TSA hiring security screening officers to work at Spokane International Airport

Local Press Release
Tuesday, July 12, 2022

SPOKANE, Washington - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is hiring Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to work at Spokane International Airport (GEG). There are currently full- and part-time positions available and the starting salary is $16.90 per hour.

As an added incentive, TSA is offering newly-hired TSOs $2,500 upon starting with the agency and $2,500 after one year of service with TSA.

“TSA anticipates sustained high air travel volumes locally and nationwide throughout the summer and into the fall. That is why we are aggressively hiring TSOs to join our established team of security professionals in Spokane,” said TSA Federal Security Director for Washington Greg Hawko. “TSA offers a competitive compensation package, outstanding benefits, flexible work schedules and the ability to pursue a meaningful career while protecting the nation’s transportation system. Please consider joining our team.”

TSOs at GEG are federal employees. Benefits include paid training, annual and sick leave, comprehensive 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.

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TSA officers screen hundreds of airline travelers daily, ensuring that they arrive at their destinations safely and securely. Applicants do not need previous experience working in security or law enforcement fields. Newly-hired TSOs will attend training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center as well as receive ongoing on-the-job training.

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.

In order to be considered for employment, candidates will need to complete a medical evaluation, federal drug screening and a pre-hire background investigation. Applicants must be 18 years or older, a U.S. citizen or national and a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.

TSA is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply. 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.