Transportation Security Officer (TSO)
Company: TSA (Transportation Security Administration)
Posted on: January 16, 2020
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be
consistent with all applicable authorities concerning, including
Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office
of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel
Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget
plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject
For more information on working at Midland International Air and
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Salary Information: The salary range listed above includes locality
pay of 15.95% and a retention incentive of 25% of basic pay that is
unique to this duty location. In order to recruit and retain highly
qualified employees at this location, TSA has approved the payment
of a bi-weekly retention incentive. The current starting hourly
rate for this position is $20.43. The continuation of the incentive
portion of this hourly rate is contingent upon annual approval and
Hiring: TSA may apply a gender-specific (male or female) hiring
preference to fill TSO positions in order to meet security mission
and same gender pat-down job-related requirements. At airport
locations where it is necessary to apply the hiring preference,
candidates of the needed gender will be provided preference in the
scheduling of the computer based aptitude test, airport
assessments, processing and selection.
DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure
borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard
cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.
Securing Travel, Protecting People-At the TSA, you will serve in a
high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life.
Across the nation, you will be on the front line of the DHS's TSA
team as they secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and
public transit systems, thus protecting our transportation
infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and
Realistic Job Preview: The Realistic Job Preview gives you an
honest, objective and vivid portrait of what it means to work as a
Transportation Security Officer (TSO) and provides employee
testimonies about both the good and the challenging aspects of
being a TSO. To view the video, please Click Here.
Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) provide security and
protection of air travelers, airports and aircraft in a courteous
and professional manner. This includes:
- Operating various screening equipment and technology to
identify dangerous objects in baggage, cargo and on passengers, and
preventing those objects from being transported onto aircraft.
- Performing searches and screening, which may include physical
interaction with passengers (e.g., pat-downs, search of property,
etc.), conducting bag searches and lifting/carrying bags, bins, and
property weighing up to 50lbs.
- Controlling terminal entry and exit points.
- Interacting with the public, giving directions and responding
- Maintaining focus and awareness while working in a stressful
environment which includes noise from alarms, machinery and people,
crowd distractions, time pressure, and disruptive and angry
passengers, in order to preserve the professional ability to
identify and locate potentially life threatening or mass
destruction devices, and to make effective decisions in both crisis
and routine situations.
- Engaging in continuous development of critical thinking skills,
necessary to mitigate actual and potential security threats, by
identifying, evaluating, and applying appropriate situational
options and approaches. This may include application of risk-based
security screening protocols that vary based on program
- Retaining and implementing knowledge of all applicable Standard
Operating Procedures, demonstrating responsible and dependable
behavior, and is open to change and adapts to new information or
Applicants must meet these qualifications in order to be further
evaluated in the TSO hiring process:
- Have a high school diploma, General Educational Development
(GED), High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), or Test Assessing
Secondary Completion (TASC) credential OR at least one year of
full-time work experience in the security industry, aviation
screening, or as an X-ray technician
- Be proficient in the English language (i.e., able to read,
write, speak, and comprehend)
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience):
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including
volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace
Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;
philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and
skills and can provide valuable training and experience that
translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for
all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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