Charleston County Aviation Authority

  • Police Officer I

    Job Locations US-SC-Charleston
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Depends on Qualifications
  • Overview

    Performs law enforcement and crime prevention work that includes patrol, investigation, service of warrants, issuance of citations for violations of CCAA ordinances and state statutes, and general enforcement of federal, state, and local laws.


    1. Patrols a designated work shift that will vary from time-to-time. Maintains continuous availability by radio and/or telephone while working a Conducts automobile and foot patrol, traffic control, investigation, and first-aid duties at incidents or accidents.
    2. Patrols assigned areas of CCAA to deter crime, preserve peace, enforce the law, control vehicular traffic approaching, at, and leaving the airport, prevent or detect and investigate misconduct and law
    3. Responds to calls and reports of possible crime and takes initial action, as situations require, for securing the Responds to emergency calls for a variety of incidents such as, but not limited to, accidents, disturbances, and unauthorized access to secure airport areas, etc. Dispatches calls for ambulance and other assistance.
    4. Interviews and interrogates available victims, witnesses, and Completes incident and arrest reports. Gathers and preserves evidence. Describes and documents the scene of the incident to include measurements, photographs, and descriptions. Analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests or issues citations to offenders.
    5. Conducts follow-up investigations of incidents and crimes during the assigned work Locates and interviews victims, witnesses, and suspects. Develops leads. Searches the scene of the incident for additional evidence. Documents and prepares cases for arrest and legal proceedings.
    6. Participates in the investigation of criminal law Gathers crime scene evidence and compiles information to support investigations. Prepares cases for filing of charges, testifying in court, and related uses.
    7.  Prepares a variety of records and reports such as, but not limited to, investigations, field interrogations, vehicle impound, traffic hazards, and routine shift
    8. Coordinates work activities with other officers and CCAA departments, as Exchanges information with other law enforcement agencies.
    9. Participates in Authority-based Police activity and Provides general information about department activities and special programs.
    10. Performs other duties as assigned to meet overall objective of the position and in support of the CCAA


    The position requires a working knowledge of all phases of police work including principles and practices of modern crime prevention, investigation, criminal identification, apprehension, rules of evidence, traffic control and safety, care and custody of prisoners, and record keeping. Requires a working knowledge of constitutional and statutory laws governing law enforcement and the geography of CCAA. Requires the use of a firearm and other weapons, and operate a vehicle at high speed. Requires a working knowledge of criminal behavior that contributes to crimes. Requires well-developed human relations skill to resolve conflict, conduct interviews and interrogations, work with disturbed, angry, or emotional individuals and groups, and cooperate with a work team. Requires sufficient language and writing skill to prepare reports. Requires sufficient math skills to record measurements, sums, and readings.


     Requires the ability to carry out all aspects of the position and analyze situations quickly and objectively to recognize actual and potential dangers and determine proper course of action. Requires the ability to read and understand laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations. Requires the ability to read and write in English and prepare reports. Requires the ability to cope with stressful situations firmly, tactfully, and with respect for individual citizen’s rights. Requires the ability to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing. Requires the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and with citizens from varied racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. Requires the ability to organize and use investigative techniques and procedures. Requires the ability to observe and remember detail. Requires the ability to work varying shifts and work locations.


    Requires the ability to maintain cardiovascular fitness to function well in stressful situations requiring extreme physical effort. Requires the ability to use speech and hearing to project voice in a noisy environment and for ordinary conversation and to hear sound prompts from equipment. Must have near vision to write and to read printed materials and computer screens and to observe moving objects at a distance such as observe persons, operate a vehicle, and use firearms. Must be able to utilize manual and/or finger dexterity to type/keyboard and/or utilize a mouse to operate a microcomputer and other office equipment, use a firearm, and operate stationary and mobile equipment. Requires sufficient physical strength to lift, drag, carry, or restrain an adult. Requires full body coordination to perform personal defense, restrain an adult, jump over and climb obstacles, and walk and stand for a full shift. Requires basic physical proficiency with police equipment such as but not limited to, a radar gun, radio, handgun, police vehicle, ASP baton, handcuffs, breath analyzer, and first-aid equipment. Requires the ability to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods. Requires the ability to render first aid.


    Work performed indoors and outdoors where significant safety considerations exist.



     The position requires a high school diploma or equivalent.  An Associate’s Degree is preferred.




    Valid SC Drivers License with good driving record.


    Must be currently State Certified by the South Carolina State Criminal Justice Training Council, as a Class I Law Enforcement Officer, with TWO years' experience as a South Carolina law enforcement officer.


    Starting salary $44,700 or higher depending upon training and experience.




    Charleston County Aviation Authority has a comprehensive benefits package including:

    • BCBS Medical Insurance (PPO & HDHP)
    • Dental and Vision
    • Short Term Disability
    • Term Life
    • Critical Illness Insurance
    • Flexible Spending/Dependent Care Accounts
    • Health Savings Account (HSA) with HDHP
    • South Carolina Retirement
    • South Carolina Deferred Compensation (401k and/or 457)
    • Annual/Sick Leave
    • 11 Paid Holidays
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Employee Tuition Reimbursement
    • Wellness Program


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