The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is launching recruitment and hiring efforts nationwide in anticipation of a busy summer travel season this year.
After the COVID-19 pandemic significantly reduced air travel, the TSA said in a recent statement that it wants to fill more than 6,000 airport security screening officers positions by summer 2021.
“Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) are a critical first line defense in securing our nation’s commercial air transportation system,” explains Melanie Harvey, acting Executive Assistant Administrator for TSA’s Security Operations.
“Each day, our officers screen hundreds of thousands of airline travelers ensuring they arrive at their destinations safely.”
“We expect to screen a higher number of travelers regularly by the summer months and will need additional officers to support our critical mission.”
Based on anticipated seasonal travel trends in the months ahead and the progress of COVID-19 vaccinations for the general public, the TSA has launched national efforts to recruit new employees in support of screening operations at approximately 430 airports nationwide.
(Learn what it is like to be a transportation security officer providing security for travelers at airports and being on the frontline of protecting our nation’s transportation systems. Courtesy of TSA and YouTube.)
Targeted recruitment, virtual job fairs, and opportunities in dozens of cities have already been announced for individuals seeking part-time and full-time opportunities.
Benefits include access to medical coverage, vacation and sick leave, and retirement plans.
TSA is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply, including military veterans and persons with disabilities.
TSA seeks those who want to take the initial step into a rewarding federal career and support TSA’s critical mission of protecting our nation’s transportation systems.
To Learn More about the TSA’s mission essential security security screening position below in “Day in the Life of a TSO”.
(In the heart of the front line, get an intimate and real world look of the day in the life of a Transportation Security Officer. Follow TSO Chris Cotton of Los Angeles International Airport as he navigates the security checkpoint and gives viewers insight on the world of a TSO. Courtesy of TSA and YouTube.)
To view open positions for TSOs around the country, please visit TSA.gov/TSO.
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