Human Resources
Sarasota (SRQ) Airport

Job Opportunity Announcements

SMAA Career Opportunities:

Welcome to the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority Application Process! The Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority (SMAA) owns and operates Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. We recognize the importance of employees to the success of the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority.

Employees work in a variety of areas, including equipment/facility maintenance, administration, operations, police and fire. SMAA offers a pleasant working atmosphere, competitive salaries and benefits, including sick, vacation, medical, dental, life, short-term disability and retirement.

SMAA is committed to the policy that there shall be no discrimination with respect to employment or any terms or conditions of employment based on race, color, marital status, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by Federal, State or Local law. SMAA is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Drug & Alcohol-Free Workplace and E-Verify employer.

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SMAA does not hire for airlines, gift shops, janitorial services, baggage handling, security checkpoint, parking or other businesses on airport property. Please direct those inquiries to the appropriate business entity.

If you believe you have what it takes to be part of our team, below is a list of our current career opportunities:


Position Date Closed
Maintenance Technician Open Until Filled
Baggage Handling Systems Technician Continuous Recruitment
Traffic Control Specialist (TCS) - Part-time Open Until Filled
Fleet Mechanic I Open Until Filled
Fleet Mechanic II Open Until Filled
Firefighter - EMT Open Until Filled
Floor Maintenance Technician Open Until Filled


Only SMAA applications with a signature and date will be accepted. Applications are not accepted unless there is an open position available. Your completed application, including your signature and date, should be submitted using ONE of the following options:
E-mail to: [email protected]
Mail to: SMAA, 6000 Airport Circle, Sarasota, Fl 34243-2105, Attn: Human Resources
Fax to: 941-359-5024

Applications must be submitted by 4 pm on the posted closing date. Minimum qualifications must be met by the closing date in order to be considered eligible. Résumés may be submitted as supplements, but cannot be accepted in lieu of an application. Your application will not be considered unless complete answers are provided to all questions on the application. Information submitted on your application regarding training, experience, and education will be verified. Résumés, Veterans’ Preference documentation, reference names, etc. must be submitted at the time of application. In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, appropriate identification documents verifying eligibility for employment will be required for those applicants who are hired. Preference in hiring will be extended to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans. To receive Veterans’ preference, documentation must be submitted at the time of application. The Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority participates in the U.S. Government E-Verify Program. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Airport Authority’s Drug and Tobacco-Free Workplace Program requires that all applicants take and pass a drug and nicotine test prior to being hired.

SMAA is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.  If you have a medical condition or disability which inhibits your ability to complete any part of the application process, and are in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the process, please contact the Human Resources department and let us know how we may assist you.


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Your application will be reviewed by the Human Resources department. If the information provided on your application is complete and reflects that you meet the minimum qualifications, it will be referred in accordance with established SMAA hiring procedures. All QUALIFIED applications will be forwarded to the department in which the career opening exists. The hiring manager for that department will select the applicants to be interviewed and schedule the appointments. All applicants will be notified by postcard when the position has been filled.

Due to the large number of applicants for SMAA positions, please send all inquiries regarding the status of a particular application to [email protected]. Be sure to include the specific position for which you applied, the approximate date of the application and your name. All inquiries will receive a response.

Important Notice: The Authority is a Tobacco Free Workplace and will not hire any applicant who is a user of any tobacco/smoking products. All applicants will be required to sign an affidavit affirming they have not been a user of tobacco products for at least one (1) year preceding their application of employment. In addition, applicants will be screened for tobacco use during the new-hire drug screening process. All employees hired based on applications received on or after July 1, 2009, must remain non-tobacco users. Tobacco products include common smoke-producing materials such as cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookahs, etc., as well as smokeless tobacco such as snuff, chew-gutka, jarda, betel quid, etc. It also covers articles that mimic the act of smoking, such as an electronic cigarette (or e-cigarette), personal vaporizer (PV) or electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS).