Job Application Q&A

About the Airports Authority

Is the Airports Authority a Federal Agency?

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is not a federal entity. Please visit the MWAA website to learn more.

Before You Apply

Do I have to be a US citizen to apply for a job?

There are many Airports Authority positions that do not require U.S. citizenship, but you do have to be a U.S. citizen to apply for Airport Police positions and Emergency Communication Technician (ECT) positions.

Will I need a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to apply?

Yes, you will need a resume or curriculum vitae to complete the application process.

Does the Airports Authority accept paper applications?

No, the Airports Authority accepts only online applications.

The position I am applying for requires a certification, degree or license. Do I have to submit proof that I possess it? If so, when do I submit it?

You will be required to provide documentation if you are applying for a position that requires a certificate, degree or license. Documentation may be uploaded as part of your application. In addition, specific methods for providing additional documentation may be listed in the job announcement or applicants may receive an email notification with details on when and how to submit additional information.

How to Apply

What are the steps to applying online?

The Airports Authority only accepts electronically submitted applications for open vacancies. After you have created your account in our system, you will be required to submit your resume for each position for which you would like to be considered.

Follow these steps to begin the application process:

  • From the Careers tab, click on www.mwaa.com/about/careers to view open positions.
  • Click on the position for which you’d like to apply
  • Click Apply or Apply with LinkedIn. If you’re using LinkedIn to apply, you will need your LinkedIn login information.
  • Click Create Account if you are a first-time user. If you’ve applied before, use the same e-mail and password that you previously used to apply for a job.
  • The Job Portal will provide guidance to create, edit and submit your application. Follow the instructions to complete your application. 
  • Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation message.

This is a Secure Site. Only authorized individuals will have access to the information submitted. You do not need to provide your Social Security Number.

About the Online Application

Are all sections of the application required to be completed and do I need to answer the online questionnaires?

Yes, in order to receive full consideration for the position(s) for which you are applying, you must complete every section of the application, including your current and previous employers. Confirm that you have completed all sections of your online application before you click on Submit Application. In addition, all assessment questionnaires must be answered.

Can I apply for more than one job at a time?

After you submit your application for one job, you will receive a confirmation email and you can then return to the careers site and repeat the application process for any other positions that interest you. You can have more than one active application at a time.

Can I change or update my resume or application on your website?

No, you cannot edit or make changes to your resume or application after you click submit and have applied for a position. You can submit an updated resume if you apply for another job. You can update contact information from your candidate profile at any time.

After You Apply

What happens after I apply for a position?

After submitting your online application, you will receive a confirmation email. After the closing date for the vacancy, Human Resources will review the applications to determine the qualifications of each applicant. The most qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for an interview. If you are not referred, you will be notified by phone or e-mail.

Upon submitting my application, when can I expect to hear back?

Generally, applicants are notified within a week or two after the position closes, once the screening process has been completed. Timing may vary depending upon the number of applications received.

Once I submit my resume and application, are they kept on file or do I have to resubmit a new application and resume for each vacancy for which I apply?

Your resume, cover letter and application will be stored in our recruitment database. When you want to apply for another vacancy at any given time, we recommend that you review your resume, cover letter and application for any necessary updates.

When are reference checks conducted?

Reference checks are conducted at the end of the process.  References will be requested once a conditional offer is pending. While all positions require successful completion of an extensive background investigation, some positions may also require proof of licensure or certification, a pre-employment drug test, or post-offer health assessment.

Applying for Non-MWAA Positions

How do I apply for non-MWAA jobs (e.g., airlines, ground transportation, parking, etc.)?

For non-Airports Authority Job Contacts, you can contact different vendors here.