MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is holding a recruiting event Tuesday and Wednesday, October 19 and 20 to assist individuals interested in applying for a job as a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) at Memphis International Airport (MEM).
Attendees will receive information about full- and part-time TSO positions and have the opportunity to complete multiple steps of the hiring process. The event includes a presentation about the TSO role, application assistance, computer-based testing and in-person interviews for job seekers. Participants will be able to complete all or part of these processes which will significantly reduce the time required to get on board with TSA.
As part of the presentation sessions during the event, TSA will provide an overview of working for the federal government and discuss benefits, which include paid leave, health care plans for full- and part-time employees, 401k coverage and more.
Starting pay at MEM is $16.51 per hour with opportunities for pay increases after six months. TSA is offering a sign-on bonus of up to $2,000 for Memphis to eligible new hires – $1,000 after onboarding and an additional $1,000 after one year of service, with service agreement. This initiative applies to TSO new hires that onboard through December 31, 2021.
The event takes place at the Hilton Memphis Hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd, Memphis, TN, 38120, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day.
Participating in the information session and preliminary hiring process components can take between three and four hours, so TSA recommends arriving early in the day. Candidates are required to have two valid forms of state or federal identification, and masks are required.
TSA seeks those 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. For more information on the TSO position and to learn more about TSA careers, visit https://jobs.tsa.gov/events/10-19/memphis-tso-recruiting-event.