Director of Operations and Maintenance

The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) is seeking an outstanding individual for the position of Director of Operations and Maintenance.  This position is responsible for directing and managing airport operations, maintenance and custodial activities of the airport, and ensures compliance with all applicable Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations.  This position oversees operation of the Airport Communications Center and ensures direct support for all organizational departments.  Responsibility includes monitoring of airfield lighting, equipment maintenance, airport grounds, and buildings condition to ensure effective and efficient operations.

This position communicates with other Authority staff, tenants, and local and federal government representatives to discuss and clarify problems, report progress, or confer on a plan of action.  Position ensures departmental compliance with all applicable FAA, TSA, USDA, NCDENR, EPA and other requirements.

A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Airport/Aviation Management or a closely related field, or, in lieu of the education requirement a sufficient number of year’s work experience is required.  Applicant must have a minimum of 10 years work experience at a public airport, at least five of which were in a relevant management or supervisory position.  Must be able to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with internal and external business relationships, including Board members, Authority employees, government officials, tenants and the general public.

Position is open until filled, but interested individuals are encouraged to apply early.  Salary range is $76,500 – $117,000 and includes a competitive benefits package.  Starting salary based on qualifications. This position requires a detailed background investigation.  GARAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Custodial Technician

The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) is seeking an individual for the position of Custodial Technician. This individual performs routine work in cleaning of all airport facilities.  This position performs work involving cleaning and janitorial services.  Work involves the use of a variety of cleaning tools and cleaning agents.  Work includes the performance of routine, established tasks such as cleaning restrooms, collecting garbage from garbage cans, restocking restroom supplies, and cleaning offices.

Completion of high school or equivalent education required.  Experience working in the custodial field is preferred.

To apply for this position you may go to either Express Employment Professionals at 1979 Hendersonville Road, Suite B, Asheville, NC  28803 – Phone # 828-654-8101 or Trace Employment at 3 Walden Ridge Drive, Suite 300, Asheville, NC  28803 – Phone # 828-654-0310.  Resumes and references can also be submitted to Suzie Baker, Director of Administration, Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority, 61 Terminal Drive, Suite 1, Fletcher, NC 28732, or by email at sbaker@flyavl.com.  Position is open until filled. This position requires a detailed background investigation. GARAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Asheville Regional Airport Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Other career opportunities at Asheville Regional Airport may exist with our tenants — such as positions with the FAA, TSA, airlines, rental car companies, and concessionaires that operate at AVL . Each tenant is responsible for hiring its own employees, independent of the Airport Authority. For a complete list of airport tenant contact information, see TENANTS.