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Starting Salary: NF-12 $14.52 /hr.
Shift Varies
Union position: KCSDA-NFOP
Posting: 068-19
Date Posted: 05/19/2019
Deadline (must be received by): 07/22/2019

Under contract with the Airport Authority, to provide armed security to the facilities, grounds, employees and patrons of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport in conformance with the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) and the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA).


Secure and open buildings and conduct security inspections of buildings and the perimeter grounds according to airport policies and procedures, FAA and TSA regulations and procedures.  Monitor security surveillance equipment; respond to access control alarm points, and to calls for assistance from TSA or other airport personnel.  Investigate reports of criminal, suspicious or other security related activity.


Arrest persons for criminal activity or active warrants, summoning backup assistance when necessary. Respond to resistance as necessary in accordance to policy.  Prepare written reports, document investigation progress, perform data entry of other security related logs and reports. Testify in court.  Load, maintain and use lethal and non-lethal weapons.  Patrol curbside and other areas adjacent to the terminal; issue parking citations and enforce parking regulations.  Operate emergency vehicle and vehicle equipment.



Minimum of 30 college credit hours or equivalent military training and experience, and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.) certified/certifiable.  Additionally, candidate must be a citizen of the United States, 21-years of age or older, and possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Must pass a drug screen and physical/medical examination.  Must have knowledge of law enforcement procedures and techniques. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills, composure during stressful situations, and basic computer skills including experience with word processing and database data entry. Must be physically able to wear and operate respiratory protection devices, and to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent citizens. Upon hire, must become First Aid, CPR, and AED certified.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation. 

Special note: Any individual with a felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant is ineligible for consideration for employment. 

All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet which are available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To view the current collective bargaining agreement, please go to and click on Union Contracts (left side)

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Send Resume to:
Jim Vandyken, Undersheriff
1500 Lamont Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048