Employment

Open positions at AVL:

 

Information Technology

Director of Information and Technology

The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) is seeking an outstanding individual for the position of Director of Information Technology.  This position is responsible for the development, planning, implementation, and administration of the Information Technology, Telecommunications, Physical and Cyber Security and Shared Use networks and programs for the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority. 

This position ensures the network and system infrastructure, servers, firewalls, routers, switches and components are accurate and efficient pertaining to network usage, security and government regulations.  Position is a member of Senior Management Team and assists in short and long range planning of IT items within projects as well as providing financial data.

A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science is required.  Applicant must have a minimum of 5 years professional experience in a management level capacity.  Three or more years of experience in airport and or governmental environment preferred.  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.

Resumes and references should 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, but interested individuals are encouraged to apply early.  Salary range is $76,500.00 - $117,000 and includes a competitive benefits package.  Starting salary based on qualifications.  A full job description and additional GARAA information can be viewed at www.flyavl.com.  This position requires a detailed background investigation.  GARAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Operations

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. 
 
Resumes and references should 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, but interested individuals are encouraged to apply early.  Salary range is $74,250.00 - $82,500.00 and includes a competitive benefits package.  Starting salary based on qualifications.  A full job description and additional GARAA information can be viewed at www.flyavl.com.  This position requires a detailed background investigation.  GARAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
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Operations

Operations Specialist I

The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) is seeking an outstanding individual who can maintain airport compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 77 and 139, Transportation Security Regulation (TSR) Part 1542, and all other applicable statutes, regulations and requirements and ensures the safety and security of all airport users.  This position, with supervision, will assist in dispatching, communications, airport badging, and duties performed in the Airport Communications Center and Airport Operations Center. Responsibilities will include performing airport inspections and other operations functions.  Also, this position will coordinate with the Maintenance department on airfield repairs; airfield lighting; janitorial; maintenance of main terminal and grounds, parking and ground transportation. 

A Bachelor's degree in aviation management, business administration, or a related field is preferred; or in lieu of a degree, a minimum of two years of work experience at a commercial service airport performing functions of a similar nature.

Resumes and references should 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.   Starting salary is $36,000 and includes a competitive benefits package.  Starting salary based on qualifications.  A full job description and additional GARAA information can be viewed at www.flyavl.com.  This position requires a detailed background investigation.  GARAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Public Safety

Public Safety Officer

The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) is seeking a Public Safety Officer. This position reports to the Department of Public Safety and responsibilities include combined duties of aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF), emergency medical response, and law enforcement. Basic Law Enforcement Certification (BLET) is required. This position requires the ability to work well in an emergency situation and must exercise independent judgment, discretion, and initiative in completing assignments. This position would include handling difficult situations, which could involve the public and requires considerable tact and knowledge of airport policies, procedures, and programs.

Resumes and references should 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. Starting salary is $36,000.00 annually and includes a competitive benefits package. A full job description and additional GARAA information can be viewed at www.flyavl.com. This position requires a detailed background investigation. GARAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
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Custodial

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.
 
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To apply for a position at AVL:

Resumes & references should be submitted to: Suzie Baker, Director of Administration, Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority, 61 Terminal Drive, Suite 1, Fletcher, NC 28732, or by email to: sbaker@flyavl.com. Position is open until filled. GARAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 


Individuals interested in working for the GARAA may complete an employment application in the event another position opens. Applications are kept on file for six months. Completed applications may be mailed to:

Suzie Baker, Director of Administration

Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority

61 Terminal Drive, Suite 1

Fletcher, NC 28732

Employment Application (PDF)

Asheville Regional Airport Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other opportunities at the Asheville Regional Airport may exist with our tenants. Each tenant is responsible for hiring its own employees, independent of the Airport Authority.