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The Airport Search Unit Officer is a key role at Dublin Airport with responsibility for ensuring the secure, and efficient movement of passengers through the security process at Dublin Airport. Working as an Airport Search Unit Officer provides an excellent opportunity to build your career within an exciting and dynamic airport environment. We have three different contract types on offer as follows:

  • 40 hours guaranteed weekly, but flexibility required to work shifts across a 7-day roster

  • 30-40 hours weekly – 30 hours guaranteed but flexibility required to work up to 40 hours weekly as required across a 7-day roster

  • 20-hour weekend contract – flexibility required to work various shifts across Fri/Sat/Sun

All contracts are offered on a permanent basis with rosters shared with employees one month in advance. The training duration for all contract types will be 5 weeks full-time (paid) In addition we offer:

  • Hourly rate for the role is currently €15.88 (inclusive of shift pay)

  • Annual Salary of €33,122.86

  • Permanent role with access to company pension scheme on commencement

  • Comprehensive induction & training programme (with ongoing assessment/exams for IAA certification)

  • Continuous focus on training and development with external opportunities for career progression internally

  • Subsidised staff meals and free coffee, tea & water across breakrooms

  • Free car-parking for working hours with staff shuttle bus available

  • Uniform and Safety shoes provided on joining.

  • Travel Tax Saver Scheme and the Bike to Work Scheme

  • Staff discount at “The Loop and” with 10% off purchases and frequent staff discounts across Dublin Airport & other discounts across the campus

  • Various Wellbeing initiatives: Complementary Flu vaccines, health clinics, EAP assistance programme, Focus on You Wellbeing services, access to on-site gym and swimming pool in ALSAA

  • Active daa Charity of the Year activities, events and socials

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  • Screen all passengers, staff, contractors and visitors in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

  • Screen all cabin baggage and items carried by staff, contractors and visitors.

  • Handle and store safely recovered items from the security screening process.

  • Provide passengers with information about regulatory requirements.

  • Provide an excellent passenger security screening process

  • Report any security screening issues or operational issues/faults with machinery to security management.

  • Control access to security restricted areas.

  • Examine vehicles and screen airport supplies with the aid of equipment, when necessary.

  • Comply with fire, health and safety requirements, reporting any concerns immediately.

  • Manage the supply of trays and the loading of passenger items into trays and onto conveyor belts.

  • Comply with the lost property procedure.

  • Provide assistance in the event of an airport emergency.

  • Undertake any reasonable duties as requested by Security Operations Management.


  • Availability to work in a 24/7 shift environment, where flexibility is required (shifts can include night duties, bank holidays and early morning starts).

  • Ability to work in an environment where procedures and regulations must be adhered to

  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to read/write and comprehend English

  • Professional & committed to providing customer service excellence

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment which requires stamina to be on your feet and a level of physical agility to perform screening effectively.

  • Achieve and maintain IAA Certification requirements

  • Committed to daa values

The selection process for these roles will include an online assessment, interviews, 5-year background check, Garda vetting and pre-employment medical (including colour vision test) The daa is an equal opportunities company and positions are awarded solely on merit. Final decisions will be based on review across all stages of the recruitment process.


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