Security Officers,

Dublin Airport, Dublin

Our Airport Search Unit roles provide a unique opportunity for individuals who would love to be part of a great team in a customer focused, dynamic airport environment.

So whether you’re starting out on your career, returning from a career break or looking to build on existing life and career experience this could be the role for you.

You don’t need security experience as full training is provided.


We offer:

  • Hourly rate for the role is currently €17.47 (inclusive of shift pay).
  • Starting Salary of €33,112.86 
  • Permanent role with full access to an excellent company pension scheme
  • Contract will be 35-40 hours, you will be guaranteed minimum 35 hours but must be available work up to 40 hours weekly across a 24/7 roster.
  • Comprehensive induction & training programme (with ongoing assessment/exams for IAA certification)
  • Continuous focus on training and development with excellent opportunities for career progression internally
  • Subsidised staff meals and free coffee, tea & water across breakrooms
  • Flight subsidy 
  • Free car-parking for working hours with staff shuttle bus available
  • Uniform and Safety shoes provided on joining plus welcome pack
  • 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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Screen all passengers, staff, contractors and visitors in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements. This may include hand searches of persons and use of equipment such as Walk-Through Metal Detector.
  • Screen all cabin baggage and items carried by staff, contractors and visitors as it passes through the X-Ray machine and physically search hand baggage and other items as required.
  • Handle and store safely recovered sharp items, liquids and gels from the security screening process.
  • Provide passengers with information about regulatory requirements e.g. volume of liquids, as part of the screening process.
  • Advise passengers of any queuing or congestion issues.
  • Provide an excellent passenger security screening process that manages passenger needs while delivering full compliance with security requirements.
  • 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 or unplanned event including fire safety marshal (as required).
  • Undertake any reasonable duties as requested by Security Operations Management.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • 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 and interpersonal skills.
  • An ability to read/write and comprehend English.
  • Professional in manner and behaviour.
  • An understanding of and commitment to meeting passenger needs, with a desire to deliver excellent customer service.
  • 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 (this is a requirement to continue in the role)
  • Committed to daa values.


The selection process for these roles will include on-line assessments, one interview in person, 5-year background check, garda vetting and pre-employment medical (including colour vision test). Please note that if you have lived or resided outside of Ireland for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will be required to submit a police clearance certificate from that country(s) as part of the vetting process.


daa is an equal opportunities employer committed to celebrating diversity & inclusion and recognising the value that difference can bring, both for our business and for our people. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience. We ensure our recruitment process is accessible to all and offer reasonable accommodations to applicants at all stages of the selection process.


We will be running our annual Jobs Fair at the Radisson Hotel, Dublin Airport on Thursday 18 April between 10.00 and 17.00. We would love to see you there.