Airport Patrol Officer – Academy Graduate/Attendee

Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Airport Department

Salary: $103,004.20 – $125,201.18 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, provide armed airport law enforcement with arrest and detention authority to comply with Transportation Security Administration Regulations and utilizing the City’s Airport Security Program; patrol the Airport property and enforce federal, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations; identify, apprehend and detain suspected violators, as appropriate; issue warnings and citations or initiate arrests, as appropriate; ensure that the facility continually operates in compliance with the Airport Security Program and the Transportation Security Regulations; assist Airport administrative staff with Airport tenant lease enforcement; serve legal and administrative documents related to Airport tenancies; and other duties as assigned.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  • Applicant must possess a valid California driver’s license at the time of appointment.
  • Incumbents must be available to work all shifts Monday through Sunday, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays, call back and standby duty. Airport Patrol Officers can be assigned either a 3/12½ work schedule (3 days, 12½ hours per day with a one 10 hour pay-back shift per month), a 3/12 work schedule (3 days, 12 hours per day with an 8 hour pay-back shift per pay period) or a 4/10 work schedule (4 days, 10 hours per day).
  • Appointees must possess a valid California POST Regular Basic Course Academy Certificate at time of appointment or successfully complete a City-sponsored POST Regular Basic Course Academy within one year.
  • Applicants who do not currently possess the California POST Regular Basic Course Certificate will be appointed as an Airport Patrol Officer Trainee until POST Regular Basic Course Certificate is obtained.
  • Applicants must not have a history of personal or criminal conduct which would affect suitability for employment as a sworn peace officer.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable.