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Massachusetts Port Authority Aviation Officer in East Boston, Massachusetts

Aviation Officer

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Aviation Officer


$1,199.00 Weekly


East Boston, MA

Job Type


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Aviation Security

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/9/2023 5:00 PM Eastern

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The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is currently accepting bids / applications for the position of Aviation Officer (Bargaining Unit, Local Union No. 25) in the Aviation Department. The Aviation Officer performs airfield security work in connection with MPA operated facilities to prevent illegal entry onto the airfield and control access of personnel and vehicles in compliance with Massport and TSA rules and regulations.

Essential Tasks of the Job

Monitors pedestrian and vehicular traffic at assigned gate.

  1. Checks incoming individuals and traffic for Massport issued security badges and other valid forms of identification, along with vehicle permits and identification.

  2. Ensures all badges and permits are valid.

  3. Issues temporary Visitor Passes after completing appropriate background checks on

individuals having an operational need to be given access to the AOA and the ability to

assist State Police in taking into custody those individuals wanted for various crimes.

  1. Screen vehicles and individuals as necessary to prevent unauthorized acts and prevent

prohibited or dangerous items from entering the security area.

  1. Logs vehicles requiring escorts, and reports unusual occurrences.

  2. Contacts appropriate parties for vehicle escorts.

Enforces compliance with Massport and TSA regulations.

  1. Completes violation forms and submits form to appropriate party.

  2. Attends hearings regarding violations at Logan Airport as necessary

Reports major violations and threats to public safety to the State Police and Massport

Operations, and takes immediate action when necessary.

  1. Contacts appropriate parties via radio or telephone.

  2. Acts as a member of a first response team, as directed.

Assists in compiling special data as requested.

  1. Logs requested information and writes incident reports.

Operates as relief Aviation Officer as assigned.

  1. Drives to different gate/booths to allow breaks for other Aviation Officers.

  2. Performs above tasks while at each gate.

  3. Performs security duties at other locations of the airport.

  4. Performs other duties as required.


Cleans gate Aviation Officer booths as necessary.

Will safeguard all Sensitive Security Information (SSI) in accordance with 49 CFR Parts 15

and 1520 and supporting Massport policies and procedures.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

EDUCATION LEVEL: Ability to read, write, follow instructions, and demonstrate basic oral,

written, mathematical, and manual skills including the ability to operate computer and machinery. Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice is required or preferred, depending on the Eligibility Path 1 or 2 that you will take to meet our unique expertise/certifications criteria.

EXPERIENCE IN FIELD / RELATED FIELD: A minimum of 2 years of police/security,

requisite military experience or law enforcement experience as described below.


  1. The applicant must meet one of the two (2) eligibility paths below to meet our criteria:

requisite military experience or law enforcement, as defined below:

Path 1 – Military Experience

The applicant must possess a minimum of two years Military experience that must include the areas of Military Police/Special Forces, Installation Access Control, or Entry Control Points.

Path 2 – Law Enforcement

The applicant must have a minimum of:

Two years of law enforcement experience and, be a graduate of a Full Time Municipal

Police Academy, Reserve/Intermittent Police Academy, Correctional Officer Academy

or Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC); or

Two years of law enforcement experience and possess an Associate’s or Bachelor's

Degree in Criminal Justice or related field.

  1. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively to enforce Massport rules and regulations and provide a consistent level of customer service to a variety of constituencies.

  2. Current and valid driver's license unrestricted except for corrective lenses and automatic


  1. Ability to pass airfield driving test and obtain Aerodrome Ramp and Apron


  1. Ability to pass Massport security clearance and obtain a Massport Security


  1. Ability to pass a thorough background check.

  2. Ability to pass Massport pre-placement physical, controlled substances testing and

background security checks.

Supplemental Information


Environmental Parameters: Ability to work in an airport environment and on the airfield, in

all weather conditions (hot, cold, humid, dry, wet, and during pollen season); the ability to work

in an environment with conditions which may include: fumes, odors, gases, chemicals, and dust

as well as decibels in the range of 65-100. The ability to work in a 10x10 foot booth.

Physical Demands:

Strength: Ability to lift/move up to 50lbs, and to push the security gates open and to pull

the security gates closed.

Type: Ability to demonstrate clarity of vision beyond 20 feet; three dimensional vision to

distinguish vehicles; and color vision to identify access level markings. Ability to stand,

walk and bend over/into cars, climb up onto trucks and large vehicles.

WORK SCHEDULE: Ability to work any shift as assigned including weekends and holidays for

a 40 hour work week. Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule when assigned.

We're a world-class organization of people moving people and goods--connecting Massachusetts and New England to the world safely, securely, and efficiently, with a commitment to sustainability, our neighboring communities, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We support and take pride in the employees that make those connections possible each and every day.

We provide comprehensive compensation and benefits packages*:

• Health, dental, vision, life insurance

• Disability insurance

• Flexible work arrangements

• Vacation time, sick time, personal days

• 12 Holidays per year

• Massport Retirement Plan (Pension)

• Deferred Compensation Plan (457b) with employer match

• SMART Plan retirement plan advisor/financial planning

• Discounted MBTA passes

• Public service loan forgiveness program for federal student loans

• Professional development programs

• Mentorship program

• Adoption assistance

• Paid parental leave

• Employee assistance program

• Employee recognition programs

• Employee resource groups

• Flexible spending accounts

• Wellness programs

• Community engagement

• Volunteer opportunities

• On-site employee parking

• Bike racks

• Electric car charging stations

• Mother's suite for new/nursing mothers

*Benefits may vary by position and/or location.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to workforce diversity and inclusivity.

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Do you possess a minimum of two years Military experience that must include the areas of Military Police/Special Forces, Installation Access Control, or Entry Control Points.

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have two years of law enforcement experience?

  • Yes

  • No


    Indicate if you are a graduate of the following:

  • Full Time Municipal Police Academy

  • Reserve/Intermittent Police Academy

  • Correctional Officer Academy

  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)

  • Associate's or Bachelor' Degree in Criminal Justice or related field.

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Massachusetts Port Authority


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