TSA to host hiring event for Des Moines International Airport

Local Press Release
Thursday, July 14, 2022

DES MOINES – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is hosting a hiring event Tuesday, July 26 to assist individuals interested in applying for a job as a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) at Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, 1800 50th St. West, West Des Moines, IA, 50266. Click here to register.

Attendees will receive information about 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, and scheduling of computer-based testing 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, 401k coverage and more.

Starting pay at DSM is $18.65 per hour with opportunities for pay increases after six months. TSA is offering a sign-on bonus of up to $1,000 to eligible new hires – $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 Sept. 30, 2022.

Candidates are required to have two valid forms of state or federal identification.

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, visit https://jobs.tsa.gov.