Lead Transportation Security Officer (LTSO)
Aviation Security Management
 Kalispell, MT

Join the team of hard-working professionals at Aviation Security Management, LLC. We are responsible for helping to secure the nation's airways by providing passenger and baggage screening services at airports across the United States. Enjoy above industry-standard pay, a generous and comprehensive benefits package, paid training and the satisfaction that comes with being a key member of a team providing a critical service. Applicants must pass a rigorous background check and medical screening, to include drug testing, prior to selection.

Aviation Security Management, LLC (ASM) is a rapidly growing woman-owned small business specializing in security consulting and operations. We are seeking individuals to join our team as Lead Transportation Security Officers (LTSOs) to provide security and protection of air travelers, airports and aircraft.

Duties & Responsibilities:

As an LTSO, you will be concerned with all operations related to the screening of passengers, baggage, and cargo to identify and prevent dangerous objects from being transported onto aircraft. To provide security and protection of air travelers, you may be required to use screening equipment and perform searches, which could include physical interaction with passengers during pat-downs and searches of personal property. You will also monitor and control access to the secure area of the terminal at entry and exit points. During all activities you will maintain your focus and awareness of the environment. Through your knowledge of all applicable Standard Operating Procedures, you will mitigate actual and potential security threats by identifying, evaluating, and applying appropriate options and approaches to situations that arise. Additionally, you will respond to inquiries from the public and give directions. At all times you will be expected to conduct yourself in a professional and courteous manner, respond responsibly and dependably in both routine and crises situations, display excellent customer service skills, and demonstrate the flexibility required to adapt to new information or unexpected obstacles. You will be responsible for the daily management of shift requirements such as coordination of shift rotations and lunch/other breaks. You will perform routine equipment maintenance and calibration of screening equipment. Your superior communication skills will be required to communicate effectively and accurately with all stakeholders to include those from the TSA, law enforcement, and the airline industry. You will complete all required documentation to include, but not limited to, incident reports and log book and PMIS entries. You will be required to assist the STSOs with a variety of duties to include, but not limited to, opening and closing checkpoint and baggage screening areas, delivery of training, and monitoring of TSO performance.


You must have one year of experience as a certified TSO. You must exhibit leadership qualities and be able to facilitate conflict resolution. You must be proficient in English, which is defined as the ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend, with fluency, any information that is presented in English. You must have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalent.


If determined to be qualified, you may be asked to interview with ASM, after which, you may be offered employment contingent on a wide range of assessments, all of which must be completed successfully.

You may be asked to participate in a computerized assessment that confirms your proficiency in English and potential ability to interpret X-rays. Successful completion of this testing will further qualify you to be scheduled for additional assessments as required, to include a color vision test, drug screening, and a medical evaluation which includes tests of vision, hearing, and joint mobility exam. Specific medical requirements for this position considered in this medical assessment of all relative aspects of all body systems include, but are not limited to:

Visual ability including two functioning eyes with: 1) visual acuity, corrected or uncorrected, of 20/20 or better at 3 distances 2) ability to distinguish colors (e.g., red, green, blue, yellow, orange, purple, brown, black, white, gray). Tinted lenses for enhancing color discrimination are prohibited; Hearing loss (aided or unaided) as measured by audiometry cannot exceed: 1) average hearing loss of 25 decibels at 500, 1000, 2000 and 3000Hz in each ear, and 2) hearing loss in excess of this threshold requires evaluation by an audiologist; Adequate joint mobility dexterity and range of motion, strength, and stability to repeatedly lift and carry up to 50 pounds; and blood pressure not to exceed 160/100.


After all preliminary qualifications and evaluations are met and completed, you will be required to complete a Standard Form 86, questionnaire for National Security Positions (SF86) to initiate your background investigation which must be completed favorably. You must maintain this status for the duration of employment.

Please note, all LTSOs MUST

  • BE a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
  • BE at least 18 years of age.
  • PASS a Drug Screening and Medical Evaluation.
  • PASS a background investigation including a credit and criminal check.
  • NOT HAVE cumulative delinquent debt of $7500 or more.
  • NOT HAVE unpaid Federal or State tax liens.
  • NOT HAVE delinquent child support payments (not applicable if arrears are actively being paid).
  • NOT HAVE delinquent student loans.
  • NOT HAVE any unsatisfied court judgments.


As an LTSO, you may be required to attend several off-site training programs. These programs of are short duration (less than a week). No training or travel expenses associated with this are your responsibility. Successful completion of all training, internally developed or otherwise, will be required to continue your employment with ASM.

Compensation and Benefits:

ASM offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. In addition to paid holidays and personal time off, our benefits include health, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurances along with a 401(k) plan with automatic 3% employer contribution.

ASM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for, and during, employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.