Airport Police Officer

Jun 02, 2017
Jul 03, 2017
Full Time
Airport Police Officer - (MWAA-17-11975) Job Requisition ID: MWAA-17-11975 Job Title: Airport Police Officer Job Type: F/T Permanent Location: DCA and IAD, VA Post Date: 05/30/2017 Job Description:

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority


The dynamic Aviation industry is seeking a seasoned professional!

Join our Team!

Position Title

Airport Police Officer

Announcement Number


Salary Range

P10 - $54,555 to $90,017

Job Type

Full-Time, Permanent


Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), MA-310T

Opening Date

June 1, 2017

Closing Date

July 1, 2017



Why Choose the Airports Authority?


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Job Summary:


To review the description of duties, please click here.


Schedule of Events:

NOTE: Emails will be sent out after the closing of the announcement (July 1, 2017) to register for the PAT and each subsequent test thereafter. Dates are subject to change.

I. Physical Ability Test (PAT)

Smithsonian Taxiway at Dulles Airport - 25210 Flight Line Road, Gate #317 Dulles, VA 20166


1. Tuesday, July 25, 2017

a. 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM

b. 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

c. 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM


2. Wednesday, July 26, 2017

a. 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM

b. 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

c. 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM


3. Saturday, July 29, 2017

a. 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM

b. 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

c. 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM


4. Saturday, August 5, 2017

a. 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM

b. 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

c. 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM


II. Written Examination

Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy - 45299 Research Place, Ashburn, VA 20147


1. Saturday, August 19, 2017

a. 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

b. 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


III. Structured Panel Interviews

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport / West Building - 2509 Arlington, VA 22201


1. Monday, August 28, 2017 – Thursday, August 31, 2017

a. 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

b. 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

c. 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

d. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

e. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Minimum Qualifications Required:

To be rated qualified for this job, an applicant must meet both of the MQs listed below at the time of vacancy announcement closure:

1.                     A high school diploma or a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED).

2.                     Be a citizen of the United States of America.

3.                     Be at least 20 years and 6 months old.

4.                     Possess a valid driver’s license.

5.                     Be able to successfully complete the Field Training Program and obtain certification as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services after completion of Criminal Justice Academy training.

6.                     Be able to obtain certification as a Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) Operator within 60 days of completion of Criminal Justice Academy training.

7.                     Be able to obtain certification in firearms proficiency.

8.                     Be able to successfully complete a background investigation which includes a full employment history check, a credit check, a criminal history records check, and a driving records check.

9.                     Be able to pass a comprehensive medical examination including drug screening and a vision standard. 

10.                  Be able to successfully pass a written cognitive ability test, a physical ability test (PAT), a psychological examination, and a polygraph examination.

11.                  Must have uncorrected vision not worse than 20/100 unless wearing soft contact lenses. Vision must be correctable to 20/20. Must be able to identify colors.


Preferred Qualifications:                                                                                                                  

The qualifications listed below are preferred and may be considered in the selection process, but they are not required to be rated qualified for this job:

1.                     An Associate’s Degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Administration of Justice, or a related field.

2.                     Possession of current certification as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, OR possession of certification as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services that is expired for less than twenty-four months.


Application Process:                                                                                                                                        

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is currently seeking Airport Police Officers to join our team of highly qualified, professionally-trained Airport Police Officers for the Office of Public Safety’s Police Department.  Applicants must be willing to work at either Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport or Washington Dulles International Airport to be considered for employment.  This is an excellent opportunity with great benefits!  Successful candidates will be considered for vacancies in one of two academy classes at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy, located at 45299 Research Place, Ashburn, Virginia 20147.  Qualified candidates will either attend the January 2018 or July 2018 academy class.  Once candidates are qualified and offered a position, they will begin their careers with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority with orientation and academy preparation approximately one to two months prior to the start of each academy class.


I. Physical Ability Test (PAT)

All candidates will be required to participate in and pass a timed physical ability test prior to either the written exam or oral interview. There are four components to the physical ability test:


(A)    Push Ups


(B)    Sit Ups


(C)    1.5 Mile Run


(D)    Obstacle Course

            1. The candidate will start in a seated position, wearing a (approx.) twenty (20) pound weighted vest and belt. While seated, the candidate will be given a brief lookout. (4 descriptors).

            2. A start signal will be given (verbal command “go”) and the clock will start – the candidate will stand and print seventy-five (75) yards.

            3. The candidate will then navigate a thirty-seven (37) inch wall by going over it, not around it. Once the candidate navigates the wall, they will sprint ten (10) yards and navigate two, six (6) inch high obstacles, set five (5) yards apart.

            4. The candidate will then run fifteen (15) yards, and drag a one-hundred and sixty (160) pound dummy fifteen (15) yards.

            5. The course will finish by running twenty-five (25) yards and repeating the lookout given at the beginning to the evaluator (must recall 3 of 4). Once the candidate recites the lookout, the clock will stop.


Applicants must score a minimum or twenty (20) points to pass and continue in the hiring process.  Applicants scoring a zero (0) in any category or nineteen (19) or fewer points will not continue in the hiring process.  The scoring matrix is listed below:



Push Ups

Sit Ups

1.5 Mile Run











































Instructions on how to register for the physical ability test will be emailed to candidates after the announcement closes.

II. National Police Officer Selection Test (POST)

All applicants will be given the opportunity to take the National Police Officer Selection Test. The National Police Officer Selection Test will test four primary cognitive skills critical to successfully learning and performing the police officer’s job. This test, along with other factors, such as completeness of your application form, an oral interview, complete background investigation, and a medical evaluation, will assist us in assessing your ability to successfully perform the work required for this position. The passing score for the examination is 70%.

Those who pass the test will be scheduled for a structured oral interview at a later date and are subject to a thorough background investigation including a full employment history check, a credit check, a criminal history records check, and a driving records check. The pre-employment screening process will also include a rigorous physical examination, drug test, psychological evaluation and polygraph examination.

How to Apply:                                                                                                                                                 

Please visit our website at to apply for this position and learn more about the benefits that we offer. 

PLEASE NOTE: All candidates must complete an employment application to be considered. If you have previously applied for Authority positions, you must update your existing application.