The Louisville Regional Airport Authority is an independent public agency established by a special act of the General Assembly in 1928. It operates both Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Bowman Field (LOU) in Louisville. An eleven member Board– comprised of the Mayor of Louisville, seven mayoral and three gubernatorial appointees hire the executive director, approve the budget and set policy for the overall direction of the agency.

Board policies are implemented and day-to-day operations and maintenance are handled by a staff of about 200 under the direction of the executive director.

The Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a diverse workforce, offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and opportunity for advancement. Contact (502) 368-6524, ext. 527 for more information. LRAA Title VI Complaint Process.

Jobs at LRAA

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Employment with the Louisville Regional Airport Authority is contingent on:

  • Ability to be granted a security badge as mandated by the FAA
  • Background check which includes education/experience verification
  • Medical exam, including a drug screen
  • Motor vehicle report (if appropriate)
  • Fingerprint-based criminal history record check


Some of the jobs performed by the Airport Authority staff are:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Administrative/clerical support
  • Engineering (drafting, construction, inspection, environmental programs and planning)
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • Maintenance (airfield, electrical, structural, HVAC, landscape and vehicle)
  • Marketing and Air Service Development
  • Operations (airfield compliance, ground transportation and facility maintenance)
  • Parking
  • Properties (contract and lease preparation and management)
  • Public Relations
  • Public Safety (law enforcement, fire protection, emergency medical response and dispatch)
  • Purchasing

Airport-related job opportunities and contacts

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

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If you have questions, please call the TSA Help Desk at (877) 872-7990,  (877) 872-7992 (TTY), or email: HelpDesk@TSA-HRAccess.com

Additional Contacts For Airport-Related Employment