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Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
  • Position Number: 4778241
  • Location: Reno, NV
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Click HERE to apply. 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) on the RTAA online application. During the initial 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 positive, professional work environment that values teamwork, honesty, respect, recognition, integrity, innovation, versatility and excellence. If this sounds like an environment in which you would THRIVE, the RTAA is a wonderful place to make a career! 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.
In addition, this position qualifies for a $1000 recruitment bonus paid in three installments at 3 months ($250) six months ($250), and one year ($500).

How to apply: Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to fill out the short Work History Questionnaire and/or upload your detailed resume. Make sure your Work History and/or resume clearly speaks to whether or not you meet the minimum qualifications and why you are the right person for this position. To find out more about the RTAA, visit
Examples of Job Duties:
  • 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.
  • Secure crime scenes, resolve disputes, conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations, gather evidence, obtain witness statements, apprehend suspects, make arrests, and transport offenders.
  • Collect and preserve evidence including photographs, fingerprints, blood, and related physical evidence as required.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:
  • At least three (3) years of sworn law enforcement patrol experience.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • A valid driver's license is required at the time of application.
  • 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.

    Entry Salary: $36.09 - $43.94 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 include 100% employer paid contributions to the Nevada PERS retirement program; 100% employer paid health insurance for the employee; paid vacation and sick leave; and 14 paid holidays per year - just to name a few!

    Selection Procedure:
    1. Review of Application:
    After submission, the application and/or Resume 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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, reach out to People Operations at (775) 328-6450.
    4. 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 as part of the Background Investigation. Applicants must complete the PHQ in order to be eligible for further consideration.

    Pre-Employment Requirements:The RTAA requires each candidate to successfully complete employment history verification prior to being considered for employment. All employment offers are subject to successful completion/passing of a drug-screening test, a fingerprint criminal history records check, and security badging test.
    Tips for success:

  • Make sure you clearly state how you meet the minimum qualifications listed on the job announcement through your detailed resume or manually entered Work History.
  • Please provide at least five years of employment history.
  • If you had more than one position with the same employer, list each position separately along with the timeframe or dates you were in each position.
  • Explain any gaps of employment of 6 months or more in the work history section. To do this, just add a ‘New Position' and write ‘Unemployed' for the Company and what was occurring under the "Title" (e.g., unemployed, student, etc.), and list dates. Please note, a statement in the "Summary" section is not sufficient to address gaps in employment.

    Good luck! Please know we are here to help, so don't hesitate to call if you have any questions. Please call our People Operations office at (775) 328-6450 with any questions about the application, recruitment, and/or selection process, the physical demands of the position, or requests for a reasonable accommodation. We're happy to help!

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

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