Ascent Aviation Services is one of the largest aviation maintenance, repair, overhaul, storage and reclamation operations in the world. Our strength comes from our talented and professional employees who excel through teamwork and enthusiasm. Ascent Aviation Services continues to grow and are conti

Security Officer

Ascent Aviation Services • 
Marana, Arizona, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:
Ascent Aviation Services is one of the largest aviation maintenance, repair, overhaul, storage and reclamation operations in the world. Our strength comes from our talented and professional employees who excel through teamwork and enthusiasm. Ascent Aviation Services continues to grow and are continually looking for motivated and career minded aviation professionals who will support our vision and goals.


To implement and enforce safety regulations established by Ascent Aviation to detect and prevent crime. To provide security for the facility, the property stored on the facility and its personnel.


Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time. Requires frequent bending or stooping. Requires occasional climbing, reaching above shoulder level, crouching, squatting, kneeling, and balancing. Requires occasional lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling weight up to or 50lbs unassisted. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions and responding to emergency situations.

Equipment Operated: Two-way radio, computer, Security patrol vehicle.

Work Location: Both Indoor and Outdoor locations throughout entire facility.

Potential Hazards: Confrontation with armed individuals, exposure to high intensity noise levels, extreme changes in temperature, materials identified on Safety Data Sheets, desert wildlife and insects, working on unprotected heights or around moving machinery.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Monitors and patrols the Air Park both by vehicle and on foot to ensure protection of company property and all aircraft stored on the facility.

  • Reports danger areas in streets, flightline, storage and other related areas of the facility.

  • Provides first response to aircraft emergency or other emergency occurring on the facility.

  • Investigates incidents or accidents documenting incident reports with photographs and diagrams.

  • Controls visitor entry to the Air Park. Issues parking permits and visitor badges.

  • Communicates with persons desiring entrance to restricted areas examining their authorization to the areas and apprehending unauthorized persons as directed.

  • Conducts visual searches on premises for unauthorized entry including entering buildings and/or aircraft.

  • Conducts searches of vehicles or persons as required.

  • Controls on base traffic including vehicle stops and issuing written traffic citations when appropriate.

  • Questions and records verbal or written statements of principals and eyewitnesses of incidents such as personal injury damage to company property, fire, or theft.

  • Completes and submits daily activity reports for security department.

Marginal Job Functions:

  • Conducts walking or motorized escort for visitors as requested.

  • Ensures that proper documentation is made on training record for training received, and signed by a Lead, Supervisor or Manager.

  • Performs department housekeeping duties as required.

  • Ensure that all work performed is done in a safe manner. Directs activities to protect employees from harm and maintain safe working conditions.


  • Will participate in and support safety initiatives, safe work practices and SMS compliance.

  • Will participate in safety activities including the following: immediately reporting hazards, unsafe work practices and accidents/injuries.

  • Will follow all safety rules, FAA regulations, PPE compliance and equipment operation requirements.

Duties not listed within the position description may be required of the employee at the discretion of the department management. Job functions may vary due to irregular working conditions or multiple shift positions.

Job Requirements:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Proficient with equipment including mag light, and two way radio; working knowledge of security and safety standards and procedures; ability to read, write, and understand the English language and to follow verbal and written instruction; ability to compose information in a clear and concise written format; interpersonal skills required to interact effectively with a variety of personnel and the public; ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations and under mental stress; ability to safely drive automotive vehicle and other applicable equipment; ability to work without supervision.

Education/Training: High School diploma or equivalent required. Post-secondary education or training in Criminal Law or related discipline preferred.

Written exam demonstrating proficiency of job knowledge and abilities and physical skills testing to determine suitability for position will be conducted within first six months of employment. Failure to achieve a 70% composite on these two examinations will result in termination of employment.

Experience: Age requirement of 21 years of age. Three to five years' experience in security or law enforcement preferred.

Certificates/Licenses: Current valid Arizona drivers license with clear driving record for past three years required.

Other: May be required to work at both Marana, AZ and Tucson, AZ locations as business needs dictate.

Ascent Aviation Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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