Vacancy Security Officer (Trainee)

The security officer is responsible for securing the seaport, airport and other government buildings as assigned, and is required to provide security services when needed. The main duties are to perform various checks and execute tasks that fall within the scope of the position.

The framework for this function is set by working agreements, work schedules, ICAO requirements, and stipulations from the unit manager and supervisors. The security unit is a 24-hour operation, and the security officer is obligated to work weekend, day, evening, or overnight shifts as scheduled.  


  • Supervising and inspecting people and goods to ensure compliance with the relevant requirements, stipulations, conditions, or rules and regulations;
  • Taking preventive or remedial action if indicated, for identified deficiencies or violations;
  • Providing assistance with measures taken by others where necessary, and following instructions given by the supervisor and/or manager;
  • Providing clear information on the correct procedures to involved parties;
  • Mediating simple conflicts and knowing when to include the unit manager or supervisor in complex matters or violations.

Required skills/abilities:

  • practical knowledge of the requirements and procedures for security and safety;
  • skilled in mediating simple complaints;
  • insight into and ability to identify suspicious or dangerous circumstances;
  • skilled in dealing with difficult visitors.

Specific Requirements:

  • MBO level-2 or higher and/or high school diploma, or equivalent;
  • Two to four years’ experience in a security-related position. Completion of security courses will be an asset;
  • A valid Category B driver’s licence
  • General knowledge of the tasks and responsibilities of security officers;
  • VHF certification (or willingness to complete training);
  • ISPS certification (or willingness to complete training);
  • ICAO Basic Security training certification (or willingness to complete training).

Terms of employment

The position is temporary for a trial period of one year, with the prospect of permanent appointment. We offer an intensive and interactive training programme focused on professional development, guidance and mentorship, and hands-on, practical training. During the training period, the salary scaling will be scale 3, with a minimum of $2,035 and a maximum of $ 2,244 gross monthly, based on a 36-hour work week. In addition, this employee will receive a holiday allowance of 8.33% an end-of-year bonus of 8.33% of the annual income. There’s also an allowance for irregular working hours of evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays. These are in accordance with the salary table of the Statia Government dated 1 July 2024. Salary scaling is based on qualification and experience.  

For additional information on the primary and secondary terms of employment, see, go to the tab, 'job vacancies', then click on 'working in Statia'.

Are you interested in applying for the position of security officer?

Please apply in writing no later than Sunday 26 May 2024, to:.

The Executive Council of Public Entity Sint Eustatius

Attn: Ms. Francisca Gibbs

Unit Manager Internal Services


More information:

For more information on this position, please contact Mr Arnold Cuvalay, Interim Unit Manager, Airport at Tel: + (599) 318 2361 or via email:  

For information concerning the recruitment and selection process, please contact the department of personnel and organisation at or tel. +599 318 2931.