The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission operates the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, the largest airport in Western Virginia. The Commission hires individuals for Public Safety, Grounds and Building Maintenance, Custodial, Airport Operations, and Administrative positions. The Commission only accepts applications for vacant positions. When a position is available, the employment opportunity is listed on this website as well as with the Virginia Employment Commission. The Commission does not hire for the airlines or other vendors located at the Airport.

Current employment opportunities are listed below. Applications are available online and accepted for posted vacancies only. If an applicant is offered employment, s/he will be required to undergo a pre-employment physical, B.A.T. and drug test. 

Please click here for the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission's Affirmative Action Policy Statements.

Current Opportunities

 Contracts Administrator (Job Number 21-003)


CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION: Performs a variety of contract-related duties to establish and maintain the Commission's contracts in compliance with Commission policy, and to ensure that suppliers and contractors comply with the contractual terms.

  1. Prepares and processes contract documents, contract amendments, and change orders on a timely basis; Obtains required approval signatures for execution;
  2. Monitors contract requirements and ensures compliance with insurance certificates, performance and payment guarantees, bonds, wage rates, and other documents;
  3. Monitors contract requirements for expiration dates and ensures appropriate notices are sent to users to allow lead-time for solicitation of replacement contracts for ongoing services;
  4. Maintains contract files, ensuring documents are timely filed and readily accessible;
  5. Establishes suspense dates for contract renewal dates, and insurance and bond expirations;
  6. Advises consultants and management of potential contractual problems;
  7. Reviews subcontracts for acceptability and recommends changes required to comply with prime contract provisions;
  8. Approves contract closeouts, ensures delivery of final completion notices and reconciliation of final funds disposition.


PURCHASING: Administers and participates in programs established to purchase goods and services.

  1. Stays current with purchasing principles, theories, methods, and processes, and stays proficient in their practical application;
  2. Consults with users to clarify need and intended use of requested goods and services;
  3. Performs market research to assure understanding of goods and services to be purchased and assists in writing scopes of work or services;
  4. Locates vendors and obtains quotes, bids and proposals; negotiates prices, terms, discounts, services, and delivery with suppliers as appropriate;
  5. Evaluates requisitions for accuracy, adequate funding, and approvals; ensures purchase procedures are followed, obtains necessary clarifications and approvals, and processes documents for purchase when required;
  6. Advises and assists users of the purchasing system to obtain goods and services, resolves delivery problems, and resolves payment problems by coordinating with Finance;
  7. Processes purchase orders using an automated accounting system integrated with inventory control and accounts payable;
  8. Monitors procurement legislation impacting RRAC including, but not limited to, changes in the Virginia Procurement Code and FAA terms and regulations affecting grant-funded projects.


BID PROCESS: Administers and directs the Commission's bidding process.

  1. Prepares Invitation for Bid and request for proposal packages and solicits goods and services to obtain the best value and quality;
  2. Oversees distribution of bid and proposal documents; writes and issues addenda;
  3. Conducts pre-bid meetings, bid openings, proposal acceptance, and other meetings with vendors as needed;
  4. Evaluates quotes, bids and proposals; determines the selected vendor and recommends award to management; prepares award documents;
  5. Reviews and coordinates the refinement of purchase descriptions and technical specifications;
  6. Serves as the back-up for accounts payable functions: processes invoices for payment, obtains approvals, enters on computer, writes and distributes checks;
  7. Coordinates the sale of surplus property.


GRANT OVERSIGHT: Performs various administrative tasks related to the Commission's grants.

  1. Ensures all federally required contract provisions are present in contracts receiving grant funds or PFC reimbursements;
  2. Maintains grant files, ensuring documents are timely filed and readily accessible;
  3. Provides assistance to Directors for preparation and filing of grant applications;
  4. Performs grant analysis as needed to determine availability of federal and state funding; 
  5. Locates and prepares documents requested by auditors for federal grant programs;
  6. Completes contract status of completion forms from federal and state agencies and bonding companies.


  1. Consistently exhibits satisfactory levels of performance, behavior, and appearance; projects a positive professional image;
  2. Ensures work areas and tasks are organized and timely;
  3. Maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, Managers, and Directors;
  4. Performs other duties as may be assigned.


  1. Must possess excellent organizational skills and PC skills in word processing, database, and spreadsheets;
  2. Must be self-motivated/self-starter and able to work effectively with little direction or oversight;
  3. Must be able to effectively deal with confidential information of written and spoken nature;
  4. Ability to understand construction and professional services contractual terminology;
  5. Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing in general and technical terms with staff, consultants, contractors, vendors, and management required.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or Business Management required;
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in administering contracts and enforcing contract provisions required;
  • Procurement experience in the public sector desired.
  • Certification by NIGP or Virginia Institute of Procurement (VIP) or similar is preferred


  • Must meet and maintain TSA security requirements for unescorted access into Airport's Secure Area;
  • Valid Virginia driver's license and have and maintain a driving record acceptable to Roanoke Regional Airport Commission and its insurance carrier(s) required.


Information regarding open positions at the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission can be found at


Any individual, who because of her or his disability, needs accommodation in connection with any aspect of the Commission's application process for any currently open position, should contact Human Resources at

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by statute. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship including, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. The Commission complies with federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws and strives to keep the workplace free from all forms of unlawful discrimination


Benefits of Employment

The Commission's goal is to provide all its employees with a safe, healthy, positive workplace. The Commission has designed a broad, lucrative benefits package for its employees. Following is a list of some of the benefits employees of the Commission can choose:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Continuation of Coverage after employment ("COBRA")
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employer Sponsored Pension Plan
  • Employer Provided Life Insurance for the employee, with
    an option to purchase additional life
    insurance for the employee and his/her spouse and/or
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
  • Paid Leave and Extended Illness Leave Program
  • 9 Paid Holidays and 2 Floating Holidays per year
  • Workers' Compensation Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • IDShield/LegalShield

Additionally, the Commission continues to investigate and research new benefits it can offer to enhance this benefits package.

Other Opportunities Not Available Through the Commission: 

For employment opportunities with an airport restaurant, please contact Air Host, managers of the airport's food and beverage facilities.

For employment opportunities with the airport gift shop, please contact Hudson News and Gifts.

For employment opportunities with airlines serving Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, please visit the airline's websites directly.