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Your career can take flight at Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Ryan Airfield (RYN). The Tucson Airport Authority’s two airports are Southern Arizona economic engines supporting thousands of jobs. At the hub are TAA Team members who keep the airports running 24/7.

With specialty jobs you will find only at an airport to positions offering you the opportunity to put your skills to work in an exciting industry, the TAA looks for motivated and customer service-focused individuals to contribute their talents to our team.

Possibilities include a mechanic in our Maintenance Department working on our diverse fleet of vehicles from pickups to large aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment. Or an electrician making sure runway lights are operating. Or an accountant in the Finance Department making sure bills are paid. The TAA also has its own fully-accredited Police and Fire departments, including emergency medial technicians.

The variety of opportunities includes jobs in custodial, airside operations, communications, planning and engineering, real estate, business and commercial development, marketing and, of course People Operations, which is what we call Human Resources.

Team members are at the heart of what we do at the TAA.

Our guiding principles: 

We deliver results

We work smart

We are curious

We play for the team

The TAA offers a complete benefits package including a paid retirement program though the State of Arizona, vacation and sick days, comprehensive healthcare plan (medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability), and 10 paid holidays per year.

Current TAA Job Opportunities


Employment Eligibility  

Final offers of employment with the TAA are contingent on successful completion of both pre-offer background checks and post-offer assessments. The pre-employment checks include a fingerprint-based criminal history record check, verification of education and experience and a personal history investigation. Post-offer assessments include a medical examination, drug screen, motor vehicle report and abilities assessment, if applicable. As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to provide documented proof of their identity and employment eligibility.

Equal Opportunity Employer  

The Tucson Airport Authority is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. It is the TAA’s policy to hire, promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disabilities or age.

The Tucson Airport Authority

The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) is a unique nonprofit civic organization developed by Tucson business leaders and created through Arizona state charter in 1948. The authority  operates Tucson International Airport (TUS), the region’s commercial airport, and Ryan Airfield (RYN), a general aviation reliever airport west of Tucson.

Guiding the TAA is a Board of Directors consisting of at least seven but not more than 11 people elected annually by the active membership, which is comprised of up to 60 women and men who reside within the service areas of the two airports. Prospective TAA members are community members who are nominated and voted upon by the active membership. TAA members receive no compensation. The TAA President and CEO reports to the Board of Directors. TAA leadership includes a seven-member Executive Team.

The TAA employs about 250 Team members.


Tucson International Airport (TUS)

7250 S. Tucson Blvd.

TUS is Southern Arizona’s commercial airport served by passenger airlines and cargo carriers, military aircraft, business jets and other general aviation operators. Located about 8 miles south of Tucson’s central business district and the University of Arizona, TUS encompasses 8,282 acres with nearly 2.5 million square feet under roof in 130 buildings.

TUS is Arizona’s Port of Entry airport offering full-time services by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In 2020, the CBP at TUS processed more $6.8 billion in arriving international cargo and passengers arriving on 6,555 aircraft.

In addition to the airlines, food and retail concessions and car rental companies in the terminal, tenants at TUS include Raytheon Missiles and Defense, the 162nd Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard, Ascent Aviation Services, Bombardier and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Ryan Airfield (RYN)

9698 W. Ajo Highway

On 1,876 acres about 12 miles west of Tucson, RYN serves general aviation and military users. It is the only airport in Southern Arizona with an air traffic control tower staffed under the Federal Aviation Administration’s Contract Tower program.

There are about 30 tenants at RYN, including a flight school for pilot training and others providing services for general aviation.

Other Airport Employers

In addition to the TAA, employment opportunities are available through airport tenants, including the airlines, aircraft maintenance and repair companies, retail shops, food and beverage concessions, rental car firms, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and others. These employers do their own hiring. For links to information about those employers click the button below.

Other Airport Jobs 


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Tucson Airport Authority
7250 South Tucson Boulevard, Suite 300
Tucson, AZ 85756
(520) 573-8100