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Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
  • Position Number: 3883553
  • Location: Reno, NV
  • Position Type: Law Enforcement
The Position

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) is seeking experienced law enforcement officers to join the Airport Police force to perform specialized law enforcement duties focusing on aviation security and safety. This position shall be responsible for working in a state of readiness to protect life and property, and actively participate in crime prevention.

There is one (1) position open; however, the list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur. Applicants must be available to work all shifts (day, swing, and graveyard) 7 days a week - including holidays. To be considered for this position, applicants must indicate they are available for day, swing and night shifts (all three), and must check the appropriate boxes under availability on the RTAA online application. During the first 12-month probationary period, the individual will be assigned to a day or swing shift for the first 6 months of their probation. Upon completion of the probationary period, shift assignments are generally determined by seniority using a Shift Bid System.

The RTAA offers a dynamic work environment. At the RTAA, the Airport Police team is a key member of the Operations & Public Safety Department. Airport Police Officers are primarily responsible for performing general law enforcement duties and other emergency response to help provide the public with a safe experience while traveling through the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The nature of the work requires the ability to act without immediate supervision and exercise independent judgment in emergency situations.
The Airport Police team is dedicated and expected to approach their work in a positive, professional, courteous manner, with a teamwork-oriented mindset, as the work may involve collaboration with other law enforcement agencies and interaction with a diverse array of individuals within the airport environment.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Patrol designated areas of the airport to preserve law, order, and public safety; checks airport facilities for physical security and to ensure compliance with the approved airport security program.

  • Respond to service calls and complaints including civil complaints, property control, automobile crashes, and related misdemeanor and felony incidents.

  • Enforce traffic laws and issues warnings and citations.

  • Contact and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses. Coordinate multi-jurisdictional investigations, as assigned.

  • Prepare thorough and accurate reports on arrests made, activities performed and unusual incidents observed.

  • Answer questions and provide information, directions, and assistance to passengers and the public.

  • Investigate complaints and makes proper disposition or directs them to the proper authorities.

  • Secure crime scenes, resolve disputes, conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations, gather evidence, obtain witness statements, apprehend suspects, make arrests, and transport offenders.

  • Testify as a witness in court.

  • Collect and preserve evidence including photographs, fingerprints, blood, and related physical evidence as required.

  • Maintain contact with citizens regarding potential law enforcement problems and preserve good relationships with the general public.

  • Provide crowd control and dignitary protection details, as needed.

  • Attend training classes, and maintain proficiency, in police methods, tactics, firearms and related legal topics/trends.

  • Provide specialized security for special events and dignitary visits.

  • Enter or retrieve data from a computer terminal, PC or other electronic devices.

  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality, seamless customer service.

Entry Salary: $37.54 - $43.30 per hour.Initial salary placement will be based upon experience and qualifications. This is an overtime eligible position.
Benefits:The RTAA offers a competitive wage and benefit package and provides a high-quality work-life balance. Employee benefits include100% employer paidcontributions to the Nevada PERS retirement program;100% employer paidhealth insurance for the employee;paid vacation and sick leave;14-paid holidaysper year; andtuition reimbursement- just to name a few!


Required Education:Graduation from high school or equivalent.

Required Experience:Three (3) years of sworn law enforcement patrol experience.
Required Certification:Current Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Category I Basic Certification. If P.O.S.T. certification is from another state, applicants will be required to obtain a State of Nevada P.O.S.T. certificate within 24-months of hire. Applicants must attach a copy of their current P.O.S.T. certification to the application.
Required Licensing:A valid driver's license is required at the time of application.

Selection Procedure

In order to be considered, applicantsmustfully complete the official online RTAA Employment Application prior to the application deadline of February 24, 2023. Qualified individuals are encouraged toapply immediately. Recruitment will close without noticewhen a sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring decision has been made.Application for RTAA job areonlyaccepted through an online process. For more information about this opportunity and to apply, visit:

The RTAA Employment Application is the primary screening tool to determine an applicant's qualifications. A resume may be submitted in addition to, but not in lieu of, completing the RTAA Employment Application. While you may submit a resume, it is supplemental and will not be used to determine whether or not you have met the minimum qualifications. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your RTAA Employment Application.
We strongly encourage applicants to review our online application instructions, available at the top of the RTAA Career webpage, before submitting the application to help ensure it has been completed in a manner consistent with our requirements as failure to complete the application as required will result in your application being disqualified from further consideration. Below is a summary of our requirements:

  • Completedall sectionson the RTAA Employment Application.

  • Provideddetailed informationto address how you meet and/or exceed minimum qualifications for the position.

  • Provideda minimum of five (5) yearsof employment history.

  • Explainedany gapsin employment of six (6) months or more within the "Work History" section. To explain gaps, add a new employer, write what was occurring under the "Name of Employer" (e.g., unemployed, student, etc.), and list dates. Please note, a statement in the "Reason for Leaving Section" is not sufficient to address gaps in employment.

  • If you had more than one (1) position with the same employer,separately listeach position and the time you were in that position.

  • Attached copies of required certification(s).

Questions about the application, recruitment, and/or selection process, the physical demands of the position, or requests for a reasonable accommodation, should be addressed to the RTAA People Operations Office at (775) 328-6450.

Review of Application:After submission, the application will be reviewed to determine if it is complete and if minimum qualifications are met. It is essential that applications include detailed information regarding education and experience to enable evaluation of the application. Only applicants found to meet minimum qualifications will be invited to a Physical Agility Test.
Physical Agility Test:Candidates must successfully pass all parts of the physical agility test prior to receiving an offer of employment. For more information about the physical agility test, visit: the Basic Certification POST Physical Readiness Test Score Card.

Personal History Questionnaire:If an applicant successfully completes the Physical Agility Test, the applicant will be invited to complete the Johnson & Roberts Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) on-line. Applicants must complete the PHQ in order to be eligible for further consideration.
Interview Process:Only the most highly qualified applicants will be invited for an interview. The interview may include an initial panel interview, followed by subsequent assessment exercises to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks and/or employment interviews with other RTAA personnel.

Pre-Employment Requirements:The RTAA requires each candidate to successfully complete an employment history verification and background check prior to being considered for employment. All employment offers are subject to successful completion and passing of a post-offer polygraph examination, a medical examination that includes a screening for illegal drugs, a psychological examination, a fingerprint criminal history records check, and an Airport Security Badging test.

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority welcomes, values and respects diversity and inclusiveness practices that honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals.The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a drug-free workplace.

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