TSA seeks to hire airport security screening officers in Vermont

Local Press Release
Monday, February 22, 2021

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is launching recruitment efforts across Vermont to fill Transportation Security Officer (TSO) positions by summer at Burlington International Airport (BTV).  

“TSOs are on the front line of defense in securing our nation’s commercial air transportation system,” said Bruce McDonald, TSA Federal Security Director for Vermont. “Each week, our officers screen thousands of airline travelers ensuring they arrive at their destinations safely. We expect to screen a higher number of travelers regularly by the summer months and will need additional officers to support our critical mission.”

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 airports nationwide.

Benefits include paid training, annual and sick leave, health care plans for full- and part-time employees and a generous retirement plan. Officers at BTV are hired part time and are given the opportunity to convert to full time in seniority order once they have completed their training.  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 is $17.47 per hour 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.

Job postings for Burlington International Airport can be viewed here USAJOBS - BTV Announcement.