Coordinator, Security Operations (Term (to July 2021)) – Airport Operations Department

Location: YVR
Job Code: 19-65E
# of openings: 1


YVR is made up of a team of diverse people who are working collaboratively to reach our goal of 29 million passengers by 2020! Safety is at the core of everything we do; we’re innovative, fun, and we invest in our people. We’re a BC Top Employer for 13 years standing, with high engagement scores, an abundance of learning and development opportunities, and a holistic approach to wellness! And we’re looking for someone to join our team.

As one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Vancouver Airport Authority strives for a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We support the Employment Equity Act and take measures to ensure fair employment practices and treatment of employees across our organization. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. We encourage applicants to self-identify with a designated group(s) to support our team in filling gaps in areas where we can be more diverse. We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at YVR. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at 604-303-3152 or Check out the reasons that make us a Top Employer at:

We have a full-time, acting assignment/term opportunity (to July 2021) for a Coordinator, Security Operations in the Airport Operations Department, reporting to the Manager, Security Operations.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing technical support and system administration on various security programs
  • Monitoring and auditing contractor performance 
  • Building and maintaining positive, effective working relationships with other Airport Authority departments, air carriers, ground handlers, government agencies and other airport tenants
  • Evaluating current operational standards, policies, procedures and processes against both regulatory requirements and industry best practices
  • Managing the development and implementation of security projects including capital projects
  • Providing support and information for audits conducted by Transport Canada and the Airport Authority
  • Maintaining full understanding of current security legislation
  • Conducting and/or assisting in security investigations
  • Supporting Airport Operations in irregular and emergency situations

Key qualifications include:

  • 5 years of recent, related experience, supplemented by a bachelor’s degree; or an equivalent combination of training and experience; experience in aviation and security in the following areas is preferable:
    • Aviation regulations
    • Airport infrastructure and processes related to public safety, aviation security, physical security and the protection of assets
  • A broad based understanding of security philosophy and Canadian Law as it pertains to airports
  • Demonstrated project management skills including program development, implementation and auditing
  • Proficient in developing and implementing business and operational best practices
  • Strong computer skills for the administration of computer programs such as: Microsoft Office Suite, in particular Word and Excel; and Microsoft Windows based software (CEM, Genetec, CCTV)
  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced and ever-changing environment
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, along with conflict resolution and mediation skills with the ability to maintain diplomacy
  • Proven team player
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to analyse information, make sound decisions and implement solutions
  • Proven organization and time management skills
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to provide solutions and recommendations
  • Proven ability to safeguard information in a discreet and professional manner

This position is open to both Vancouver Airport Authority employees and external candidates.  Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position.

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