Police Officer

Columbus, OH
Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Salary: $35.17 p/h – $47.23 p/h.

Essential Functions:

  • Respond to overt and covert alarms at airport security checkpoints and throughout the terminals.
  • Investigate improper or unlawful acts, such as public disturbance, security breach, or assault.
  • Complete and maintain federal, state, local offense and informational reports, files, and records.
  • Conduct fact-finding and/or informational interviews.
  • Exercise authority to arrest in accordance with TSR: 49 CFR Part 1542 and the laws of the State of Ohio and City of Columbus.
  • Patrol terminal and airport property, recognizing/responding to potential security breaches.
  • Assist in the search for suspicious items/bombs in the event of threat.
  • Take vehicle accident reports on Airport property and perform traffic control responsibilities.
  • Provide special security for VIPs.
  • Respond to activated fire, burglary, or other alarms.
  • Perform related work as required.


  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have a current State of Ohio Peace Officer Certification.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Be at least 20 years of age at the time of application and 21 years of age at time of hire.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and ordinances and law enforcement practices and techniques; general knowledge of federal regulations as related to airport operations preferred.
  • Expertise in recognizing and analyzing safety/security problems and recommending effective programs for corrective action.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • One (1) year of full-time certified Police Officer experience or equivalent accumulated on-duty hours as a certified Reserve Police Officer preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to successfully complete an annual physical agility test as outlined in the current Fraternal Order of Police Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Ability to pass a personal history investigation including, but not limited to driving record, criminal history background check, physical examination, drug screen, psychological evaluation, and polygraph or CVSA verification.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other emergency agencies, co-workers, staff, and the public.
  • Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to effectively write police reports and to communicate, both orally and in writing, in a professional, businesslike manner.
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others and possess a superior affirmative attitude and be a teamwork advocate.
  • Ability to work a varied shift, including weekends and holidays, and on occasion, in excess of the normal eight (8) hour tour of duty.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional during stressful situations.