ALBANY, N.Y. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is offering a $1,000 hiring bonus to individuals who become TSA officers at Albany International Airport. The new hires will receive $500 upon starting and another $500 at their one-year anniversary. Due to the tight employment market in the Albany area, new hires also are currently receiving a 10 percent retention incentive on top of their hourly pay.
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 by summer and needs additional officers to support its security mission.
Benefits of working at TSA for both part- and full-time employees include paid training, annual and sick leave 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 differs slightly in each area due to locality pay initiatives. TSA offers new employees opportunities for pay increases after six months.
Applicants do not need previous experience working in security or law enforcement fields. New hires will receive extensive training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and they are paid while undergoing training.
“The TSA was created after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and by joining the TSA, individuals will be on the front line of protecting the travelling public and will also be part of our national security enterprise,” said Bart R. Johnson, TSA’s Federal Security Director for the airports in Upstate New York.
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.