Transportation Security Officer (TSO)

JOB
Summary:
About the Agency 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.
Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.
DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.
The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.
Make an impact; join DHS.
Securing Travel, Protecting People-At the Transportation Security Administration (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 Department of Homeland Security'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 commerce.
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.
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Salary Information:
The salary range listed includes locality pay of 16.
51% and COLA pay of 12.
25%, and reflects the salary range for a full-time position.
However, salaries for part-time positions will be pro-rated based upon the actual number of hours worked.
The current hourly rate for this position is $17.
13.
TRAVEL REQUIRED Not Required RELOCATION AUTHORIZED No KEY REQUIREMENTS Be a U.
S.
Citizen or U.
S.
National at time of application submissionBe at least 18 years of age at time of application submissionPass a Drug Screening and Medical EvaluationPass a background investigation including a credit and criminal checkNo default on $7,500 or more in delinquent debt (but for some bankruptcies)Selective Service registration requiredDUTIES:
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Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) provide security and protection of air travelers, airports and aircraft in a courteous and professional manner.
This includes:
Operating screening equipment to identify dangerous objects in baggage, cargo and on passengers, and preventing those objects from being transported onto aircraftPerforming searches, to include hand-wand and pat-down searchesControlling terminal entry and exit pointsInteracting with the public, giving directions and responding to inquiriesMaintaining 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 situationsQUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Applicants must meet these qualifications in order to be further evaluated in the TSO hiring process:
Have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) credential OR at least one year of full-time work experience in the security industry, aviation screening, or as an X-ray technicianBe proficient in the English language (i.
e.
, able to read, write, speak, and listen)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.
The qualification requirements listed above must be met at the time of application submission.
Veterans' Preference:
TSA will provide employment preference to eligible veterans by applying veterans' preference as defined in the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (PL 107-71) and to those eligible under the provisions of Title 5, United States Code (USC), Section 2108.
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Selective Service Registration Requirement:
TSA policy requires verification of Selective Service registration for male applicants born after 12/31/59.
To find out if you initially meet the Selective Service registration requirement for TSA employment, please .
Reasonable Accommodation:
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the TSA HRAccess Help Desk at 1-877-872-7990 or TTY 1-877-872-7992.
Credit:
Applicants must not have delinquent Federal or State taxes, past due child support payments, and must not have defaulted on $7,500 or more in delinquent debt (except for some bankruptcies).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you may be invited to take a Computer Based Test (CBT) to confirm English language proficiency and evaluate x-ray interpretation aptitude.
Upon passing the CBT, you will be eligible to be scheduled for additional assessments, which include:
(1) a color vision test; (2) a structured interview to determine, among other qualities, your decision making skill and your ability to work with teams and the general public; (3) a drug screening; and (4) a job related medical evaluation that includes a vision exam, hearing exam, and adequate joint mobility exam (in part to determine the physical potential to repeatedly lift and/or carry up to 70 pounds, to stand between one to four hours without a break, and to walk up to two miles during a shift).
Upon passing these assessments, you will be subject to a pre-hire background investigation.
Based upon passing the pre-hire background investigation and a qualitative evaluation of the criteria above, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
Best Qualified:
Applicants demonstrating a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
Highly Qualified:
Applicants demonstrating a more than satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
Qualified:
Applicants demonstrating minimal or basic satisfactory qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
For more information on TSO eligibility standards and background requirements, please .
For more information on TSO medical requirements, please .


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