The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is recruiting part-time federal security screeners to work at airports in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The recruitment of part-time screeners is part of TSA's rightsizing plan, offering the flexibility needed to optimize staffing at checkpoints, ensuring special attention during peak passenger times.
"TSA is looking for dedicated men and women to step forward and serve on the front lines of the war against terror," said Adm. James M. Loy, Administrator of TSA.
Transportation security screeners' duties include providing frontline security and protection of travelers, airports and airplanes by identifying dangerous objects in baggage and on passengers. Their job is to prevent those objects from being transported onto aircraft by utilizing diverse, cutting edge electronic detection and imaging equipment, as well as using the lessons learned from a concentrated training curriculum.
TSA is starting the recruitment process at several airports in Alaska including:
- Bethel Airport (BET), AK
- Deadhorse Airport (SCC), AK
- Dillingham Airport (DLG), AK
- Ketchikan International Airport (KTN), AK
- King Salmon Airport (AKN), AK
- Kotzebue 'Ralph Wien Memorial' Airport (OTZ), AK
- Merle K (MUDHOLE) Smith (CDV), AK
- Nome Airport (OME), AK
- Sitka 'Rocky Gutierrez' Airport (SIT), AK
- Unalaska-Dutch Harbor Airport (DUT), AK
- Wiley Post/Will Rogers Memorial Airport (BRW), AK
TSA continues to recruit part-time screeners at the following airports:
- Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC), AK
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), CA
- Kona International Airport (KOA), HI
- Indianapolis International Airport (IND), IN
- Logan International Airport (BOS), MA
- Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), MD
- Newark International Airport (EWR), NJ
- JFK International Airport (JFK), NY
- LaGuardia International Airport (LGA), NY
- Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), PA
- T. F. Green State Airport (PVD), RI
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), VA
- Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), VA
- Cyril E. King International Airport (STT), VI
Airport Screener Salaries
Part-time security salaries will depend upon a screener's work schedule. Hourly wages can range from $11.30 to $16.96 depending on experience, plus locality pay. Part-time security screeners also are eligible for federal benefits including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, paid annual (vacation) and sick leave. The amount of the premium paid for both health and life insurance and retirement as well as accrued annual (vacation) and sick leave are based upon the work schedule.
Recruitment of potential candidates is the first step in the deployment of federal screeners. Candidates need to apply on-line and must meet the minimum requirements under the law. Candidates are then assessed, and if hired, are required to successfully complete 40 hours of classroom instruction and 60 hours of on-the-job training. The entire process takes several weeks.
Airport Screener Requirements
All candidates by law must meet the following minimum requirements:
- U.S. citizenship or U.S. national;
- High school diploma, GED or equivalent, or one year of security or aviation screening experience;
- English proficiency;
- Pass a background check
Applying for an Airport Screener Job
Candidates can contact TSA Recruitment Services at 1-800-887-1895 or TTY 800-887-5506.