Airport Security Officer / Deputy Sheriff

Job Description:  
The Minnehaha County Sheriffs Office invites applications for the position of part-time Airport Security Officer / Deputy Sheriff to perform armed security work and provide protection for the Sioux Falls Regional Airport including the airports terminals, customers, staff, and property. Available shifts:
 3:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (but must stay until last departure)
Posting will remain open until filled.

Provide certified law enforcement protection and security for the general public by maintaining an observable and accessible presence at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport. Provide law enforcement support to the airlines, vendors, tenants, passengers, and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) passenger screening operations. Perform armed foot patrol inside the airport. Identify illegal or suspicious activities. Identify individuals loitering or observing Screening Checkpoint security procedures. Respond to incidents and emergency situations. Mediate disputes. Initiate arrests as necessary. Conduct investigations. Interview victims and witnesses. Gather evidence. Question and, when necessary, apprehend passengers possessing weapons or improvised explosive devices at the Screening Checkpoint. Verify identification of all armed law enforcement officers and Federal Flight Deck Officers who are flying in the performance of their duties. Respond to questions, complaints, and requests for information and/or assistance from the public. Complete and maintain accurate records and reports concerning crimes, incidents, information, etc. Provide testimony when required. Attend meetings and ongoing training.

High school diploma or GED, a current South Dakota Law Enforcement Certification, and one year of relevant work experience. Must be a minimum of age 21 at the time of hiring. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Must possess a valid drivers license and maintain a safe driving record with Minnehaha County. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Must maintain ability to be a credible witness in court. Ability to make appropriate decisions quickly and with tact and impartiality. Ability to learn and apply the policies and procedures of law enforcement operations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public. Ability to maintain professional appearance and demeanor.
Experience working in a similar environment. Knowledge of civil laws, basic computer skills, and good interpersonal relation skills.
Job Location:  
Sioux Falls SD
Salary Range:  
Application Procedure:  
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 415 N Dakota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-367-4337
Application Deadline:  

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