Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority Human Resources

Employment

Authority Staff

Employment opportunities listed here are ONLY for the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority.

  • If you are interested in a job as a Federal Security Screener, visit the TSA website for more information or call 888-328-6172
  • If you are interested in a position with an airline or other airport tenant, please contact them directly. For your convenience, we have a complete list of airport tenants here.

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority (GFIAA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For all current Authority job openings, please visit our employment site. You can bookmark it and check back frequently for the most up-to-date information about all our job opportunities!

Authority Information

Health Insurance

The Authority offers one PPO HealthCare Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan) which includes Medical and Prescription Drug Coverage. The employee’s portion is 20% and the Authority pays the balance of 80%.

Your health, dental, and vision benefits take effect the first day of the following month of hire. Note: Health Care waiver credit available for medical and RX. Monetary Stipend per pay period provided.

Dental Insurance

The Authority participates with Delta Dental for our dental coverage. Our coverage gives you and your family members the benefits of the following services: Diagnostic and preventative, basic, major, and orthodontic. There is no cost to the employee for this benefit.

Vision Insurance

The Authority participates with EyeMed for our vision coverage. Our coverage gives you and your family members the benefits of the following: annual eye exam, an allowance for eyeglass lenses, frames, and contacts. There is no cost to the employee for this benefit.

FSA Options

The Authority offers Health Care and Dependent Care flexible spending accounts. Monies are withdrawn bi-weekly from paycheck.

Holidays

Employees receive 11 paid holidays per year.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve Day
Paid Leave

The Authority offers Vacation, PTO (paid time off), and STD (short term disability).

Vacation:

Vacation accrual begins at the time of hire.

PTO:

Employees will receive a prorated PTO balance once they have completed six (6) months of service.

STD:

The Authority provides short term disability to all employees who have completed six (6) months of service. In the event of accident or injury employees will receive a percentage of weekly payments.

Employee Retirement plans

The Airport Authority at Gerald R. Ford International Airport is a member of the Municipal Employees Retirement System (MERS). All new employees will be required to participate in a hybrid plan consisting of a defined benefit plan and defined contribution plan.

Employees are also required to participate in a retirement health care savings plan (HCSP). The HCSP is a tax free medical savings program that allows both employees and employers to invest money while employed for use of eligible medical expenses upon leaving employment with the Authority.

Employees have the option of participating in a voluntary deferred compensation plan (457B) with Nationwide.

Wellness Incentives

Employees may receive a wellness incentive, per pay period, to supplement medical and prescription premiums by completing an annual physical. A second wellness incentive can be received if you are a non-smoker or if you participate in a smoking cessation program.

The Authority offers discounted membership opportunities, for employees and their immediate family members, to the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids.

Hard at work! Sneak peek at a day in the life of our Building Maintenance Team.

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport continually strives to provide travelers with superior customer service and the infrastructure that supports the air transportation needs of millions of people in West Michigan; and it all begins with our employees. Employees are a vital resource to ensure we are providing the utmost in customer service for our customers as we continue to manage and grow the region’s air transportation network. We are actively committed to workforce diversity and to providing a work environment which promotes the professional and personal development of all employees. Encouraging workforce diversity is essential to the Authority’s ability to attract, recruit and retain qualified employees. We strive to create an environment that fosters greater innovation and creativity among employees and enhances communication and relationships with the community we serve.

A career with the Authority brings opportunity for continued growth and development as well as job satisfaction. If you are interested in being a member of our dynamic team, take a closer look at our career opportunities

Values

At the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, our organizational VALUES play an important role in our work lives. We encourage our employees to support our values which help us provide outstanding service to our customers, visitors and passengers each and every day. Our values help us support our Mission which is to create an exceptional travel experience for our passengers, and growth and prosperity for all of West Michigan.

GFIA values: Safety, Our Customers, Accountability, Respect, Integrity, New Ideas and Growth

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Employee Highlight

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Airport Authority Finance

Brian Picardat, VP & CFO, Matt Zeilstra, Controller, Tom Cizauskas, Purchasing Manager, Judy Junewick, Accounts Receivable, and Cherie Craine, Accounts Payable

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