TSA now hiring officers at Philadelphia International Airport

TSA looking to hire more than 6,000 TSA officers nationwide
Local Press Release
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

PHILADELPHIA – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is looking to fill 101 positions at Philadelphia International Airport during the course of the next several months. It’s part of a national effort to hire 6,000 TSA officers by summer.

“Our officers are a critical line of defense in securing our nation’s commercial air transportation system,” said Gerardo Spero, TSA’s Federal Security Director for the airport. “Our TSA officers screen thousands of airline travelers ensuring they arrive at their destinations safely. We expect to screen a greater volume of travelers regularly by summer and we will need additional officers to support our security mission.”

The TSA team in Philadelphia is looking to hire 101 part-time and full-time officers to work during the course of the next eight months, Spero said.

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 Philadelphia in addition to many of the agency’s airports nationwide.

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 in Philadelphia is $17.93 per hour for part-time work or $37,444 annually for full-time 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.