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.
Information about college internships in the City and County of Denver, including Denver International Airport, is found at www.denvergov.org/tia. Internships are offered to college students throughout the school year and summer. Applications are taken via the city’s website at www.denvergov.org/jobs. Please apply through the “Internships” listing and indicate your interest in the airport. As openings arise, applications are searched based on interest in working at the airport.
Summer Youth Employment
DIA participates in the Office of Economic Development’s Summer Youth Program with 15 summer employment positions for students between the ages of 16-21. These jobs are offered for eight hours per day Monday-Friday from June-August in various divisions within the airport. To apply, visit www.connectingcolorado.com and register. After registering, click on “Apply for Summer Youth Employment” to complete an application and indicate your interest in working at the airport. Interviews and selections will occur in April and May.
Tours of DIA are offered to students of all ages through the airport’s Customer Service program. To schedule a tour, contact Marcus Robinson at Marcus.Robinson@flydenver.com.