TSA recruiting security screening officers to work at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport

Local Press Release
Friday, March 26, 2021

PULLMAN, Washington - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is looking to hire six part-time Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to work at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport (PUW).  Starting salary is $16.51 per hour.

“TSOs are on the front line of our nation’s transportation security network. If you are looking for a challenging, but rewarding career, this may be the right job for you,” TSA’s Federal Security Director for Washington Jeff Holmgren 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 airports nationwide. With recent improvements at PUW and the anticipated return of in-person instruction in the coming months at Washington State University and the University of Idaho, TSA projects an increase in the number of travelers departing the airport.

TSOs at PUW are federal employees. 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.

After six months, TSOs are eligible for pay increases 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.

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 “Pullman, WA” in the “location” search box.