The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport operates with an administrative staff, maintenance, fire and police departments. The estimated 50 full- and part-time employees enjoy an interesting and eventful place to work.  No two days at the airport are ever the same. Couple this dynamic environment with a full range of benefits for full-time staff members, and you see why XNA is a great place to work! With that in mind, from time to time, employment opportunities become available.  It should be noted that due to volume and currency, resumes and employment applications are not kept on file. Only when there is an opening should an application be submitted for review. When a position is open at XNA, simply – Application For Employment(PDF).  Submit an application only if a position has been advertised and is open. While XNA owns and operates the airport, the tenants (such as air carriers, rental car agencies, food service, news/gift and others) all interview and hire their own employees. The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in employment with the airlines, the process begins online at their individual websites.  Once on their website, click on their ‘Careers’ button for further information.  If you are interested in employment with TSA as a Transportation Safety Officer, go to USAJobs.org for employment/application information.  Applications for The Paradies Shops may be obtained at the airport at one of the gift shops or restaurants.

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To apply for a position:

Applications are only accepted if there are positions announced under employment opportunities. 

  • Complete our general Application For Employment
  • Be sure to attach your resume and any supplemental documentation pertinent to the position applied for.
  • You may submit your application via:
  1. Fax (479)-205-1001 . ATTN: AIRPORT CONTACT (listed under job posting) | RE: APPLICATION FOR POSTED POSITION
  2. Email to AIRPORT CONTACT (listed under job posting)
  3. Mail to : Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport ATTN: AIRPORT CONTACT (listed under job posting) 1 Airport Blvd, Suite 100 Bentonville, AR 72712









JOB PURPOSE: Responsible for leading the Airport’s planning, programming, design, engineering, and construction group which directs a broad range of planning and programming issues, including land use and master planning, programming, grounds and facilities development standards, landscape design, transportation planning, resource allocation oversight, and facilities assessments. The Director provides strategic and physical planning and programming at the Airport and ensures that all projects support the goals of the Airport and support the highest physical potential of the Airport’s facilities and grounds. The Director provides leadership across a broad spectrum of operations, including the full range of planning, programming, engineering and architecture functions and services of the organization, which includes control of facilities and infrastructure. Includes airport master planning and may include many other functions, such as airspace planning, maintenance engineering and environmental engineering, plus repair and rehabilitation projects.

1. Leads the Airport’s team that provides the contract administration services function of Planning, Design, and Construction Management. This includes leading various areas of work (planning, engineering, design implementation, construction, commissioning, warranty, etc.) on Airport facilities involving the use of contracted labor. This effort involves the supervision of the development of scope documents to clearly define the intended outcomes, procuring the selected contractor by various available methods, oversight of the work, commissioning of the work, payment for the work, close out of the work, and all documents regarding closeout of the project.

2. Leads the Airport’s team that provides construction processes and projects to ensure the Airport gets the best value for the construction dollars spent by using cost containment strategies and proven project management methods. This delivery method involves a selection process that is well managed for success and includes interative design, price, and re-design processes. Responsibilities include identification, selection, and procurement processes, oversight of plans and specifications, fair and open pricing and/or bidding practices, observation of the work for fitness and quality, prompt payment to consultants and contractors, assurance of proper close-out processes and documentation.

3. Directs the formulation and oversight of budgets and schedules for projects in coordination with the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

4. Supervises the airport’s planning, programming, design, engineering, and construction staff.

5. Directs the development and implementation of the Airport’s capital improvement plans including overall project direction, decision-making , prioritizing, planning and programming processes.

6. Manages planning studies and environmental programs for the Airport.

7. Works with various departments and/or agencies to develop a comprehensive and detailed list of projects necessary for the maintenance, growth, and development of the Airport.

8. Leads the Airport’s efforts to get input from airport, tenants, Federal, State and Local government representatives for review and approvals of the capital improvement plans.

9. Serves as the primary liaison between the Airport and the community of Architectural, Engineering, Environmental, and Planning consultants. Assists the Airport staff and consultants in preparing pre-design, design, bidding, proposal, contract award and other related contract documents.

10. Coordinates plans, conceptual drawings, documents, construction schedules, and other development documents with Airport, tenants and other necessary parties. Interfaces with outside contractors and tenants to ensure the completion and closeout of projects in a competent and timely manner.

11. Reviews all plans and specifications submitted by tenants for projects undertaken on Airport properties to determine rejection, revision or approval. Reviews all construction activities to ensure continuous safe operations of the Airport and minimal disruption to Airport operations.

12. Provides leadership for the Airport’s environmental management program to include any on-going monitoring, reporting, and pollution prevention plans and programs.

13. Provides leadership and direction for developing, maintaining and revising as necessary the Airport’s development standards guidelines.

14. Provides leadership and direction for developing, maintaining and revising as necessary the Airport’s schedule for construction projects.

15. Performs special projects as assigned by the Airport COO.

16. Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE – Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or related field is preferred. A minimum of seven to ten years experience is also preferred where project development, engineering, design implementation and construction were key responsibilities. A minimum of three to five years demonstrated supervisory leadership experience of similar engineering, construction, and/or planning organization.

LANGUAGE SKILLS – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, civic bodies and/or Airport Board.

KNOWLEDGE – Working knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering and architecture; of FAA rules, regulations and procedures; of property and facility maintenance; of contract management techniques, of project management practices; of materials and methods used in construction; of management and supervisory principles and practices.

MATH SKILLS – Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING SKILLS – Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Requires normal attention with periods of high concentration intermittently to direct and supervise airport personnel.

COMPUTER SKILLS – Ability to utilize computerized engineering applications to specifically include spreadsheets, word processing, and autocad; to develop and maintain schedules for construction projects; to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain good working relationships with contractors, tenants, co-workers, subordinates, and outside agencies, to plan and direct the work of others.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS – Typically requires highly developed interpersonal skills for dealing with sensitive or controversial situations.

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES – Professional Engineer (P.E.) preferred. Valid Arkansas Driver’s License is required, and securing airfield driving priviledges is required. The ability to be covered under the Authority’s vehicle insurance program is also required.

SECURITY – Requires the ability to pass a security background check.

PHYSICAL – Requires standing approximately 40%, sitting approximately 60%, occasional lifting of paper and files weighing up to 20 lbs. approximately 1% of time.

ENVIRONMENTAL – Requires capability of performing essential job functions in an office environment.

MANUAL DEXTERITY – Requires using hands, arms, and/or feet for operating office equipment such as computers, telephones, facsimile machines, photo copiers, etc. lifting paper and files.

AUDIBLE – Requires ability to verbally communicate with assigned associates and supervisors, assign job duties using verbal communication and communicate via portable radio, cellphone and telephone.

VISUAL – Requires the ability to read documentation, and operate office equipment such as computers and copiers and drive a vehicle.

For more information or to obtain employment application, please visit www.flyxna.com. To be considered, applicants must submit employment application AND current resume, to: bridget.pitcock@flyxna.com or fax to 479-205-1001 Attn: Bridget Pitcock






ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Skilled Certified journeyman level work in the maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel driven equipment. Work requires the performance of skilled tasks in mechanical repair and maintenance of automobiles, heavy duty trucks, tractors and other standard and special equipment in accordance with standard trade practices. This job also may be required to perform routine maintenance work in the physical maintenance of the airport buildings and grounds. Work is supervised by the Airport Facilities Director.

1. Performs work involved with any repair of vehicles or equipment within the capability of the Airport Maintenance Department.

2. Diagnosis problems using engine analyzers and other diagnostic tools and recommends repairs on all types of equipment owned by the airport.

3. Evaluates the need for replacement parts and places orders for parts and supplies while monitoring usage as to remain within the airport’s budget. Helps with budget planning for the future.

4. Review work orders and discuss with Airport Facilities Director.

5. Perform annual DOT inspections to ensure all important parts are examined including but not limited to belts, hoses, steering systems, spark plugs, brake systems, fuel systems, wheel bearings shocks and other potential troublesome areas.

6. Repair, replace and adjusts brakes, both hydraulic and air.

7. Plan work procedures using charts, technical manuals, and experience.

8. Test and adjust repaired systems to meet manufacturers’ performance specifications.

9. Disassemble units and inspect parts for wear using micrometers, calipers, and gauges.

10. Overhaul and replace carburetors, blowers, Generators, distributors, starters, and pumps, etc.

11. Repair and service air conditioning, heating, engine cooling, and electrical systems.

12. Repair, rebuild or replace parts such as pistons, rods, gears, valves and bearings.

13. Tear down, repair and rebuild faulty assemblies such as power systems, steering systems, hydraulic systems, small engines and linkages.

14. Rewire ignition systems, lights and instrument panels.
15. Install and repair accessories such as radios, heaters, mirrors, windshield wipers and headlights.

16. Welds and uses torches as needed to repair or fabricate parts for airport equipment.

17. Repair manual / automatic transmission as practical and needed.
18. Operates a variety of airport maintenance equipment including but not limited to snow removal equipment, tractor bush hog, mowers, backhoe, heavy equipment, and light vehicles.
19. Performs snow removal of airport facilities as necessary.

20. Responds to evening, weekend, and holiday emergency calls for service.

21. Performs airport inspection functions as needed.

22. Recognizes, evaluates and corrects safety hazards or advises immediate supervisor of same.

24. Other job duties as may be assigned.

KNOWLEDGE- Graduation from high school or equivalent, supplemented by additional coursework and experience in maintenance and repair of automotive and diesel equipment, airport buildings and grounds maintenance work and operation of light to heavy duty automotive vehicles and construction equipment; or any equivalent combination of experience and training; which provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:


Must have ten (10) years verifiable mechanical experience consisting of light vehicle, heavy equipment, heavy truck, and tractor.

ASE Master certified in both automotive and heavy truck; consisting of ASE test numbers A-1 thru A-8 and T-2 thru T-7

Considerable knowledge of the general practices applied in the care and safe operation of a wide variety of heavy construction and maintenance equipment.

Must have an A/C recovery certificate.

Current Arkansas Commercial Drivers License (CDL) or ability to obtain such.

Ability to complete certified mechanical training on airport equipment as needed.

Specific knowledge and training to perform repairs and maintenance on airport vehicles to include but not limited to snow equipment, fire apparatus, tractors, brush hog, etc.

Ability to make emergency repairs and adjustments to a wide variety of heavy equipment, and to service and maintain assigned equipment.

An application may be obtained through the Administration Office at One Airport Blvd., Suite 100, Bentonville, AR, 72712 or download a copy from our website at www.flyxna.com. An application must be completed to be considered for employment. You may fax the application to ATTN: Steve Keith at 479-205-1001 or email Steve.Keith@flyxna.com EOE.