Airport Access Control System Administrator

Washington D.C
Oct 11, 2019
Oct 23, 2019
Full Time
As the Airport Access Control System Administrator, you will serve as the expert in Access Control and Alarm Monitoring (ACAM). Your work will impact the secure issuance of airport identification badges.

Airport Access Control System Administrator

Serves in the Physical Security (Pass and ID) Division of the Airport Operations Department at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Serves as the expert in Access Control and Alarm Monitoring (ACAM) system administration at IAD. Oversees security controls of individual and group access rights and codes to maintain physical security at IAD facilities. Ensures consistent daily system operations and serves as the operational focal point for ACAM users. Performs related functions.


Administers the ACAM system and database and identification (ID) badge systems.

Designs and manages the physical security access levels and use of access codes.

Coordinates and oversees the planning, design, and establishment of data entry standards.

Monitors data base transactions to ensure correct usage and operation of the data base.

Develops and monitors procedures for updating the data dictionary of the ACAM.

Develops adequate backup and recovery procedures.

Establishes, reassigns, revises, or deletes records in response to user requirements.

Reviews daily and monthly badge information; provides oversight of corrections, as needed.

Troubleshoots system failures; corrects problem(s) or contacts contractor for resolution.

Produces recurring and special reports.

Monitors the change process for system procedures and standards; coordinates change development and implements change.

Serves as Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for service contracts with ACAM vendors.

Participates with management to identify opportunities to upgrade or replace hardware and software to meet current and future needs.

May oversee the frontline Pass and ID service providers, or provide front line services.

Trains new personnel in the use of the ACAM system.

May act as the Physical Security Division Manager in his/her absence.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Three years of progressively responsible experience in system management or information technology, including administering an electronic system that involves a relational database.

Knowledge of and ability to apply security regulations and requirements for issuance of ID badges and vehicle permits.

Ability to manage an ACAM system and ensure the effectiveness of ACAM operations.

Skill in troubleshooting, correcting, or rewriting SQL code to restore server-based applications.

Skill in using query languages or report writing software to extract information and create reports.

Ability to serve as technical expert in database and ACAM administration.

Knowledge of and ability to apply configuration management principles and applications to ensure data integrity and security.

Ability to make detailed analyses of data and information and make recommendations.

Skill in training others in processing ID badges and vehicle permit requests.

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Skills in using a computer and modern office suite software.


Experience overseeing an ID/badge system for identification and to control security access.

Certification as Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) level, or higher, in Microsoft SQL Server technology from Microsoft.

Experience with Intellisoft Airport Ice.

Experience with Software House CCure.

Experience using Web-based training services and/or products.

Certification as an Airport Certified Employee (ACE) in Airport Security by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).


A Bachelor's Degree in any field.




Work is typically reviewed in progress upon completion for quantity, quality, timeliness, teamwork, customer service, and other factors.

May be subject to hold over or recall on a 24-hour basis for essential services and emergencies.


A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.

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