It takes an entire team, with a common goal, to provide the best possible experiences for our guests.
Airport Authority Opportunities
There are several interesting positions at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority. From the Electricians who keep the runway lights bright to the Accounting Specialists who pay the bills; we staff a wide range of positions in our “city within a city.”
We even have our own police and fire departments! Career opportunities at the Airport Authority can also include positions in the following areas:
- Public Safety
- Engineering and Planning
- Human Resources
- Business Development
- Property Administration
- Facilities and Maintenance
- And more…
To view all current opportunities at the Airport Authority, please click the button below.
About Our Team
Ever wonder how Gerald R. Ford International Airport runs its day-to-day operations so efficiently? It takes an entire team, with a common goal, to provide the best possible experiences for our guests.
Airport Authority Departments
The Field Maintenance team is a dynamic and integral part of Airport Operations at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Field Maintenance assist in ensuring compliance with all appropriate FAA airport regulations. We are grateful to this hardworking team for keeping the Airfield safe and ready for aircraft coming and going!
The Authority offers the choice of two Health Care Plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, both of which include Medical and Prescription Drug Coverage
- PPO Plan – Once deductible is met, Plan pays 80% of in-network services
- High Deductible Plan – Once deductible is met, Plan pays 100% of in-network services
Your health, dental, and vision benefits take effect the first day of the following month of hire. Health Care waiver credit available for medical and RX. Monetary Stipend per pay period provided.
The Authority participates with Delta Dental for our dental coverage. Our coverage gives you and your family members the benefits of the following services: Diagnostic and preventative, basic, major, and orthodontic. There is no cost to the employee for this benefit.
The Authority participates with EyeMed for our vision coverage. Our coverage gives you and your family members the benefits of the following: annual eye exam, an allowance for eyeglass lenses, frames, and contacts. There is no cost to the employee for this benefit.
The Authority offers Health Care and Dependent Care flexible spending accounts. HSA accounts are also available in conjunction with the high deductible insurance plan only. Monies are withdrawn bi-weekly from paycheck.
Employees receive 11 paid holidays per year:
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Eve Day
The Authority offers Vacation, PTO (paid time off), and STD (short term disability).
Vacation accrual begins at the time of hire.
Employees will receive a prorated PTO balance, once they have completed six (6) months of service.
Short-Term Disability (STD):
The Authority provides short term disability to all employees who have completed six (6) months of service. In the event of accident or injury, employees will receive a percentage of weekly payments.
The Airport Authority at Gerald R. Ford International Airport is a member of the Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS). All new employees will be required to participate in a defined contribution plan (DC).
Employees are also required to participate in a retirement health care savings plan (HCSP). The HCSP is a tax free medical savings program that allows both employees and employer to invest money while employed, for use of eligible medical expenses upon leaving employment with the Authority.
Employees have the option of participating in a voluntary deferred compensation plan (457B) with Nationwide.
Employees may receive a one time wellness incentive to supplement medical and prescription premiums, by completing an annual physical. A second one time wellness incentive can be received if you are a non-smoker or if you participate in a smoking cessation program.
The Authority offers discounted membership opportunities, for employees and their immediate family members, to the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids.
At the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, our organizational VALUES play an important role in our work lives. We encourage our employees to support our values, which help us provide outstanding service to our customers, visitors, and passengers, each and every day.