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Requisition Number 18-0026
Post Date 6/1/2018
Title Officer (Airport Police)
City Nashville
State TN
Application Deadline: Accepting applications until filled.

Starting Salary: $36,637 (uncertified); $38,382 (certified)

Shift: Must be available to work 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts. Schedule will include weekdays, weekends and holidays.

Hiring Bonus: A one-time bonus of $3,000 for possessing on hire date a POST or Firefighter I certification, and additional one-time bonus of $1,800 for possessing on hire date an Emergency Medical Technician certification. Bonus paid upon completion of one year of employment with the Authority.

An exciting career awaits you...

If you are committed to a career as a public safety professional, you will find an excellent opportunity with the MNAA's Department of Public Safety.

The Nashville International Airport's Department of Public Safety is a certified agency that provides full police service as well as aircraft fire rescue and emergency medical services to airport visitors.

The department adheres to all hiring, training and performance standards established by the Tennessee Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission. The department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Hiring Process:

  • Apply online
  • Pass written and physical fitness examinations
  • Interview 
  • Contingent Offer
  • Ten (10) year background check, including criminal history check, motor vehicle check, credit check, pre-employment physical and psychological evaluation
  • Final offer

All officers are required to attend the:

  • Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy
  • Basic Fire Academy
  • Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) School
  • Field Training Officer (FTO) Program


  • Competitive compensation
  • Shift Pay
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Educational assistance
  • Health, dental, vision, life, disability insurance
  • Health screening services
  • Paid training
  • Specialized training
  • Uniforms and equipment
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)/Holidays/Bereavement/Military leave

To learn more about MNAA's Department of Public Safety, visit:

Job Summary:

The Officer is responsible for protecting the life and property of the general public within MNAA's jurisdiction by recognizing and reporting unsafe conditions, actions, or environmental hazards. Other responsibilities include operating aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles including firefighting mechanisms and performing vehicular and pedestrian traffic control.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensures strict compliance with MNAA and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) standard operations policies and procedures.
  • Ensures utilizations, reports, and training records are properly logged.
  • Serves as first responder for medical emergencies.
  • Supervises and coordinates the day-to-day operations and training of canine unit.
  • Upholds the laws of the United States and the State of Tennessee.
  • Handles police responsibilities for traffic crashes, moving citations, traffic control, and emergency calls.
  • Investigates reported crimes, obtains arrest warrants, makes arrests, and apprehends suspects as necessary.
  • Sweeps concourses for prohibited items such as explosives or dangerous weapons.
  • Answers calls, including medical, unattended bag, water and fire alarms, and door alarms.
  • Patrols terminal, parking lots, and perimeter fence looking for suspicious activity and unsecured areas.
  • Responds to aircraft emergencies, including plane crashes, fuel spills, and aircraft escorts.
  • Responds to malfunctions in perimeter fence gates.
  • Works with other agencies’ warrants in other counties or states.
  • Identifies environmental hazards and addresses in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
  • Operates ARFF vehicles, including the firefighting mechanisms.
  • Performs vehicular and pedestrian traffic control.
  • Helps individuals in need, including finding shelters for the homeless and transporting individuals to mental health facilities when necessary.
  • Conducts disaster drill training.
  • Serves as airport swat team operator on actions such as drug busts and presidential details.
  • Maintains regular and on-time attendance.
  • Follows all safety regulations.

Supports MNAA’s commitment to its culture and values, including integrity, service, teamwork, and innovation.

Supplemental Job Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a visible deterrent against terrorist activities.
  • Provides police support at Board of Commissioners meetings.
  • Conducts tours to the public.
  • Makes required Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) checks.
  • Provides customer service.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Airport Security Programs: Knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and TSA airport security programs.
  • Attention to Detail: Is careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Clear Criminal History: Has a clear motor vehicle record, and clear criminal history with no felony, driving under the influence, or drug-related convictions.

Age (21): Is at least 21 years of age.

Other Requirements:

Fiscal Responsibility

May assist in the collection of budget data and monitoring of low-level budgets.

Supervisory Responsibility

Occasionally directs other workers, including assistants, seasonal employees, and interns.

Freedom to Act

Follows Standard Operating Procedures, with some choice regarding the appropriate procedure.


Engages in sometimes stressful interactions that may result in decisions regarding policy implementation.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Primarily performed in the terminal, outdoors, and in a vehicle.
  • Requires occasional lifting 20 to 50 pounds, stooping, pushing/pulling, reaching, fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, grasping, balancing, climbing, and feeling. Requires frequent walking, repetitive movements, hearing, and talking. Requires continuous standing.
  • Requires frequently working under time pressure, working in emergency situations, changing tasks, working an irregular schedule, multi-tasking, and working on tedious/exacting tasks. Requires continuously working on a team and working in a noisy or distracting environment.

Requires occasional exposure to mechanical hazards, chemical hazards, fire or smoke hazards, respiratory hazards, extreme temperatures, noise/vibration, wetness/humidity, infectious diseases, and severe weather.

Minimum Qualifications:

Uncertified Officer:

  • An associate’s degree or comparable degree hours in a relevant field of study from an accredited college OR
  • Certification as a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the State of Tennessee or nationally recognized certification OR
  • High school diploma or equivalent with 4 years of military experience and an honorable discharge.

Certified Officer:

  • High school diploma or equivalent AND Certified by the Peace Officers and Standard Training (POST) Commission on hire date. Must successfully complete required physical fitness assessment and psychological evaluation.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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