SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be conducting a series of recruitment events in June and July to hire additional officers to work at Syracuse Hancock International Airport.
There are currently openings for both full- and part-time positions with a starting salary of $18.59 per hour, which includes a current 10 percent retention incentive. TSA offers new employees opportunities for pay increases after six months and is currently offering a $2,000 hiring bonus to individuals who become TSA officers at Syracuse by the end of September. New hires will receive $1,000 upon starting and another $1,000 at their one-year anniversary.
TSA will be participating in several upcoming job fairs in June and July as follows:
- A Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Virtual Job Fair on June 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- A New York State Department of Labor Virtual Job Fair on June 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- A job fair at Syracuse Hancock International Airport on July 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the airline check-in level to the left of the escalators.
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 this summer and needs additional officers to support its security mission.
“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. “This is a career that is very rewarding. Opportunities for professional growth are endless, and you will be performing a vital role in the protection of our country.”
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.
Stopping by one of the recruitment booths will offer individuals an opportunity to accelerate the hiring process.
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.
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.