PSA Airlines

Assistant Director of Security and Compliance

Job Locations US-NC-Charlotte | US-OH-Vandalia
Executive Leadership
Position Type


Assistant Director of Security and Compliance

• Location: Charlotte or Dayton, OH
• Reports To: Vice President of Safety and Training Development


Let your career take off with PSA Airlines


About Us

Company Summary: As a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines and the fastest growing regional airline in the country, PSA offers a stable career path in aviation with unparalleled opportunities for growth and professional development. Teamwork and drive are at the heart of PSA. We are committed to growing our company where passion is shared, professional excellence is expected, and all people are valued and respected.

Our employees are committed to ensuring safe and reliable operations for the thousands of customers American trusts us with each and every day. We have an incredible team of more than 4,000 employees who do a tremendous job of operating more than 800 daily flights to nearly 100 destinations on behalf of American Airlines. Our immense growth provides a number of opportunities to join our team.

Culture: Not only is PSA an EEO and AAP employer, but also we seek to create an inclusive work environment where diverse perspectives and experiences are embraced and respected. We work hard to build and sustain a culture where people – team members and customers alike – feel safe, secure and happy. It is The PSA Way – which focuses on our goals, safety, respect, preparedness, professional excellence, and passion. This foundation reflects how we think, act, and communicate with one another and our customers.


Engaging our employees is extremely important to us, and we seek leaders who inspire, enable, and encourage others to succeed using the PSA Way as their model.



Benefits Summary

PSA offers the benefits you expect from a company focused on excellence. All eligible employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including:
• Travel privileges on the American Airlines global network
• A generous vacation plan designed to let you enjoy your travel perks
• Medical, Dental & Vision
• 401k with company match
• American Airlines Group (AAG) profit-sharing and bonus opportunities
• Company-paid Group Life and AD&D Insurance, Short and Long-term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan (FSA), and supplementary options   


Position Summary

This position provides leadership and oversight of Security, Compliance, Ground Safety, and Technical Publications Departments. The security and compliance of the airline is ensured by closely coordinating with the TSA, FAA and DOT.

Job Responsibilities


• Responsible for the day-to-day operation of PSA Airlines Operations Development program for flight, inflight, dispatch, and Maintenance.
Responsible for the day-to-day operation of PSA Airlines Technical Publication Department.
Plan, direct, and coordinate curriculum development activities for PSA Airlines Operations teams
Responsible for maintaining compliance with all standards established by PSA Airlines
Responsible for the coordination and branding of curricula for Inflight, Flight, OCC, and Maintenance.
Evaluates training requirements and identifies specific training solutions to support our operations teams with industry leading training curricula and delivery methods.
Implement safety risk management processes within Training that support the principles of the Safety Management System (SMS) and this policy manual.
Enforce departmental safety objectives, which support company goals through close coordination with the Company Safety Department.
Coordinate with Directors - Flight Operations, Director - Flight Operations Technical, Director – Inflight Services, and Director – Maintenance to ensure operational safety and standardization of procedures.
Develop and implement strategies for communicating Company goals and department performance requirements to all department personnel.
Supervise, train, monitor, and assess staff member performance.
Ensure corporate standards and affirmative action programs are communicated and implemented to department personnel.
Make recommendations for the operation’s operating and capital expense budgets
Implement, monitor, and review the results of the Company Internal Audit Program
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Training and Development
Responsible for the Company's Security and Safety Management System (SMS) and Associated Safety Risk Management and Safety Assurance outputs.






• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in either aviation, security or law enforcement.
• 3+ years of experience in aviation
• 5+ years of management experience
• Experience in Aviation regulatory security compliance
• Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office and Adobe Products
• Ability to speak, read, write in English

• Must be able to demonstrate that you are authorized to work in the US



• Experience working with TSA, US Customs, and CBSA.
• 3+ years experience administering TSA Regulation.
• 3+ years of management experience in a DOT Drug & Alcohol Program
• 3+ years of experience in law enforcement or security



To be successful at PSA, you should be:

• Driven
• Reliable
• Caring
• Engaging Communicator
• Decisive
• Results Driven


To be successful in this position, you should be great at:


• Prioritizing multiple tasks

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

• Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

• Coaching & development

• Driving excellence

• Facilitating change

• Strategic thinking

Additional Information

Supervisory Responsibility: This is a Supervisory position
Delegation of Duties:
In absence, the Vice President of Safety will handle the delegation of duty
Work Environment:
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, facsimile machines and filing cabinets.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  This is largely a sedentary role; however, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb up and down stairs; lift weight up to 25 lbs; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Security Clearance: All employees are required to pass the fingerprint-based criminal history records check (CHRC) per 49CFR1542.209 as well as a pre-employment drug screen. 
AAP/EEO Statement: PSA Airlines is an equal opportunity employer; qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 



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