DENVER - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is hiring Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to work at Denver International Airport (DEN). There are currently full- and part-time positions available and the starting salary is $21.72 per hour.
As an incentive, TSA will pay newly-hired TSOs $1,000 upon starting with the agency and $1,000 after one year of service with TSA. Applicants must be 18 years or older and a U.S. citizen or national.
“For the past few months, TSA has combined local and national staffing resources at Denver International Airport to conduct security screening duties. We are now turning our attention to the process of hiring Coloradans to work locally for TSA in these key security positions,” said TSA Federal Security Director for Colorado Larry Nau. “Denver is a premiere place for people to live and work, but like employers everywhere, hiring permanent employees has been challenging. We invite those who are interested in joining an established team of security professionals to consider TSA as your next career move. The benefits and opportunities are second to none.”
TSA is hosting a two-day, in-person recruitment session on Tuesday, Nov. 16 and Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. It will be held at the TSA Administrative Offices located at 3855 Lewiston Street in Aurora, Colo. Free parking is available on-site.
At the recruitment session, interested candidates will attend an information session to learn more about applying to become a TSO, take a computer-based test to evaluate aptitude and English language proficiency and participate in a structured interview session. Applicants will also need to complete a medical evaluation, federal drug screening and pre-hire background investigation soon after the event.
TSOs at DEN are federal employees. Benefits include paid training, annual and sick leave, health care plans for full- and part-time employees and a generous 401k retirement plan. TSOs are also 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.
The session and preliminary hiring process components can take between three and five hours, so TSA recommends arriving early in the day. Candidates are required to bring two valid forms of state or federal identification.
For more information on TSO positions at DEN, text DEN to 95495.