CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is looking to hire five part-time TSA officers at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport within the next few months.
Individuals who on-board before September 30 will receive a $500 bonus and an additional $500 bonus after one year of service within TSA.
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 this summer and needs additional officers to support its security mission.
Based on anticipated seasonal travel trends in the months ahead and the progress of COVID-19 vaccinations for the general public, TSA has launched efforts to recruit new employees in support of screening operations at the airport in addition to many of the agency’s other airports nationwide. Most of the openings are for part-time employees.
Benefits of working at TSA for both part- and full-time employees include paid training, annual and sick leave, retirement benefits 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 in Charlottesville is $16.51 per hour with opportunities for pay increases after six months.
Applicants do not need previous experience working in security or law enforcement fields. The newly hired officers will receive extensive training and will be 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 https://jobs.tsa.gov/transport-security-officer.