Sr. Program Manager - AvSec Security Management Systems (SeMS), Aviation Security Job at Services LLC, Dallas, TX

  • Services LLC
  • Dallas, TX

Job Description


The Amazon Aviation Security (AvSec) team is looking for an enthusiastic Aviation Security leader to join the team as the Sr. PM Security Management System (SeMS). In this role, you will be responsible for leading and developing AvSec’s SeMS program including facilitating SeMS mechanisms such as the Security Review Board, Security Data Analysis Groups, Risk Management and Quality Assurance programs. The Sr. PM SeMS interfaces with customer and partner organizations to drive senior level visibility to security risks across aviation operations at Amazon. Additionally, this position supports AvSec team members to establish mechanisms and ensure the compliance of operations, programs, manuals, and training with regulatory and Amazon requirements through coordination of the department’s quality assurance activities.
The successful candidate will facilitate and continue to optimize the documented framework to execute on a global security culture in Amazon’s aviation operations that is complaint with regulatory and Amazon requirements. This position will require strong communication and analytical skills with a focus on regulatory compliance, technical writing, quality assurance, and risk management.

Key job responsibilities
The Sr. PM SeMS leads the administration and continued development of the AvSec SeMS and facilitates supporting mechanisms such as the Security Review Board, Security Data Analysis Groups, and Security Risk Assessments. The successful candidate will coordinate the operation and administration of AvSec’s Quality Assurance (QA) program including the performance of audits, training of auditors, developing an audit plan, and maintaining conformance with program requirements (e.g. corrective action plans, assurance, etc.). You will support a team of Policy and Procedure Program Managers as you develop regulatory program submissions for host country regulators, airport authorities and air carriers and serve as the subject matter expert (SME) within AvSec to ensure policies, standards, and procedures are complaint with relevant regulatory and company requirements. You will work collaboratively with technology teams and field end users to serve as business program manager developing requirements for technology and tools that support the SeMS.

Eligibility Qualifications:
• This role is regulated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and may be subject to requirements imposed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Successful candidates must therefore complete all screenings prescribed by the TSA and the U.S. CBP.
• Individuals hired into this position will have unescorted access privileges to airport security identification display areas (SIDA). For this reason, eligibility for this role will be limited to individuals who pass a security screening, as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and TSA (as applicable).
• This position may be subject to Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing. Federal law requires Amazon to determine an applicant's history of DOT drug and/or alcohol violation(s) or refusal(s) to test before hiring applicant into a safety-sensitive position.
• This position requires an employee’s full and unimpaired skills and judgment to safely execute their job duties to ensure the safety and security of Amazon AIR personnel, third-party contractors, Airport personnel, cargo, and equipment. This position is therefore designated as a safety sensitive position and is subject to mandatory pre-employment and, where permitted, post-hire drug testing.
• Ability to travel domestically or internationally up to 20% of the time.

A day in the life
As a Sr. PM SeMS, you will work on updates to program governance and mechanisms utilizing your experience in leading similar programs, along with feedback and engagement from team members across the AvSec and broader aviation functions at Amazon. You will develop implementation and communication plans for these changes and ensure they are executed on time and with the appropriate level of support provided to your customers in the field. You will work with stakeholders from across AvSec to execute on the quality assurance mechanisms that you developed, and will generate reports and escalations to leaders to ensure conformance. You may also travel to sites to oversee or perform quality assurance activities or train assessors. You will facilitate key mechanisms of the SeMS such as the security review board, security data analysis groups, and security risk management assessments and hold the department accountable for adhering to the SeMS governance. These mechanisms ensure leaders have visibility to the security and compliance health of Amazon’s aviation operations. You will support Policy and Procedure Program Managers, AvSec leaders, and field personnel in developing, reviewing compliance and accuracy, and securing internal and external approvals for new documentation, training, and communications.

About the team
The Amazon AvSec team is responsible for security, loss prevention, and regulatory compliance across Amazon’s aviation operations. The organization is built with four core pillars; Security Management Systems, Programs and Quality Assurance, Security Operations, and Credentialing. The organization is committed to identifying and mitigating risk to people, Amazon assets, Amazon brand and regulatory compliance through the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of best-in-class aviation security procedures, standards and guardrails between which Amazon operates. By supporting our customer teams across Amazon’s aviation operations to implement process improvements, mitigate risk, resolve equipment issues, and implement new processes to improve performance, AvSec contributes to safe and secure transportation of air cargo to our customers.


- Bachelor degree or 7+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following disciplines; corporate security or safety management, transportation/supply chain operations or aviation security
- 5+ years of experience of working with and influencing aviation security or safety authorities and associations
- 5+ years of demonstrated leadership experience managing risk in a regulated industry
- Understanding of aviation security operating practices, regulations and standards (International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Transport Association (IATA), US and foreign regulatory programs), cargo airline operations, airport operations
- Experience with all Microsoft Office applications

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