WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) teams at both Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International Airports are hiring and looking to fill 100 positions by summer as part of the agency’s push to fill more than 6,000 TSA officer positions nationwide.
Based on anticipated seasonal travel trends in the months ahead and the progress of COVID-19 vaccinations for the general public, TSA has launched national efforts to recruit new employees in support of screening operations at many of the agency’s airports nationwide including Reagan National and Dulles airports.
“We’re looking to fill vacant positions because we anticipate an increase in travel volume this summer. We would like those new officers to be hired, trained and become an integral member of the TSA team by that time,” said Scott T. Johnson, TSA’s Federal Security Director for both airports.
Benefits of working at TSA include paid training, annual and sick leave, health care plans for full- and part-time employees and a generous retirement plan. TSA is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply, including military veterans and persons with disabilities. Starting pay for TSA officers in the Washington region is $18.57 per hour for part-time employees and $38,763 annually for full-time officers with opportunities for pay increases after six months.
TSA seeks those who want to take the initial step into a rewarding federal career and support TSA’s critical mission of protecting our nation’s transportation systems. For more information on the duties, of a TSO and to learn a little more about TSA’s mission, a video titled “Day in the Life of a TSO” is available. To view open positions for TSOs around the country, visit TSA.gov/TSO.