Lead Transportation Security Officer (LTSO)-FSD

Sioux Falls, SD 22202

Posted: 12/20/2018 Position Type: Security Officer Job Number: 59231 Pay Rate: 20.94

BOS Security is looking for a Female LTSO

Potential Permanent | Full-time Position (32 to 40-hours)

The Lead Transportation Security Officer (LTSO) will have overall responsibility for all passengers and checked baggage screening locations. S/He will report directly to the Training Specialist, Deputy and/or Program Manager on security and personnel related issues. The LTSO will ensure all assigned personnel will provide the traveling public with the highest levels of security, customer service, and professionalism. S/He will uphold the TSA Mission while exemplifying BOS' s core values.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Perform security screening of persons, including tasks such as: pat-down searches, monitoring walk-through metal detector screening equipment and AIT screening.

Perform security screening of property, including the operation of x-ray machines to identify dangerous objects in baggage, cargo and on passengers; and preventing those objects from being transported onto aircraft. Control entry and exit points. Continuously improve security screening processes and personal performance through training and development.

LTSO must be able to maintain focus and awareness and work within a stressful environment. The position requires employees to make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations. Necessary skills include visual observation and x-ray interpretation. The work environment includes noise from alarms, machinery, and people, distractions, time pressure, disruptive and angry passengers, and the requirement to identify and locate potentially life-threatening devices and devices intended on creating massive destruction.

Provide oversight of daily scheduling of employees for shift rotation, lunches, breaks, and other related events during the shift. Ensure all equipment maintenance and calibrations are completed and accurate. LTSO must be able to effectively communicate with the TSA Coordination Center, TSA Security Manager, local law enforcement officers, airline stakeholders and airport employees. S/He must be able to effectively complete incident reports, log book and PMIS entries and other documentation as required. This position is responsible for effectively opening and closing the checkpoint and baggage screening areas. LTSO' s will be required to complete evaluations for their team members, monitor employee attendance/tardiness and review training requirements. Act as an incident commander during emergency situations until property relieved.

LTSO are required to communicate with the public, giving directions and responding to inquiries in a professional and courteous manner. Applicants must possess customer service skills, be dependable and operate with integrity.

LTSO must take the computerized Screener Assessment Battery and complete the TSA Dual Function cross-over training. These tests evaluate English proficiency, and the aptitude for x-ray interpretation. LTSO must participate in and pass all recurrent and specialized training and recertification tests on a periodic basis.



Candidates must be TSA Dual Function Screener and OSARP Certified. Should have at least one-year experience as a TSO or 1-year leadership responsibilities, be proficient in English (e.g., reading, writing, speaking, and listening); and have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent; OR have at least one year of full-time work experience in security work, aviation screener work, or X-ray technician work. Candidate must possess excellent leadership qualities and strong communication skills to include conflict resolution.


Physical Demands:

This position requires employees to be willing and able to: repeatedly lift and carry baggage weighing up to 50 pounds; bend, reach, stoop, squat, stand, and walk; continuously stand between one and four hours without a break to carry out screening functions.


Medical Requirements:

LTSO must meet job-related medical standards that will be assessed in a pre-employment medical evaluation that considers relevant aspects of all body systems (e.g., cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, auditory, etc.). These medical standards include but are not limited to: Visual ability including two functioning eyes with: a) distance vision correctable to 20/30 or better in the best eye and 20/100 or better in the worse eye, b) near vision correctable to 20/40 or better binocular, and c) color perception (e.g., red, green, blue, yellow, orange, purple, brown, black, white, gray). Color filters (e.g., contact lenses) for enhancing color discrimination are prohibited; Hearing ability (corrected or uncorrected) as measured by audiometry cannot exceed: a) an average hearing loss of 25 decibels (ANSI) at 500, 1000, 2000 and 3000Hz in each ear, and b) single reading of 45 decibels at 4000 and 6000 Hz in each ear; Adequate joint mobility, dexterity and range of motion, strength, and stability to repeatedly lift and carry up to 70 pounds; and Blood pressure not to exceed 140 / 90. Candidates must continue to maintain the same level of medical requirements during employment.


Security Requirements:

This is a non-critical sensitive National Security position that requires you to be fingerprinted, photographed, and complete appropriate security paperwork, including a SF-86 Questionnaire for National Security Positions. The pre-employment background investigation must be COMPLETED with favorable results prior to a final offer of employment and cannot be initiated until submission of a completed questionnaire. If your credit check reveals any of the following, YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION: Defaulted on $7, 500 or more in debt (excluding certain circumstances of bankruptcy). Owe any delinquent Federal or State taxes. Owe any past due child support payments.

LTSO must pass a pre-employment drug screening test and a background investigation, including a criminal check and a credit check. LTSO' s must obtain and keep a National Security Secret clearance. This position is subject to random drug testing.


Work Environment:

Maintain focus and awareness and work within a stressful environment which includes noise from alarms, machinery, and people, distractions, time pressure, disruptive and angry passengers, and the requirement to identify and locate potentially life-threatening devices and devices intended on creating massive destruction.

Candidate must be available to work various shifts and overtime, as needed.


Final selection will be made by a panel to include the Program Manager, Deputy Manager and 1-2 current STSOs. Panel may also include an outside program manager. Selection will be based on:
  • Leadership Experience
  • 2017 and 2018 Recertification Results
  • Overall performances including TIP and OSARP data
  • Ability to work, support, and interact with the Program Manager, Deputy Program Manager, Assistant Deputy Program Manager Security Training Specialist, as well as other Shift Supervisors
  • Willingness to support the overall operational security program at Sioux Falls. This includes security screening, training, shift bids, overtime, late flights etc.
  • Disciplinary issues, verbal or written warning will be looked at
  • Attendance, tardiness, time keeping and accuracies in Incident Reports and PMIS submittals
  • Knowledge of current Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) including the Management, and Specialized Screening SOPs

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