The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) is seeking full-time
Airport Facilities Custodians to join our dedicated Building
Maintenance and Services team. At the RTAA, our Airport Facilities
Custodians are critical to helping keep the Reno-Tahoe
International Airport sparkling clean and safe for the traveling
public. The RTAA offers a positive, professional work environment
that values teamwork, honesty, respect, recognition, integrity,
innovation, versatility and excellence. If this sounds like an
environment in which you would THRIVE, the RTAA is a wonderful
place to make a career!
There is one (1) open position; however, the list established
may also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur. Both
internal and external applicants will be considered. Applicants
must be available to work all shifts (day, swing, and graveyard) 7
days a week - including holidays. To be considered for this
position, applicants must indicate they are available for day,
swing, and night shifts (all three), and must check the appropriate
boxes under availability on the RTAA online application. Shift
assignments are generally determined by seniority using a Shift Bid
Airport Facilities Custodians work on the front line - both
indoors and out. They perform the full range of cleaning and
custodial tasks in and around airport buildings, terminals,
facilities, sidewalks, curb areas, parking lots, garage, and
taxicab holding areas. This work includes heavy duty cleaning,
including stripping and waxing of tile floors, shampooing carpets,
cleaning ceilings, and shoveling snow from sidewalks and entrances.
The nature of this work requires the candidate to be able to
operate cleaning and custodial equipment - including scrubbers,
buffers, carpet extractors, wet and dry vacuums, high lift,
forklift and snow equipment.
Airport Facilities Custodians are also part of our larger
customer service team. This team is dedicated to helping provide
the public with a pleasant and safe experience while traveling
through the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. All of our Airport
Facilities Custodians are expected to approach their work with a
positive, helpful, customer service mindset. The nature of the work
requires one to speak and read English well enough to perform the
job's essential duties, while maintaining a safe work
- Clean restrooms and replenishing supplies.
- Keep floors clean; strip and wax tile floors; shampoo
- Wash windows and glass doors; cleaning ceilings.
- Empty and clean trash receptacles and ashtrays, and other
routine cleaning tasks.
- Identify and report maintenance and repair needs throughout
- Ensure that custodial supplies, materials and equipment are
ready to complete work assignments.
- Participate in snow removal by keeping the entrances, landside
roads, parking areas, ramps and walkways clear through the use of
hand shovels and squeegees.
The Physical Demands of the Work May Include:
- Sufficient dexterity to enable regular use of hands and fingers
to operate various types of custodial cleaning and snow removal
- The ability to stand, walk, kneel, crouch down, stoop, crawl,
twist, and climb.
- The ability to perform light to strenuous physical/manual
- The ability to use safe lifting techniques to routinely
lift/carry/push/pull 25-pound objects and occasionally lift and
move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
The Working Conditions May Include:
- Performing work under various environmental conditions (within
both climate controlled and non-climate-controlled environments)
involving exposure to cold, heat, and inclement weather.
- Performing work around moderate to high noise levels,
vibrations, and at heights and/or within confined/cramped
- Performing work in environments that include exposure to
contaminants such as blood borne pathogens, chemicals, dust,
flammable materials, electricity, and mechanical hazards.
Entry Salary: $13.74 - $17.38 per hour, with opportunity for
additional merit-based increases to a range maximum of $21.02 per
hour. Initial salary placement will be based upon experience and
qualifications. In addition, employees working non-day shifts
receive an additional $1.50 per hour of shift differential pay.
This is an hourly and overtime eligible position.
Benefits: The RTAA offers a competitive wage and benefit package
and provides a high-quality work-life balance. Employee benefits
include 100% employer paid contributions to the Nevada PERS
retirement program; 100% employer paid health insurance for the
employee; paid vacation and sick leave; 13-paid holidays per year;
and tuition reimbursement - just to name a few!
Required Education / Experience: Graduation from high school or
equivalent certificate AND one (1) year of custodial experience in
a commercial building environment. OR Three (3) years of full-time
custodial experience in a commercial building environment may be
substituted for the high school diploma.
Required Licensing: A valid driver's license is required at time
of application. Selection Procedure
How To Apply:
A fully completed official online RTAA Employment Application
must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, June 20, 2021. Applications
for RTAA jobs are only accepted through an online process. For more
information about this opportunity and to apply, visit:
The RTAA Employment Application is the primary screening tool to
determine an applicant's qualifications. A resume may be submitted
in addition to, but not in lieu of, completing the RTAA Employment
Application. While you may submit a resume, it is supplemental and
will not be used to determine whether or not you have met the
minimum qualifications. All work experience, education, training,
and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum
qualifications must be included on your RTAA Employment
We strongly encourage applicants to review our online
application instructions, available at the top of the RTAA Career
webpage, before submitting the application to help ensure it has
been completed in a manner consistent with our requirements as
failure to complete the application as required will result in your
application being disqualified from further consideration. Below is
a summary of our requirements:
- Completed all sections on the RTAA Employment Application.
- Provided detailed information to address how you meet and/or
exceed minimum qualifications for the position.
- Provided a minimum of five (5) years of employment
- Explained any gaps in employment of six (6) months or more
within the "Work History" section. To explain gaps, add a new
employer, write what was occurring under the "Name of Employer"
(e.g., unemployed, student, etc.), and list dates. Please note, a
statement in the "Reason for Leaving Section" is not sufficient to
address gaps in employment.
- If you had more than one (1) position with the same employer,
separately list each position and the time you were in that
Questions about the application, recruitment, and/or selection
process, the physical demands of the position, or requests for a
reasonable accommodation, should be addressed to the RTAA People
Operations team at (775) 328-6450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of Application: After submission, the application will be
reviewed to determine if it is complete and if minimum
qualifications are met. For those candidates found to meet/exceed
the minimum qualifications, the next step of the process will be an
application evaluation. It is essential that applications include
detailed information regarding their experience, education,
training, and/or other information substantiating how they
meet/exceed the minimum qualifications to enable an evaluation, as
only the information contained in the application will be
considered. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications
will be invited to participate in the interview process.
Interview Process: Based on the application evaluation process,
only the most qualified applicants will be considered for an
interview. The interview process may include panel interviews to
demonstrate job-related knowledge and/or human relations skills;
practical exercises or assessments (oral or written) to demonstrate
the ability to perform job-related tasks; employment interviews
with other RTAA personnel; or any combination thereof.
Pre-Employment Requirements: The RTAA requires each candidate to
successfully complete reference checks and employment history
verification prior to being considered for employment. All
employment offers are subject to successful completion/passing of a
drug-screening test, a fingerprint criminal history records check,
and an Airport Security Badging test.
The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority welcomes, values and respects
diversity and inclusiveness practices that honor the fundamental
value and dignity of all individuals.
THRIVE is the acronym for the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority's
values that were developed by our employees and adopted, supported
and modeled by our Executive Leadership Team and our CEO. The value
each letter represents is described below:
Teamwork for Results. Teamwork is the foundation of any
successful organization. In the working world, teamwork means we
need to be able to trust one another in order to perform at the
highest level and achieve the greatest results - regardless of what
we are working on. This means that everyone on the team is
empowered to do their best work, knowing that support is there when
needed and also that they have the autonomy to use their best
judgment in any given situation.
Teamwork for Results means:
- When partnerships are formed to complete a task or project, all
parties are committed to the success of the whole.
- We are successful by communicating and trusting each
- At all times, we know what's important and what we are working
- Knowing the goal, we keep our eyes on the prize and measure our
- Individual actions are considered in light of how they support
- Working hard and having fun can be achieved
Honesty & Integrity are the first cousins of Trust. When we
operate from a position of honesty and integrity, all of our
interactions are more effective because we are working on an even
playing field. We trust that our words and actions are spoken and
performed with good intentions for the individual as well as the
organization. When we do the right things for the right reasons,
Honesty and Integrity thrive in an environment where:
- We keep our promises and our actions are guided by honesty and
- It is up to each and every person to do the right thing, even
when no one is watching.
- All employees are enabled to communicate their opinions and
ideas honestly and directly.
- We all take ownership of the things for which we are
Respect & Recognition are both given and received. In a
respectful environment, communication is open and courteous
regardless of the subject matter or circumstance because every
person who works here is of critical importance to the mission. We
also recognize and celebrate the good things we do, both
individually and as a team.
In this environment:
- It's a two-way street: recognition and appreciation are given
freely at all levels.
- We pay attention to the good that we do, and speak up to offer
- Everyone's viewpoint matters; we ask for and listen to feedback
in order to continually improve.
- We value the contribution of each individual.
- We seek to understand other viewpoints before arriving at
We all have the capacity to Inspire & Innovate. With our
respective talents and passions, every time we interact with
another person each individual can start the ripple effect that
moves through the organization, igniting each of us with the
remembrance that we do important work, and we impact the lives of
our co-workers and our community on a daily basis. With this in
mind, we recognize that we are all actively participating in the
success of the organization, and we freely share breakthroughs and
In order to inspire & innovate, we keep in mind that:
- Innovation happens at all levels: we all have the capacity to
come up with the next great thing.
- There's almost always room for improvement. "The way we have
always done it" may not be the best or most efficient way to move
- Making a commitment to behave with pride and loyalty regardless
of the task at hand is always the best option.
- Our individual actions, however small, impact the morale of our
team, our division, our department, and our organization.
- Everyone has great ideas, and it's up to each of us to make
sure we tell someone when we come up with something that will
benefit the organization.
- Failure is the occasional outcome of good intentions. We will
use failures to learn.
Versatility in an organization our size, agility is key. While
clear direction is important, so too is the ability to be flexible
in the way we approach tasks, challenges, and opportunities. There
is rarely only one way to do something, and we may need to explore
various options in order to achieve the greatest success.
Our versatility means that we:
- Utilize both internal and external resources.
- Adapt to changing conditions in order to remain
- Recognize that the place we hold in our region is an important
one, and therefore we are able to balance the needs of the
organization with the needs of the greater community.
- Find the "win-win" ensures that we can shift our focus as
Enthusiasm for Excellence. A positive attitude can really take
you places. By choosing to bring an enthusiasm for excellence to
every task we undertake, we recognize the value of our work and our
relationships as well as the importance of being the best at what
Enthusiasm for Excellence generates:
- A deep appreciation for the team that we have created at the
- A collaborative environment, where each person's contribution
- A spirit of continuous improvement where we all recognize that
our best efforts lie in the next opportunity.
- An appreciation for diversity of thought to help us all to
generate new ideas and better ways of doing things.
- A commitment to setting the bar high and to creating standards
that others in our industry want to duplicate.