Transportation Security Officer (TSO)
Posted on: April 10, 2021
Open & closing dates
04/02/2021 to 05/03/2021
Pay scale & grade
$17.15 to $24.50 per hour
Raleigh, NC MANY vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed
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
Learn more about this agency
For more information on working at Raleigh-Durham International
Airport, please Click Here.
Salary Information: The salary range listed above includes locality
pay of 20.49%. The current starting hourly rate for this position
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
unexpected obstacles. NOTE: Employees occupying frontline
positions, i.e., individuals performing security screening
operations and occupying positions that involve contact with the
traveling public on a regular and recurring basis, are required to
wear TSA approved and issued personal protective equipment (PPE).
This requirement is in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic and
comply with Executive Order 13991 and TSA's Pandemic and Emerging
Infectious Disease and Workforce Protection Plan. PPE includes TSA
issued surgical masks, face shields, and nitrile gloves. At TSA,
the health and safety of our employees is a top priority.
Occasional travel - A minimum of two (2) weeks of travel in a
full-time duty status will be required to complete TSA's New Hire
training. New Hire training and travel requirements vary by duty
location and may require up to six (6) weeks of full-time duty
status travel. This training will occur away from the employee's
airport of record. Employees will be paid for compensable hours and
reimbursed for authorized travel expenses per TSA Travel Policy.
While employed with TSA, other occasional travel may be
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National and at least 18 years
- Pass a drug screening, medical evaluation, and background
- Subject to post-employment random drug and/or alcohol
- Must be registered for Selective Service (males born after
- Must be available to work various shifts and overtime, as
- Mandatory travel for training and occasional travel may be
required 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.
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 Click Here.
Credit: Applicants must not have delinquent Federal or State taxes,
or past due child support payments..
E-Verify: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm
the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United
States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and
Residency Requirement: To ensure adequate background investigative
coverage, applicants are required to have resided within the United
States for three of the last five years immediately prior to
applying for this position. For those applicants who do not meet
this residency requirement, an exception may be granted under the
following circumstances - (1) applicant worked for U.S. Government
in foreign countries in federal civilian or military capacities;
(2) applicant was or is a dependent accompanying a federal civilian
or military employee serving in foreign countries; (3) applicant
who studied abroad at a U.S. affiliated college or university; or
(4) applicant who has a current and adequate federal background
investigation completed for a federal or Government contractor
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.
No moving, relocation or pre-employment travel expenses will be
paid for this position, or while in application for this
This position is not a law enforcement position and therefore, is
not covered by Law Enforcement Availability Pay or Law Enforcement
Retirement. Per the President's 2014 Fair Employment memo , TSA
policy is to not adversely consider a candidate based on
unemployment or financial difficulty through no fault of their
TSA is an excepted service agency..... click apply for full job
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