TSA hosting recruiting event for Tampa International Airport November 19-20

Full- and part-time positions available
Local Press Release
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

TAMPA – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is holding a recruiting event Friday and Saturday, November 19 and 20 to assist individuals interested in applying for a job as a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) at Tampa International Airport (TPA).

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 both full- and part-time employees, 401k coverage and more.

Starting pay at TPA is $16.51 per hour with opportunities for pay increases after six months. TSA is offering a sign-on bonus of up to $1,000 for eligible new hires in the Bay Area – $500 after onboarding and an additional $500 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 DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, 4500 West Cypress St., Tampa, FL, 33607, 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/. Click here for full details.