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

Assistant Director of Finance Full-Time/Exempt (Job 22-003)

 Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or related field, is required. Master’s Degree in Finance or Business Administration desirable;
  • Five years F/T paid experience in governmental accounting, budget, or financial management-related field, with a minimum of one-year supervisory experience,  required. Two years of F/T paid accounting experience working in an airport environment preferred;
  • Five years of experience developing and cultivating effective business partnerships to gain insight into business trends and strategic initiatives that impact financial forecasts, are required;
  • Proficient use of MS Office applications required. Experience with MS Dynamics GP preferred;
  • Experience with document management software preferred;
  • Active affiliation with the appropriate airport or public sector networks or organizations preferred;
  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Government Financial Manager credentials are preferred.

 Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the department director, plans, organizes, directs, monitors, and evaluates the financial accounting work team performing tasks in accounts payable, accounts receivable, revenue accounting, general ledger maintenance, grant administration, capital asset tracking, auditing, contracts, and procurement, daily cash management, and property management. Serves as the risk control officer and DBE/ACDBE Liaison Officer. Reports directly to the Director of Finance and Administration, assumes primary responsibility for the department during the absence of the Departmental Director.   

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Airport Maintenance Technician I (Job Number 22-005)

This position performs a wide variety of unskilled and semi-skilled work for various activities related to the day-to-day operations and duties associated with the safety and maintenance of Commission owned grounds and paved areas. Duties include mowing; sweeping and repairing paved areas; operating, fueling, and cleaning trucks, tractors, powered equipment, and tools; landscape maintenance, planting, pruning, chipping, weeding, and mulching; pickup and disposal of trash and debris; maintaining fences; removing snow and ice; erecting and maintaining signs; assisting with minor building or facility repairs or maintenance. Other duties include basic troubleshooting and repairs to mechanical, electrical systems and airfield lighting systems, security access system; airfield gates, and passenger loading bridges; plumbing, painting, carpentry, masonry, and other building maintenance tasks.

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Law Enforcement Officer (Job Number 22-006)

The Airport Law Enforcement Officer (LEO), is a sworn Police Officer position that primarily supports the safety and security of the traveling public at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport and real property owned by the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission (Commission). This position provides law enforcement support to the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) mission at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. The LEO focuses heavily on a positive customer experience through collaborative problem-solving and Community Policing principles. LEOs are required to monitor physical security systems and enforce 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 1520, 1540, and 1542, as well as the Commission's Airport Security Program. LEOs patrol and monitor Airport facilities for the protection of persons & property, enforcing applicable state and federal laws when necessary. LEOs support Commission objectives by assisting in the Commission's compliance with 14 CFR Part 139 as well as providing assistance and information to tenants and members of the public and perform other duties assigned by the Commission.


--High School diploma or equivalent required;
--Associate Degree in Criminal Justice preferred;
--Virginia police academy graduation required;
--Must meet and maintain requirements for DCJS Law Enforcement Certification required;
--3 years of experience in law enforcement with a local, state, or federal police or sheriff's department preferred;


-Must have and maintain eligibility to possess a firearm;
-Must meet and maintain TSA security requirements for unescorted access to the Airport's Security Identification Display Area(s) (SIDA), Sterile Area, and Airport Operations Area(s) (AOA -Ability to meet and maintain the requirements of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services for appointment as a Police Officer.
-Must qualify to DCJS standards, and maintain qualification, with all firearms and weapons systems assigned to the Department.
-Ability to work weekends, holidays, evening or night hours, and extended hours in order to meet the Department's mission.

Applicants must: have a High School diploma or equivalent, meet TSA security requirements, have/obtain a Va. DL in 30 days, have an acceptable driving record. Equipment operation, basic electrical/plumbing knowledge preferred. Must be able to pass a drug test.

For full description and to apply, visit the following link:

 Airport Operations Officer (Job Number 22-007)

Job Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in a related field is required. In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, a combination of education and experience may be considered
  • AAAE ACE (Ops), Certified Member (C.M.), or AMPAP/IAP designation desireable
  • Excellent oral and written communications, organizational and interpersonal skills a must
  • Ability to work, remain in control, and exercise sound judgement under pressue and in an emergency required
  • Must have writing skills capable of drafting and updating detailed manuals, contract specifications and reports without extensive editing or close supervision
  • Thorough knowledge of FAR Parts 139 and 77 as well as TSR PArt 1542 required
  • Must meet and maintain TSA secuirty requirements for unescored access to the Airport's Secure Area and all other Air Operations Areas
  • Valid Virignia driver's license and insurable driving record required

Job Summary:Under general supervision of the Operations Manager, monitors airfield, airport facilities, and personnel to ensure compliance with FAA, TSA, and Commission regulations and leases; assists in the development and updates of FAA required and other manuals and plans; assists in research for and preparation of bid specifications as requested; provides escorts inside the AOA and SIDA areas; coordinates with  construction contractors; conducts runway inspections; performs snow removal and related duties; reports discrepancies and unsafe conditions via work orders and use of the  NOTAM system; serves as representative of department in absence of senior operations personnel; May be exposed to all types of weather conditions. Performs other duties as may be assigned.

  • This position works rotating shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • This position is classified as essential personnel for snow removal operations and as such may be subject to recall and overnight operations when required 

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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 Tailwind Concessions, 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.