Employment Opportunities — DIA Information
Over 30,000 people work at Denver International Airport, making it one of the largest job generators in the state of Colorado. The airport is owned and managed by the City and County of Denver, with more than 900 city government jobs.
In addition to the city jobs, employment opportunities can be found with the airlines, security companies, service providers (such as rental car companies and food and beverage concessionaires), construction companies, federal government with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and more.
The Federal Aviation Administration (www.faa.gov/jobs) trains and hires the air traffic controllers, as well as aviation safety inspectors, aviation planners and engineers, and other occupations.
Airline employment opportunities, such as pilots, flight attendants, reservation agents, airline mechanics, and baggage handlers, can be found by visiting the corporate Web sites of the airlines that serve Denver International Airport.
The Denver Office of Economic Development through its Workforce Development division provides employment assistance for private sector positions within the DIA community. Weekly job postings for opportunities with the airport’s tenants are available at connectingcolorado.com or by calling the Denver Workforce Center at DIA at (303) 342-2590.
The Transportation Security Administration is responsible for security relating to civil aviation and is the lead agency for security at airports. Positions for airport screeners and other occupations with TSA can be found online at the Transportation Security Administration Web site.
The City of Denver's Office of Human Resources (OHR) handles the hiring for the Department of Aviation which manages DIA. Employment opportunities at the airport and other city agencies can be found on the City and County of Denver's Web site, Denver Human Resources section. New openings are posted every Monday and you can register to receive alerts for the new jobs.
As one of the largest agencies of the City and County of Denver, Denver International Airport is committed to providing a variety of experiences for students to explore aviation careers. Every year since its opening in 1995, DIA has grown, yet, as it approaches its 20th anniversary, it is only half of its potential size. Today, DIA serves more than 52 million passengers and has more than 35,000 employees among many different employers. It is our hope that the region's youth will find the airport to be an exciting and rewarding place to work today and in the future.
Paid internships are offered to college students throughout the school year for six- or 12-month periods or for the summer only. Applications are taken via the city's Website at www.denvergov.org/jobs. Please apply anytime through the listing titled "Internships at Denver International Airport." To fill openings, applications from the existing pool of applicants are searched first. If unique skills are needed and no applicants in the general pool meet the requirements, a separate posting will be made. Seventeen internships are available in areas such as operations, security, finance, communications, technologies and the executive office of the airport. Salaries range from $13 to $17 per hour depending on the internship level and number of college credits required for the position.
DIA offers paid summer jobs for youth ages 16 to 21 for 32 hours per week for eight weeks from mid-June through mid-August at $8 per hour. Positions are available throughout the airport in areas such as painting, plumbing, graphics, technologies, the parking office, the executive office, Stapleton redevelopment site, concessions compliance, and inventory management, among others. Applications are being taken until May 20, 2014, at www.denvergov.org/jobs.
Tours of DIA for student groups of no more than 20 students, age 10 and older, and career presentations at schools are offered throughout the year. To schedule a tour or career presentation, please contact Mary Buckley at Mary.Buckley@flydenver.com.