TSA seeks to hire more than 170 airport security screening officers across Alaska

TSA paying recruitment incentive of $1,000 to each newly-hired TSO in Alaska
Local Press Release
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has launched a recruitment effort to hire more than 170 Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) in Alaska before summer 2021. Full- and part-time positions are available at 14 airports statewide.

At Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, TSA is looking to hire 83 full- and part-time TSOs. At Fairbanks International Airport, TSA is hiring 13 TSOs and at Juneau International Airport, TSA is hiring 10. TSA is also hiring at Adak Airport; Bethel Airport; Cold Bay Airport; Dillingham Airport; Ketchikan International Airport; King Salmon Airport; Kodiak Airport; Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport in Cordova; Nome Airport; Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport; and Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport in Utqiagvik.

As an incentive, TSA will pay newly hired TSOs $500 upon starting with the agency and $500 after one year of service with TSA. To qualify for the recruitment incentive, the employee must come onboard with TSA between March 14 and June 30, 2021.

“TSOs are the backbone of our security operations, carrying out the essential mission of protecting the nation’s commercial air transportation system” said TSA Federal Security Director for Alaska Peter Duffy. “TSA Alaska is seeking motivated individuals at airports statewide to join our team. Now is the time to begin your federal career with TSA.”

Benefits include paid training, annual and sick leave, health care plans for full- and part-time employees and a generous retirement plan. TSA does not prorate benefits for part-time workers, and veteran’s preference is not required to join the agency.

Starting pay in Anchorage and Fairbanks is $18.99 per hour; starting pay in Juneau is $22.04 per hour. At other locations in Alaska, pay ranges from $22.96 to $30.34 per hour. TSOs are eligible for pay increases after six months and those who work early mornings, evenings and Sundays receive a shift differential. Overtime opportunities, which are paid at time and a half, are frequently available. Initial deadline to apply is March 31, 2021.

TSA is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply. 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 locally and to apply, visit TSA.gov/TSO, click “Search open positions here” and enter the name of the city in the “location” search box.