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

Public Safety Officer - Full Time/Regular/Non-Exempt  (Job Number 20-009)

Performs duties related to Airport Law Enforcement and Security, Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF), and Emergency Medical Responder/First Responder (EMR/FR) services at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport and real property owned by the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission ("Commission"). Duties include, but are not limited to: (i) the delivery or facilitation of law enforcement and security services as appropriate or required by federal, state and local authorities, (ii) the delivery of ARFF services as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and (iii) provide immediate basic medical assistance consistent with training in the mitigation of life threats or injuries until more highly trained personnel are available. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age. 

This position requires the ability to work in inclement weather; extreme heat and cold on occasion and ability to work in confined spaces and/or high spaces; climbing ladders, scaffolding, etc. This position is subject to: work with exposure to toxic chemicals on occasion and noxious chemicals on a regular basis; occasional exposure to blood borne pathogens or bodily fluids and extreme noise and hazards such as proximity to moving or mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electric current, etc. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work; must be able to remain on feet for periods of time, stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, push, pull, climb, balance, walk and/or run. Must be physically fit and be able to defend one's self from attack or physical assault. Must be able to retrain, lift and/or carry adults of varying weights.

The above job summary is a summary only and not intended to portray all of the job duties and expectations. Please view the job description for greater detail. 



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.