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TSA Careers

TSA Transportation Security Officers

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1. Find the Job that is Right for You

Learn about the TSA and decide what part of our agency interests you. We do more than screen travelers at airports so take the time to find out where you fit. When you’re ready, find an opportunity near you by viewing announcements on our website.

2. Review the Job Announcement

Job announcements provide important information about job qualifications, duties, salary, location, benefits, and security requirements. Here, you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

All TSA jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation. In addition, persons interested in security officer positions must pass a medical examination, be able to read, speak, and write English, and pass a physical ability test, a drug and alcohol screening, and an aptitude test.

3. Apply for the Job

Many careers have different application instructions, so carefully follow instructions posted for each job. These instructions guide you through the application process, providing detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Be sure to submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary depending on the job.

4. Interview for the Job

The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in-person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.

Once an offer has been extended, you will receive further instructions on starting your career. Welcome to our team!

Click here to find the job that's right for you.

Latest revision: 14 January 2014