They are required to inspect, monitor, and screen all passengers to make sure that safety is maintained. Among professionals working on this place are Airport Security Officers and they are responsible for controlling the access of people and items to a plane. They check passenger baggage using X-ray devices to detect prohibited and dangerous items.

Airport Security professionals usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Carrying out patrols in airports.
• Resolving inquiries from passengers.
• Using metal detectors and X-ray devices.
• Assisting with emergency situations.
• Inspecting passengers.

Skills

• Having good communication skills.
• Being able to work under pressure.
• Having awareness of correct manual handling principles.
• Being able to follow and give directions.
• Having good memory.
• Being able to work with a team.
• Having high attention to details.
• Being flexible.
• Having customer service skills.
• Being physically fit.

Education

Candidates for Airport Security job placements need to have a High School Diploma or equivalent education level as minimum academic qualifications. Depending on the requirements of these positions, applicants for these jobs also need to have a Bachelor´s Degree in Criminal Justice or Police Science. Most employers require three or more years of work experience in the same field. There are some organizations that offer on-the-job training schemes for new employees to provide suitable skills and knowledge for these posts. Professionals working on this field need to have certifications in order to have skills to recognize terrorist acts, potential security breaches and learn about security regulations and laws.

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