ALBANY, N.Y. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be participating in the Albany Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, at the Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center in Latham, N.Y.
The TSA team at Albany International Airport is looking to fill several positions at the airport within the next few months. It’s part of a national effort to hire 6,000 TSA officers to be prepared for projected summer travel volumes.
TSA officers screen thousands of airline travelers daily, ensuring they arrive at their destinations safely. TSA expects to screen a greater volume of travelers regularly by summer and needs additional officers to support its security mission.
There is free parking on site at the job fair, which will have pandemic-related social distancing and temperature checks for all attendees. Career seminars will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Benefits of working at TSA for both part- and full-time employees include paid training, annual and sick leave and strong health care plans. 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 differs slightly in each area due to locality pay initiatives. Hourly starting pay for Albany is $16.48 an hour. TSA offers part-time employees opportunities for pay increases after six months.
“We are seeking women and men 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,” says Bart R. Johnson, TSA’s Federal Security Director for the airports in Upstate New York. “Applicants do not need previous experience working in security or law enforcement fields. Our officers will receive extensive training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and they are paid while undergoing training.”
For more information on the duties of a TSA officer 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 TSA officers around the country, visit TSA.gov/TSO.