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Our community is just as important to us as the people who travel through RNO. 

At the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA), we strive to make a positive first and last impression of our region—which means we’re helpful, welcoming, and reflective of the beautiful place that we call home. We do things for the right reasons (and have a bit of fun while we do them). 

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If you love our region as much as we do and you’re passionate about working at a place that inspires people to revisit and helps make them feel a little more at home, consider a career with the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA), the owner and operator of both the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and the Reno-Stead Airport (RTS).

We currently employ approximately 270+ employees who represent the growth and advancement of the region as well as the airport itself. Their commitment and expert capabilities not only fuel both airports but also summon the excitement for travel and discovery in travelers and in new and current employees alike. 

We happily welcome those who cherish our region and the gateway to the natural beauty that it provides to apply, and we can’t wait to meet you!

Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority



RTAA invests in our employees and treats them with respect. Through career development, health programs, team-building activities, and employee assistance programs, we want our employees to live fulfilled lives and we strive to help them achieve their goals, no matter what they may be. Our team is the foundation of our success—and we won’t forget that. We Move as One!

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Variety of Career Opportunities

The Airport Authority has approximately 270+ employees who are proud to offer an outstanding facility and warm welcome to every traveler that passes through our great community. From the electricians who keep the runway lights bright and the security specialists, police, and fire departments ensuring the safety of everyone who is passing through, to the accounting team who help us to continually improve and innovate at RNO so we can spread that insatiable desire for both exploration and homecoming—we staff a wide range of exciting positions. 

  • Engineering and Planning
  • Facilities and Maintenance
  • People and Culture (Human Resources)
  • Business Development
  • Property Administration
  • Airport Communications
  • Marketing and Public Affairs
  • Airport Police
  • Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting

And so much more!

Competitive Pay and Great Benefits

In addition to offering competitive pay and a vibrant work environment, RTAA also boasts an outstanding benefits package. Our benefits are designed to support our employees in balancing work and family responsibilities during the inevitable changes in their lives, from childbirth to retirement. With comprehensive financial support, when our employees face health issues, injuries, and/or illnesses, they can rest assured they can be attended to with peace of mind.

In additional to generous paid sick leave, vacation and holidays, some of RTAA’s benefits include:

  • Group health insurance (Medical, Dental, Prescription, Vision)
  • Life and accidental death & disability (AD&D) Insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Employer-paid defined pension retirement plan
  • Deferred compensation program
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Longevity pay
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Credit union
  • Employee assistance program

You want a workplace that values culture.

The RTAA empowers all of our employees and develops paths for them to THRIVE in the workplace. Our culture was not only created by our employees, but was quickly adopted, supported, and modeled by our Executive Leadership Team and CEO. This set of core values is what makes working for RTAA meaningful—and it drives everything that we do. 

Teamwork for Results

Teamwork is the foundation of any successful organization—but in order to work as a team, we need to trust one another. By empowering our colleagues to do the best work they can to the best of their abilities while reassuring them that there will always be support when they need it, we give our employees the autonomy to use their best judgment in every situation. This builds a foundation of trust in order to perform at the highest level and achieve the greatest results.

Honesty & Integrity

There is no trust or teamwork without honesty and integrity. When we can trust that our words and actions are always expressed with positive intent towards individual teammates and the organization as a whole, everyone benefits.

Respect & Recognition

We celebrate both our teams and individual accomplishments! Respect and recognition are both given and received at RTAA. Working at an airport is exciting—but it’s no secret there are many moving parts. When we give honest recognition and respect where it’s due, regardless of the subject matter, we encourage open and courteous communication. Every person who works here is of critical importance to our mission, and we’ll always recognize that.

Inspire & Innovate

Every single person at RTAA has the capability to affect our organization in a positive way, and we encourage it! This ripple effect moves throughout our organization and ignites in each of us an important reminder—we all do vital work—and that work impacts the lives of our co-workers, communities, and region every single day. With all of this in mind, we happily share breakthroughs and freely express our ideas (no idea is a bad idea!) to actively improve our organization and to continually reach for the sky by letting the mission that we hold so dear guide our way.


RNO functions like a city. In an organization of our size, agility is key. While providing clear direction is important, so is the ability to be flexible in the way we approach tasks, challenges, and opportunities. There is rarely only one way to do something, and maybe we need to explore other options in order to achieve the greatest success, there’s no harm in that.

Enthusiasm for Excellence

A positive attitude can really take you places. By choosing to bring an enthusiasm for excellence to every task we undertake, we recognize the value of our work and the relationships we’re building. We work at RTAA because this region feels like home—and we want visitors to experience that feeling, too.

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Additional Employers

With over 2,400 employees working for a variety of companies within the airport, it takes the dedication and service of these individuals working together to make that all-important first and last impression on travelers to and from the region and we are so grateful for their commitment. 

In addition to our airlines, there are many different private businesses and employers on site that hire for positions in the food and beverage industries, baggage handling, retail, and for various security functions.


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Food & Retail

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