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Aviation Security Specialist

Job Description 

The Amazon Aviation Security (AvSec) team is seeking an enthusiastic, customer obsessed AvSec Security Specialist to provide support and oversight for its Aviation Security operations in Australia. The role would encompass new initiatives for the transportation supply chain. Responsibilities include supporting the regional AvSec operations and ensuring compliance with corporate policies, federal regulations, and standardized processes. The AvSec Specialist performs ongoing assessments of operating risks and the development of appropriate mitigation strategies to sustain business operations, existing and future.

We are seeking a strong leader who embraces our Leadership Principles and is excited about an opportunity to influence and support an emerging business at Amazon. This key role supports the AvSec operation programs implements and validates security requirements, to ensure associates, third party vendors, visitors, and assets are secure and the organization is prepared to properly respond to various security related incidents. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to utilize their security expertise and management strength to challenge conventional wisdom, think strategically, communicate effectively, and deliver results.

Key job responsibilities

The AvSec Specialist responsibilities include managing ambiguity through knowledge to decide who does which tasks to meet daily goals. They may seek direction and/or need coaching on management skills. This position will assist with developing the right workforce strategy to meet long-term process targets. This position will directly support a team of 3rd party vendors.

The AvSec Specialist responsibilities also include verifying compliance with security procedures and regulatory standards, physical security design standards and policies and utilize Security Management Systems (SeMS) processes for risk mitigation. Additional responsibilities include developing new and evaluating existing security standards by establishing workflows, SLAs, and operational excellence mechanisms by ensuring customer outcomes are data driven, measured and validated.

A day in the life

  • Supervisor and tactical management in an area with procedures or workflow;
  • Conducts audits and security assessments to ensure compliance;
  • Facilitates successful results for customers;
  • Recommends improvements to tools and procedures;
  • Utilizes industry and Amazon best practices for the secure transportation of air cargo;
  • Supports operational teams from a regulatory and security perspective;
  • Reports and manages risks;
  • Supports crisis management planning and emergency response;
  • Supports investigations of regulatory violations and mitigates risk;
  • Supports a single facility and develops team members. Supports leadership by managing problems and escalating roadblocks.

About The Team

The Aviation Security and Regulatory Compliance (AvSec) team is responsible for security, loss prevention, and regulatory compliance at Amazon. The organization is built with four core pillars; Security Management Systems, Programs and Quality Assurance, Security Operations, and Credentialing. The Team is committed to identifying and mitigating risk to people, Amazon assets, Amazon brand and regulatory compliance. The foundation of the organization and the risk mitigation and continuous improvement programs, are built on the principles of a robust Security Management Systems (SeMS).

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Melbourne, VIC, AUS

Basic Qualifications

  • Must fulfill Government background checks to qualify for an ASIC (Aviation Security Identification Card);
  • Must be able to secure appropriate airport authority and/or Customs security badges, if applicable;
  • Communicates effectively both verbally & in writing;
  • Effectively hires, manages performance, coaches, and promotes;
  • Evangelizes Amazon Leadership Principles;
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet business needs;
  • High school or equivalent diploma;
  • 1+ year of experience in a customer service driven environment;
  • 1+ year of experience conducting workplace risk investigations;
  • Experience with all Microsoft Office applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in security or related field or 2 years of professional experience;
  • 1+ year of experience in one or all of the following disciplines: corporate security management, transportation/supply chain security, aviation security;
  • 1+ year of Aviation Regulatory Security Compliance experience;
  • Experience with x-ray technology, physical security control and surveillance systems;
  • Interviewing and Interrogation experience (Wicklander-Zulawski certification); Certification(s) in Security Operations.

Acknowledgement Of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Amazon acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

IDE Statement

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected attributes.

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