TSA hiring security screening officers to work at Idaho airports

New hires eligible for $1,000 recruitment incentive
Local Press Release
Thursday, May 27, 2021

BOISE, Idaho - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is hiring Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to work at Boise Airport and Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey, Idaho. There are currently full- and part-time positions available and the starting salary is $16.51 and $18.16 per hour respectively.

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 now and September 30, 2021.

“Idaho has become a premier destination for people to live and work. If you are in search of a career opportunity in the Gem State, check out what TSA has to offer,” said TSA Federal Security Director for Idaho Andy Coose. “Becoming part of the TSA organization in Idaho is an excellent opportunity to join an established team of security professionals who are on the frontline of protecting our nation’s transportation system.”

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. Those efforts are ongoing.

TSOs in Idaho 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. TSOs are eligible for up to $5,000 per year in college tuition reimbursement. 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 https://jobs.tsa.gov/. In the “Search TSA jobs” box, enter “TSO” in the search box to the left and the city and state in the “location” search box to the right.

For specific questions related to the application process or working for TSA in Idaho, please contact TSA Master Security Training Instructor Gina Sgroi at (208) 338-8264.