TSA hosts two-day hiring event to recruit security screening officers to work at RNO

TSA paying recruitment incentive of $1,000 to each new-hire
Local Press Release
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

RENO, Nevada - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is hiring Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to work at Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO). There are 15 full-time and 15 part-time positions currently available at RNO. Starting salary is $16.51 per hour.

As an incentive, TSA will pay newly-hired TSOs at RNO $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 now and September 30, 2021.

To accelerate the hiring process, TSA is hosting a two-day recruitment event Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22. It will take place at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel & Spa located at One Lake Street in Reno. The hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and no appointment is necessary. 

“TSA at RNO is looking to add to our team of security screening officers. This recruitment session will provide interested applicants the assistance they need to come onboard with TSA before the busy summer travel season,” said TSA Federal Security Director for Nevada Karen Burke. “Working for TSA is an excellent opportunity to begin or continue your federal career. If you enjoy working with the public and want to be on the frontlines of securing the nation’s transportation system, come see what TSA has to offer.” 
Based on anticipated seasonal travel trends in the months ahead and the fact that the COVID-19 vaccination is available to the general public, TSA launched local and national efforts to recruit new employees in support of security screening operations. 

TSOs at RNO 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.

At the recruitment session, interested candidates will attend an information session to learn more about the TSO position, apply to become a TSO, take a computer-based test to evaluate aptitude and English language proficiency and participate in a structured interview session. Completion of the process may take three to five hours. Applicants are asked to bring two forms of identification with them. Face masks are required.
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 https://jobs.tsa.gov. In the “Search TSA jobs” box, enter “TSO” in the search box to the left and “Reno, Nevada” in the “location” search box to the right.