Officer, Safety and Security, Quality Assurance

Greater Toronto Airports Authority - Greater Toronto Area, ON (30+ days ago)

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Key Accountabilities

Reporting to the Manager, Quality and Performance Management, this position is responsible for ensuring compliance to security regulations as defined in the CASR’s and ASM’s and conformance to safety and security plans and programs. This position is also responsible for carrying out evaluations of our external stakeholder safety programs and their adherence to the GTAA safety standard.

Maintains Toronto Pearson International Airport Corporate Safety and Security compliance by:

Overseeing the Corporate Safety and Security Operational Quality Control and System Quality Assurance

Ensure all areas of the aerodrome regulated by the CASR’s and ASM’s are audited and inspected to ensure compliance, including PSL, screening, security documentation, legislated plans and programs including the ASP and training programs etc.

Audits of various safety and security plans and programs to ensure compliance to CASR’s, ASM’s and conformance to the Corporate Safety and Security Quality Management Program

Track the auditing all subordinate plans attached to the SOM and IASP, such as SIMP, PSLP and post orders etc. to ensure adherence to the plans

Ensure departmental adherence to the CSS respective security plans and programs and ensure accurate and consistent records are kept of all audit activities

Ensure all safety and security audit findings are reported and corrective actions are logged and tracked using the Quality Management program process

Assist departments in analyzing all deficiencies to identify trends and work with stakeholders to find the root cause and formulate solutions/corrective actions

Ensure re-check inspections are carried out once corrective actions are complete and coordinate subsequent unannounced Red Team testing as required

Monitoring official government publications related to safety and security including; aviation safety, aviation security, public security (crime), corporate security and critical infrastructure security

Oversee the external Tenant Safety Evaluation Program to ensure all companies at Toronto Pearson have a safety program in place that conforms to the GTAA safety standard by:

Carrying out evaluations to ensure external stakeholder adherence to the GTAA safety standard using the Quality Management processes and procedures for performing audits, tracking corrective actions and follow up

Develop the Safety evaluation program in accordance with best practices and modify on a regular basis to ensure that trends or operational nuances are included

Audits of external stakeholder’s safety programs to ensure the conformance to the GTAA safety standard as outlined in the LTO and Business Partners Handbook

Oversee, implement and integrate the Quality Management Program by:

Administration of the Quality Management framework

Administrating defined threat identification and risk management process

Identifying and tracking trends, findings and corrective actions with relation to safety and security conformance and compliance

Support Corporate Safety and Security departments, where applicable to ensure adherence to the Quality Management processes

Supporting the Corporate Safety and Security departments in implementing Quality Control Plans within their areas

Assist with the development and implementation of an airport wide security education, training and awareness program and assist in developing marketing and communication strategies with SR&C

Assist Security Management or Corporate Audit in the provision of audit services when requested

Other Duties as assigned by Manager


Minimum College Diploma or 5 years of comparable airport experience

3 years’ experience in security operations and/or within a safety focused role required

Minimum 2 years’ experience airport/airside operations

Previous auditing experience required

Formal auditor training required

Toronto Pearson International Airport airside experience an asset

Valid Ontario Driver’s license

Must be able to obtain and retain Transportation Security Clearance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of Aeronautics Act and CASRs, ASM, ICAO Annex 17 GTAA security standards and policies, and industry security best practice

Knowledge of investigative, inspection and audit techniques and practices

Knowledge of aerodrome operating procedures and related safety & security requirement

Knowledge of the aerodrome and all operating security systems such as access control, vehicle access and GTAA future plans for development and subsequent impact on security operations

Skilled in studying complex drawings and determining whether there is aerodrome security or operational concerns that need to be addressed

Knowledge of GTAA Safety Program and Safety Standard

Able to research best practices inside and outside of aviation and adjust accordingly to meet the needs of the safety audit program

Skill at reading and interpreting GTAA documentation including tenant licences to operate and business partners handbook

Ability to maintain concentration and attention to detail, especially in critical safety areas where care and judgement are essential

Ability to work independently to prioritize work accordingly, when required

Ability to analyze audit evidence to develop findings and comprehensive audit reports

Able to analyze and interpreting complex aviation security legislation, regulations, standards and recommendations and applying them in the field

Strong leadership qualities to ensure professional representation at all times

Knowledge of specialized inspections, audit software and Management Systems processes

Advance knowledge of Microsoft software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Advance communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)

Must have excellent problem solving, decision-making and multitasking skills

Meticulous, resourceful, detail oriented and a self-starter

Able influence and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders