Civil Aviation Authority Security Assistant - Jobs in Kampala Uganda

Civil Aviation Authority Security Assistant - Jobs in Kampala Uganda

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is a corporate body responsible for regulation of civil aviation in Uganda.

It manages Entebbe International Airport (EIA) and thirteen (13) other upcountry aerodromes.

Job Purpose:

To ensure the protection and safety of passengers and crew, ground personnel, the general public, aircraft, airport facilities and navigational aids.

Work Environment:

Working on shift basis, including at night, on public holidays and at week-ends, at outdoors and indoors checkpoints.

Working while standing and bending when conducting physical search of persons & bags

Principal Accountabilities:

Access control

  • Ensures that only passengers whose flights are open for check-in are allowed into the check-in counters by checking their travel documents.
  • Ensures that only authorized staff are allowed into the restricted areas of the airport according to the specifications on their passes


  • Examines bags entering airport restricted areas using the x-ray machine to detect prohibited items that may be concealed.


  • Carries out foot patrols to discover items that may be hidden in the airport facilities that may be used to commit acts of unlawful interference against civil aviation


  • Ensures that visitors are issued with an authorization pass for them to perform their duties in restricted areas of the airport.


  • Observes passengers' behaviour to detect and identify any behaviour that is out of the normal. • Reports any such suspicion to the checkpoint supervisor for further investigation.


  • Safeguards CM property from theft and other avoidable losses by ensuring that gate passes are presented before anything can be taken out of the premises

    Document verification

  • Checks all passengers' travel documents and only grants those with genuine documents to the restricted areas.


  • Escorts CAA property such as fuel from the pump station to the areas of distribution.

    Handle basic intelligence information

  • Ensures all basic intelligence information that may be brought to his/her attention is reported to the supervisor for further investigation.

    Emergency response

  • Be an active member in times of emergencies by providing a buffer for the emergency response teams like fire department.

    Handle dangerous goods

  • Upon discovery of dangerous goods, reports to the concerned airline operator for proper handling.

    VIP handling

  • Requests all VIPs entering the VIP lounge to register in the VIP register.

    Handle valuables

  • Safeguards clients' valuables that may be entrusted to his/her care.

    Issue permits

  • Issues airport permits to all persons authorized to work at the airport according to their areas of operation.

    Carryout surveillance

  • Carries out CCTV surveillance of facilities to detect any acts of unlawful interference to civil aviation
  • Uses physical observation to monitor restricted areas of the airport as well as public areas to detect unlawful acts

    Basic vetting

  • Scrutinizes documents
    presented for access requests to ascertain their authenticity before facilitating anyone with an airport pass

    Staff meetings

  • Attends departmental and organizational meetings whenever they are convened.

    Any other lawful assignment allocated by the supervisor and/or Management from time to time.

  • The Job holder is cooperative and readily responds to adhoc tasks assigned to him/her.

  • A Bachelor's Degree from a reputable Institution,
  • A background in security work from the disciplined forces will be an added advantage,
  • Must be physically and mentally fit;

    Applicants should possess the following standards that will be verified by a CM approved physician:

  • Eyesight: With or without spectacles or contact lenses, be able to read correctly a vehicle number plate or similar signage at 23 m distance and be able to read labels on bottles of spirits and aerosols at a distance selected by the candidate of between 30-50 cm.
  • Colour perception: Have colour perception sufficient to use coloured X-ray equipment and to check airport restricted area permits with colour codes.
  • Hearing: With or without an audio aid, be able to hear radio and telephone communications, audio signals emitted by security equipment, and an average conversational human voice at a distance of 2.5 m in a quiet room.
  • Sense of smell: Be able to sense odours.
  • Perception and awareness: Have powers of observation and concentration sufficient to notice, identify and act on information, circumstances or images in an effective manner.
  • Chemical dependency: Be free from dependence on alcohol or illegal substances.

  • Applicants should have no speech impediments that would prevent communicating quickly and effectively,
  • Ability to read, speak and write a foreign language and computer literacy
  • Team spirit
  • Interpersonal skills and assertiveness
  • Ability to perform repetitive and sometimes tedious tasks
  • Ability to operate under pressure
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible work hours

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply by 8th April 2019
  • Applications with detailed CV and copies of academic certificates and transcripts with the job reference number clearly marked at the top left hand corner of the envelope should be sent to the address shown below.
  • Please indicate your (day time) phone contact. The Director Human Resource & Administration , Civil Aviation Authority (Head Office)
    P.O. Box 5536

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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