Employment

Open positions at AVL:

Department of Finance

Director of Finance

The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) is seeking an outstanding individual for the position of Director of Finance and Accounting. This position is responsible for directing the general finance and accounting functions, including accounting services and capital planning. This position is the custodian of all Authority’s assets, funds and securities and provides leadership to the Finance and Accounting Department. Responsibilities include financial analysis and preparation of monthly and annual financial statements, develops and maintains internal audit control system and manages cash management plan. Assists and supervises accounts receivable/payables and payroll functions.

A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or any other related field and at least five (5) years work experience practicing advanced accounting skills, with at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity. Microsoft Dynamics SL Accounting Software experience is preferred. CPA and experience in an 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 - $85,000.00 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. 

 

Download a PDF with full description:  Director of Finance
 

 

Department of Public Safety


Public Safety Captain

The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) is seeking a Public Safety Captain.  This position oversees all daily activities of the Department of Public Safety.  Ensures policies, regulations, and requirements of the Airport and government agencies are in compliance. Oversees training and recordkeeping for Law Enforcement and Firefighting personnel, investigates complaints, and ensures records are properly maintained.  Acts as second in command and serves as the department head in the Chief’s absence.  Associate’s degree or higher in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or Fire Science with a minimum of  2 years in a supervisory position, or in lieu of education requirement, 4 years of supervisory experience in a related field.  A minimum of 5-7 years work experience in a law enforcement and/or firefighting capacity.  Extensive knowledge of airport operations, aircraft rescue and firefighting, emergency medical services, and incident command procedures.  Read the full job description here.

 

 

Public Safety Officer

The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) is seeking a Public Safety Officer. Responsibilities include aircraft rescue and fire-fighting (ARFF), emergency medical response and law enforcement. This position requires working well in an emergency situation and must exercise independent judgment, discretion, and initiative in completing assignments and handling difficult public contact situations requiring considerable tact and knowledge of airport policies, procedures, and programs. Basic Law Enforcement Certification (BLET) is required.  Salary range is $36,000 - $48,000.

Download a PDF with full description: Public Safety Officer

 

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.