Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Traveler Update on Coronavirus
Job Application Q&A
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.
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 to apply?
Yes, you will need a resume 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.
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:
- Go to MWAA.com and click the Careers tab to view open positions.
- Click on the position for which you’d like to apply.
- Click Apply.
- 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.
- You can contact the Recruitment Department if you have questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a Secure Site. Only authorized individuals will have access to the information submitted.
Do I need to answer the online questionnaires?
Yes, all assessment questionnaires need to 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 on your website?
Yes, you may edit or change your profile or resume at any time. Once you have applied to a position, the information you submitted for that position cannot be revised or changed.
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 e-mail.
Upon submitting my application, when can I expect to hear back?
Once the vacancy announcement closes, applicants will be evaluated for the minimum qualification requirements. Generally, they are notified within approximately a week following the evaluation.
Once I apply for a position, is my information kept on file or do I have to resubmit my information and resume for each vacancy for which I apply?
Your resume, 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 for any updates that you would like to make.
When are reference checks conducted?
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.
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.